Hyun-Min, Indeed, our second attempt did not handle a few things correctly, especially time. Thankfully, I had a our resident netCDF expert, Russ Rew, help me out. Please see the attached new CDL file. Pay special attention to the Time coordinate variable definition and values. I made a few assumptions that you will need to verify (but the gist of it should be correct). Best, Unidata > Dear Unidata IDV Support, > > Thank you very much for your help. I am giving you updates on where I am FYI. > 1) I was able to bring the netCDF file converted from what you sent into IDV. > 2) I could see either some symbols at the locations or numeric values, though > the verification is yet to be done. > 3) The time variable may be also a factor I have to dig more - IDV shows > times with increments in seconds against what I intended, which is hourly. > > I think I have to play around with IDV as you suggest to get what I exactly > want. Thanks again. > > Best Regards, > > Hyun-Min Shin > > -----Original Message----- > From: Unidata IDV Support [mailto:address@hidden > Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 1:32 PM > To: Shin, address@hidden > Cc: address@hidden > Subject: [IDV #AJH-348949]: fole format for timeseries data > > Hyun-Min, > > You won't know until you try. :-) > > But seriously, I went ahead and fixed the CDL file in question (see attached). > > You can open this file in the IDV and view it in the same manner as ADDE > synoptic surface data. > > Please select a Data source Type of "netCDF/GEMPAK Point Data files". > > You may have to play around with the layout model to get something to your > liking: > > https://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/idv/docs/userguide/tools/StationModelEditor.html > > Let us know if you run into trouble. > > Best, > > Unidata IDV Support > > > > > Dear Unidata Support, > > > > Thank you for your response. I may have to study much the information you > > provided to solve the problem. > > My intention is to have a display of temperature as shown in the attached. > > The attached is displaying the ADDE synoptic surface data, not the > > temperature I wanted. > > My goal is to display the temperature time-series observed at 546 stations > > in California. The 546 stations have fixed locations for a certain period > > (not a specific time) of interest, although there are many possible missing > > data from time to time. > > I think that IDV can provide the display, but your confirmation on 'yes, > > possible' or 'not' would be very helpful to me. I will look forward to > > hearing from you. Thanks again. > > > > Best Regards, > > > > Hyun-Min Shin > > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: Unidata IDV Support [mailto:address@hidden > > Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 10:07 AM > > To: Shin, address@hidden > > Cc: address@hidden > > Subject: [IDV #AJH-348949]: fole format for timeseries data > > > > Hyun-Min, > > > > You are on the right track, and kudos for describing the data with CF > > conventions in mind, but unfortunately, things are little complicated here. > > > > First off, a good model or exemplar for describing these data can be found > > here: > > > > http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/data/formats/netcdf/v1.1/ > > > > and specifically > > > > http://data.nodc.noaa.gov/testdata/netCDFTemplateExamples/timeSeries/B > > odegaMarineLabBuoyCombined.cdl > > > > I think your CDL file strongly resembles this CDL example already, but may > > be missing some important global attributes related to CF. > > > > At a minimum, I believe I would add: > > > > :featureType = "timeSeries" ; > > :Conventions = "CF-1.6" ; > > > > and perhaps > > > > :Metadata_Conventions = "Unidata Dataset Discovery v1.0" ; > > :nodc_template_version = > > "NODC_NetCDF_TimeSeries_Orthogonal_Template_v1.0" ; > > > > Also ensure that your CDL file is following the conventions described in > > BodegaMarineLabBuoyCombined.cdl. I believe that it is for the most part, > > but please double-check (I just noticed that the dimensions and dimensions > > associated w/ the variables needs to be better adhered to). > > > > On the IDV side what is your intention for the display? Unfortunately, once > > we have fixed the problems with the data, I am not entirely sure the IDV > > will render your data in the manner you want without some work on the IDV. > > > > Best, > > > > Unidata IDV Support > > > > > Full Name: Hyun-Min Shin > > > Email Address: address@hidden > > > Organization: California Department of Water Resources Package > > > Version: 5.1u2 Operating System: Windows 7 > > > Hardware: Inter Xeon with 6GB memory Description of problem: I want > > > to bring a time-series data into IDV. Attached are the CDL file and > > > netCDF file (using ncgen) containing hourly temperature data for 546 > > > stations in California for 10 hour-span. I failed to bring the data into > > > IDV. Could you let me know if IDV can display time-series data for > > > multiple stations (synoptic) from a local file? And if yes and my file > > > has errors, what could be fix of the problems. Any response would be > > > appreciated much. > > > > > > > > > > > > Ticket Details > > =================== > > Ticket ID: AJH-348949 > > Department: Support IDV > > Priority: Normal > > Status: Closed > > > > > > > Ticket Details > =================== > Ticket ID: AJH-348949 > Department: Support IDV > Priority: Normal > Status: Closed > Ticket Details =================== Ticket ID: AJH-348949 Department: Support IDV Priority: Normal Status: Closed
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