[Ncep.nhc.nco_contacts] TSB Morning Rounds - Thu Jun 16, 2016

Dr. Craig A. Mattocks craig.mattocks at noaa.gov
Thu Jun 16 15:46:22 UTC 2016


Update from NCO’s Dataflow Team: All Himawari satellite channels have been restored, now that the server is in a full operational state. - Craig

> On Jun 16, 2016, at 11:06 AM, TSB Admin <nhc.tsbadmin at noaa.gov> wrote:
> 
> Here is today's summary of NHC computer operations: 
> --- Craig Mattocks
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> TAFB:
> 1. The N-AWIPS workstation Grunt crashed during an NMAP session twice - first when SOO Chris Landsea was attempting to edit the Pacific Sea State graphic, and second when clicking on the icon to access the distance-measurement tool. Chris switched to using the Shiner workstation to compose the product. TSB N-AWIPS expert Matt Sardi called and advised Chris to reboot Grunt as soon as possible.
> 
> HSU:
> 1. The ASCAT-B scatterometer winds were missing yesterday from N-AWIPS because the processing was being run on Sr. Hurricane Specialist Mike Brennan's desktop workstation (pinfish). TSB Developer Matt Sardi has migrated the ingest and processing to one of NHC's primary compute servers (nhc-lx-comp03), which will eventually be mirrored to the other compute server (nhc-lx-comp01). The data are now populating to both the /ldm1 and /ldm2/decoders/ascatb_25km* directories on NHC's NetApp (network mounted storage) for access in N-AWIPS. Meanwhile, NCO SysAdmin Brian Maher has determined that, as suspected from the "Input/output error" messages on the Linux terminal screen, the hard disk on pinfish was damaged/corrupted. He has backed up and is replacing the hard disk on the workstation.
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> 2. Update on double/triple plotting of buoy data in N-AWIPS. TSB Web Developer Dave Zelinsky has been investigating and consulting with NCO and the other National Centers on this issue. One suggestion was to set the filter under "edit source" to 0.01 (the smallest possible value). This doesn't remove any real obs, but was suppose to get rid of the duplicates. However, even though OPC is using such a filter, they still suffer from the same double/tripple plotting problem, so this appears to be an N-AWIPS decoder issue. OPC will contact NCO/SDB on NHC's behalf to address the problem. The filter doesn't show the newest data, but rather shows a single observation that remains in place until it times out. Therefore, when there are multiple records, you see the first observation, not the latest (desired) observation.
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> 3. Sr. Hurricane Specialist Richard Pasch’s new Lagrangian “adrift" buoy (42057) is gradually streaming northwest towards the Yucatan Channel:
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> http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=42057
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> Other items:
> 1. Due to an ongoing NetApp slowdown issue and the queues filling up on NCO's ncodf9 DBNet server, the Himawari satellite data stream has been temporarily reduced to channel B13 only.
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