SDI-104 Operator's Manual
Version 2008

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Accessing the Data via ADDE

Normally, the ingestor is also the ADDE server for the data. As delivered, the group name for the data is MTSAT. The group contains six datasets, ALL, FD, NH, SH, OTHER, and MANAM. The descriptors FD, NH and SH refer to the data coverage (Full Disk, Northern Hemisphere, and Southern Hemisphere, respectively); MANAM is a text dataset that can be examined with the McIDAS READ command. MANAM is a schedule of expected behavior of the satellite for the coming week.

Once the SDI begins to ingest data and is connected to the network, the data can be accessed on McIDAS workstations via ADDE. The ADDE group name, by default, is MTSAT.

Perform these steps to access the SDI's data.

1. From a McIDAS workstation:


For example, if the SDI has an IP address of


2. Use the ADDE command named DSINFO to determine the descriptor names:


The output should look something like:

Dataset Names of Type: IMAGE in Group: MTSAT

Name       NumPos   Content
--------   ------   ------------------------------
All        99999    All MTSAT images
FD         99999    MTSAT full disk
NH         99999    MTSAT northern hemisphere
OTHER      99999    MTSAT other
SH         99999    MTSAT southern hemisphere

DSINFO -- done

At this point, the suite of ADDE commands can be used with the data.

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