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[IDV #HQR-123670]: Re: [idvusers] 20090702: IDV 2.7 and WRF netCDF output



Hi Chris-

> Does this relate to looking at the Ideal model runs?  I think I tried
> using this release of the IDV to look at the 3D Supercell simulation and
> got similar error messages.  If this is unrelated, do you know what is
> "wrong" with the ideal runs that makes them not viewable in the IDV?
> Many of the post-processing packages don't work on the ideal runs and
> I'd love to look at a 4D view of the output ....

No, that's a different problem.  The IDV now reads them in, but doesn't project 
them properly.  I'll look into that.

Don

> Dr. Christopher G. Herbster
> Associate Professor
> Director of Science and Technology
> for the ERAU Weather Center
> Applied Aviation Sciences
> Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ.
> 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.
> Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3900
> 
> 386.226.6444 Office
> 386.226.6446 Weather Center
> http://wx.erau.edu/
> 
> Schedule at:  http://wx.erau.edu/faculty/herbster/Schedules/
> 
> 
> 
> Don Murray wrote:
> > Hi All-
> >
> > A last minute bug was introduced in IDV 2.7 that shows up when trying
> > to read WRF ARW netCDF files.  Unfortunately, this was not caught by
> > our tests before the release.  Also, unfortunately, this comes on the
> > heels of us giving an IDV tutorial at the WRF User's Workshop.   If
> > you are not using the IDV to view WRF output, you can ignore this
> > message.
> >
> > The symptom is that IDV 2.7 will indicate that it can't find any grids
> > in the WRF output files.  Versions up to 2.7beta 3 did not have this
> > problem.  This is only with the raw netCDF output, not the post
> > processed files.
> >
> > For now, we have a fix in the form of a plugin that will allow this to
> > work again.  To apply the fix:
> >
> > - Start the IDV
> > - Open the Plugin Manager (Tools->Plugin Manager menu)
> > - Expand the Bug Fixes category.  Install the "WRF ARW fix for IDV
> > 2.7" plugin by clicking the + icon.
> > - Close the Plugin Manager and restart the IDV
> > - Try loading in your WRF data again.
> >
> > Caveats on the plugin:
> >
> > - it will look for files named wrfout_d01_.* in the I'm Feeling Lucky
> > mode of the data choosers.
> > - if your files are named something different, set the Data Source Type
> > to be "WRF ARW netCDF files"
> >
> > The current nightly build has the fix in it.  If you use that, you do
> > not need the plugin.
> >
> > For those of you who use the IDV to view WRF output, note that we
> > recommend you use one of the postprocessing tools to convert to
> > another format that the IDV supports (GRIB, GEMPAK, Vis5D).   These
> > tools destagger the grids and create the standard meteorological
> > variables.
> >
> > See the FAQ item at:
> >
> > http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/idv/docs/userguide/Faq.html#wrf
> >
> > The postprocessed files also don't have the problem described above.
> >
> > If you have any questions, please send them to
> > address@hidden
> >
> > The IDV Developers
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Ticket Details
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Ticket ID: HQR-123670
Department: Support IDV
Priority: Normal
Status: Open


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