Re: [gembud] DCGRIB2 failing on new NAM CONUS-nest files

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  • Subject: Re: [gembud] DCGRIB2 failing on new NAM CONUS-nest files
  • From: Russ Schumacher <russ.schumacher@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:57:36 -0600
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Thanks, Robert.  Yes, I just tried it on CentOS and it worked for me too.  So 
it looks like itâs something Mac-specific.

Russ


> On Mar 22, 2017, at 10:55 AM, Mullenax, Robert R. (WFF-820.0)[ORBITAL 
> SCIENCES CORPORATION] <robert.r.mullenax@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> Russ,
> 
> It may possibly an issue with GEMPAK on Mac OS. I was able to decode the file 
> with no issues with GEMPAK 7.1 on Solaris 11.3 and GEMPAK 7.3 on CentOS 7.2.
> 
> Regards,
> Robert Mullenax
> 
> 
> 
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> Subject: [gembud] DCGRIB2 failing on new NAM CONUS-nest files
> 
> Hello gembuds,
> 
> Since the recent NAM upgrade, my call to DCGRIB2 to decode some of the fields 
> into GEMPAK format files has been failing.
> 
> In particular, hereâs an example command and the error message:
> 
> dcgrib2 -m 10000 -v 1 -d logs/dcgrib2_namnest.log -e GEMTBL=$GEMTBL -e 
> MDMETH=MDGDEC YYYYMMDDHHfFFF_nam4km.gem < 
> nam.t00z.conusnest.hiresf60.tm00.grib2
> Opening WMO Originating Center Table wmocenter.tbl...
> Opening WMO GRIB2 Parameter Table g2varswmo2.tbl...
> Opening WMO GRIB2 Vertical Coordinate Table g2vcrdwmo2.tbl...
> Abort trap: 6
> 
> So, not a very instructive error message, unfortunately.
> 
> The GRIB2 files can be found at (for example): 
> http://nomads.ncep.noaa.gov/pub/data/nccf/com/nam/prod/nam.20170322/nam.t00z.conusnest.hiresf60.tm00.grib2
>   (although Iâm only pulling a subset of fieldsâbut I also tested a full file 
> and got the same result)
> 
> Iâm using GEMPAK 7.3.1 on a Mac OS X.  This command always worked prior to 
> the NAM upgrade, and NAGRIB2 works just fine on these new files, so I suspect 
> thereâs just something in the decoder tables, etc., for DCGRIB2 that need to 
> be updated.  Any ideas/solutions would be welcome â thanks!
> 
> Russ
> 
> 
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