Accessing McIDAS ADDE Satellite Data Servers in Python

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Monday, 5 January 2015
Jerrold O. Robaidek, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and R. Garcia, D. A. Santek, D. Parker, and D. Stettner

The University of Wisconsin Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) Data center has one of the largest archives of geostationary weather satellite data in the world. The archive contains data from every GOES Satellite and spans 35+ years. In addition, 15 years of international geostationary satellite data are also in the archive. All of these data are accessible using McIDAS Abstract Data Distribution Environment (ADDE). Until recently, these datasets were only accessible to McIDAS-X, McIDAS-V, and Unidata IDV clients. This poster will describe a new way to access 35+ years of geostationary satellite data within a python environment.