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Author:  britbob [ Sat Jan 09, 2010 2:32 am ]
Post subject:  Fleetcode

Fleetcode is available every six hours. When are usually the best times to pull the Fleetcode data from ?

I wanted to test some scripts making sure I get the correct times to run them without getting empty data.

Author:  Peter [ Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:53 am ]
Post subject:  Fleetcode download times

I download Fleetcode data at 2100 for the 1800 synoptic hour and rarely had a problem. So I guess if you wait a couple of hours after synoptic time you should be reasonably sure the data is available


Author:  britbob [ Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:35 pm ]
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Thanks Peter. You`re 4 hours ahead of me so I`ll make that 0100.

Peter, are you running any Fleetcode by scripts?

Author:  Peter [ Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:25 am ]
Post subject:  Fleetcode

Yes, in the UK they are on GMT of course so I download roughly a couple of hours after the synoptic hour, which is the GMT 6 hour intervals.
In fact at the moment I am offshore Tanzania (GMT +3hrs) but that's another story.

I run a 'retrieval' script for many data sets and included is fleetcode with the line shown below:

download,[url],C:\Documents[/url] and Settings\.....etc etc

By setting the DA scheduler to run my 'retrieval' script 2-3 hours after synoptic hour i.e. 0300, 0900, 1500 & 2100 for 0000, 0600, 1200 & 1800 synoptic hours, fleetcode data is retrieved 99% of the downloads.


Author:  britbob [ Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:33 am ]
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Yeah I have a few scripts running (for a few years now), just fancied adding fleetcode and european synop plots.

I have the "euro" scripts written up and the scheduler set - look forward to seeing my results over the next few days!

Gosh, just seen some of the plots. You have had some chilly weather over there lately. Sounds quite a bit different from the UK winters I can recall!

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