Changes log

 

Version 5.1.1 of SCC

The new SCC version (released on 06/06/2019) brings many important updates and enhancements:

 

1) SCC product file format

The SCC v5.1 generates products which are:

 

2) Quicklook web interface

A new color was adopted to distinguish between cloud-free regions (white regions) from no-data region (grey regions) in cloudmask quicklooks.

Please, keep in mind that the quicklook web interface (https://quicklooks.earlinet.org) will be password protected until the 31 of July 2019. After this date the password will be removed and it will become accessible to anybody.

IMPORTANT: We recommend to take advantage from this period for checking that everything is fine for your station on EARLINET quicklook web interface (https://quicklooks.earlinet.org).
In particular, you should check that:

 

3) Other enhancements

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where 'sss' is the new 3 digits station code and HHHHMMDD hhmm is the start of the measurement.

In making the update we tried to not break any existing configuration.
So you should be able to log-in with your old username and password and find on the server all the configurations and measurements you have already uploaded before the upgrade.

As a consequence all the products on the servers are still the ones generated by you running the previous SCC version (v5.0). If you like you can re-calculate those products using the new version of the SCC (actually we recommend to do so). Please, keep in mind that in this case you are going to overwrite all your products! So, if you like to keep your old products you should make a back-up of them before trying to re-run the new SCC version.

Please, always remember that in order to generate the new products (HiRELPP, Cloumask, ELIC and ELQUICK), it is necessary to define for the configuration(s) an high resolution product, following some basic instructions on how to do that.
Please report problems or suggestions on the SCC forum available at: https://earlinetforum.imaa.cnr.it/viewforum.php?f=21

 

 

Version 5.0 of SCC

The new SCC version (released on 08/11/2018) brings many important updates and enhancements:

 

1) New SCC workflow

The SCC workflow has been modified by including 4 new calculus modules: HiRELPP, Cloudmask, ELIC and ELQUICK

 

2) SCC product file format

All the SCC products are in NetCDF format and are CF compliant. To meet the CF compliance we had to modify the NetCDF structure of all the SCC products with respect to the old ones. This means that your reading software for the SCC products should be changed accordingly.In particular, the optical products generated by the SCC v5.0 are different from the EARLINET files we have used up to now. The new format is the same we have used for the publication of the data on CERA database. For the moment such files CANNOT be uploaded on the EARLINET database because it still requires the old format. Anyway we are going to release the new version of EARLINET database (presumably in January 2019) that will accept the new format only.

IMPORTANT: only the SCC product file format is changed. The raw input file format is still the same. This means no specific modifications are needed in your own converter to generate input file for the new SCC version.

 

3) Other enhancements

Please, note that in order to generate the new products (HiRELPP, Cloumask, ELIC and ELQUICK), it is necessary to define for the configuration(s) an high resolution product, following some basic instructions on how to do that.
Please report problems or suggestions on the SCC forum available at: https://earlinetforum.imaa.cnr.it/viewforum.php?f=21