Re: [netcdfgroup] How to read grib2 files using Netcdf Java API?

John, thanks for looking at this. The file (74MB) is now at:

http://cimms.ou.edu/~lakshman/data/WRFPRS_GrbF21.grib2

Lak


On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 1:28 PM, John Caron <caron@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi Lak:
>
> NetcdfDataset.open() should have worked.
>
> Can you send us the file, and we'll check why its not working.
>
> Valliappa Lakshmanan wrote:
> > I know there must be a very simple way to do this, but I can't seem to
> > find any example or documentation.
> >
> > I want to read a Grib2 file using the Java Netcdf API and tried:
> >
> > File file = new File("/tmp/WRFPRS_GrbF21.grib2");  // a grib2 file
> > NetcdfFile ncfile = NetcdfDataset.open(file.getAbsolutePath());
> >
> > but get an IOException stating: Cant read /tmp/WRFPRS_GrbF21.grib2: not
> > a valid NetCDF file.
> >
> > I tried using ucar.dt.grid.GridDataSet.open() and got the same result.
> >
> > In case it was a classpath/jar problem, I added toolsUI.jar from netcdf
> > 2.2.22 to my classpath (has grib.jar).
> > Same result.  What am I missing?
> >
> > thanks
> > Lak
> >
> >
> >
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