2016 MUG Meeting – Agenda
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All MUG Meeting activities will take place at Union South on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. [Google map] All times below are subject to change.
Monday 14 November and Tuesday 15 November:
Days 1 and 2 of the meeting are optional training days and thus require that the additional training fee (see the Information page) to have been paid at registration. On each of the two days, registration check-in and continental breakfast will take place from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m., and the McIDAS training will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. See the Optional Training Sessions section below for details.
Wednesday 16 November:
Day 3 of the meeting, and the first of two days of presentations and discussions. Registration check-in (for those who did not attend the training workshops) will take place from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. The meeting will run from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., followed by the working reception from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Thursday 17 November:
Day 4 of the meeting also consists of presentations and discussions. The meeting will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Here is the planned schedule for the main meeting (presentations). All times, topics and presenters are subject to change.
Wednesday 16 November 2016:
|9:00- 10:00 a.m.||Registration Check-in|
|10:00 – 10:15 a.m.||Meeting Starts with Introductions and Agenda Review|
|10:15 – 10:35 a.m.||Welcome||Steve Ackerman (SSEC)|
|10:35 – 11:05 a.m.||McIDAS Program Status||Dave Santek (SSEC)|
|11:05 – 11:20 a.m.||McIDAS Users’ Group (MUG) Status Update||Becky Schaffer (SSEC)|
|11:20 – 11:40 a.m.||McIDAS-XCD Replacement Update||Kevin Baggett (SSEC)|
|11:40 a.m.- noon||Satellite Data Ingestor (SDI)||Dave Santek (SSEC)|
|noon – 1:15 p.m.||Lunch on Your Own|
|1:15 – 1:45 p.m.||SSEC Data Center||Jerrold Robaidek (SSEC)|
|1:45 – 2:45 p.m.||McIDAS-X Software Demonstration||Jay Heinzelman and Dave Santek (SSEC)|
|2:45 – 3:15 p.m.||Group Photo and Break|
|3:15 – 3:30 p.m.||Use of McIDAS at EUMETSAT Data Centre||Peter Miu (EUMETSAT)|
|3:30 – 4:00 p.m.||Status of NOAA Satellite Operations & McIDAS at ESPC||Bonnie Morgan and Jason Taylor (NOAA/NESDIS)|
|4:00 – 4:15 p.m.||Suomi-NPP/JPSS Overview and McIDAS-V Examples||William Straka (CIMSS)|
|4:15 – 4:30 p.m.||McIDAS-X and -V Support of GOES-R ABI Level 1b and 2 Products||William Straka (CIMSS)|
|4:30 – 5:00 p.m.||McIDAS Advisory Committee (MAC) Update and Group Discussion||Joleen Feltz (CIMSS) and Jason Taylor (NOAA/NESDIS)|
|5:00 – 6:30 p.m.||Working Reception|
Thursday 17 November 2016:
|10:00 – 10:15 a.m.||SSEC Data Center Archive||Jerrold Robaidek (SSEC)|
|10:15 – 10:30 a.m.||McIDAS and the Aviation Weather Center||Amanda Terborg (Aviation Weather Center)|
|10:30 – 10:45 a.m.||Preparing for GOES-R: Imagery and Validation||Joleen Feltz and Jim Nelson (CIMSS)|
|10:45 – 11:45 a.m.||McIDAS-V Software Demonstration||Bob Carp and Jay Heinzelman (SSEC)|
|11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.||Lunch on Your Own|
|1:15 – 1:45 p.m.||RealEarth Update||Russ Dengel and Dave Parker (SSEC)|
|1:45 – 2:00 p.m.||The Road to Using Python with McIDAS-X||Rick Kohrs (SSEC)|
|2:00 – 2:30 p.m.||Derivation and application of satellite-derived winds: From the 1970s into the 2020s||Dave Santek (SSEC)|
|2:30 – 3:00 p.m.||Satellite-Observed Nighttime Lights: More than a Pretty Picture||Tommy Jasmin (CIMSS)|
|3:00 – 3:30 p.m.||Open Discussion|
|3:30 – 3:45 p.m.||Meeting Wrap-up / Evaluations|
|3:45 p.m.||Meeting Adjourns|
Days 1 and 2 (November 14 and 15) are optional training days and thus require that the additional training fee (see the Information page) to have been paid at registration. On each of the two days, registration check-in and continental breakfast will take place from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m., and the McIDAS training will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.https://www.ssec.wisc.edu/mcidas/mug_meeting/2016/info.html
If possible, attendees should bring their own laptop for training. If you are not able to bring a laptop please contact us so we can help make suitable arrangements.
The three training sessions that will be offered – McIDAS-X Programming, McIDAS-V Scripting, and GOES-R Readiness – are each one day long, so you can attend one or two of them during the two days that training is offered. The McIDAS-X and McIDAS-V sessions are offered only on November 14th, so you can only attend one of them. The GOES-R session is offered only on November 15th. This arrangement allows you to take the GOES-R session plus either the McIDAS-X or McIDAS-V session over the course of two days, or take any of the three by themselves in one day. See the descriptions below for more information about their content.
- The McIDAS-X Programming session is a full-day workshop that is offered only on November 14th. It will include a mini-session on McIDAS-X Python scripts and a mini-session on ADDE server concepts, including how to get data in and out of McIDAS-X. It will also include time to work with McIDAS-X programmers to solve problems and issues that you’re having at your site.
- The McIDAS-V Scripting session is a full-day workshop that is offered only on November 14th. It will be an expanded version of the McIDAS-V Scripting workshop that was offered at the 2015 MUG Meeting. The session will concentrate on foreground and background processing. An overview of commonly used functions will be presented along with a demonstration of their usage within sample scripts to analyze, manipulate and display the data. Various introductory Python topics will be covered before demonstrating how they can be applied to work with data in McIDAS-V. Attendees will be given the opportunity to complete exercises designed to reinforce the presented material. There will be time at the end of the session for questions regarding scripting needs at your site.
- The GOES-R Readiness session is a full-day workshop that is offered only on November 15th. The morning session will focus on using GOES-R Data in McIDAS-X and -V. The afternoon session will focus on accessing GOES-R and other McIDAS Data with a RealEarth Web Map Service.
|For more information about the 2016 MUG Meeting, send e-mail to Nancy Troxel-Hoehn or call her at (608) 263-6721. To register, go to the MUG Meeting Registration Form.|
Note: SSEC reserves the right to modify or cancel the meeting and/or training sessions if the number of registrations do not meet that needed to sufficiently cover the costs. The registration deadline is September 21st, and any decision to cancel the meeting and/or training will be made by October 1st. SSEC also reserves the right to limit the number of attendees per site or organization due to limited space in the MUG Meeting facilities (auditorium and computer labs).