The Atmospheric data model initiative is establishing a working dialog between ESRI and the atmospheric sciences community regarding data representation issues. This helps serve to address the needs of the atmospheric community for ESRI software development. The management of temporal data and raster data support are two areas of focus with this initiative.
Collaboration with NCAR/UCAR, NASA JPL, and Raytheon has helped to identify the need for direct read of CF compliant netCDF data. The functionality is in development for the direct read and write of NetCDF as feature, raster, and tabular data. This will also be useful to perform analysis using standard feature, raster, and table Geoprocessing model builder tools for netCDF data.
The initial task in developing an Atmospheric Data Model is to identify the purpose and scope of the final design. A questionnaire will be used as the basis for a Conceptual Framework Document to shape the design of the Atmospheric data model, for the query, analysis, storage, and display of Atmospheric data in a GIS format.
Downloads – Case Studies
- NCAR/UCAR Visualization Demo NCAR/UCAR water vapor avi demo in ArcGlobe – zip format
- Atmospheric Data Model differences document pdf file – zip format
- Hurricane Isabel Globe animation avi, and ArcGlobe readme htm document – zip format
- Atmospheric Data Model Poster .pdf – zip format
Downloads – Design Templates
- Atmospheric Data Model Conceptual Design Documents vsd., .gif, and .pdfs docs for Atmospheric Data Model Conceptual Design – zip format
- Atmospheric Data Model Workshop 3 ppt files from San Diego AMS Atmospheric Data Model Workshop – zip format
- UCAR Design template for IHOP XML document, IHOP sample template geodatabase, UML and UML.dtd files – zip format
Downloads – Tools
- Working with netCDF in ArcGIS .avi, .doc – zip format
- NetCDF Tools .dll, .exe, .py, .tbx, and .txt – URL format
- Wind Tools .exe, .py, .tbx, .sln, .suo, .cs, .csproj, .cache, .pdb, and .txt – URL format
Visit the website for the Atmospheric Special Interest group. We hold annual user group and data model meetings in conjunction with the ESRI User Conference in San Diego and the annual American Meteorological Society meetings.