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    Is there any weather analyis programs for linux?

    I was just wondering if there is any weather programs for linux. It seems like theres a handfull for windows, but not linux. I just want a program that i can play that deals with NOAA data. Does one exists?

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    Re: Is there any weather analyis programs for linux?

    Not sure what noaa is, but gdesklets has some desklets. So does superkaramba, if you're running kde

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    Re: Is there any weather analyis programs for linux?

    As far as I know the NOAA runs on a massive linux cluster.

    Linux has a lot of scientific software so if you can tell us a bit more about what you want to do maybe we can point you in the right direction.

    You could also contact noaa or do a google search for linux weather software as it has lots of hits.

    http://www.weather-display.com/index.php and I'm sure there are countless others.

    Also maybe post here:
    http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=29919
    See associated thread: http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=142557

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    Arrow Re: Is there any weather analyis programs for linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by s_h_a_d_o_w_s View Post
    Not sure what noaa is, but gdesklets has some desklets. So does superkaramba, if you're running kde
    NOAA

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    http://www.weather.gov/

    National Weather Service Mission Statement

    " The National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy. NWS data and products form a national information database and infrastructure which can be used by other governmental agencies, the private sector, the public, and the global community. "
    NOAA's National Service:

    NWS STRATEGIC PLANNING AND POLICY

    The Strategic Planning and Policy Office provides support to the Assistant Administrator for Weather Services and Deputy Assistant Administrator through the development and implementation of an integrated approach to NWS policy, strategy, and long-range planning processes. The Office develops NWS-wide long-range policy objectives and develops and manages the NWS strategic planning process through implementation. The Office develops and recommends policy on NWS and private sector roles, activities, and relationships.
    now with that cleared up I am still unsure what you are looking for?

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    Arrow Re: Is there any weather analyis programs for linux?

    Hello,

    Like dmb, I am looking for weather analysis (Similar to Digital Atmosphere) programs or suites. Are there any Debian packages containing such software? I am not looking for an applet, desklet, Firefox extenstion or any other such that shows local weather conditions. I can't seem to locate any in all of the repositories that I have checked.

    This next statement may cause shock for serious Linux users but, what's life without excitement? I don't want to have to learn how to compile, make, build or what other types of commands there are out there. I guess I will if I have to but, my interests in using Linux and in particular Ubuntu Linux are not as a developer of weather software but as a user.

    I am enjoying Ubuntu 6.06 LTS. I was one of the victims of the X window update. That was a pain! I'd like to avoid those kinds of problems as I find them distracting and time consuming. I'm looking for something that works. That's why I'm using Ubuntu.

    Regards,

    YukonGuy

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    Re: Is there any weather analyis programs for linux?

    I'm sure there are lots but just elusive to find.

    I found this, http://strc.comet.ucar.edu/index.htm

    http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/gempak/ Gempak is free and the DA crowd seem to recommend it for Linux.
    http://sky.radioweather.us/gempak.html
    http://www.weathergraphics.com/forum/index.php might point you in the right direction. Saw something there that there might be a DA port for Linux. Just do a search for 'linux' in their forums'
    http://www.stormlab.net/meteos/meteos.html


    I also found a few commercial apps. Some so advanced you will need a cluster to run it on.
    Last edited by mips; September 5th, 2006 at 06:47 PM.

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    Smile Re: Is there any weather analyis programs for linux?

    Hi mips,

    Thank you for the research that you've done. I'll take a look at the links that you've suggested. A cluster would be nice! I'm looking for something that will run on a single PC.

    Thank you again for your assistance.

    Regards,

    YukonGuy

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    Re: Is there any weather analyis programs for linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by mips View Post
    I'm sure there are lots but just elusive to find.

    I found this, http://strc.comet.ucar.edu/index.htm

    http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/gempak/ Gempak is free and the DA crowd seem to recommend it for Linux.
    http://sky.radioweather.us/gempak.html
    http://www.weathergraphics.com/forum/index.php might point you in the right direction. Saw something there that there might be a DA port for Linux. Just do a search for 'linux' in their forums'
    http://www.stormlab.net/meteos/meteos.html


    I also found a few commercial apps. Some so advanced you will need a cluster to run it on.

    Well, I've spent well near the past week tearing up the 'net looking for good weather forecast apps, and I haven't done too well in my search. The crown jewel of forecast apps, Gempak, requires you be a computer engineer to install. ; P Probably why there's a small handful of people who charge a pretty penny to install gempak on your system, and one of them is in the UAE.

    I found one nifty little NEXRAD viewer called PyRadar, but the programmer abandoned the proggy when the NOAA changed the format of how their site handles their weather data.

    The NOAA has a java weather viewer, but it's a bit of a mess to use.

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    Re: Is there any weather analyis programs for linux?

    I've never tried to install Gempak. Don't they have a .deb available ?

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    Re: Is there any weather analyis programs for linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by mips View Post
    I've never tried to install Gempak. Don't they have a .deb available ?
    Nope, not that I could see. All I found was a "linux" distro in .tar format. And the installation instructions were pretty weak.

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