Re: [gembud] GEMPAK reading NetCDF?

A student at Wisconsin modified my wrf2gem program for this purpose maybe a decade or so ago, but another option to try would be to use cdo (https://code.mpimet.mpg.de/projects/cdo/) to create a GRIB file, and then nagrib/nagrib2 to convert to GEMPAK format.

Steve


On 06/13/2018 12:20 PM, Gary Lackmann wrote:
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 years.

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:
https://www.unidata.ucar.edu/support/help/MailArchives/netcdf/msg00157.html <https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.unidata.ucar.edu%2Fsupport%2Fhelp%2FMailArchives%2Fnetcdf%2Fmsg00157.html&data=02%7C01%7Csgdecker%40envsci.rutgers.edu%7C55b5311d46934abaa1c508d5d149a2c7%7Cb92d2b234d35447093ff69aca6632ffe%7C1%7C1%7C636645036554941778&sdata=12iyWqLj%2BuxAV9mEn5X12GPu2s7YhOHhgjMT7hRM420%3D&reserved=0>

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.
Best,
Garyâ


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