NWP

NWP (version 1.0 August 2015) is an application used to download NWP model output and generate map images from the National Center for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Global operational Forecast System (GFS) high resolution (0.25 degree) data available at http://nomads.ncep.noaa.gov/ and the Bureau of Meteorology's (Australian Community Climate and Earth-System Simulator) ACCESS NWP Data. GFS/ACCESS model data are downloaded directly (into memory) using IDL® and OpenDAP. This is more efficient than downloading the data using wget, and writing ASCII data to disk, as is done in the VOGON application. The NWP application is written entirely in IDL® and can also generate local netCDF grid files of the downloaded data, and image files automatically. Additional examples of potential NWP products are available at Weather for Astronomy (Cloud Forecasts for Australian Astronomers).

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