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 ( to create a GRIB file, and then nagrib/nagrib2 to convert to GEMPAK format.


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: <>

​It 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

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