[gradsusr] GrADS Support
grads at gradsdev.com
Wed May 2 13:46:26 EDT 2018
Helping to answer any questions on this forum is always good, particularly if they relate to your focus of study. It sounds like you are working in a very interesting area.
As we move towards using an open source approach for development and maintenance of grads, I anticipate many opportunities for people to contribute in various ways...
> On May 1, 2018 at 6:03 AM Krishnakumar AP <krishnaap7 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Brian,
> Is there anyway I can to contribute towards grads? Basically I am master
> graduate in Meteorology and doing research aerosols.
> On Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 1:46 AM, Brian Doty <grads at gradsdev.com> wrote:
> > Many thanks for all the wonderful emails. I want to say a bit more about
> > where we go from here.
> > Support for GrADS has not entirely ended. But our efforts going forward
> > will be on a volunteer basis. We are not quite sure yet what impact this
> > will have. We expect to continue to answer questions, to continue to fix
> > bugs, and continue to issue new releases. And COLA will continue to help us
> > out in various ways.
> > I see this as more of a transition process than a sudden break. We plan
> > to transition GrADS to a more traditional open source model for development
> > and support. This will take some time.
> > The new release of GrADS that Jennifer just announced contains features
> > that implement some long term thinking. The web is an important part of
> > our future strategy. I am not sure if the following interface has been
> > advertised here. Just follow this link and click on the big red "submit"
> > button:
> > http://wx.gmu.edu/pix/gform2.html
> > If you are at all familiar with grads, it will be reasonably obvious how
> > to use the interface to obtain various plots (see below for a list of
> > variable names to use in the expressions). See if you can figure out how
> > to do a vertical cross section! This prototype interface has been around
> > for a while. The interface runs GrADS on demand on the server to produce
> > the requested plot. This prototype has some significant issues "under the
> > hood". But it has been important for us, in that it showed us improvements
> > we needed to make to grads for the longer term. Many of those changes are
> > now present in the latest version.
> > This is work that I plan to continue. I'm still seeing a lot of fun stuff
> > to do... Brian
> > PS: The web interface points to the current GFS model data. Some of the
> > variables in the descriptor file are:
> > Multiple levels:
> > z - Geopotential Heights
> > t - Temperature
> > u - U Wind
> > v - V Wind
> > rh - Relative Humidity
> > Single level:
> > slp - Sea Level Pressure
> > ps - Surface Pressure
> > t2m - 2 meter temperature
> > p - Precipitation (over a 3 or 6 hour time period)
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