2017-01-17

RDA System Outages on Wed, Jan 18 around 9 AM MST

RDA web and database servers will be undergoing system maintenance tomorrow morning, Wednesday, Jan 18 around 9AM MST.  There will likely be brief outages while this maintenance is performed.

2017-01-12

Where to get WRF help

A large subset of RDA users also run WRF.  In order to clear up confusion about the appropriate place to get help, I'm compiling this information in one place.
For fastest answers to common RDA questions, read the RDA FAQ page or search this blog.

2017-01-10

RDA Data Access Services back online

All RDA data access services are back online.  The compute systems that process subset, format conversion, and re-staging of data from tape to disk requests are still offline, but should be back online within a few hours.  Once these systems come back online request processing will resume.  Thanks for your patience during today's maintenance window.

2017-01-09

RDA Data Access Services Offline on Tuesday, Jan 10.

All RDA data transfer services will be going offline tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan 10 while system maintenance if performed.  We hope to have these services restored in the afternoon, MST.

2017-01-06

Remembering Roy Jenne (1931-2016)

Roy L. Jenne, the founding leader of NCAR's data support services and a researcher of global climatology, died November 18 at Foothills Hospital in Boulder. He was 85.

Shortly after arriving at NCAR in 1965, Jenne started the Data Support Section (DSS), which is now part of NCAR's Computational and Information Systems Laboratory (CISL). DSS has helped researchers at NCAR and in the atmospheric and Earth system science community ever since.

"With a small team, he recognized the importance of collecting, preserving, and providing access to scientific data," said Steven Worley, CISL's current DSS manager. "In addition to data, he also loved the science that relied upon it."

Under Jenne's direction, NCAR became one of the world's primary archives of observational and model data to support weather and climate research, including the efforts of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and of global atmospheric reanalyses in the United States and abroad.
Read more from Remembering Roy Jenne (1931-2016).
A memorial gathering for family, friends, and colleagues has been scheduled for the Damon Room at the Mesa Lab on February 16 from 3 to 5 p.m.
If you can't attend in person, please share your favorite Roy Jenne stories as a comment.

2017-01-05

RDA Data Access Services Restored

All RDA data access services have been restored.   We apologize for the any inconvenience during yesterday's downtime.

2017-01-04

RDA Data Access Capabilities Unavailable

Storage systems that support the RDA are currently down for unscheduled maintenance, and all RDA data transfer services are unavailable.  An update will be posted when these services are restored.  Thank you for your patience.