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[McIDAS #SSN-755786]: Meteosat question



Hi Bernie,

I apologize for the slow response.  I just returned from work-related travel
to Europe and Washington, DC.

re:
> Hope things are going well at Unidata.

Very well, thanks.

re:
> I know this is an old issue,
> but it seems as if there are no such IDL routines.  My question is,
> if I ingest and navigate the Meteosat images using McIDAS, in what
> formats can I output the geolocated images so that I can then input
> them into my IDL analysis routines?

I don't know much about IDL, so I can't say for sure which output
formats would be usable.  McIDAS can output in a variety of formats using
different approaches:

AXFORM - binary dump including external Lat,Lon files
IMGCOPY - copy to GeoTIFF
IMGCOPY - copy to netCDF

The question back to you is what formats IDL supports?

re:
> I have tried 'playing' with IDV on my Mac but with little success.  I
> kept getting the message: java.lang.OutOfMemeoryError:Java heap space.
> Don indicated I could subset the images which I have not yet tried. I
> tried to allocate more memory but my recollection was that that didn't
> help either.

Full resolution, full disk images will be very large.  That is the likely
reason that you were not able to use it straight off.

As soon as you indicate which file format(s) will be usable in IDL, I
will send more specific information on McIDAS capabilities for outputting
to that(those) format(s).

Cheers,

Tom
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Ticket Details
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Ticket ID: SSN-755786
Department: Support McIDAS
Priority: Normal
Status: Closed


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