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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2016 2:19 pm    Post subject: ROMAN web server shuts down  Reply with quote

http://raws.wrh.noaa.gov/index.html

The following info is no longer produced:
•MODIS Active Fire Maps
•Geographic Coordination Center maps
•RAWS station listing


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The ROMAN web services were designed and maintained initially as a partnership between federal land agencies, the Western Region of the National Weather Service, and the MesoWest research team at the University of Utah. ROMAN was intended for use by fire weather professionals and others requiring access to current fire weather conditions around the nation. However, ongoing operations and maintenance of ROMAN services by the Western Region of the National Weather Service and the MesoWest researchers have continued in recent years without support from the land agencies. Unfortunately, the hardware and software used for ROMAN are now far past their design life requiring major upgrades for which there is no funding available at this time.


The fire maps were cool.... recent burn activity made public to have an accurate record of the fire. And then the station listing which you could see the big picture of the weather....or drill down to an individual station to obtain temperatures throughout the day and rain precipitation.
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2016 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, that sucks.  Sad  The MODIS information was super useful during the Lake Fire, and weather data is always of interest to backcountry travellers.

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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2016 5:42 am    Post subject: ROMAN server Reply with quote

Warning! Rant mode!

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no funding available at this time


Ask billionaires to pay a few extra points in tax to fund valuable public services? Unthinkable.
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