Hi. We are attempting to use NCEPs CFSV2 (Climate Forecast System Ver 2)
data using NAWIPS 6.2.0 and have come to a hurdle that has not been
specifically documented in the GEMBUD archives -- nagrib2 at best only
partially degribs the CFS2 grib2 files. We are trying to degrib these
files into a gempak grid in order to use gdpoint to extract values from
the grid at sites of interest.
Here are some details of the data and the issues noted:
CFS2 files in grib2 format are found at
Depending the grib2 file pulled from this site, nagrib2 either does not
degrib the file or only partially degribs the file into a gempak grid
wgrib2 -v <filename> does show the file contains data
A contact within NCEP duplicated the results we are seeing but is also not
certain of the cause. We loosely suspect a combination of the CFSV2 files
being on a gaussian grid (although if that were the case, then we shouldnt
be getting any grid file at all -- and we are) and/or a need to create a
local grid table for nagrib2 to reference since these may be specialized
fields not contained in $GEMTBL/grid. We also are not certain the goofy
"missing=0" portions of the grib message is leading to a nagrib "failure".
Any one know the cause of this, and more importantly a possible work
around? If you need more details, see below.
and then ran it through nagrib2 as follows:
2. After running and gpending we do NOT get the grid file "t.grd". Instead
we get a message
"1 GRIB messages were read or scanned from the GRIB file:
"0 grid were written to the GEMPAK file: t2.grd".
3. "wrgrib2 -v flxl06.gdas.200912.grb" contains 104 grib messages (and a
line count of 106 using | wc -l of 106).. but each line or message has
curious listings. Here is just one of the lines resulting from this
37:2922365:d=2009120100:TMP Temperature [K]:2 m above ground:124 hour
???@6 hour(6-6 hour ??? fcst),missing 0:
4. cat $GEMTBL/grid/*grib2* | grep TMP | grep TMPK | sort | uniq yields
011 Temperature K TMPK 0 -9999.00 0 0
025 Temperature anomaly K TMPKA 0 -9999.00 0 0
080 Water Temperature K WTMPK 0 -9999.00 0 0
run through nagrib2 only partially degribs the file and creates a "t.grd"
grid file -- but of the 522 messages in the grib file only 52 were written
to t.grd (example -- none of the hght fields were written to the grid file
6. "wrgrib2 -v pgbanl.gas.200404.grb2 | grep HGT" does list a number of
height fields available.. but they all have some similar curious listings.
Here is just one of the lines resulting from this wgrib2 listing..
186:11109623:d=2004040100:HGT Geopotential Height [gpm]:500 mb:21@6 hour
???(0-6 hour ave fcst),missing=0:
7. cat $GEMTTBL/grid/* | grep HGT | grep -v "CLD TOP" | grep -v "CIG HGT"
| grep -v "ANTENNA" | grep -v "LOOP CORRECTION" reveals nothing.
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