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  • October 16, 2014 - 0.5-degree GFS forecast added -

    A 0.5-degree latitude-longitude horizontal resolution grid was added to READY. This data set has data available on 56 sigma-pressure hybrid levels. Details on the data set can be found by clicking on this link:
    http://ready.arl.noaa.gov/READYmetdata.php

  • November 13, 2012 - HYSPLIT Forum created -

    A phpBB Forum for HYSPLIT has been created to allow users of HYSPLIT to communicate questions, problems, and ideas for upgrades with other users and developers. Users need to register to post to the site. The site can be found by clicking on this link:
    https://hysplitbbs.arl.noaa.gov/

  • May 1, 2012 - RAP replaces RUC meteorological data -

    The Rapid Refresh Model replaced the RUC model at NOAA NCEP and as a result the RAP data is now used by READY. The RAP output is identical to the RUC except that the forecast goes out to 18 hours instead of 12. Details on the data set can be found by clicking on this link:
    http://ready.arl.noaa.gov/READYmetdata.php

  • April 25, 2012 - Updated HYSPLIT Verification web site -

    The HYSPLIT Verification using the DATEM tracer archive web site has been thoroughly reviewed and updated to make the results more understandable to the user. Details can be found by clicking on this link:
    http://ready.arl.noaa.gov/HYSPLIT_datem.php

  • October 25, 2011 - New NAM Grids -

    As a result of recent upgrades to the NAM model at NCEP, several new grids have been added to READY including a 2 km Hawaii NAM NEST and a 12 km Alaska grid. In addition, several new fields have been added to the NAM Tiles. Details can be found by clicking on this link:
    http://ready.arl.noaa.gov/READYmetdata.php

  • May 6, 2010 - Gulf of Mexico Trajectories -

    Automated trajectories over the Gulf of Mexico have been added to the current U.S. Trajectories web page. Details can be found by clicking on the link to the Gulf of Mexico at:
    http://ready.arl.noaa.gov/READY_traj_pick.php

  • April 15, 2010 - 2010 HYSPLIT Workshop Registration -

    A 3 day HYSPLIT workshop will be given June 23 - 25, 2010 in Silver Spring, Maryland. The workshop will focus on the use of the recently updated version 4.9 of the model and its Graphical User Interface (GUI). Details and registration instructions can be found at: http://www.ertcorp.com/HYSPLIT

  • January 29, 2010 - Online Meteorological Data Extract -

    A new web-based program has been posted to READY that will allow users to create an extract (time, area, or both) of our forecast or archived meteorological datasets and download them to the PC for use with the PC HYSPLIT dispersion model. Links to the programs can be found in the left navigation bar of READY or below:

  • January 28, 2010 - HYSPLIT Model Version 4.9 Update Release

    An update to the HYbrid Single-Particle Lagrangian Integrated Trajectory (HYSPLIT) model was released to the public, as a downloadable version, through the Air Resources Laboratory's web site on January 28. Many of the changes made by ARL since the last update (February 2009) are technical improvements and bug fixes. The model is available for download for Windows or Apple systems.

  • June 8, 2009 - 2009 HYSPLIT Training Documents Made Available -

    The training materials from the recent HYSPLIT Training Workshop held in Silver Spring, Maryland, are now available on the HYSPLIT webpage under the link to PC HYSPLIT Training Workshops or go to this address:

    http://www.arl.noaa.gov/HYSPLIT_workshop.php
  • August 25, 2009 - Beta version of READY available

    In an attempt to transition READY from an IBM AIX server to a LINUX server, a new Beta version of READY has been released for viewing at http://ready.arl.noaa.gov. It is planned to completely move to the LINUX server within the next few weeks.

  • February 24, 2009 - HYSPLIT Model Version 4.9 Release

    A major update to the HYbrid Single-Particle Lagrangian Integrated Trajectory (HYSPLIT) model was released to the public, as a downloadable version, through the Air Resources Laboratory's web site on February 24th. Many of the changes made by ARL since the last update (February 2008) are technical improvements, including the availability of higher spatial resolution meteorological data archives and forecasts. There also have been substantial modifications to the user interface to provide a more consistent color scheme through all the menus. The model is available for download for Windows or Apple systems.

  • May 5, 2008 - 2008 HYSPLIT Training Documents Made Available -

    The training materials from the recent HYSPLIT Training Workshop held in Silver Spring, Maryland, are now available on the HYSPLIT webpage under the link to PC HYSPLIT Training Workshops or go to this address:

    http://www.arl.noaa.gov/HYSPLIT_workshop.php
  • October 19, 2007 - PDF Output Option -

    Added an option in most READY programs to add a link to a PDF file of the graphics.

  • October 18, 2007 - New Meteorological Mapping Tool -

    A new meteorological mapping program that performs most of the functions of the current Interactive Map program has been made available for testing on the Current and Archived Meteorology pages of READY. This version does not rely on the NCAR Graphics software, but makes use of the freely available PSPLOT fortran routines, which creates PostScript output. The graphics are converted from PostScript to gif for smaller file sizes. At some point in the future we will be removing the Interactive Map program and the Java-Based Interactive Map program as we cannot support NCAR Graphics.

  • September 28, 2006 - READY Meteorological Programs Updated -

    The meteorogram, profile, stability, windgram and windrose programs have all been converted from NCAR Graphics to the freely available PSPLOT fortran routines. Graphics are converted from Postscript to gif.

  • September 21, 2006 - HYSPLIT Web-Version Update

    Many additional features were recently added to the registered users web version of HYSPLIT trajectories.
    • GFS Forecast Data

      An option has been added to the forecast trajectories to enable trajectories that run off the chosen meteorology grid (in time or space) to continue running with the current Global Forecast System (GFS) meteorological data if the date range is available. The current GFS forecast dataset contains 48 hours of analysis and 84 hours of forecast data. CAUTION: the initialization times of the chosen meteorological dataset and the GFS may be different depending on the time of day.

    • 3 Source Locations

      Users now can enter up to 3 different trajectory source locations instead of just one. All trajectories will be calculated for all specified levels (1, 2 or 3) for a total of up to 9 trajectories per run.

    • Trajectory Matrix Option

      A trajectory matrix option will produce a grid of trajectories bounded by the first 2 entered source locations (trajectory 1 is the lower left grid point and trajectory 2 is the upper right grid point) and evenly spaced with a grid increment given by the distance between the lower left grid point (trajectory 2) and trajectory 3. Only one height is allowed.

    • Trajectory Ensemble Option

      A trajectory ensemble option will produce multiple trajectories from the first user-selected starting location. Each member of the trajectory ensemble is calculated by offsetting the meteorological data by a fixed grid factor (one grid meteorological grid point in the horizontal and 0.01 sigma units in the vertical). This results in 27 members for all-possible offsets in X,Y, and Z. Note: the starting height should be greater than 250 m for optimal configuration of the ensemble.

    • Source Location Symbol

      An option has been added to allow users to turn on or off the source location symbol on the trajectory map. This is useful for the trajectory matrix display.

    • Rerun the model using user-defined defaults

      A much needed option has been implemented to allow users to rerun a trajectory calculation by modifying the user entered defaults of that particular run to produce a new calculation with its own Job ID number.

  • July 12, 2006 - HYSPLIT and Google Earth -

    Google Earth output is now available to all READY HYSPLIT users (see May 15, 2006 below for details).

  • May 19, 2006 - HYSPLIT Training Documents Made Available -

    The training materials from the recent HYSPLIT Training Workshop held in Silver Spring, Maryland, are now available on the HYSPLIT webpage under the link to PC HYSPLIT Training Workshops or go to this address:

    http://www.arl.noaa.gov/HYSPLIT_workshop.php

    The updated HYSPLIT model executables for this training workshop are not yet publicly available, but should be made available in late June or July.

  • May 15, 2006 - HYSPLIT and Google Earth -

    HYSPLIT is now capable of exporting trajectories, air concentrations and deposition into the Google Earth software application. Google Earth, a free program to display layers of information on a three dimensional map of the earth, is available from:

    http://earth.google.com/

    Programs were developed at ARL to convert the trajectory endpoints and contours of concentration and deposition generated by HYSPLIT into Google Earth files. Google Earth provides the user with a method of overlaying a seemingly endless amount of free geo-referenced information onto the HYSPLIT output and providing the user with a tool to move about and within the model results. This capability is now available to registered users of HYSPLIT, both on the PC and the ARL web server. After a period of testing by registered users, the product will be made available to non-registered users of the web version as well.

  • January 25, 2006 - Date format change to profile output -

    The header for the profile text listing has been reformatted to include a 2 digit month, day and hour and a 4 digit year.

  • January 18, 2006 - NAM 45 km Alaska grid data added to READY -

    NAM 45 km horizontal resolution, 3 hourly, 36 hour forecast data is now available for use by HYSPLIT and meteorological display programs on the READY website.

Modified: October 16, 2014
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