Re: 20030122:netCDF Decoders - Solaris 5.8 - metar2nc decoder
On Wed, 22 Jan 2003, Unidata Support wrote:
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> >To: support-decoders@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >From: "Wayne Gibson" <gibson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >Subject: netCDF Decoders - Solaris 5.8 - metar2nc decoder
> >Organization: UCAR/Unidata
> >Keywords: 200301222216.h0MMGKU22967
> Institution: Oregon State University, Oregon Climate Service
> Package Version: decoders-2.4.0
> Operating System: Solaris 5.8
> Hardware Information: Sparc Sun-Blade-1000
> Inquiry: I was interested in using the "metar2nc" decoder. There is one
> "Sensor Status Indicator" that I'm interested in having decoded. It is the
> "PNO" indicator. It is present only when the tipping bucket rain gauge is
> inoperative. I've looked at both the "cdl" file and the source code in the
> decoders distribution and cannot find any indication of this flag value.
> You would think that if the "PNO" indicator were present, the maintenance
> flag "$" would also be present, but inspection of some of the metar data for
> this month shows that to not be the case.
> Can you verify that "PNO" is not decoded? If it isn't, could that be added
> to the decoder?
> I work in a research group that models rainfall and temperature variables, so
> reliable precipitation data is very important to us.
Sure, I can add the "PNO" indicator to the decoder. Is there any other
variables that are missing? I really haven't look at the Metar
documentation for a long time, almost 5 years ago when I wrote the
decoder. I'll make a alpha release so you can test it. It will probably
be a couple of days before I can get to it. Also, do you have a list of
stations using the PNO because most reports only have a limited subset of
all the variables.
> Wayne Gibson
> Oregon State University
> voice: (541) 7525547
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