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McIDAS Users' Group

The McIDAS Users' Group (MUG) is a subscription-basis membership group that pools its subscription fees to pay for the maintenance and upgrades of McIDAS software and documentation. The MUG has been in existence since 1989 and is administered by the Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The MUG is self-supported through annual subscription fees paid by its members to SSEC. The fees provide SSEC with the financial support necessary to provide the following services to MUG members:

  • software maintenance (bug fixes) and improvements (new features and enhancements) to the suite of McIDAS software packages
  • creation and distribution of updated software packages and documentation
  • user assistance through McIDAS User Services and the MUG Inquiry System
  • information transfer through this website and other avenues
  • information exchange between sites through the mcidas-users email list
  • annual MUG Meeting to exchange information and provide feedback for the system's evolution
  • maintenance of this McIDAS Website

See the MUG Policy Document for more information about the MUG. You may also email your questions about joining the MUG.

The current MUG member sites are listed below.

    • AccuWeather – State College, Pennsylvania
    • Agencia Estatal de Meteorologia (AEMET) – Madrid, Spain
    • Australian Bureau of Meteorology – Melbourne, Australia
    • Aviation Weather Center – Kansas City, Missouri
    • The Boeing Company – Seattle, Washington
    • Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR) – College Park, Maryland
    • ClearAg – Grand Forks, North Dakota
    • Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility (CSBF) – Palestine, Texas
    • Comprehensive Large Array-Data Stewardship System (CLASS) – Asheville, North Carolina
    • DTN, LLC – Burnsville, Minnesota
    • ENSCO, Inc. – Falls Church, Virginia
    • Environmental Satellite Processing Center – Suitland, Maryland
    • European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) – Darmstadt, Germany
    • Green Power Labs, Inc. – Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
    • Hong Kong Observatory – Kowloon, Hong Kong
    • Johnson Space Center Spaceflight Meteorology Group – Houston, Texas
    • Kwajalein Atoll - Atmospheric Technology Services Company – Kwajalein Atoll
    • Marshall Space Flight Center – Huntsville, Alabama
    • Mexican Naval Secretariat (SEMAR) – Mexico
    • NASA Langley Research Center – Hampton, Virginia
    • National Hurricane Center – Miami, Florida
    • National Severe Storms Laboratory – Norman, Oklahoma
    • National Transportation Safety Board – Washington, DC
    • National Weather Service Pacific Region Headquarters – Honolulu, Hawaii
    • NCEP Central Operations – College Park, Maryland
    • Range Weather Operations, Cape Canaveral Air Station – Patrick Air Force Base, Florida
    • Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere – Fort Collins, Colorado
    • Storm Prediction Center – Norman, Oklahoma
    • StormGeo – Houston, Texas
    • The Weather Company – Madison, Wisconsin
    • Unidata Program Center – Boulder, Colorado
    • University of Wisconsin - Madison, Space Science & Engineering Center – Madison, Wisconsin
    • Weather Decision Technologies, Inc. – Norman, Oklahoma