Support for NPP/NPOESS by The HDF Group

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The HDF Group provides support for NPP/NPOESS in a number of ways, including development and maintenance of software capabilities in HDF5 libraries and tools that help NPP/NPOESS data producers and users, software testing on platforms of importance to NPP/NPOESS, high quality rapid response user support for NPP/NPOESS, and performance of special projects. The purposes of this presentation are to apprise attendees of the areas of emphasis for FY 2010, and to solicit ideas and opinions that will help the project understand how best to use its resources in order to best serve the needs of NPP/NPOESS.

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Support for NPP/NPOESS by The HDF Group

  1. 1. The HDF Group Support for NPP/NPOESS by The HDF Group Mike Folk, Elena Pourmal, Peter Cao The HDF Group November 5, 2009 November 3-5, 2009 HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop XIII 1 www.hdfgroup.org
  2. 2. Goal To develop and adapt HDF5 software and provide HDF5 support for NPP/NPOESS. November 3-5, 2009 HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop XIII 2 www.hdfgroup.org
  3. 3. Areas of immediate need • Ensure easy and intuitive data access and use by diverse communities • Enable producers and consumers to view content, manage metadata, and convert data to other formats. • Provide high-quality, rapid-response support of HDF5 for NPOESS users at all levels. November 3-5, 2009 HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop XIII 3 www.hdfgroup.org
  4. 4. 2009-2009 Priorities • Data accessibility and usability • Developed library of high level APIs to support NPP/NPOESS data management • Tool development • Modify h5dump to enable viewing of region references and quality flags • Modify HDFView to enhance viewing of references and quality flags • System maintenance • User support November 3-5, 2009 HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop XIII 4 www.hdfgroup.org
  5. 5. NPP/NPOESS Project Information • Project Web site • http://www.hdfgroup.org/projects/npoess/ • Project description • Released software • Documentation November 3-5, 2009 HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop XIII 5 www.hdfgroup.org
  6. 6. NPOESS Web site November 3-5, 2009 HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop XIII 6 www.hdfgroup.org
  7. 7. NPOESS Software FTP Site November 3-5, 2009 HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop XIII 7 www.hdfgroup.org
  8. 8. NPOESS Project Information • Project Wiki site • http://wiki.hdfgroup.org/NPOESS-Project • Monthly progress reports, links to software under development, presentations, etc. • Requires a password • Contact epourmal@hdfgroup.org November 3-5, 2009 HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop XIII 8 www.hdfgroup.org
  9. 9. HDF NPOESS Wiki November 3-5, 2009 HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop XIII 9 www.hdfgroup.org
  10. 10. The HDF Group Library of High-Level APIs to support NPOESS data November 3-5, 2009 HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop XIII 10 www.hdfgroup.org
  11. 11. NPOESS High-Level Library • Library to support HDF5 region references and packed bits in support of NPOESS quality flags • • • • C APIs Documentation Tests Examples • Source available from • ftp://ftp.hdfgroup.uiuc.edu/pub/outgoing/NPOESS/s ource/ • Documentation is available from • http://www.hdfgroup.org/projects/npoess/ • Still a prototype! November 3-5, 2009 HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop XIII 11 www.hdfgroup.org
  12. 12. Documentation November 3-5, 2009 HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop XIII 12 www.hdfgroup.org
  13. 13. The HDF Group h5dump New Features to Support Region References and Quality Flags November 3-5, 2009 HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop XIII 13 www.hdfgroup.org
  14. 14. h5dump and Region Reference Data • New flag –R to display data pointed to by region references • Improved display of subsets • An element of a dataset is specified by its indices • Available in HDF5 1.8.4, November 2009 November 3-5, 2009 HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop XIII 14 www.hdfgroup.org
  15. 15. h5dump and Quality Flags • New flag –M to display packed bit-field data • Available only in the HDF5 NPOESS branch • Will NOT be in HDF5 1.8.4 release • Source and pre-built binaries can be found at • ftp://ftp.hdfgroup.uiuc.edu/pub/outgoing/NPOESS/ November 3-5, 2009 HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop XIII 15 www.hdfgroup.org
  16. 16. The HDF Group HDFView New Features to Support References and Quality Flags November 3-5, 2009 HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop XIII 16 www.hdfgroup.org
  17. 17. HDFView and references • Aggregated granules: show the whole dataset pointed to by an object reference • Granules: show data pointed to by a dataset region reference November 3-5, 2009 HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop XIII 17 www.hdfgroup.org
  18. 18. Objects Pointed to by Object References November 3-5, 2009 HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop XIII 18 www.hdfgroup.org
  19. 19. Data Pointed to by Region References November 3-5, 2009 HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop XIII 19 www.hdfgroup.org
  20. 20. HDFView and quality flags • By default, integers with quality flags are displayed as 8-bit decimal values • Needed: a way to show values of specific quality flag bit fields November 3-5, 2009 HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop XIII 20 www.hdfgroup.org
  21. 21. Default display: 8-bit decimal integers November 3-5, 2009 HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop XIII 21 www.hdfgroup.org
  22. 22. Displaying quality flags in 8-bit integers • Use “Open As” on dataset with quality flags. • Apply bitmask to choose individual quality flags November 3-5, 2009 HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop XIII 22 www.hdfgroup.org
  23. 23. Examples of bit masks • Applied mask in red at top-right, e.g., “By bitmask {0, 1}” November 3-5, 2009 HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop XIII 23 www.hdfgroup.org
  24. 24. Quality Flags • Data can be displayed in decimal, binary, or hexadecimal al cim de ry i na b d xa he November 3-5, 2009 ci e al m HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop XIII 24 www.hdfgroup.org
  25. 25. HDFView plug-in to Show Quality Flags • Implemented using “TreeView” plug-in • • • • Open HDFView Select “User Options” Select NPOESS plug-in Restart HDFView • Available with HDFView 2.5 patch3 November 3-5, 2009 HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop XIII 25 www.hdfgroup.org
  26. 26. The HDF Group Possible Future Work November 3-5, 2009 HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop XIII 26 www.hdfgroup.org
  27. 27. Possible future work • • • • Add new features Enhance current features System support User support November 3-5, 2009 HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop XIII 27 www.hdfgroup.org
  28. 28. Maintenance • Maintenance NPOESS/NPP features • • • • High-Level Library H5dump, other tools? HDFView Testing, documentation, releases November 3-5, 2009 HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop XIII 28 www.hdfgroup.org
  29. 29. New features • Support Variable-Length datasets • Ease access to information about quality flags • Use definition of quality flags, which are in: • The Common Data Format Control Book • XML files as part of the CDFCB-X delivery • Apply the structure of the XML to determine whether a field is a packed quality flag byte • Tell us what you need! November 3-5, 2009 HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop XIII 29 www.hdfgroup.org
  30. 30. Enhance current features • Extend reference display options • E.g., show properties of the referenced data • Revise default TreeView and TableView to improve NPOESS plug-in support • Improve quality of testing, documentation, and binary and source distribution • Tell us what you need! November 3-5, 2009 HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop XIII 30 www.hdfgroup.org
  31. 31. NPOESS/NPP System Support • Daily testing on systems critical to NPOESS/NPP • Linux 32 and 64-bit • Windows • AIX 5.3 • Solaris 32 and 64-bit • Regular testing of NPOESS high-Level library • Linux 32 and 64-bit • Windows • Solaris 32 and 64-bit • Porting to requested compilers • Performance tuning for applications • Improved support for C++ • Support for netCDF-4 access to NPOESS SDR and EDR products November 3-5, 2009 HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop XIII 31 www.hdfgroup.org
  32. 32. NPOESS/NPP User Support • Priority support to NPOESS/NPP users • Send email to help@hdfgroup.org • Add NPOESS to the subject field • Example: Subject: [NPOESS] Where is the plug-in? • Response in less than 4 hours • Continue gather requirements and enhance HDF5 software as needed • We want to hear from you! November 3-5, 2009 HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop XIII 32 www.hdfgroup.org
  33. 33. Special Research Projects • Improvements to HDF5 or HDF5 NPOESS products with the data management portion of the Raytheon Algorithm Development Library (ADL) • Implement OpeNDAP server for HDF5 NPOESS SDR and EDR products • Develop NPOESS specialized version of the HDF5 tool h5check • Performance tuning of HDF-NPOESS product files November 3-5, 2009 HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop XIII 33 www.hdfgroup.org
  34. 34. Questions? November 3-5, 2009 HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop XIII 34 www.hdfgroup.org
  35. 35. The HDF Group Questions/comments? November 3-5, 2009 HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop XIII 35 www.hdfgroup.org
  36. 36. Acknowledgements This work was supported by cooperative agreement number NA08AANEG0128from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author[s] and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. November 3-5, 2009 HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop XIII 36 www.hdfgroup.org

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