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20000720: McIDAS-X installation at Western Michigan (cont.)

>From: address@hidden
>Organization: Western Michigan
>Keywords: 200007192151.e6JLp8T03200 LDM installation at Western Michigan


>Thanks, Tom!

You are welcome.

>If I start working on Monday on my grant it still will be ok.  My only
>concern with my NASA/University of Virginia Aquarius grant is that the
>size of the images over Amazonia are very large.

McIDAS, of course, can load any portion of the image into a frame that
is considerably smaller than the image itself.

>I am pigbacking on Elaine Prins (NOAA/University of Wisconsin) images.
>Each scene varies from 39 to 48 Mb.

It sounds like these images are polar orbiter ones; true?

>Her student has been uploading (ftp) these areas for over one week to my
>Pentium III.

What OS are you running on the PC?  If it is Solaris x86, Linux, or FreeBSD,
you could load McIDAS onto it and work from there.  If it is running NT,
you could load Interix and a X window package like Exceed and run the
McIDAS-X for NT distribution (not Unidata McIDAS-X).

>I calculated I would need about 25 Gb of disk space to store the two
>months of 3 hourly data over Amazonia.

At today's disk prices, this is equivalent to a $150 hard disk :-)

>I can use the AA command to downsize these areas,

Please remember that the AA command will be going away!  It has been
replaced with the ADDE equivalent/replacement IMGCOPY.  I have been
supporting AA way past when SSEC dropped it from their distribution
of McIDAS.  I am dropping it in my 7.7 release.

>but at least for a few of them I would still have to display the intire
>area so I could see the minimum frame size that would still give me the
>information I need.

Do you have to load all of the image at one time?  If so, you really do need
Leonard to upgrade the shared memory setup on s418.

>Basically I need to determine the origin of Amazonia's rain systems for
>January and July 1999.  We have the surface observations and the isotope
>analysis of the rain water for each event done.  Just need to identify
>which systems generated them.

Sounds interesting.

>If you want to verify if the configuration of mcidas on s418 would work with
>my dataset you can connect (anonymous) to my pentium and choose any area:
>cd goesdata

OK, I might grab one of these images and put it in the /ilya2/mcidas/data
directory on s418.  That is, of course, if I can get to the machine (not
guaranteed given the network problems there).

>Thanks again,

No problem.


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