Re: [idvusers] HOW TO : Plot views across the prime meridian using IDV

Hi Don,

I tried nightly bulid and works ok with Europe projection. But the world
map still has problems. See attached

Ian



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From: Don Murray [mailto:dmurray@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: 09 January 2008 19:48
To: webmaster-IWC
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Subject: Re: [idvusers] HOW TO : Plot views across the prime meridian
using IDV


Hi Ian-

Thanks for sharing this with the group.  This will be good for those who
want to subset the gridded datasets.

Now that I'm back from holiday, I've had a chance to work on the IDV 
side of this issue of the gap when the last grid point does not overlap
the first.  I just put out a new nightly build (2.5a1) that extends the
grid if need be so there is no longer a gap at the edge.  If anyone
wants to test that for me, I'd welcome feedback.  You can download the
latest nightly build from:

http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/downloads/idv

I've tested with the Global 2.5, 1.0 and .5 degree grids on our UCAR
server.

Don Murray

webmaster-IWC wrote:
> Hi all,
>  
> OK I have managed to get around this problem with plotting across the 
> prime meridian - and it works, which did surprise me! So I thought I 
> would share how this can be done.
>  
> Data set
> GFS global model 1x1 deg from NCEP
>  
> Software required
> IDV (unidata | display)
> Cnvgrib (NCO | convert grib 2 to grib 1)
> Convsh + Subset.tcl (BADC | create regional subsets into NetCDF)
>  
> 1. First download your data. You need to download the whole grid as 
> cnvgrib will not work with partial downloading of grib files 2. Use 
> Cnvgrib to convert grib 2 files into grib 1 (Example cnvgrib -g21 
> gfs.t00z.pgrbf09.grib2 subset.grb) 3. Create a regional subset from 
> the new grib 1 file data set (Example convsh subset.tcl -i subset.grb 
> -o subset.nc -xs -60 -xe 60 -xi 1 -ys 0 -ye 90 -yi 1)
>  
> The new subset file is now in NetCDF format with the starting grid lon

> @ -60, this fixes the problem that IDV has plotting across the 
> meridian.
>  
> FOR XP USERS ONLY.
>  
> I have complied copy of Cnvgrib.exe if any users require this.
>  
> Other programs and documents needed can be found below:
>  
> BADC
> HYPERLINK 
> "http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/help/software/xconv/#utilites"http://badc.nerc
> .a
> c.uk/help/software/xconv/#utilites
> HYPERLINK
>
"http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/help/software/xconv/subset.html"http://badc.nerc
> .ac.uk/help/software/xconv/subset.html
>  
> NCO
> HYPERLINK 
> "http://www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/pmb/codes/GRIB2/"http://www.nco.ncep.noa
> a.
> gov/pmb/codes/GRIB2/
>  
> Good luck and have fun
>  
> Ian
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