Workshop on Strategy for Providing Atmospheric Information Panel 2: Interoperability and Compatibility. Formatting Standards Kevin Robbins, Director Southern Regional Climate Center Louisiana State University.
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Workshop on Strategy for Providing Atmospheric InformationPanel 2: Interoperability and Compatibility
Kevin Robbins, Director
Southern Regional Climate Center
Louisiana State University
Data formatting standards are invaluable in providing interoperability and compatibility to technically complicated systems.
The reward offered to an IT manager in selecting a standard is….
..… the opportunity to choose from an infinite number of competing options!
David Wilensky (formerly, SRCC)
Open to future improvements yet mindful of past technologies
NWS (internal needs)
Other Federal Agencies
International Organizations (WMO)
K-12 and Universities
Text and Digital Data
netCDF, HDF, etc
Spatial Data Transfer Standard (SDTS)
GRIB (open source)
BUFR (open source)
with CSS or XSL
Easy to adapt formats to currently accepted standards
KMRY 091345 11003KT 8SM BKN004 10/09 A3006 ^M^M
RMK A02CIG 003V008 SLP193 T01000094=^M^M
<SYN Title=‘Metar’ TStamp=‘950104440’ LatLon= ’36.583, -121.85’
BId=‘724915’ Sname=‘Monterey Peninsula’ Elev=’77’>
<SYCODE>RMK A02 CIG 003V008 SLP193 T01000094</SYCODE>
<SYG Wind=‘110, 1.5’ Vis=‘12880’ Ceiling=‘400’ T=’10’ TD=‘9’ AS=‘1018’
Clouds=’66///’> 11003KT 8SM BKN004 10/09 A306</SYG>
Modernization should be:
“..open to future improvements yet mindful of past technologies..”