>From: address@hidden >Organization: NOAA >Keywords: 199912061901.MAA11025 McIDAS FSL profiler Hongming, >Thanks for your help. > >One thing I need to know is if we can directly ftp MD format data >of real-time hourly profiler data from your site. >If so, we won't decode them again. No, Unidata maintains no archive (realtime or historical) of any type of data. We do have most data as realtime sets, but since we are not an operational shop, we always decline to give people access to the data (since we can not guarantee that the data will be there when people want it). >Otherwise, what is ftp site for hourly profiler data (NC >Format) in FSL? Since I don't know this right off, you should check out the FSL web page links I sent you previously. >You know, I tried to contact to the guy in FSL, but he >didn't give me any feedback. I am suprised that you didn't get a response from FSL. One thing that you could explore is the possibility of having FSL feed you the netCDF files via LDM-to-LDM transfers. This is the way that Unidata sites get the data: FSL feeds a injection machine that, in turn, feeds several top level relay nodes in our IDD. Given that FSL is setup to feed our machine via IDD. it seems like they might be willing to feed your machine as well. This would require that you setup an LDM on your end and arrange with FSL to allow you to request the data. Then again, FSL may have a setup that allows FTPs from other NOAA groups. To find out for sure, you will have to open a discourse with the appropriate person(s) at FSL. In order to get you going, I am providing the contact information for Joan Brundage of FSL: Name Joan Brundage Institution NOAA Department Forecast Systems Lab Street Address #1 325 Broadway Street Address #2 FS3 City, State, Zip, Co Boulder CO 80303 email: Joan Brundage <address@hidden> >Thanks, I hope that the above helps. >Unidata Support <address@hidden> on 12/06/99 03:56:14 PM >To: Hongming Qi/PRC/ssd/US >cc: address@hidden >Subject: 19991206: FSL netCDF profiler to McIDAS MD converter > >>From: address@hidden >>Organization: NOAA >>Keywords: 199912061901.MAA11025 McIDAS FSL profiler > >Hongming, > >>Could you tell if you have profiler data in MD format, which is McIDAS >>format? Or do you have relative decode program from profiler data format >>BURF to McIDAS format? > >We provide our sites with a routine that convert FSL wind profiler data >in netCDF format to McIDAS MD format. You can get profiler data from >FSL in netCDF format, so this may help you out. > >The package of software that can be used to do the conversion is >referred to as ldm-mcidas. It is freely available from our FTP server, >ftp.unidata.ucar.edu, by anonymous FTP. Binary distributions are >available under pub/binary for selected platforms (the file you will >need will be named ldm-mcidas.tar.Z in the appropriate subdirectory) or >in source form from pub/ldm-mcidas. If you decide to grab the source >code, you will need to have the netCDF and LDM software packages >installed to build it since the decoder, proftomd, links against >these. These packages are also freely available by anonymous FTP from >the same server. The netCDF package can be found in pub/netcdf; the >LDM package can be found in pub/LDM5. > >>Thanks, > >I hope that this helps you out. > >>Hongming Qi Tom Yoksas
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