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This page documents some work done on the 'next generation' Monte Carlo landing prediction code hosted at GitHub.

Alternate data grabbing

This branch contains a script under the pydap/ directory which uses OpeNDAP via PyDAP to fetch the data rather than the old GRIB-based system. This has the following advantages:

  • We may directly query the NOAA server for the time ranges each data set covers without downloading the entirety of it.
  • We can selectively download portions of the set both temporally as well as in space.
  • There are 47 pressure levels rather than the (IIRC) 21 available as GRIB data.

The script itself outputs a slightly different format than the original GRIB grabber which makes the parser a little easier to implement.

monte_carlo_landing_predition.1258030479.txt.gz · Last modified: 2009/11/12 12:54 by rjw57