>From: "Dan A. Dansereau" <address@hidden> >Organization: Utah State University >Keywords: 199909151552.JAA07318 McIDAS FRONT FRNTDISP Dan, > Thanks for the quick response!! >Basically I'm migrating to the ADDE painfully slow! OK. I want to warn you that there are a lot of applications that will be dropped from the next Unidata McIDAS release (tentatively scheduled for next summer). The great majority of these applications are ones for which an ADDE version exists. >I had this at first - except my output path was >/var/data/surface/front... etc My example was meant to be a template for what you could put in your LDM's pqact.conf file. The directory into which you put the data is up to you. All that you have to remember is that your McIDAS session(s) will need to be able to find the ASUS and FSUS files. In practice, this means that your session(s) will need to have a REDIRECTion that points to the ASUS and FSUS files. For instance, if the ASUS/FSUS files are being put in /var/data/surface/front, then the REDIRECT commands that would tell McIDAS to look there are: REDIRECT ADD ASUS* "/var/data/surface/front REDIRECT ADD FSUS* "/var/data/surface/front >took it out to do the ADDE You don't have to stop filing the frontal reports in ASUS or FSUS (by the way, the FSUS fronts are forecast fronts) in order for ADDE commands to work. >- which didn't work >tried to put it back & it still don't work - so I >figure it is time to do it right - all the way with ADDE/XCD > >># fronts in ASUS1ddd >>DDS ^ASUS01 .... ([0-3][0-9])([0-2][0-9]) >> FILE data/surface/front/ASUS1%j >> >># forecast fronts in FSUS2ddd >>DDS ^FSUS02 .... ([0-3][0-9])([0-2][0-9]) >> FILE data/surface/front/FSUS2%j >> To get FRNTDISP working, you need to be running XCD and you need to be putting the ASUS and FSUS bulletins into the XCD daily text spool file. If you follow the example I give on my web pages for setting up XCD, this will be done for you: DDPLUS|IDS ".*" PIPE xcd_run DDS This says to put ALL products from DDPLUS and IDS (basically, all of the textual bulletins) into the text spool file (these files have the suffix .XCD). The next thing that needs to be in place is the following entries in the file WXCORE.PRD: FRONT_ANAL WMO=ASUS1 WSTN=KWBC FRONT_FCST WMO=FSUS2 WSTN=KWBC These will be there IF you have installed and are using a current version (i.e. 7.4 or later) of Unidata McIDAS. The last thing that needs to be in place is a correct dataset definition for the server that will handle the data. We send out a template file for setting up ADDE datasets in our distribution. The file, DSSERVE.BAT, is installed in the ~mcidas/data directory, and is designed to be copied to the file ~mcidas/data/LSSERVE.BAT. You can make modifications to the file LSSERVE.BAT if your setup is different from our recommended standard installation. FRNTDISP will make requests for frontal data from the text server. The dataset we recommend is RTWXTEXT and its setup in DSSERVE.BAT/LSSERVE.BAT is: REM REM XCD decoded text products REM DSSERVE ADD RTWXTEXT/FOUS14 OBTX X X TYPE=TEXT INFO=#XCDDATA/FOUS14.RAP "Real-Time FOUS14 Text DSSERVE ADD RTWXTEXT/SFCHOURLY OBTX X X TYPE=TEXT INFO=#XCDDATA/SAOMETAR.RAP "Real-Time SFC Hourly Text DSSERVE ADD RTWXTEXT/SYNOPTIC OBTX X X TYPE=TEXT INFO=#XCDDATA/SYNOPTIC.RAP "Real-Time SYNOPTIC Text DSSERVE ADD RTWXTEXT/TERMFCST OBTX X X TYPE=TEXT INFO=#XCDDATA/TERMFCST.RAP "Real-Time Terminal Forecast DSSERVE ADD RTWXTEXT/UPPERAIR OBTX X X TYPE=TEXT INFO=#XCDDATA/RAOB.RAP "Real-Time Upper Air Text >Let me know what you want to look at & I'll send >it to you! or You can log on & tak a look for yourself! First the questions: o are you running XCD o did you setup ADDE datasets as per the web page instructions o did you install the ADDE remote server (under the mcadde account) It could be that you never did/finished the ADDE setup. This would explain you not being able to plot fronts using the ADDE FRNTDISP command. This does not explain, however, why you can't plot the fronts using the non-ADDE FRONT command which reads from the ASUS* and FSUS* files directly. I am willing to login and poke around if you have tried doing the setup and have run into a roadblock. Tom >From address@hidden Thu Sep 16 11:54:11 1999 Tom I know you don't like to take phone calls - however - maybe it would be a better use of time. I'm setting up 3 labs with Mcidas & Gempak for students to use as part of our program here at USU. Each lab has 14 or more sun workstations along with a large server, and all three are in different buildings. I have convinced the instructors that this is the way to go - ( interactive hands on - instead of overheads & slide shows! ) but if I don't do it right, it will get flushed down the drain real quick. So if you can call me - I'll be in most of today untill 3:30 or If I can call you - what would be a good time?? Dan Danserea 435-797-2182
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