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Degrib: Release Notes

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  • Version 2.02 Release Notes (4/5/2013)
    Focused on:
    1. updating degrib to handle Oceanic grids.

  • Version 2.01 Release Notes (1/29/2013)
    Focused on:
    1. updating degrib to handle NDFD CANL (Cold Advisory for Newborn livestock) data

  • Version 2.00 Release Notes (12/5/2012)
    Focused on:
    1. Updated locations of IceAccum; min/max Relative humidity

  • Version 1.99 Release Notes (10/23/2012)
    Focused on:
    1. Enhancing degrib to access both NDFD OPNL 5 km data and NDFD EXPR 2.5 km data.
    2. Updated locations of all NDFD(OPNL/EXPR) and NDGD(OPNL/EXPR) datasets.

  • Version 1.98 Release Notes (6/4/2012)
    Focused on:
    1. Introducing -StormTotal option
    2. updating dwmllib to support MinRH and MaxRH.

  • Version 1.97c Release Notes (5/22/2012)
    Focused on:
    1. Fixing an endian bug with gribLen calcs. when dealing with subgrids. Bug introduced in version 1.96 through 1.97b.

  • Version 1.97b Release Notes (3/13/2012)
    Focused on:
    1. Updated URL to accomodate NIDS and gribcut
    2. Handled MinRH and MaxRH

  • Version 1.97a Release Notes (2/1/2012)
    Focused on:
    1. Modifying geturl calls to explicitly use protocol 1.0 vs 1.1

  • Version 1.97 Release Notes (1/5/2012)
    Focused on:
    1. DWML corrections for Snow QPF and IceAccum
    2. Handling of IceAccum grids
    3. bug fix for draw.tcl to deal with non-octal months (Sep09)

  • Version 1.96 Release Notes (2/24/2011)
    Focused on:
    1. Crit Fire Wx and Dry Lightning
    2. sync'ing in DWML code
    3. Upgrade to Tcl/Tk 8.5
    4. Adding -Split option
    5. Removing memswapping (10% speed improvement)
    6. 2.5 km conuse and 5 km conus terrain data

  • Version 1.94a Release Notes (12/14/2009)
    Focused on:
    1. Handling convective hazard outlooks
    2. adding 5 hazard codes to hazard.c

  • NDFD Decoder Releases (Degrib) Release 1.9.4 (9/14/2009)
    Focused on:
    1. Handling climate outlook hazard prob elements
    2. convective outlook hazard elements
    3. Alaska gridded forecasts
    4. Hazard elements becoming operational
    5. table maintenance
    6. updating versions of dwmllib
    7. Introducing kml/kmz option

  • Version 1.94 Release Notes (9/14/2009)
    Focused on:
    1. Handling climate outlook hazard prob elements
    2. convective outlook hazard elements
    3. Alaska gridded forecasts
    4. Hazard elements become operational
    5. table maintenance
    6. updating versions of dwmllib
    7. Introducing kml/kmz option

  • Version 1.92 Release Notes (7/24/2008)
    Focused on:
    1. Handling the npacocn (North Pacific Ocean) sector which contains the probabilistic hurricane wind product
    2. Handling the "hazard" aka "wwa" grids
    3. Adjust the operational status of sky qpf and snow amount

  • Version 1.91 Release Notes (4/1/2008)
    Focused on:
    1. Handling the effective change to the encoding of Air Quality data
    2. Adding template 4.6 (precentile at a specific point in time)
    3. Providing support for Alaska RTMA
    4. Handling the change in the NDFD Puerto Rico grid definition

  • Version 1.90 Release Notes (10/31/2007)
    Focused on:
    1. Fixing some bugs in dwmllib.

  • Version 1.89 Release Notes (10/22/2007)
    Focused on:
    1. Fixing the mislabeling of Prob Temp above Avg.
    2. Fixing the dropped unit of seconds from the parse time procedure.
    3. Update to dwmllib.

  • Version 1.88 Release Notes (10/18/2007)
    Focused on:
    1. support for the 12 new CPC products which were added to the NDFD

  • Version 1.87 Release Notes (9/20/2007)
    Focused on:
    1. Reconfiguring Wind Gust
    2. Deal with new encoding details of Prob of Severe Thunderstorms

  • Version 1.86 Release Notes (5/31/2007)
    Focused on:
    1. Reconfiguring smoke wave height and prob trop cyc winds
    2. Adding RTMA grids
    3. expanding gribcut
    4. Removing the FORTRAN dependence

  • Version 1.85 Release Notes (2/27/2007)
    Focused on:
    1. Adding SPC grids
    2. Upgrade to g2clib and emapf libraries
    3. Adjustments to code for daylight savings

  • Version 1.84 Release Notes (11/3/2006)
    Focused on:
    1. Adding support for experimental Hawaii QPF
    2. bug fixes and modifications to compilation method

  • Version 1.83a Release Notes (9/27/2006)
    Focused on:
    1. Announcing the 11/2/2006 Technical Workshop
    2. QPF is becomming available experimentally for Hawaii on 11/1/2006.

  • Version 1.83 Release Notes (9/14/2006)
    Focused on:
    1. Providing the same capability for image draws in tkdegrib which was available in 1.80.

  • Version 1.82 Release Notes (9/8/2006)
    Focused on:
    1. Bug fixes that appeared as a result of 9/6 NDFD data split.

  • Version 1.81 Release Notes (8/31/2006)
    Focused on:
    1. Adding support for splitting the NDFD into 2 files (a day 1 to 3 and a day 4 to 7).

  • Version 1.80 Release Notes (7/17/2006)
    Focused on:
    1. Adding support for the pwind product and the nhemi sector

  • Version 1.79 Release Notes (5/22/2006)
    Focused on:
    1. Providing degrib with DWML generating capability
    2. Adding "psurge"

  • Version 1.77 Release Notes (3/15/2006)
    Focused on:
    1. Reconfiguring NDFD Apparent Temperature and RH
    2. Updates to the NCEP tables

  • Version 1.76a Release Notes (2/24/2006)
    Focused on:
    1. Correction to ndfd.ini to grab NDGD rhm pop06 pop12 for day 4-7 from the correct place.

  • Version 1.76 Release Notes (2/21/2006)
    Focused on:
    1. Infrastructure changes for XML Probes
    2. Overwrite issues with -NetCDF 23
    3. Better grid diagnostic statistics (-Freq)
    4. Updated meta tables

  • Version 1.75 Release Notes (12/7/2005)
    Focused on:
    1. reconfiguring NDFD variables
    2. getting 64 bit compliant code
    3. updating web.tcl
    4. adding better ensemble support (both with GRIB2 template 4.12 and paying attention to the ensemble section of the GRIB1 PDS).

  • Version 1.74 Release Notes (10/29/2005)
    Focused on:
    1. adjusting the custom sector to 20 x 20
    2. introducing 3 new NDGD variables
    3. several NetCDF bugs
    4. handling time from before 1970

  • Version 1.73 Release Notes (10/14/2005)
    Focused on:
    1. making the NetCDF more "CF" compliant
    2. adding the ability to convert to ESRI ASCII grids
    3. some fixes for Gridded MOS changes
    4. the start of the -C -Map option

  • Version 1.72 Release Notes (6/20/2005)
    Focused on:

  • Version 1.71 Release Notes (6/15/2005)
    Focused on:

  • Version 1.70 Release Notes (6/15/2005)
    Focused on:
    1. Reconfiguration of elements for Hawaii and PR
    2. Addition of ApparentT and RH
    3. Ability to download Gridded MOS
    4. Makefiles for more platforms

  • Version 1.68 Release Notes (3/30/2005)
    Focused on:
    1. handling Gridded MOS
    2. handling Probabilistic Hurricane Wind fields
    3. Upgrade to 1.0.2 of NCEP's GRIB2 library (C version)
    4. Various bug fixes

  • Version 1.67 Release Notes (3/15/2005)
    Focused on:
    1. Configuring Temperature Dew Point and Weather to "operational" status
    2. Various bug fixes

  • Version 1.65 Release Notes (1/27/2005)
    Focused on:
    1. Getting multiple NetCDF messages in the same file.
    2. Enhancing the -PntFile option.
    3. Adding a -Sector option.
    4. Improving the -Shp (and -Shp2) options
    5. Enhancing the TDLPack support

  • Version 1.63 Release Notes (11/30/2004)
    Focused on:
    1. variables going "operational".
    2. NDFD simple weather key (Version 4).
    3. Some support for tdlpack gridded messages.

  • Version 1.61a Release Notes (11/18/2004)
    Focused on:
    1. Announcing the new degrib web site.

  • Version 1.61 Release Notes (8/30/2004)
    Focused on:
    1. Being able to support image generation for the Pacific Region Sectors (Hawaii Guam).

  • Version 1.60 Release Notes (8/24/2004)
    Focused on:
    1. The NDGD.
    2. The Pacific Region Sectors (Hawaii Guam)
    3. Ability to handle some changes to the weather keys.

  • Version 1.53 Release Notes (6/18/2004)
    Focused on:
    1. The "user defined sub-grid" web service. See the user defined GRIB homepage at http://weather.gov/ndfd/select_grib.php. Also see http://products.weather.gov/viewliste.phppage4 .

  • Version 1.51 Release Notes (5/18/2004)
    Focused on:
    1. Some bugs with GRIB2 bitmaps (GRIB1 bitmaps were fine). Since NDFD does not use bitmaps this was mainly to help AWIPS decode NCEP GRIB2 model files.

  • Version 1.50 Release Notes (5/7/2004)
    Focused on:
    1. The ability to write NetCDF files.
    2. A bug fix "writeshp.c::gribWriteShp(): incorrect computation of fieldLen1 and fieldLen2."
    3. For the specific case of lat/lon grids which have the left border 1 grid cell away from the right border now allow interpolation outside the grid.

  • Version 1.48a Release Notes (5/5/2004)
    Focused on:
    1. June 24th from 8:00 am till noon.

  • Version 1.48 Release Notes (4/1/2004)
    Focused on:
    1. Bug: Accidently vertically flipping lat/lon grids.
    2. Bug: Not completing grib1tab.c problems with european GRIB1messages.
    3. Default naming style.
    4. Cosmetic GUI fixes.
    5. Surface naming (allowing volumes between 2 surfaces)

  • Version 1.47 Release Notes (3/17/2004)
    Focused on:
    1. Bug: Reported by "chrism": had accidently made probe ignore the userlabels and instead always used "(gridX gridY lat lon)".

  • Version 1.46 Release Notes (3/16/2004)
    Focused on:
    1. Being able to handle Alaska grids.
    2. Added better handling for surfaces.
    3. Some GRIB1 issues.

  • Version 1.44 Release Notes (2/17/2004)
    Focused on:
    1. Being able to convert a subgrid of the original grid back to GRIB2.
    2. Being able to interact with stdin/stdout.(The combination could allow someone to develop web services based on degrib and GRIB2.)

  • Version 1.42 Release Notes (1/23/2004)
    Focused on:
    1. RUC / ETA meta data sets (changed focus to include forecast level).
    2. Updated NDFD Weather codes
    3. ESRI tutorial + Legends.

  • Version 1.40 Release Notes (12/24/2003)
    Focused on:
    1. Alerting people to shift in sector grids.
    2. Introducing handling of NCEP's GRIB2 compression schemes.
    3. Handling of non-projected grids.
    4. Handling of dateline issue in ESRI GIS.

  • Version 1.31 Release Notes (10/24/2003)
    Focused on:
    1. Big Polygon linux Bug fix.
    2. Attempt at re-getting "incomplete NDFD files".

  • Version 1.30 Release Notes (10/17/2003)
    Focused on:
    1. The Big Polygon
    2. Doing coverage grids using Nearest point Interpolation
    3. "-P -cells all" option
    4. Being able to handle operational / experimental URLs.

  • Version 1.27 Release Notes (9/9/2003)
    Focused on:
    1. Glasgow Montana Great Divide Workshop.. 8/26/2003..8/28/2003Focused on:Introducing the -Data and -DP options (CGI)
    2. Introduced "web.tcl" a means to automate the downloading of NDFD data.
    3. Validating the earth radius fix (It is now 6371.2 km)

  • Version 1.25 Release Notes (8/7/2003)
    Focused on:
    1. NDFD Technical Workshop conference on 8/13Focused on:Making the -P option a little more flexible
    2. Figuring out about ESRI ArcGIS projections
    3. Tying up some loose ends before burning some CDs for the NDFD Tech Conference.

  • Version 1.23 Release Notes (7/31/2003)
    Focused on:
    1. Memory leak bugs.
    2. Handling of the Radius of Earth problem (6367.47 or 6371.2 km)
    3. Wave Height unit bug
    4. Weather structure not being initialized correctly
    5. Space in file path bug

  • Version 1.22a Release Notes (7/25/2003)
    Focused on:

  • Version 1.22 Release Notes (7/15/2003)
    Focused on:
    1. Inside out polygons.
    2. After a Wx Grid thought all grids were Wx.
    3. Matthew T. Kallio found a potential Seg Fault in probe.c
    4. Occasionally added 1 to field of missing values bug
    5. Can now handle Dx Dy correctly

  • Version 1.21a Release Notes (7/8/2003)
    Focused on:

  • Version 1.21 Release Notes (7/3/2003)
    Focused on:
    1. imageGen and htmlMaker can now handle PR.
    2. -SimpleWx option.
    3. probe now outputs to file or to stdout.
    4. Matthew T. Kallio found two memory leaks
    5. Glen Rawles suggested that I provide an ArcView ".avl" file in ./degrib/arcview for use with weather

  • Version 1.20 Release Notes (6/16/2003)
    Focused on:
    1. New data sources
    2. Regional: All conus sectors and PR.
    3. Variables: MaxT MinT PoP12 Temp WindDir WindSpd Td Sky QPF SnowAmount Wx and WaveHeight.

  • Version 1.18 Release Notes (6/6/2003)
    Focused on:
    1. Instructions on how to re-configure the program for the new data sources
    2. limitted GrADS Support

  • Version 1.17 Release Notes (6/3/2003)
    Focused on:

  • Version 1.13 Release Notes (5/14/2003)
    Focused on:

  • Version 1.12 Release Notes (5/12/2003)
    Focused on:

  • Version 1.10 Release Notes (5/2/2003)
    Focused on:

  • Version 1.00 Release Notes (2/21/2003)
    Focused on:
    1. 2003 AMS Conference in Long Beach CA.

  • Version 0.98 Release Notes (2/6/2003)
    Focused on:

  • Version 0.92 Release Notes (1/28/2003)
    Focused on:

  • Version 0.90 Release Notes (12/12/2002)
    Focused on:

  • Version 0.85 Release Notes (11/20/2002)
    Focused on:

  • Version 0.80 Release Notes (11/5/2002)
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