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by Mike Deason
Mon Dec 22, 2003 4:40 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Surface high temperature forecast from 850mb chart
Replies: 3
Views: 14171

Well, the general method we used "back in the day" was: 1) Use the 12Z sounding. 2) Determine if there was going to be a frontal passage and/or air mass change. 3) Determine whether it was going to be clear or partly cloudy to overcast. 4) If clear was your forecast, take the 850 temp dry adiabatica...
by Mike Deason
Fri Dec 19, 2003 11:57 pm
Forum: Digital Atmosphere
Topic: Shapefiles for DAWS
Replies: 4
Views: 13034

Are these files available for the whole world?? Short, ambiguous answer: Maybe. Read on... These shape - files are "maps " right ? Short answer, yes they are. Shapefiles are the most common vector format used in the realm of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). There are actually three files you'l...
by Mike Deason
Fri Dec 19, 2003 5:06 pm
Forum: Digital Atmosphere
Topic: Shapefiles for DAWS
Replies: 4
Views: 13034

Added some new shapefiles today:

http://www.centralnebraskaweather.net/daws/shapefiles/

Regards,

Mike
by Mike Deason
Fri Dec 12, 2003 10:32 pm
Forum: Digital Atmosphere
Topic: Shapefiles for DAWS
Replies: 4
Views: 13034

Shapefiles for DAWS

I'm creating subsets of some of the AWIPS shapefiles for use in DAWS since some of them are rather large and each user may find they only want them for a particular region. The first set, NWS CWA's, are online at: http://www.centralnebraskaweather.net/daws/shapefiles/ I'm also open to any requests f...
by Mike Deason
Fri Dec 12, 2003 5:54 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Forecast discussion nomenclature question
Replies: 2
Views: 13087

TROWAL stands for "trough of warm air aloft". There's pretty good web based presentations on trowals as well as isentropic analysis at: TROWAL Identification (Lindstrom, Bachmeier, Martin) http://www.cira.colostate.edu/ramm/visit/trowal.html Isentropic Analysis (Moore) http://meted.ucar.edu/isen_ana...
by Mike Deason
Tue Dec 02, 2003 4:02 am
Forum: Digital Atmosphere
Topic: Where shall we go with scripting?
Replies: 3
Views: 17726

Actually, I think the PCGRIDDS command mode would be a good base to start with Tim, contingent on reversing it from right to left. For the most part I find the PCGRIDDS command pretty intuitive. For instance, being able to compute one hour field changes by using a TDIF command with the RUC fields wo...
by Mike Deason
Sat Nov 29, 2003 4:40 am
Forum: Digital Atmosphere
Topic: Version 0.32a bugs, info, and much more
Replies: 12
Views: 38006

For the eta grids: http://www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/pmb/products/eta/ http://wwwt.emc.ncep.noaa.gov/mmb/etagrids/ For the GFS grids: http://www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/pmb/products/gfs/ For the ensembles: http://www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/pmb/products/ens/ For the RSAS grids: http://www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/pmb/produ...
by Mike Deason
Wed Nov 26, 2003 5:02 pm
Forum: Digital Atmosphere
Topic: Version 0.32a bugs, info, and much more
Replies: 12
Views: 38006

Here's a couple I know will work in DAWS. The ones listed below are all under 10mb per file:

ETA directory:
awps211 (North America)
grb5fm (Europe)

Regards,

Mike
by Mike Deason
Wed Nov 26, 2003 12:26 am
Forum: Digital Atmosphere
Topic: Version 0.32a bugs, info, and much more
Replies: 12
Views: 38006

Here's one good site for GRIB data I use for PCGRIDDS:

ftp://ftpprd.ncep.noaa.gov/pub/data/nccf/com/

Regards,

Mike