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-====== WDB ======+====== WDB - Weather and Water Database ​======
-WDB is a database system designed ​to store **W**eather and **W**ater data (also referred to as MHO - Meteorological,​ Hydrological,​ and Oceanographic data) in a PostgreSQL database management server. The overall purpose of the system is to improve the effectiveness and quality of IT systems for MHO production. The system is intended to provide a complete real-time and archive data storage solution.+Welcome ​to the **WDB** project'​s home page.
-WDB is being developed ​to+**WDB** is a database system designed ​to store meteorological,​ hydrological and oceanographic ​(MHO) data in a PostgreSQL database management serverThe purpose of the **WDB** system is to improve the quality ​and effectiveness of IT systems for MHO production by providing a flexible ​and effective ​data storage solution for real-time and archive data. **WDB** is the backbone of [[http://​|]];​ Scandinavia'​s largest weather site.
-  * Decode and store meteorological,​ hydrologicaland oceanographic ​observations/​point forecasts, including chemical or physical ​data but excluding biological and environmental data. Such data is assumed to be encoded ​in BUFR telegrams. +
-  ​Decode ​and store meteorological forecast fields (forecasts, analysis, etc.) as well as oceanographic fields (wave and circulation models). Such data is assumed to be encoded in GRIB-fm5 or GRIB2 files. +
-  ​Provide a flexible retrieval interface to the database for Java, Fortran, C++, Perl and Python.+
-===== Current Status: =====+The WDB system consists of a database server system including a read/write interface to the database, a set of loading programs for inserting various types of MHO data into the system, and a http product generator.
-WDB is capable of decoding and storing meteorological and oceanographics forecast fields from GRIB files. It allows retrieval of time-series (points) and entire fields using an SQL-based function interface (tested with C++, but should be compatible with Java, Perl, Python and Fortran). 
-=====  ​Roadmap ​=====+===== WDB Features ​=====
-Current development goals:+  * **Decode and store meteorological and oceanographic forecast fields** 
 +    * WDB has loading programs to load forecasts, analysis, wave and circulations models stored in GRIB1 and FELT format. Metadata is provided for HIRLAM fields
-  * Putting ​WDB into production in the Hindcast project ​(multi-terabyte forecast field archive) +  * **Flexible retrieval interface** 
-  * Creating a load-balancing and fail-over solution for the WDB system +    * The WDB Call Interface (WCI) allows ​the extraction of entire fields or points ​(time-seriesfrom the database using an SQL-based function interface. 
-  Improving the test framework ​and documentation +    WCI is compatible with C++; it should be usable in C, Java, Perl, Python, ​and Fortran as well (however, these interfaces are not yet tested).
-  * Improving the performance of the overall system+
 +  * **Open Source**
 +    * WDB is licensed under [[http://​​licenses/​old-licenses/​gpl-2.0.html|GPL2]] or (at your option) any later version.
 +===== Get WDB =====
 +The latest release of WDB is version 1.0.1. WDB has been in limited usage as a forecast archive since version 0.6.0 released in March 2008. WDB entered full production usage on [[http://​|]] with version 0.7.8 at the end of February 2009. Currently, the [[http://​|]] website is run on a backbone of WDB servers.
 +You can access the WDB source code on [[http://​​wdb|github]].
 +To subscribe to release information about WDB, register on Freshmeat and subscribe to [[http://​​projects/​wdb|WDB]].
 +===== Help =====
 +The [[Mailing Lists]] should be your first stop if you have problems with WDB.
 +[[http://​​search/?​group_id=214820&​type_of_search=mlists|Search the mailing list archives]] to see if your problem has been answered before. If you are unable to find a response that helps you, post your questions to the appropriate mailing list (non-subscribers can post). For questions not concerning the development of WDB, use the [[http://​​mailarchive/​forum.php?​forum_name=wdb-users|WDB Users]] mailing list.
 +===== Development =====
 +WDB is an open-source project; we welcome contributions to the code and we will help you get more involved, if you want to be. Use the [[developers]] section on the left, and post your questions, ideas, and suggestions to the [[http://​​mailarchive/​forum.php?​forum_name=wdb-development|WDB Development]] mailing list.
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