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
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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!
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