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[IDV #FDO-882941]: (Re-) Creating an IDV compatible netcdf point file



> On more quick question, does the 'station_id' variable have to be a
> character?  Just curious.

Yes, according to 

 
http://cfconventions.org/Data/cf-conventions/cf-conventions-1.7/build/cf-conventions.html#idp9763584


Yuan
> 
> On Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 7:56 PM, David Gochis <address@hidden> wrote:
> 
> > Thanks Yuan.  Is there an nco command for the operation to change the
> > dimension of recNum as you propose?
> >
> > I think I can create a stationid variable that will work.
> >
> > -dave
> >
> > address@hidden> wrote:
> >
> >> > > Hi Yuan (or other),
> >> > >
> >> > > So per our phone conversation I have added in a time_observation
> >> variable
> >> > > into the netcdf file and assigned values of 0 to that variable to
> >> indicate
> >> > > that the output in the file is valid at the time listed in the units
> >> > > attribute of "seconds since 2015-10-30 00:00 UTC".
> >> > >
> >> > > The problem now is that IDV will not load the file now whereas
> >> before, it
> >> > > would load the file albeit incorrectly.
> >> > >
> >> > > The updated file is attached here:
> >> > >
> >> >
> >> > Please change the dimension of recNum:
> >> >
> >> > isUnlimited="true"
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >> You also need the stationid variable:
> >>
> >> char station_id(station=2667754, id_len=11);
> >>       :long_name = "Station id";
> >>
> >>
> >> Yuan
> >> > Yuan
> >> > >
> >> > > Do you have any further suggestions??
> >> > > 201510010000.CHRTOUT_DOMAIN1_test3.nc
> >> https://drive.google.com/a/ucar.edu/file/d/0B27jTgncDiX1aWVHMTVRVEZ1VTA/view?usp=drive_web
> >> >
> >> > > ?
> >> > >
> >> > > On Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 5:21 PM, David Gochis <address@hidden>
> >> wrote:
> >> > >
> >> > > > Much thanks. Look forward to learning where I stumbled.
> >> > > >
> >> > > > -Dave
> >> > > >
> >> > > > address@hidden> wrote:
> >> > > >
> >> > > >> Dave,
> >> > > >>
> >> > > >> Over time, I have gotten pretty good at fixing ppls netCDF files
> >> and
> >> > > >> making them
> >> > > >> CF compliant. I'll get back to you shortly -- hopefully in the
> >> next day
> >> > > >> or two.
> >> > > >>
> >> > > >> The fact that you had it working before is promising and hopefully
> >> just
> >> > > >> requires
> >> > > >> a few tweaks.
> >> > > >>
> >> > > >> Best,
> >> > > >>
> >> > > >> Unidata IDV Support
> >> > > >>
> >> > > >> > IDV Support,
> >> > > >> >
> >> > > >> > I have been using IDV for some time to visualize streamflow data
> >> from
> >> > > >> our
> >> > > >> > hydro model (WRF-Hydro).  We have, in the past created a
> >> working, point
> >> > > >> > netcdf data file that allows us to visualize streamflow at
> >> various
> >> > > >> points
> >> > > >> > in a model domain using the file (
> >> > > >> 201511190000.CHRTOUT_DOMAIN2_working.nc)
> >> > > >> > below.
> >> > > >> >
> >> > > >> > As part of a larger modeling project we have created a new
> >> output file
> >> > > >> > which had to strip out a lot of the supplemental, redundant data
> >> in our
> >> > > >> > existing files for native model output. I have been attempting to
> >> > > >> re-create
> >> > > >> > the supporting data and proper format from the working file as a
> >> model
> >> > > >> post
> >> > > >> > process.  Unfortunately, I have not been able to successfully
> >> recreate
> >> > > >> the
> >> > > >> > proper structure yet and am stumped at the format in the file ?
> >> > > >> > 201510010000.CHRTOUT_DOMAIN1_test1_not_working.nc
> >> > > >>
> >> https://drive.google.com/a/ucar.edu/file/d/0B27jTgncDiX1eU9DT2RqSllkUDg/view?usp=drive_web
> >> > > >> >
> >> > > >> > ??
> >> > > >> > 201511190000.CHRTOUT_DOMAIN2_working.nc
> >> > > >>
> >> https://drive.google.com/a/ucar.edu/file/d/0B27jTgncDiX1UG5ieVBLTjdnWkk/view?usp=drive_web
> >> > > >> >
> >> > > >> > ?(201510010000.CHRTOUT_DOMAIN1_not working).  I thought I had the
> >> > > >> necessary
> >> > > >> > information in this file to load into IDV but its clear I do
> >> not. The
> >> > > >> file
> >> > > >> > will load, but instead of displaying one time at multiple lat/lon
> >> > > >> > locations, this file attempts to have several times at a single
> >> latitude
> >> > > >> > band at a time.
> >> > > >> >
> >> > > >> > Can you advise on what the problem is with the 'not_working'
> >> file and
> >> > > >> how I
> >> > > >> > can alter it to create an IDV compatible, single time, multiple
> >> location
> >> > > >> > display?  BTW, if it is easier, I'm happy to walk over to FL4
> >> from FL2
> >> > > >> to
> >> > > >> > discuss.
> >> > > >> >
> >> > > >> > Thanks,
> >> > > >> > Dave Gochis
> >> > > >> >
> >> > > >> >
> >> > > >>
> >> > > >>
> >> > > >> Ticket Details
> >> > > >> ===================
> >> > > >> Ticket ID: FDO-882941
> >> > > >> Department: Support IDV
> >> > > >> Priority: Normal
> >> > > >> Status: Open
> >> > > >>
> >> > > >>
> >> > > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >>
> >> Ticket Details
> >> ===================
> >> Ticket ID: FDO-882941
> >> Department: Support IDV
> >> Priority: Normal
> >> Status: Open
> >>
> >>
> >
> 
> 

Ticket Details
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Ticket ID: FDO-882941
Department: Support IDV
Priority: Normal
Status: Closed


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