WXP
Overview

Current Version: 6.73.2
Latest Release: June 2020

Overview:

WXP, the Weather Processor, is a suite of programs/toolkit for analyzing and displaying meteorological data and satellite images. WXP originated at Purdue University but is now being developed by Unisys. It is intended to be an general purpose weather visualization tool for near-realtime and archived meteorological data.

The software package handles data broadcast directly by the National Weather Service, reads in and files the data, decodes and parses the information and finally visualizes the data in a variety of formats. The primary audience for the package are meteorologists but is also developed to provide non-meteorologists the ability to view the data with varying degrees of complexity.

Features:


Platforms:

UNIX/Linux
  • X86 and X86_64 (64 bit) systems running Linux (RHEL5, RHEL6 Ubuntu 12 and Debian Squeeze)

Minimum platform requirements are:

  • 256 MB RAM
  • 350 MB hard disk for binaries and database files
  • 2+ GB for realtime data storage (server space).
  • X11 Display System (standard on all systems)
Windows 7 and 10
  • Requires cygwin

Minimum platform requirements are:

  • 256 MB RAM
  • 350 MB hard disk for binaries and database files
  • 2+ GB for realtime data storage (server space)

Distribution:

Unisys licenses and distributes WXP. Binary only licenses are available for Linux and Windows 7/10 platforms on a single machine or site license basis.

WXP (binaries and database files) is available online. Current database files are available from http://vietorweather.net/wxp/etc.

Documentation is available on the Unisys web site.

For More Information:

Visit the WXP Web server (https://vietorweather.net/) for samples of WXP output.

Visit the WXP documentation site (https://vietorweather.net/wxp) for information on WXP and online documentation on the package.


Last updated October 2013