The software tool used during the Labs will be McIDAS-V (Man Computer Interactive Data Access System), which includes Hydra. We will use a portable version of this software (called McVCast), which does not require any installation (it has Java runtime environment included).
You can download the official McIDAS-V version1.7 here. This version requires installation on your computer.
In existence since 1973, McIDAS is a suite of sophisticated software packages that perform a wide variety of functions with satellite imagery, observational reports, numerical forecasts, and other geophysical data. Those functions include displaying, analyzing, interpreting, acquiring and managing the data.