ERA-40 Live Access Server (LAS) Launched ======================================== The BADC is pleased to announce that we have launched the ERA-40 Live Access Server (LAS). This service allows sub-sets, plots and animations to be created dynamically from the ERA-40 dataset. The BADC LAS provides a multi-functional web-interface to large geospatial datasets. It is particularly suited to global gridded data such as the ERA-40 Re-analyses. Users registered for the ERA-40 data held at the BADC can log in to the BADC LAS to extract subsets of the dataset. All level types and parameters are available and all data has been transformed to a 1° x 1° grid (this was the favoured resolution in a user questionnaire). The BADC LAS allows data sub-setting in latitude, longitude, altitude and time. The output can be obtained in a number of formats including gif and postscript image files, or NetCDF data files. A limited animation facility is also available. Please note the ERA-40 LAS is only available to users that are registered for access to ERA-40. Users must log-in to the usual BADC web site before entering the LAS, after which you can go directly to the LAS in any subsequent sessions. The LAS intended for users with low data volume requirements. If it receives large requests it will ignore them and inform you that it is doing so. Moderate to high data volume users should contact BADC Support (firstname.lastname@example.org). More information about the LAS is available on the ERA-40 Regular Gridded Data page: http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/data/ecmwf-e40/gridded_data.html#badc_las BADC Support. 16 January 2004.