This is where
we need your help. Many people have offered help, and hopefully this section will give
you pointers on how to get started.
Each link takes you to a brief write-up on the task.
BETTER DEFINED PROJECTS
Brice wrote a bunch of Perl scripts that do useful weather related conversions.
It be great to convert these to Java. [more explanation on project]
now the observation and forecasting code reads human readable information
in addition to grabbing the METAR encoded data. We need to parse that METAR format more completely.
[more explanation on project]
Weather Observations/Forecasts to images
on the relative humidity, visibility, temperature, and time (and whatever
else), it would be great to map an observation or forecast to an image
TAF is another
format for displaying weather forecasts. It is similar to METAR (I believe).
It would be nice to parse this format into a useable object.
(see the METAR parsing task description. here
is an example TAF forecast).
Station codes are very useful, but it would be nice to find the closest
station to your zip code or city. NWS
has a server that lets you do just that, but its not the friendliest
thing right now. The URL for the station locator is http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/ol/climate/stationlocator.html.