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[McIDAS #LVQ-983678]: NCAR Visitor



Hi Steve,

re:
> Sorry, I was out yesterday and most of today and the rest of this
> week. We are packing and moving 2 kids off to college and preparing
> to become "empty nesters"! That's why I had asked your help to
> get Yanping started.

No worries.

re:
> Sorry you couldn't read the files. We pulled down some sample
> files and Greg Stossmeister took a look. I thought he was able to
> list headers and display them, but maybe beyond that the file
> formats are different enough than today's AREA files to allow any
> further manipulation. I'm fairly sure no one has looked at these
> data in a long time, so I doubt a procedure exists to convert them.
> But maybe Wisconsin knows.

I had an email exchange with Greg about what he did.  He forwarded
an email you had sent him in which was a URL for two images:

http://dss.ucar.edu/download/gms_taiwan/

I grabbed these images; created a McIDAS ADDE dataset to access them;
and was able list information AND display them with no problems.
So, the question now is why the images that Yangping grabbed are
different than the ones you grabbed and then asked Greg to checkout?

re:
> Do you have any suggestions on how to proceed?

I mused in an email to Rit that the possible difference could be that
the images Yangping grabbed are in a McIDAS tape archive format (I
have seen this format once in the 22+ years I have worked with McIDAS).
I will do some investigating to see if the images are in a tape archive
format (probably will contact old McIDAS hands at SSEC); if they are
there is likely a simple procedure for returning them to "pristine"
McIDAS AREA file format like the ones in 
http://dss.ucar.edu/download/gms_taiwan/.

Cheers,

Tom
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Ticket Details
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Ticket ID: LVQ-983678
Department: Support McIDAS
Priority: Normal
Status: Closed


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