>From: "Rob Gillies ." <address@hidden> >Organization: Utah State >Keywords: 200402070046.i170k7p1022599 McIDAS TAFRPT Hi Rob, It has been a long time since we talked. How are you? By the way, it strikes me that I have owed you an email for sometime with the results of our investigation of whether or not it is possible to have a proxy server for ADDE datasets. I have been chatting with a system administrator at DRI who worked long and hard to get this to work at their site, but to no avail. Since he is still experimenting with this, I will not call the case shut just yet, but it does not look good. >how might one go about listing a TAF (e.g. in same fashion as a METAR) in >Mcidas? Do you have a simple script? McIDAS has a TAF report listing routine named TAFRPT. TAFRPT accesses the RTWXTEXT dataset from ADDE servers and can list back TAFs for stations or states. Here is the online help for how to run TAFRPT: TAFRPT -- Lists terminal aerodrome forecasts TAFRPT id1..idn nfcst <keywords> Parameters: id1..idn | station IDs or states (use P.O. abbreviations) to list nfcst | number of forecasts to list (def=1) Keywords: CO=co1..con | lists observations for all stations in these countries; use CCODE command to list valid country codes DATASET= | ADDE dataset name; specify as group/descriptor or alias (def=RTWXTEXT/TERMFCST) TYPE= | type of forecast to list; valid entries are LONG, SHORT or ALL (def=LONG) Remarks: You must specify at least one station ID, state or country. If McIDAS-XCD decoding routines are running correctly on your server, then you should be able to "point" to it (DATALOC ADD) and access the TAFs. If this does not work from your own ADDE server, you should try one of the other cooperating community servers (e.g., adde.ucar.edu, papagayo.unl.edu, cacimbo.ggy.uga.edu, etc.) Here is an example: DATALOC ADD RTWXTEXT allegan.ser.usu.edu (may be a different machine) TAFRPT UT Please let me know if TAFRPT was the kind of application you were looking for. >Thanks ... Rob Cheers, Tom >From address@hidden Tue Feb 10 09:31:01 2004 Dear Tom: yes ! that's just what I needed. Has been a long time - tempus fugit when you are not looking. We have a new sysadmin here and he is also looking in to see what he can do ... maybe we will just have to ingest the data ... we shall see. Life here very busy and developments ensue with Dan and the Climate database - no doubt he contacts once in a while? Anyway, have to rush .. thanks again ... Rob *************************** Robert R. Gillies Associate Professor Utah State University Plants, Soils and Biometeorology Aquatic, Watershed and Earth Resources 4820 Old Main Hill Logan, UT 84322-4280 Phone: 435-797-2664 Email: address@hidden ***************************
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