Python AWIPS Data Access Framework

The python-awips package provides a data access framework for requesting grid and geometry datasets from an EDEX server.

AWIPS is a weather display and analysis package developed by the National Weather Service for operational forecasting. UCAR’s Unidata Program Center supports a non-operational open-source release of the AWIPS software (EDEX, CAVE, and python-awips).

Pip Install

  • pip install python-awips

Conda Environment Install

To install the latest version of python-awips, with all required and optional packages:

Requirements

  • python 2.7+
  • numpy
  • shapely
  • six

Quick Example

from awips.dataaccess import DataAccessLayer
DataAccessLayer.changeEDEXHost("edex-cloud.unidata.ucar.edu")
dataTypes = DataAccessLayer.getSupportedDatatypes()
list(dataTypes)

['acars',
 'binlightning',
 'bufrmosavn',
 'bufrmoseta',
 'bufrmosgfs',
 'bufrmoshpc',
 'bufrmoslamp',
 'bufrmosmrf',
 'bufrua',
 'climate',
 'common_obs_spatial',
 'gfe',
 'gfeeditarea',
 'grid',
 'maps',
 'modelsounding',
 'obs',
 'practicewarning',
 'profiler',
 'radar',
 'radar_spatial',
 'satellite',
 'sfcobs',
 'topo',
 'warning']


request = DataAccessLayer.newDataRequest()
request.setDatatype("satellite")
availableSectors = DataAccessLayer.getAvailableLocationNames(request)
availableSectors.sort()
for sector in availableSectors:
    print sector
    request.setLocationNames(sector)
    availableProducts = DataAccessLayer.getAvailableParameters(request)
    availableProducts.sort()
    for product in availableProducts:
        print " - " + product

ECONUS
 - ACTP
 - ADP
 - AOD
 - CAPE
 - CH-01-0.47um
 - CH-02-0.64um
 - CH-03-0.87um
 - CH-04-1.38um
 ...
EFD
 - ACTP
 - ADP
 - AOD
 - CAPE
 - CH-01-0.47um
 - CH-02-0.64um
 - CH-03-0.87um
 - CH-04-1.38um
 ...

See the API Documentation for more information.