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.
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.
- The RDA team (firstname.lastname@example.org) helps our data users with WRF Preprocessing System (WPS) up to providing accurate Vtables that describes data obtained from us.
- The WRF team (email@example.com) picks up support from that point.
- Questions relating specifically to WRF-Chem should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Send all other WPS, WRF Data Assimilation (WRFDA) and WRF model questions to email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.Read more from Remembering Roy Jenne (1931-2016).
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.
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.
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.