>From: Scott Gennari <address@hidden> >Organization: University of Hawaii >Keywords: 200111282303.fASN3qN04455 realtime McIDAS satellite imagery AREA ADDE Scott, >We are looking for an alternative source of >McIDAS area files for GOES data. We generate the >source HDF data that NASA/MSFC then coverts to >McIDAS area files and makes available on their ftp >site. This has been our source for McIDAS GOES (8 and 10) >area files for some time. Right, we have talked about this from time-to-time. >Unfortunately, it is possible that we may terminate our GOES-10 >reception here in Hawaii and thus terminate the source >of our GOES-10 McIDAS data. Too bad, there is nothing like having your own ground station! >It is my understanding that GOES AREA files are also made >available via UNIDATA servers and possiblly other universities >(ADDE remote server). Is this correct? Yes, this is correct. I am identifying new sites that are willing to share their data holdings with others in the community all the time. >If so; > >Are the 1km (full resolution) visible data available for GOES GVAR in >McIDAS area format from these servers? Not yet, but they will be in a reasonably short period of time. >What is the time delay between reception and when the AREA files are >available. This has not yet been determined. Our hope is that it will be short. >Is there any paperwork/permission issues we would need in order to >access these remote servers. No, not from the ones that we (Unidata) operate/will be operating. You may also want to pursue getting permission to access the data holdings of NOAA/SATEPS (Satellite Environmental Processing System). This group grants access privilege on a case-by-case basis to sites that have affiliations with NOAA. They have quite a bit of realtime data for GOES (East/West), METEOSAT (7/5), GMS, and a variety of polar orbiters. In order to get permission to access the SATEPS ADDE servers, we had to fill out the following request form and email it to address@hidden: Request for Satellite Environmental Processing System (SATEPS) Data Request Date: __________ Requested Access Date: ____________ I. Requestor Information A. Name: ___________________________Telephone No.:___________ B. Agency/Firm: ______________________________________________ C. Address: _________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ D. Routing Code:_____ E-Mail Address:________________________ II. Workstation Identification A. Your workstation vendor and IP address (server preferred): vendor=________________ IP=_________________________ B. Is your IP address a server for other workstations / users? Choose one: Yes No I don't know C. Is your need for the data indefinite? YES or temporary until (date)______________ III. Systems administrator (for II. A) A. Name: ___________________________Tel. No.: ______________ B. Agency/Firm:______________________________________________ C. Address:__________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ D. Routing Code:_____ E-Mail Address:_______________________ IV. Data Requirements A. Satellite Source: GOES-8(east) ___ GOES-10(west) ___ TOMS-EP ___ METEOSAT-7___ GMS-5___(MET and GMS access limited by MOU) B. Area of Coverage: North Hemi CONUS Pacific Atlantic C. Data Type?: | Products?: Raw____ Remapped____ | ASOS___ DPI___ At what resolution?____ | IFFA___ Soundings ____ | Ozone___ Snow___ | Winds___ Other___ McIDAS ADDE protocol only | McIDAS ADDE and/or FTP D. Transfer Frequency: Half-Hourly ____ Hourly ___ Daily ____ Weekly ____ As needed (please specify): __________________________ V. General Information A. NOAA program(s) or contracts supported with requested data: _________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ B. Organization Mission (forecasting, aviation, hazard response, severe weather warning, research, etc.): ________________________________________________________ RETURN THIS FORM TO THE FOLLOWING FOCAL POINT. DIRECT QUESTIONS TO: Susan Ladenheim (voice: 301-763-8142, x103) (FAX: 301-899-9196) E/SP22, Room 510, WWBG, 5200 Auth Road, Camp Springs, MD 20746-4304 EMAIL: address@hidden September 2, 1999 I would CC the email to Brial Callicott: "Brian Callicott" <address@hidden> and include a description of who you are, what your objectives are, and how you came teo be sending the request. I cannot guarantee that your request will be approved, but it seems likely that your work meets the criteria nexessary to get access to the data. I hope that this helped! >Thanks for your time. No worries. >Scott Gennari >University of Hawaii Tom Yoksas
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