> Full Name: brian mapes > Email Address: address@hidden > Organization: u of miami > Package Version: 4.1 build date:2013-08-02 18:38 UTC > Operating System: Windows 7 > Hardware: Java: home: C:\Program Files\IDV_4.1\jre version: 1.6.0_43 > j3d:1.5.2 fcs (build4) > Description of problem: Why is the Tibetan Plateau twice as tall as the > ~5000m high Z500 contours here, > even as its color scale shows it should be about 5549 m at the top? > > How can I fix it? > Brian, The value range of the surface geopotential is from 51916 to 103116, and no idea what is its unit. The resolution of the dataset is very low, I think the GFS 0.5 degree dataset is much better if you just want some topography field. Yuan > Do I need to write .ncml to give units to MERRA's surface geopotential field, > and an official formula with metadata units handling, to change that to > meters? (tedious) Or make a new dataset offline and store that on my RAMADDA? > > Or can I just fix it in IDV somehow, given that this will never change in > time? > > Thanks! > Brian > > > Ticket Details =================== Ticket ID: IIB-384472 Department: Support IDV Priority: Normal Status: Open
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