Re: [gembud] DCLSFC synoptic decoder

Hi James,

They look like SYNOP reports indeed.  That means I will need to dig 
deeper.  I was actually working on some archived SYNOP data (using 
command line entries) and noticed the missing stations.  Then, I 
noticed that those stations were also missing in the real-time GEMPAK 
file.  Thank you for sending the GEMPAK file.  But I am running out of 
ideas on how to debug this problem.

Kwan

----- Original Message -----
From: James Murakami <tenki@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thursday, February 24, 2011 5:39 pm
Subject: Re: [gembud] DCLSFC synoptic decoder

> Kwan,
> 
> When I used sfmap to plot the data, it was using synoptic data 
> files(not 
> metars, which get decoded with dcmetr).
> I attached the gif image to the settings below. I also attached 
> the 
> synoptic file used.
> 
> GEMPAK-SFMAP>l
>  AREA     = ph
>  GAREA    = ph
>  SATFIL   =
>  RADFIL   =
>  IMCBAR   = 31/V/LL/.005;.05/.85;.01|.7/1/1/hw
>  SFPARM   = 
> 
skyc:.8;tmpf;wsym:1:2;smsl;ptnd:.8;dwpf;;stid;p03i*100;brbk:1:2;p06i*10
0
>  DATTIM   = 18
>  SFFILE   = synop
>  COLORS   = 31;4;2;7;25;22;10;19;31;19
>  MAP      = 18/1
>  MSCALE   = 1;4/km//10;20;40;60;80;100///.7;.015
>  LATLON   = 0
>  TITLE    = 31/-2
>  CLEAR    = yes
>  PANEL    = 0/27/1/3
>  DEVICE   = gf
>  PROJ     = lcc
>  FILTER   = .9
>  TEXT     = .9/23/1/hw
>  LUTFIL   = default
>  STNPLT   =
>  CLRBAR   =
>  LSTPRM   =
> 
> 
> James
> 
> ----------------------------------------------
> James Murakami
> Staff Meteorologist/Student Affairs
> Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
> University of California, Los Angeles
> 405 Hilgard Ave.
> Los Angeles, CA  90095-1565
> 
> 
>    e-mail: tenki@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> telephone: 310-825-2418
>       Fax: 310-206-5219
> ----------------------------------------------
> 
> 
> On 02/24/2011 02:31 PM, Kwan-Yin.Kong@xxxxxxxx wrote:
> > Hi James,
> >
> > Thank you for your reply.  May I ask if your plot contains only
> > synoptic reports or it is a mixture of METAR and SYNOP?  I have no
> > problems with decoding METARs in SE Asia, but all SYNOP in 
> Philippines> and Indo-China are missing, and oddly, all SYNOP in 
> China are decoded
> > properly.  There are much more SYNOPs than METARs in SE Asia.  
> May I
> > ask if you can zoom in to around the Philippines to confirm if I am
> > not seeing just the METAR reports?
> >
> > Kwan
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: James Murakami<tenki@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Date: Thursday, February 24, 2011 5:08 pm
> > Subject: Re: [gembud] DCLSFC synoptic decoder
> >
> >    
> >> Hi Kwan,
> >>
> >> At least using the IDD feed from Unidata, we seem to be decoding
> >> synoptic data without a problem. There do seem to be some missing
> >> data
> >> in some countries, but I'm not sure if decoder related. I've
> >> attached a
> >> plot from 18Z today.
> >>
> >> Our pqact entry is as follows(tabs not included):
> >>
> >> # Synoptic land reports
> >> #
> >> WMO     (^S[IM]V[IGNS])|(^SNV[INS])|(^S[IMN](W[KZ]|[^VW]))
> >>          PIPE    decoders/dclsfc -v 2 -s lsystns.upc
> >>          -d data/gempak/logs/dclsfc.log
> >>          -e GEMTBL=/home/gempak/GEMPAK6.2.0/gempak/tables
> >>          /gem7/data/syn/YYYYMMDD_syn.gem
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> James
> >>
> >> ----------------------------------------------
> >> James Murakami
> >> Staff Meteorologist/Student Affairs
> >> Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
> >> University of California, Los Angeles
> >> 405 Hilgard Ave.
> >> Los Angeles, CA  90095-1565
> >>
> >>
> >>     e-mail: tenki@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> telephone: 310-825-2418
> >>        Fax: 310-206-5219
> >> ----------------------------------------------
> >>
> >>
> >> On 02/24/2011 01:24 PM, Kwan-Yin.Kong@xxxxxxxx wrote:
> >>      
> >>> Hi everyone,
> >>>
> >>> Has anyone tried decoding synoptic data over SE Asia (the
> >>>        
> >> Philippines,>  for example) using DCLSFC?  It apparently fails to
> >> do so for some
> >>      
> >>> reasons.  The actual synoptic data are present, and GEMPAK 
station
> >>> table contains the required station info.  But for unknown 
> reasons,>>> DCLSFC fails to decode the data.  DCLSFC does not 
> appear to display
> >>> error messages, making it hard to debug.  Any ideas?
> >>>
> >>> Kwan
> >>>
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