YOPP SH SOP radiosonde data hosted by British Antarctic Survey

British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is collecting radiosonde data that were produced during YOPP Southern Hemisphere Special Observing Period (SOP). These data are stored on a FTP server by BAS which is available at ftp://ftp.bas.ac.uk/src/YOPP-SH/radiosondes/.

Catalogue trouble

Following an upgrade of the front- and backend services of the catalogue, the catalogue search engine was restructured yesterday and reindexing of datasets initiated. During the evening of November 21 a hardware outage prevented completion of the reindexing process. Due to this, the catalogue is yet not properly populated. This work will continue once hardware issues have been fixed.

Updates to the search interface and the catalogue

This weekend the YOPP Data Portal backends were updated to take advantage of a number of improvements in the search interface. In this process,  synoptic weather station information extracted from WMO GTS have been added to the catalogue. These stations are normally presented as time series at stations. The search interface now allows plotting and transformation of these data on the fly. As this is a net centric service, beware that depending on the network traffic and the response time of the contributing data centres web services this may take some seconds.

ECMWF generating dataset for Year of Polar Prediction

ECMWF has begun to generate an extended two-year global dataset to support the World Meteorological Organization’s Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP). read the full article at http://www.ecmwf.int/en/about/media-centre/news/2017/ecmwf-generating-d…. Metadata information on this dataset is included in the metadata search available in the YOPP Data Portal.

YOPP Data Portal

The YOPP Data Portal is the entry point for YOPP datasets. It offers a web interface that contains information about datasets (through discovery metadata). These metadata are harvested on a regular basis from data centres actually managing the data on behalf of the owners/providers of the data.