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1.Indicate, on a scale of 1-5 (5=highest), the importance you assign to Unidata's practice of community participation and community building, as reflected, e.g., in triennial all Unidata summer workshops, community-based Internet Data Distribution (IDD) system, provision of access to diverse data sets, and end user support:
Lowest12345HighestTotal
Count243997120262
Percent0.76%1.53%14.89%37.02%45.8%100%
Average:  4.26Minimum value:  1Variance:  0.67
Median:  4.0Maximum value:  5Std. deviation:  0.82
2.For each of the major Unidata software systems you use, please indicate the nature of your use and your associated level of satisfaction. Rate on a scale of 1-5 as follows:

  • For use, 1=none, 5=extensive

  • For effectiveness, 1=poor, 5=excellent

1
2
3
4
5
6
1GEMPAK12345
2Effectiveness in Instruction18
3.01%
7
2.17%
37
3.35%
45
4.11%
36
3.1%
3Effectiveness in Research14
2.34%
6
1.86%
41
3.71%
48
4.39%
42
3.61%
4Effectiveness of Documentation18
3.01%
21
6.52%
40
3.62%
46
4.2%
20
1.72%
5Effectiveness of Training Courses15
2.5%
12
3.73%
33
2.99%
31
2.83%
29
2.5%
6Effectiveness of User Support15
2.5%
9
2.8%
30
2.71%
36
3.29%
43
3.7%
7      
8Integrated Data Viewer (IDV)12345
9Use for Instruction32
5.34%
12
3.73%
33
2.99%
17
1.55%
24
2.07%
10Use for Research26
4.34%
15
4.66%
35
3.17%
24
2.19%
19
1.64%
11Effectiveness in Instruction18
3.01%
9
2.8%
29
2.62%
27
2.47%
17
1.46%
12Effectiveness in Research14
2.34%
13
4.04%
35
3.17%
25
2.29%
17
1.46%
13Effectiveness of Documentation13
2.17%
17
5.28%
40
3.62%
24
2.19%
9
0.77%
14Effectiveness of Training Courses15
2.5%
6
1.86%
23
2.08%
26
2.38%
17
1.46%
15Effectiveness of User Support13
2.17%
7
2.17%
32
2.9%
14
1.28%
28
2.41%
16      
17McIDAS12345
18Use for Instruction37
6.18%
9
2.8%
16
1.45%
24
2.19%
19
1.64%
19Use for Research32
5.34%
10
3.11%
20
1.81%
27
2.47%
24
2.07%
20Effectiveness in Instruction17
2.84%
6
1.86%
19
1.72%
25
2.29%
16
1.38%
21Effectiveness in Research15
2.5%
9
2.8%
20
1.81%
25
2.29%
22
1.89%
22Effectiveness of Documentation17
2.84%
11
3.42%
24
2.17%
19
1.74%
15
1.29%
23Effectiveness of Training Courses17
2.84%
8
2.48%
21
1.9%
14
1.28%
17
1.46%
24Effectiveness of User Support16
2.67%
9
2.8%
17
1.54%
12
1.1%
27
2.32%
25      
26Local Data Manager (LDM)*12345
27Use for Instruction21
3.51%
9
2.8%
19
1.72%
21
1.92%
38
3.27%
28Use for Research18
3.01%
6
1.86%
17
1.54%
33
3.02%
49
4.22%
29Effectiveness in Instruction11
1.84%
5
1.55%
22
1.99%
24
2.19%
32
2.75%
30Effectiveness in Research9
1.5%
4
1.24%
21
1.9%
33
3.02%
42
3.61%
31Effectiveness of Documentation8
1.34%
9
2.8%
31
2.81%
35
3.2%
22
1.89%
32Effectiveness of Training Courses8
1.34%
7
2.17%
25
2.26%
22
2.01%
27
2.32%
33Effectiveness of User Support7
1.17%
6
1.86%
20
1.81%
24
2.19%
43
3.7%
34* LDM is the software foundation for Internet Data Distribution (IDD), the principal means by which Unidata participants acquire real-time data

     
35netCDF12345
36Use for Instruction NA**19
3.17%
4
1.24%
14
1.27%
22
2.01%
27
2.32%
37Use for Research13
2.17%
5
1.55%
24
2.17%
55
5.03%
111
9.55%
38Effectiveness in Instruction NA**8
1.34%
4
1.24%
17
1.54%
26
2.38%
26
2.24%
39Effectiveness in Research5
0.83%
5
1.55%
31
2.81%
62
5.67%
87
7.49%
40Effectiveness of Documentation5
0.83%
11
3.42%
50
4.52%
52
4.75%
57
4.91%
41Effectiveness of Training Courses NA7
1.17%
4
1.24%
29
2.62%
13
1.19%
19
1.64%
42Effectiveness of User Support6
1.0%
11
3.42%
51
4.62%
45
4.11%
42
3.61%
43** As the netCDF is targeted to developers, characterizing its usage by instruction or research makes little sense. Please estimate the overall usage, trend, and effectiveness in the "research" rows.

     
44Access to data on remote servers via client/server protocols such as THREDDS, DODS/OPeNDAP, ADDE, and WCS***12345
45Use for Instruction27
4.51%
5
1.55%
26
2.35%
17
1.55%
13
1.12%
46Use for Research20
3.34%
4
1.24%
29
2.62%
21
1.92%
23
1.98%
47Effectiveness in Instruction11
1.84%
5
1.55%
23
2.08%
17
1.55%
14
1.2%
48Effectiveness in Research8
1.34%
5
1.55%
28
2.53%
24
2.19%
18
1.55%
49Effectiveness of Documentation8
1.34%
7
2.17%
34
3.08%
15
1.37%
11
0.95%
50Effectiveness of Training Courses NA10
1.67%
2
0.62%
22
1.99%
7
0.64%
8
0.69%
51Effectiveness of User Support8
1.34%
8
2.48%
27
2.44%
17
1.55%
12
1.03%
52*** THREDDS (Thematic Realtime Environmental Distributed Data Services), OPeNDAP (Open source Project for a Network Data Access Protocol) formerly DODS (Distributed Oceanographic Data System, ADDE (Abstract Data Distribution Environment), and WCS (Web Cov     
Total responses: 271

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3.Please rate the types of currently available real-time data listed below according to their importance in your future work (1=little or none, 5=highest).
1
2
3
4
5
6
 Data TypePriority
1 12345
2U.S. surface and upper-air observations15
6.0%
7
4.46%
17
4.53%
34
6.85%
123
14.59%
3U.S. surface and upper-air observations15
6.0%
9
5.73%
13
3.47%
34
6.85%
111
13.17%
4International surface and upper-air observations14
5.6%
10
6.37%
41
10.93%
57
11.49%
86
10.2%
5Gridded model analyses and forecasts (atmospheric)8
3.2%
4
2.55%
21
5.6%
42
8.47%
150
17.79%
6Gridded model analyses and forecasts (oceanic)20
8.0%
26
16.56%
45
12.0%
45
9.07%
58
6.88%
7NEXRAD Level III (i.e., NIDS) products27
10.8%
14
8.92%
42
11.2%
43
8.67%
54
6.41%
8NEXRAD Level II (i.e., full volume scan) data27
10.8%
16
10.19%
31
8.27%
37
7.46%
67
7.95%
9Lightning-stroke data35
14.0%
19
12.1%
38
10.13%
45
9.07%
37
4.39%
10Wind Profiler data21
8.4%
14
8.92%
36
9.6%
59
11.9%
58
6.88%
11ACARS (AIRCRAFT COMMUNICATIONS AND REPORTING SYSTEM) Observations28
11.2%
18
11.46%
39
10.4%
44
8.87%
46
5.46%
12GPS Precipitable Water observations29
11.6%
20
12.74%
49
13.07%
52
10.48%
40
4.74%
13Other:11
4.4%
  0  3
0.8%
4
0.81%
13
1.54%
Total responses: 231

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5.Unidata is involved in collaborations that yield or will yield improved access to older (historical) data, including case-study data sets. Please indicate on a scale of 1-5 what importance you assign to such efforts
(1=little or none, 5=highest):
Little or none12345HighestTotal
Count64388582215
Percent2.79%1.86%17.67%39.53%38.14%100%
Average:  4.08Minimum value:  1Variance:  0.88
Median:  4.0Maximum value:  5Std. deviation:  0.94