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Graphical Display of Weather Data

Senior Project: 1991-1992
Jeremy Asbill, Chen-Chen Hwang and Paul Pinkney

Unidata is a program within the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research for improving the accessibility and usefulness of scientific data to atmospheric scientists at universities. Unidata provides real time weather data broadcast via satellite along with software and support for systems that capture and analyze the data on networks of scientific workstations in university departments.

The goal of this project was to create a graphical user interface for the access and display of weather data by non-technical users. The software provides an interface in which users point to locations on a map and receive various types of weather information for that location. Depending on user selections, this information might include forecasts, current conditions, aviation reports, ski information, etc. The software was designed to make it easy to develop and add new "modules", providing new types of weather information, to the system. The group designed and developed the underlying framework for the system, and also developed three modules -- current weather, forecasts, and help. The project was implemented in C, using OpenWindows and the XView toolkit.

 
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