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[McIDAS #JHL-686052]: Question about McIDAS NEXRAD servers



Hi Leonid,

re:
> i just installed McIDAS, and it works well. We mostly are working with
> NEXRAD data, from region of Puerto Rico.

OK.

> I would like to know if it's possible to get not only the latest Nexrad
> image from the server, but images from the previous months/years?

No, I do not know of any ADDE server that has months or years of NEXRAD
Level III imagery.

> Do
> you have archives of the images somewhere, available to download with
> McIDAS?

The ADDE server adde.ucar.edu has a rolling two week "archive" of NEXRAD
images.  These images can be accessed through the ADDE dataset NEXRALL:

DATALOC ADD NEXRALL ADDE.UCAR.EDU
DSINFO IMAGE NEXRALL

To use images older than this in McIDAS, you would need to:

- download some images from the archive (typically using FTP from
  a source like www.ncdc.noaa.gov)

- create an ADDE dataset from the images you download

- use the images you downloaded in McIDAS from the command line

For access to "historic" and near-realtime NEXRAD imagery, you might
want to send a request to the address@hidden email list that
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Cheers,

Tom
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Ticket Details
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Ticket ID: JHL-686052
Department: Support McIDAS
Priority: Normal
Status: Closed


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