So, thank you all, Dave, Jeff, and John.
On Apr 10, 2009, at 11:11 AM, John Caron wrote:
has some complete programs that should be helpful.
David Leserman wrote:Hi, John.
Browsing the http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf-java/, I see that you've written a lot of the documentation and that you're the THREDDS, NetCDF-Java expert at Unidata, so I pose my query to you.
I find extensive documentation for the details of NetCDF-Java on the web
site. What I can't find is any example of a complete Java program that
would be used to access some data. I believe that with one or two
examples, I could complete my task (described below). Can you direct me
to such an example? If you're not the person to ask, can you suggest
I'm an individual attempting to use MADIS datasets to glean a few parameter values for a single station, KBJC, for every hour for 3+ years. I'm looking for the METAR values for SKYCVLB (sky cover layer base), DD (wind direction), FF (wind speed), FFGUST (wind gust), VIS (visibility), PCP1H (accumulated precip - 1h), and PCPRATE (precipitation rate).
we dont yet have the MADIS data being served through a THREDDS Data Server. We are working on that and will keep you informed. You might look at our experimental METAR server at
this service will be up and down, but any feedback would be appreciated.
I use a Mac, I did some Java programming 10 years ago, and I did some
consulting for Dave Fulker at Unidata about 15 years ago, so Netcdf- Java
is an approach that appeals to me. I've already downloaded 0.25 TB of
MADIS files from pftp.madis-fsl.org. (It would have been better to glean
the little bit of data I needed via a server, but I was ignorant, and
now I have the data here, so I might as well use it.)
Thanks very much for whatever guidance and or pointers you can provide.
David Leserman 303.931.2475
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