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by LaurierWilliams
Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:33 am
Forum: Digital Atmosphere
Topic: Plain language output of surface station obs
Replies: 0
Views: 18848

Plain language output of surface station obs

I'm looking for a way to tap into the decoding of surface station obs that DA obviously does to produce surface charts. This would enable a table of data for each station to be easily extracted. The data can be seen whenever you draw a marquee around a station and invoke the quality control panel. I...
by LaurierWilliams
Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:38 am
Forum: Digital Atmosphere
Topic: The Hills are alive...(I wish)
Replies: 12
Views: 36506

Re: The Hills are alive...(I wish)

Dave and Budgie, I've done a search on the forum for links to planetary maps, but they either give links that no longer work, or complain about links that no longer work :rolleyes: . A Google search provides many satellite images but none are workable - too much cloud or too small a scale. I have al...
by LaurierWilliams
Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:26 pm
Forum: Digital Atmosphere
Topic: The Hills are alive...(I wish)
Replies: 12
Views: 36506

Re: The Hills are alive...(I wish)

Hi Dave, I may be missing something in your question, but can't you just use the Make Topography selection on the Map menu? This is pretty coarse at higher scales, but does at least give an idea of elevation. The only problem I have (which I don't remember being a problem in earlier incarnations of ...
by LaurierWilliams
Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:32 am
Forum: Digital Atmosphere
Topic: I have error message which indicates TEMPCACH.BMP constament
Replies: 2
Views: 14805

Re: I have error message which indicates TEMPCACH.BMP consta

Serge, I very occasionally have the same problem when running a script. Sometimes the script continues to run with the next chart, sometimes not. This issue was raised a few years back here - viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1421&hilit=tempcach - but was not resolved.
by LaurierWilliams
Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: Digital Atmosphere
Topic: Getting back up to speed
Replies: 19
Views: 47502

Re: Getting back up to speed

I wrote to Tim and posed this question a while back, and received the following response on 11 May. It offers me, as a long-time and intensive user of DA, hope for the future. Now to get the list of suggested improvements going... We are moving toward a different compiler so we can support Mac and L...
by LaurierWilliams
Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: Digital Atmosphere scripting laboratory
Topic: Synop station plots
Replies: 8
Views: 24758

Re: Synop station plots

I think what you need to do is go into preferences, select the Station Plots tab, then in the top right corner select Metric for Station plot units.
by LaurierWilliams
Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:59 pm
Forum: Digital Atmosphere
Topic: Trying to eliminate bad station - a SHIP
Replies: 3
Views: 17959

Re: Trying to eliminate bad station - a SHIP

But unfortunately not possible if you're producing hundreds of charts 24/7!
by LaurierWilliams
Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:35 am
Forum: Digital Atmosphere
Topic: New PC, Buoy Data Read Past End of File Error
Replies: 3
Views: 16029

Re: New PC, Buoy Data Read Past End of File Error

Same with me - I pull buoy data from Albany by script 2 or 3 times an hour and have not had any problems.

Laurier
by LaurierWilliams
Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:30 am
Forum: Digital Atmosphere scripting laboratory
Topic: Time Stamps on DA
Replies: 5
Views: 21765

Re: Time Stamps on DA

Weatherguy, the download script looks fine to capture the latest observations, but do you need to get them from so many sites? Most .sao or .syn etc files are similar from site to site. The @Y@M@D@H are replaced with the date (UTC) according to your computer clock, so you need to check your computer...
by LaurierWilliams
Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:25 am
Forum: The Forecast Office
Topic: Master Location Identifier Database (MLID) thread
Replies: 3
Views: 20688

Re: Weather stations and identifiers

Tim, firstly congratulations on even attempting the herculean task of rationalising historical weather stations and identifiers. I'm looking only at Australia. On a quick inspection, there are numerous entries that appear to be incorrect - I say "appear" because the information may be correct in the...