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[McIDAS #AVW-168180]: Problem when I try to download MCIDAS

Hi Francisco,

> I am a PHD student  at the university of Jaen (Spain) .I need to view
> some netcdf files for my research, so I am looking for software to do
> this task.

There are a variety of packages that you can use to view netCDF files.
The pertinent questions are:

- what kind of netCDF files to you have (e.g., CF-compliant)

- what are you looking to do with the data

> I have found McIDAS software,  and I will wonder if I were able to
> download it.

In order to allow non-'.edu' users (users whose email addresses do not end
in '.edu') to have access to our distribution of McIDAS-X, we are required by
SSEC, the owners/developers of McIDAS, to have those users agree to the

  SSEC considers permissible users of the international university community
  to be those who are using McIDAS-X for academic classroom instruction or
  academic research by students related to obtaining a degree. Research 
  and government agencies that use McIDAS-X for meteorological research or
  operations must purchase a license from SSEC for the non-academic use. Given
  this clarification, and if Unidata users remain within the licensing terms
  that include no re-distribution of any portion of the software, SSEC is 
  to providing this software to the international university Unidata user 

So, we need a clear statement from you that specifies all of the following:

- you are accessing McIDAS from Unidata for use in a university
- McIDAS must be used for academic classroom instruction or academic research
  by students related to obtaining a degree
- your installation of McIDAS is not for use by a government agency, 
  research institute, or private concern
- you agree that you will not re-distribute any portion of the software

As soon as you state that your use of Unidata McIDAS will conform to the items
above, we will add your address@hidden email address to the list that allows
downloading of Unidata McIDAS.

Since McIDAS' strength is in the analysis of satellite data, and since you note
that you are looking for a package to analyze data in netCDF files, I am 
why you are interested in McIDAS?

> Thanks in advance,

No worries.


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Ticket Details
Ticket ID: AVW-168180
Department: Support McIDAS
Priority: Normal
Status: Closed

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