McIDAS Advisory Committee (MAC): Year Two Matthew A. Lazzara MAC Chairman Antarctic Meteorological Research Center Space Science and Engineering Center University of Wisconsin-Madison McIDAS Advisory Committee (the odyssey continues!) Outline: ¾ Review MAC activities since the last MUG Meeting ¾ Primary focus on McIDAS-V input ¾ Discussion on the evolution of your McIDAS Advisory Committee!! ¾ Open Forum ¾ Feedback on anything McIDAS ¾ Likes, Dislikes, Comments, Ideas, etc. ¾ (We can even do this without the McIDAS User Services members if you want!) Review of the MAC Membership ¾ Brian Hughes, NOAA ESPC ¾ James Kelly, ABoM ¾ Matthew Lazzara, AMRC (Chair) ¾ Deb Molenar, NOAA/NESDIS RAMMB ¾ Jim Nelson, CIMSS ¾ Louis Nguyen, NASA LaRC ¾ Paul Wahner, NASA JSC ¾ Tom Yoksas, Unidata UCAR McIDAS Group non-voting member: ¾ Becky Schaffer, SSEC Charge ¾ Gather input from sites and collaborators! ¾ Provide community input to McIDAS Group at SSEC ¾ Alpha testing and feedback ¾ Provide input on/discuss issues as they arise ¾ Two way street: SSEC <==> MAC ¾ 2 year commitment by members ¾ One chair, no secretary ¾ ¾ Members share duties One member per site Where we left off… ¾ Input to McIDAS-V project: ¾ MAC input ¾ Panel Discussion ¾ Combined MAC Input and Panel Discussion: ¾ A “Living Document” Created ¾ Provided to the McIDAS-V Coordinating Committee at SSEC ¾ (24 September 2008) ¾ Posted online, and announced to the MUG membership ¾ McIDAS Users List and Site Coordinators ¾ (15 October 2008) ¾ http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/mcidas/misc/macdocs/FinalMacInp ut-24Sept2008.pdf ¾ http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/mcidas/misc/macdocs/MacSupple mental_24Sept2008.pdf Two Input Documents ¾ MAC Input Document ¾ A “Living Document” ¾ Specific abilities ¾ A Supplemental Document ¾ Explaining three key items above all else: ¾ Performance ¾ Usability ¾ Flexibility A request for input… Only got ONE reply!!! (Thank you Brian Hoeth, JSC!) Please provide input to your MAC committee member representative! Distilled Input: The MAC Top Ten List Living Document List: A bit too long… Created a Top Ten List of topics: Requested by Becky Schaffer Voted on by all MAC members Consideration implicitly given for items suggested/requested by multiple sites Final input submitted for consideration on 28 October 2008 Provided to Becky and the McIDAS-V Coordinating Committee MAC Top Ten List As presented by your MAC representatives in attendance: Brian Hughes Matthew Lazzara Jim Nelson Tom Yoksas Paul Wahner 1. Multiple jobs with no interference, no excessive load 2. Scheduling: cron job 3. Efficient two-way format-toformat conversion tools; netCDF is top priority 4. Full ADDE dataset functionality 5. Scheduler function 6. Large number of frames/loops 7. AWIPS/NAWIPS/some level of AWIPS II compatibility 8. Hyperspectral image analysis capabilities 9. Documentation and training 10. Time matching of displays 11. Standard statistics for comparison/validation * Assignments to MAC * * * * * Members: Test McIDAS-V against the Living Document Approximately 11 items per member In progress Started 19 Feb 2009 To be completed this summer McIDAS-V Beta Testing Evolving the MAC ¾ The two year hitch is up! ¾ MAC Membership: ¾ New membership ¾ Election of new members ¾ A new Chair? ¾ The rules: ¾ One member only per site ¾ 3 year hitch ¾ Two MUG Meeting cycles – 18 months a part ¾ Must be an active participant! Open Forum Thank you!