I have been encountering some issues with getting GARP 2.1 to load surface
observations. GARP has a tendency to crash and work intermittently while it
adds and loads the file list.
The surface observation gem files end in *_sao.gem, but I believe our LDM feed
also adds *_shb.gem (ship and buoy observations) to the same directory. Even
when I move the *_shb.gem files out of this same directory, GARP may still
When I use the different verbose levels and view some of the output, I receive
some of the following messages during my multiple attempts to get the surface
observations to display:
GEMPAK: [SF -6] File is not a surface data file.
211024/2040 to tm structure
yyyymmddhhmm2time: Can't convert string 211024/1920 to tm structure
Is there a way to resolve any of the issues to get GARP to not crash when
attempting to open these surface observations? Is there something that I need
to reconfigure or update with GEMPAK or GARP to get it working appropriately?
Please advise and let me know if you need any additional information. Thank
you very much for your time and help.
DON Meteorologist, Lab Manager
Interactive Digital Environmental Analysis (IDEA) Lab
Department of Meteorology
Naval Postgraduate School
NPS E-mail: derek.podowitz@xxxxxxx