> Oh yeah, what ever happened to the most recent model run option on the > THREDDS server. There were some advantages of this over Best Time > Series for some display options. For this particular bundle, for > example, one might want to not plot the HRRR reflectivity until the > forecast period in order to not conflict with the observed reflectivity. > > Jim Most recent run (or latest rung) should be available in the list. If not, you should update to the latest nightly release. Yuan > > > On 2/9/15 4:06 PM, Unidata IDV Support wrote: > >> IDVers: > >> > >> I have something I would like to do with IDV and I don't know if it > >> can be done with the current IDV. Perhaps it can, but it is not > >> immediately obvious. > > Jim, > > Yes, it can be done in the current IDV. > >> What I would like is a loop extending from 12 hours into the past > >> to 12 (or 18) hours into the future that seemlessly blends *observed* > >> radar reflectivity, HRRR *analyzed* surface wind vectors (and possibly > >> other fields), and HRRR forecasts of radar reflectivity and surface wind > >> vectors. The idea is to have a real-time short-range forecast tool for > >> precipitation the blends the observed/analyzed past with the future > >> forecast. The bundle would need to grab past HRRR analyses and the > >> latest HRRR forecast. It would probably be best if it were done with > >> hourly increments for performance reasons. > >> > >> Of course, we need the HRRR for this and I don't think it is > >> presently available on motherlode (hopefully it is coming). In it's > >> place, we could use the RAP as a test case. > > HRRR is available in this catalog: > > > > http://thredds.ucar.edu/thredds/catalog.xml > > > > There may be some minor changes in the catalog, but the best time series > > should be consistent. > > > >> So, I sat down to do this today with the RAP and it wasn't > >> immediately obvious how to do it and it highlights, potentially, some of > >> the limitations of the IDV, the need for more user friendliness with > >> regards to time matching, or the need for some improvements with THREDDS. > >> > >> For example, I thought I might be able to specify the from 12 hours > >> into the past to 12 hours into the future using the time animation > >> properties widget, but I don't think this is possible. Either the start > >> or end time needs to be Current time for a real-time bundle. An > >> alternative would be to use the maximum time for all data and grab the > >> latest HRRR/RAP, but if one does that, you need to use the somewhat > >> obtuse "reverse times" options with the best time series option. This > >> gets messy very quickly. I've done it for many of my bundles, but it's > >> very hard to setup right. We need to do better. BTW, whatever happened > >> to the latest model run option on the motherload THREDDS? All there is > >> now seems to be best time series. > >> > > The only possible way is to use the time animation widget to set the driver > > time, you can specify past 12 hours > > to future 18 hours by selecting both start and end time as current, and > > then set the offset values > > to be -12 for past and 18 for future. > > > >> I've been thinking of making this capability in most of my > >> bundles. It would be cool to have analyses and forecasts blended > >> together. Presumably there is an easy way to do this, but I'm not sure > >> how if one starts mixing in model forecasts, satellite data, radar data, > >> etc. > >> > > Time driver feature is the best fit for this kind of requirement. > > > >> Let me know if I'm clueless or if we have a topic worth of > >> addressing. Oh yeah, to beat a dead horse, this brings up the > >> omniprescent need to be able to identify forecast vs. analysis hours > >> with the model grids. > >> > >> Jim > >> > > Let me know if you need more help. > > > > > > Yuan > >> > >> > > Ticket Details > > =================== > > Ticket ID: QEL-679004 > > Department: Support IDV > > Priority: Normal > > Status: Open > > > > Ticket Details =================== Ticket ID: QEL-679004 Department: Support IDV Priority: Normal Status: Open
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