2010 MUG Meeting Jerrold Robaidek McIDAS-XCD McIDAS X Conventional data Decoder McIDAS-XCD files, decodes and indexes the NOAAPORT data stream (or other data streams) into formats that can be served by McIDAS-X ADDE servers. Output formats include McIDAS MD files, text files, McIDAS GRID files, GRIB and GRIB2 files, NEXRAD files, and GINI files. Before 1994, conventional data was decoded on IBM mainframe (Whittaker) Early 1990s moved to a distributed system. Prototypes developed for McIDAS-OS2 (PC McIDAS) Called McIDAS-OCD (Pyeatt) 1994 first version on Unix. Required McIDAS-X. Named McIDAS-XCD (Pyeatt) Data came in on a Central Data Card via the Family of Services. NOAAPORT certified operational on November 25, 1998 data broadcast over L-Band ingested by SSEC SDI GOES Channel GOES East visible, infrared, and water vapor for the Eastern Conterminous United States (CONUS), Puerto Rico, supernational composites, and Northern Hemisphere (NH) composites GOES West. visible, infrared, water vapor for CONUS, Alaska, and Hawaii; supernational composites, and NH composites. *NCEP/NWSTG Channel (NWS Telecommunications Gateway) model output from the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) observations, forecasts, watches and warnings produced by NWS Forecast Offices WSR-88D radar products most observational data over North America. *NCEP/NWSTG2 Channel supplements the NWSTG channel. Non-GOES Imagery/DCP Data Channel GOES DCP data MTSAT/GOES-West/GOES-East/METEOSAT-7/METOSAT-9 composites for visible, IR, and water vapor products (every 3 hours) OCONUS grids. TDWR RADAR products added Daily Disk Space used in GB Model GRIB volume steadily No significant increasing volume increases 40.0 2003-2005 Introduction of 35.0 NEXRAD 30.5 Mostly text, point (operational 30.0 26.6 some Grids 170 1, MB January 2001) 23.7 25.0 in 1998 – 300 MB in 2000 20.0 39.1 32 16.8 16.9 17.0 Daily Disk Space used in GB 12.6 15.0 10.0 6.9 5.0 0.2 0.2 0.3 0 0.0 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 NOAAPORT Operational 1.6 Mb/s (11/25/1998) NOAAPORT DVB-S begins 10.24 Mb/s (1/2005) NOAAPORT DVB-S2 begins 30 Mb/s (MarchApril 2011) Currently we get NOAAPORT data in two ways 1. Directly from DOMSAT via DBS using NOVRA S75 2. Over the Internet via LDM Ssec ldm LDM Site 1 Internet ldm Ssec ldm Site 3 Site 2 ldm ldm Ssec ldm XCD LDM Filing and indexing text data Filing and indexing point/MDXX Data management for NEXRAD Can incorporate local data feeds Installation/upgrades are difficult (many steps, prone to user error) System is complex, large learning curve for operators, and very large learning curve for new programmer Performance can be an issue Data stored in format different than incoming format Can’t handle BUFR (except for filing) McIDAS-XCD Survey (sent out immediately following this meeting) Find out what users like/don’t like Find out what parts of McIDAS-XCD are used Solicit input on the future directions Does McIDAS-XCD need to change? If yes, how? Stand alone decoders? LDM decoders? ADDE servers? Other server model? THREDDS? RAMADDA?