I must reopen this topic.
I am attempting to make a grads friendly catalog for the
GFS 004 on NCDC-NOMADS so that it can be used
in grads via opendap service. The trouble is
the z dimensions. There are about a dozen GRIB
"z level types" and grads (which can only deal with
a single z/vertical dim.) - it appears to be selecting the first
z-type dimension it appears on the openDap form ~
Which is not the one I want it to use.
So inside my <netcdf> element. I tried:
<remove name="altitude_above_msl" type="dimension" />
<remove name="ugrdHgtMsl" type="variable" />
<remove name="vgrdHgtMsl" type="variable" />
<remove name="tmpHgtMsl" type="variable" />
Simply removing the dimension (the first line) invalidates
the 3 parameters below it which require it. So I needed to remove
those also. After removing the variables the opendap form will
work, but the altitude_above_msl z-dim does NOT go away and
grads is still attempting to use it.
Is there actually a way to permanently remove a redundant dimension
from existence? (How exactly?)
I can include the remainder of the code block if needed.
John Caron wrote the following on 2/22/2011 8:50 AM:
> On 10/21/2010 8:36 AM, Remon Sadikni wrote:
>> Dear THREDDS Users,
>> I do not manage to remove a dimension with NcML. I want to remove the
>> dimension called ensemble from a variable thetao, which has 5
>> dimensions: time, ensemble, level, lat, lon, because Ferret (and LAS)
>> can only read in 4 dimensional variables. Maybe you can see a mistake
>> in my code?
>> <dataset name="test" ID="test" urlPath="test">
>> <metadata inherited="true">
>> <netcdf xmlns="http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/namespaces/netcdf/ncml-2.2"
>> <remove name="ensemble" type="dimension" />
>> Or is it not possible to remove a dimension? I found this possibility
>> in the NcML-2.2 Schema, but I did not find any examples for removing
>> dimensions. I should also mention, that I access the File via OPeNDAP
>> in the location attribute of the netcdf-tag, but this should be no
>> problem, because I managed to remove variables in the same way
>> (<remove name="level" type="variable">).
>> Thank you very much!
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> Hi Remon:
> You can remove a dimension object, but it sounds like you want to
> reshape a variable, which is quite different. Is that correct?
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