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[IDV #ZSD-847460]: netcdf CF



Hi Patrick-

> Full Name: Patrick Brockmann
> Email Address: address@hidden
> Organization: IPSL
> Package Version: 2.7u2 build date:2009-08-26 16:33 UTC
> Operating System: Linux
> Hardware: Java: home: /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.6.0-sun-1.6.0.06/jre version: 
> 1.6.0_06 j3d:1.5.2 fcs (build4)
> Description of problem:
> 
> HI (last),
> 
> I have had to correct a netcdf file on a unit attribut to be accepted
> by IDV.  I think that on this point the verbositity level is not low.
> I should be able to found some trace of what is not understood in the
> console at least.

What error message did you get?  Did it say it could not find any gridded data 
or some other message?

> The change made is:
> 
> from:
> "MYTAXIS2:units = "DAYS since 15-JAN-1901"
> 
> to:
> MYTAXIS2:units = "DAYS"
> 
> I think CF netcdf allows "DAYS since 15-JAN-1901".

That's not a udunits compatible specification which is what CF requires.  Using 
the month abbreviation does not conform to the ISO8601 standard.  You should 
use:

MYTAXIS2:units = "DAYS since 1901-01-15"
 
> The file was produced with ferret.

What Convention does it say it uses? 

Don Murray


Ticket Details
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Ticket ID: ZSD-847460
Department: Support IDV
Priority: Normal
Status: Open


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