Welcome to the McIDAS Website!
In existence since 1973, McIDAS (Man computer Interactive Data
Access System) is a suite of sophisticated software packages
that perform a wide variety of functions with satellite imagery,
observational reports, numerical forecasts, and other geophysical
data. Those functions include displaying, analyzing, interpreting,
acquiring and managing the data. [more
McIDAS-X is expected to be supported for the current GOES GVAR and upcoming GOES-R satellite series (currently estimated as being in service until 2036), with no end date in sight.
This website, administered by McIDAS
User Services at the Space
Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) of the University
of Wisconsin-Madison, has a variety of uses, including:
- information for visitors interested in learning about the McIDAS software packages
- access to software, documentation and other information for McIDAS Users' Group members
- access to McIDAS-V (the
free open source McIDAS software
for 3D geophysical data analysis
Thank you for visiting the McIDAS Website!