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-====== WDB ======+====== WDB - Weather and Water Database ​======
  
-WDB is a database system designed ​to store meteorological,​ hydrological and oceanographic (MHO) data in a PostgreSQL database management server. The 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.+Welcome ​to the **WDB** project'​s home page.
  
-WDB is an open-source project licensed under [[http://​www.gnu.org/​licenses/​old-licenses/​gpl-2.0.html|GPL2]] or (at your option) any later version.+**WDB** is a database system designed to store meteorological,​ hydrological and oceanographic (MHO) data in a PostgreSQL database management server. The 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://​www.yr.no|yr.no]]; Scandinavia'​s largest weather site.
  
- +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 http product generator.
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-===== Release Status ===== +
- +
-WDB version 0.6.0 is ([[http://​wdb.met.no/​download/​wdb-0.6.tar.gz|now available]]. It is the first version ​of WDB which will be used in production setting by met.no (a multi-terabyte field archive).+
  
  
 ===== WDB Features ===== ===== WDB Features =====
  
-  * **Decode and store meteorological forecast fields** +  * **Decode and store meteorological ​and oceanographic ​forecast fields** 
-    * WDB has loading programs to load forecasts, analysis, ​etc. stored in GRIB1 format. Metadata is provided for HIRLAM 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
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-  * **Decode and store oceanographic fields** +
-    * WDB has loading programs to load wave and circulation ​models stored in GRIB1 files. Metadata is provided for WAM fields+
  
   * **Flexible retrieval interface**   * **Flexible retrieval interface**
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     * 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).     * 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).
  
 +  * **Open Source**
 +    * WDB is licensed under [[http://​www.gnu.org/​licenses/​old-licenses/​gpl-2.0.html|GPL2]] or (at your option) any later version.
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 +===== Get WDB =====
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 +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://​www.yr.no|yr.no]] with version 0.7.8 at the end of February 2009. Currently, the [[http://​www.yr.no|yr.no]] website is run on a backbone of WDB servers.
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 +You can access the WDB source code on [[http://​github.com/​wdb|github]].
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 +To subscribe to release information about WDB, register on Freshmeat and subscribe to [[http://​freshmeat.net/​projects/​wdb|WDB]].
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 +
 +===== Help =====
 +
 +The [[Mailing Lists]] should be your first stop if you have problems with WDB.
  
 +[[http://​sourceforge.net/​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://​sourceforge.net/​mailarchive/​forum.php?​forum_name=wdb-users|WDB Users]] mailing list.
  
-=====  WDB Roadmap ===== 
  
-  * Putting WDB into production in the Hindcast project (multi-terabyte forecast field archive) +===== Development =====
-  * Creating a load-balancing and fail-over solution for the WDB system +
-  * Improving the test framework and documentation +
-  * Improving the performance of the overall system; but in particular the extraction of forecast points from fields in time series+
  
 +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://​sourceforge.net/​mailarchive/​forum.php?​forum_name=wdb-development|WDB Development]] mailing list.
  
  
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