Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 5:00 GMT

Site Updates

April 19, 2015

The live aircraft pages will continue to be developed offline this week. As parts of this feature are completed they will be added to the operational recon system.

April 10, 2015

Due to the March 30th update there was an issue with a non-tasked mission that ran past midnight Zulu on April 10th. After offline testing, the problem that occurred should now be resolved for future missions. This was the first live test of a non-tasked mission running past midnight Zulu since that section of code was rewritten.

I am continuing to work on the design of the live aircraft pages, as well as how product pages will work.

March 30th, 2015

The issue where mission details on the front page were unavailable for a period of about 10 minutes around midnight Zulu continued to be a problem. Over the past few months a significant amount of testing was needed after a lot of code was rewriten on the processing side of the recon system. The system was updated with the new code today. The code that was rewritten included sections that handle moving non tasked data to a new directory when a non tasked mission extends past midnight Zulu and also missions that cross into another basin. These are very complicated sections of code and therefore the system may not update properly until it is tested more thoroughly in the live operational system.

I am currently working offline on the visual design of the live aircraft pages. I hope to have those done by the start of the hurricane season.

January 26th, 2015

There was an issue with data being added more often than needed from the NHC's recon archive. A side effect was displaying older missions from the day on the front page and in the Google Earth file. I think this has now been fixed. There has also been an issue where mission details on the front page are unavailable for a period of about 10 minutes around midnight Zulu for some missions. (or until the next available mission data for that mission is available) This issue might be related to the other issue or may have been fixed by another change made. I will need to keep an eye on it carefully to see if the problem is still occurring. Meanwhile, work continues on further updates to the recon system. I hope for these additional updates, which are being constructed and tested offline, will be available by the start of the hurricane season.

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