8.2 Operational Drought Data Processing Techniques in Support of Drought.Gov

Wednesday, 15 January 2020: 3:15 PM
157AB (Boston Convention and Exhibition Center)
S. Ansari, NOAA/NESDIS/National Centers for Environmental Information, Asheville, NC; and R. G. Bilotta

Drought.gov is the public face of the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) and serves as a clearinghouse for drought products, forecasts, services, and information at the state and sub-regional, national, regional, and global levels. In operation since 2007, Drought.gov has always included a variety of data processing techniques in support of visualizations and statistics on Drought.gov.

Modern advances in Python and conda-based environment and package management has enabled greater capabilities for automation and R-to-O transitions. Continuous Integration (CI) tools and Docker containerization are also part of the current and future plans. Drought.gov is utilizing these new approaches to optimize the back-end processes that drive the visualizations and statistics on the Drought.gov website.

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