>From: "Jennie L. Moody" <address@hidden> >Organization: UVa >Keywords: 199903171851.LAA20778 McIDAS HDF ADDE Jennie, >I have a graduate student who may get some satellite data from >folks at the NASA Goddard DAAC for a time/region she was in the >field recently, but she was told it was in HDF format (GOES >data in HDF format). Is this something I would be able to help >her get into McIDAS which is where she was going to try to work >with it? We don't have anything here at Unidata to do the conversion or ADDE access of HDF data. It could be that some folks at NASA/MSFC (Marshall Space Flight Facility) have such code. The reason I mention this is that they make GOES data available by FTP in HDF and McIDAS AREA formats. Perhaps your student could: o get the data she needs from MSFC: ftp://rsd.gsfc.nasa.gov/pub/Weather all GMS/GOES 8 + 10 ftp://geo.msfc.nasa.gov/Weather all GMS/GOES 8 + 10* ftp://explorer.arc.nasa.gov/pub/Weather all GMS/GOES 8 + 10 ftp://weather.cs.ucl.ac.uk/Weather GMS-5 only o find someone at MSFC who has a HDF to AREA converter >Totally separate issue: > >I was just getting ready to do some work with sounder data >(access through ADDE dataset from Wisconsin). I haven't used this >in about a month. I went to refer to the dataset, and it wasn't >defined. The location of the dataset wasn't defined in your session or the dataset is not defined at Wisconsin? >I started digging around, and I realize I really >don't understand the ADDE-world....(need to attend a workshop...) Right. >Anyway, it seems I should be reading my MCTABLE.TXT file (which defines >these things), Right. >but this is not being done (not automatically anyway). It is always done automatically. MCTABLE.TXT is the place applications look to find out if a dataset is local or on a remote machine. >Should this be in a .mcenv for me (indeed, each user), because >I don't have one currently? You can define the environment variables MCTABLE_READ and MCTABLE_WRITE in your environment. Please refer to: http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/packages/mcidas/mcx/config_users.html for details. >Remember, these are things I tried to have Kevin set up, I had >tasked him with getting up to speed on ADDE, now I need to >get myself up to speed. Its even more of an issue now since >I need to set up a new account/environment for a new student. Given that you are in the mode of setting up a new user account, you really should review the information that is available under the: Configuring Unidata McIDAS-X Accounts http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/packages/mcidas/mcx/config_mcx.html page of online documentation for McIDAS-X. All of the information you need is there, so it will be easier than me reiterating it through email. Tom
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