I am regularly usig ECMWF grib data from their archive called MARS. I
must say however, that I am priviliged user and have access to the full
archive, and to the operational model in particular :-) Working with
ECMWF data I observed that IDV only reads grib2 data sets. ECMWF's grib1
dialect is not understood by IDV - and this might be the root problem.
Publicly available data (being mainly re-processed data sets from
projects and not "real-time" data from the operational models) is most
probably always grib1, whereas forecasts and analyses from the
operational model are in grib2. But you might try harder and search
whether ECMWF offers also some publicly available data sets in grib2. I
have not already done it go to services/archive on www.ecmwf.org and/or
ask directly at mars@xxxxxxxxx
Robert Reed wrote:
Does anyone know where I could download ukmet and ecmwf grib datasets
for use in the IDV?
I appreciate the parameters are very limited when it comes to
publically available grib datasets from the European nwp.
The only ones I`ve found have a wierd prefix at the end, and besides
IDV doesn`t like them.