Monday, 10 February 2003
How to Add D3D to a NWS WFO Suite of Tools
D3D (Display in 3 Dimensions) is a collection of visualization
tools based on the University of Wisconsin's Vis5D software
and modified by the NOAA Forecast System Laboratory (FSL) to
be compatible with the standard National Weather Service (NWS)
Advanced Weather Information Processing System (AWIPS).
With the recent AWIPS hardware upgrade to a PC/Linux platform
and its associated Linux-based configuration management system,
a formal approach is taken to installing nonstandard release
software. This paper will look at the process of adding new
software to an NWS WFO computer and will spell out the steps
required to accomplish this.