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 / _ \ / _|/ _|___| |__   ___  _ __ ___ 
| | | | |_| |_/ __| '_ \ / _ \| '__/ _ \
| |_| |  _|  _\__ \ | | | (_) | | |  __/
 \___/|_| |_| |___/_| |_|\___/|_|  \___|

          ___       _                       _   _             
         |_ _|_ __ | |_ ___  __ _ _ __ __ _| |_(_) ___  _ __  
          | || '_ \| __/ _ \/ _` | '__/ _` | __| |/ _ \| '_ \ 
          | || | | | ||  __/ (_| | | | (_| | |_| | (_) | | | |
         |___|_| |_|\__\___|\__, |_|  \__,_|\__|_|\___/|_| |_|
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The Compact Offshore weather service is more than an extremely efficient and compact file format. Its a system. The LuckGrib application is an essential part of this system.

There is a single switch in the application that is used to control how it should obtain its weather data: email, low speed internet, or high speed internet. Based on this setting, everything else is taken care of.

Some of the benefits of the integration of the LuckGrib application with the LuckGrib Offshore infrastructure are:

It may be useful to expand on the second point briefly. The different GRIB models update at different frequencies - some once a day, some twice, some four times, some more often. They also update at different times of day. If you want to refresh a weather file, it is never any fun to wait patiently through a long download only to realize the data you just obtained is the same as what you already had. Been there, done that, never want to do it again. LuckGrib tracks what version of each request you already have and works with the Offshore system so that it only sends fresh data if the data is different from what you already have



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