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[IDV #TZQ-924803]: Radar multi PPI (Volume scan data) in netCDF (.nc) could not be opened using IDV

> Dear Mr.Yuan,
> Thank you for the clarification.
> Can I use the  CF/radial convention variable time_reference instead of 
> base_time.  I am afraid as base_time is not in the CF/Radial main or sub 
> convention will there  be any compatibility issue.  If time permits can 
> please suggest with a small code example in cdl format  on how to interface 
> base_time into my  code. Thanks in advance.

Mr. Thampi,
    I have the time problem fixed, still use the base_time, but you don't need 
to do anything. We are going to have another release soon.

> Also I would like to have some sub convention on scan_parameters like  SQI, 
> Log-threshold, Clutter to signal ration etc. .  Now while translating from 
> Rainbow, I cant carry these parameters to the new format.  Please add a 
> sub-convention on  data acquisition settings. I mean a set of scan_parameters 
> like radar_parameters, calib_parameters etc.

You can submit your suggestion to CF Radial group, I think they have a link in 
the web page.

> Regards
> S B Thampi
> On Sep 20, 2011, at 10:03 PM, Unidata IDV Support wrote:
> >> Dear Mr.Yuan,
> >>
> >> Thank you for your kind response.
> >> Meanwhile I could debug a few issues in the format conversion including 
> >> the geo co-ordinate mismatch pointed out by you too.  The lat and Long 
> >> values were interchanged while porting. I corrected that.  Also the ubyte 
> >> type probelm also have been addressed.  Also i solved the sale factor 
> >> issue by some other trick.  now the problem remaining to be corrected is 
> >> the time recognition.
> >
> > Mr. Thampi,
> >
> >        This is a bug in my code, I didn't check the unit and use the 
> > default time unit which is standard base time known as "the epoch", namely 
> > January 1, 1970, 00:00:00 GMT. I am planning to make the change, but not 
> > sure when this will be available to you. Since you are doing the 
> > conversion, the work around for you is to use the default base time in your 
> > time unit to make it worked in the IDV. I will keep you posted when the new 
> > release available.
> >
> >
> > Yuan
> >
> >
> > Awaiting some help from your end on that count.
> >> I am attaching the latest version .nc file for your perusal and comment.
> >>
> >> Regards
> >> S B Thampi
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> > Ticket Details
> > ===================
> > Ticket ID: TZQ-924803
> > Department: Support IDV
> > Priority: High
> > Status: Open
> >

Ticket Details
Ticket ID: TZQ-924803
Department: Support IDV
Priority: High
Status: Closed

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