Monday, March 02, 2015

Data as a foreign language

Some say that data is a different language.  I agree that it's a specialized language, often requiring domain or subject matter expertise.

But it still amused me to see that Google Chrome detects this page as Norwegian.

Saying, "yes", to translation did not result in any noticeable changes.

Use this page to access an archive of NASA AIRS brightness temperature data in WMO BUFR format.  Yes, I need to update the software tab to include more recent readers in Java and Python.

NCEP = National Center for Environmental Prediction
GDAS = Global Data Assimilation System (DA is the complex process of inserting data into numerical weather forecasts)

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