[gembud] GEMPAK reading NetCDF?

Hello GEMbuds,

This is an age-old question (see link below from 1994)... and part of the
ongoing data-format frustration that has dogged atmospheric scientists for

But, I'm wondering - can an interface be added so that GEMPAK could
directly read NetCDF files?

There is mention of such an effort in this 1994 post:

âIt would be nice to not have to carry around multiple file formats,
especially for large gridded datasets.

The next-best solution would be a quick program that could convert a NetCDF
file to GEMPAK via a 1-line command.

Thanks for any suggestions, and my apologies if I've just not kept up to
date on recent developments.

Gary M. Lackmann
Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences
North Carolina State University