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[IDD #BTW-355273]: Access to weather data via Internet2

Hello Adam, 

I understand you and Malone University would like to set-up a data feed using 
Unidata's LDM/IDD technology.

First, you will need to install the LDM software on a *NIX machine,..or if a 
*NIX machine is not available to you it can be run in a virtual machine (VM) 
supporting a
*NIX environment.

To access the home page for the software please visit:


You can follow the links on that page for download, or visit this page to 
download the software:


NOTE- You will need to register at our site to be able to download (just an 
e-mail address and name, super easy)

Do you know what data you will desire to be sent to you?
I know many ornithologists are using the RADAR data to track bird migration.

A set of the available feedtypes are located here:


Please do not hesitate to ask any questions, we are here to support your 

We can even install the LDM for you if desired.

Please let us know when you have the LDM installed and a notion of what data 
you will want to be "fed" to you and we will move forward with 
assigning an upstream site for you to feed from...or if you encounter any 
issues with the install process, please let us know.

Cheers and welcome aboard!


> Date: Sat, Mar 7, 2015 at 3:40 PM
> Subject: Re: Access to weather data via Internet2
> Hello Adam,
> That sounds most interesting! So, the Unidata IDD project distributes
> weather data using a software program called LDM. Drs. Beltz and Courter
> could have a student or staff set up LDM software on a computer and
> start receiving weather data. I think they can subscribe selectively
> based on the geographic areas for which they need weather data so the
> data volume is manageable.
> I have copied Dr. Mohan Ramamurthy, Unidata Director, and Steve Emmerson,
> Lead Engineer for LDM (and my collaborator).  They can point you to the
> right person who can help you setup an LDM site at Malone University.
> best regards,
> Malathi
> --
> **********************************
> Malathi Veeraraghavan
> Professor, Charles L. Brown Dept. of Elec. & Comp. Engineering
> University of Virginia1-434-982-22081-203-904-3724
> (cell)http://www.ece.virginia.edu/mv
> **********************************
> On 3/6/2015 4:08 PM, Klemann, Adam wrote:
> Hello Malathi:
> I ran across your presentation from the April Internet2 global summit. I
> am part of the Information Technology department at Malone University,
> a small liberal arts institution in Canton, OH. I have researchers in
> our science department who are interested in correlating data they are
> collecting with weather patterns. The first researcher, Dr. Lisa Beltz, is
> interested in correlating CDC aggregate reports of West Nile Infections.
> The second researcher, Dr. Jason Courter, is analyzing bird migratory
> patterns in an attempt to explain recent changes in the arrival and
> departure times of certain species.
> I was hoping, based upon the slide deck I found at:
> http://meetings.internet2.edu/media/medialibrary/2014/04/22/20140407-Veeraraghavan-USIgniteandCampusApps.pdf
> that you could point me in a direction that would allow us to help our
> researchers in accessing the type of data your deck talks about moving
> around. Would our accessing the data require becoming a node on the
> network or would we be able to access the requisite data using an API?
> Many thanks for your time and consideration for a decidedly ambiguous
> request. I am trying to find a starting point.
> Regards,
> Adam Klemann
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Unidata User Support

Ticket Details
Ticket ID: BTW-355273
Department: Support IDD
Priority: Normal
Status: Open

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