Code takes a NOAA Ready Sounding txt file, xxxx_profile.txt , and tries to calculate the cloud base and expected thermal strength.
From NOAA Ready , http://www.arl.noaa.gov/ready/cmet.html? , pick your spot and choose Sounding
Choose your start time, time interval, Java, up to 400mb,
Once the sounding data gets displayed
into the data directory where the NOAA.bat file is
Start NOAA.bat, what is the same as java -jar "NOAA.jar"
Choose the downloaded profile.txt file
Choose the sounding time that you are interested in, normally that would be the 12Z = 14.00 SA time
XX is the day
YY is the time in Zulu GMT
Move mouse horizontal to set you expected temperature
In this example we got
23C as the expected ground temperature when the thermal starts off.
Yellow line is the DALR
Best lift will be at 2051 m ASL
White line indicates condensation and cloud base at around 2800m ASL
Grey as the condensating air going up, SALR, Saturated adiabatic Lapse Rate
Lift Rate East Coast Formula is the expected lift at TI-3, in that case 2.8 m/s. Take 1.0 m/s off from that for your glider sink.
And we can expect around 1.8m/s thermal strength on your vario.
On the right side is the wind speed in km/h and direction.
Green means not too strong for a Paraglider on the ground for take-off and landing.
Copy the link from Sounding text and any error messages.
and start the code with the URL
java -jar "dist\NOAA.jar" http://www.arl.noaa.gov/data/ready/usr/47472911_profile.txt
With Version 3 of the code, in the reports directory, 2 files get created.
A plain text file.
And a html file