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[IDV #UJV-462839]: Plotting point weather observations (UNCLASSIFIED)



John,

I only saw two files, the netCDF file and a text file.

The text file could be read, in theory, but will require some clean up as well.

The longitude and station codes were running into each other, as I recall.

I am unaware of little r format but if it is a textual data format, it can be
read into the IDV with the metadata GUI.

Best,

Unidata IDV Support

> CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED
> 
> Sorry for the delayed response. I was out since last Thursday.
> 
> Thanks for taking a look at the NetCDF file. I've tried using the Metadata 
> gui, but the parsing is not intelligible like when you are importing a simple 
> text file. Many characters appear misinterpreted/garbled, so I gave up.
> 
> What about the text file I sent with the observations in little_r format?
> 
> R/
> John
> 
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> 
> John,
> 
> These data are going to have to be majorly cleaned up before they can be read 
> into the IDV. The netCDF file is basically unintelligible and does not follow 
> any (CF) conventions.
> 
> Your best bet is probably to read in the text data via the Text Point Metadata
> GUI:
> 
> Caution-https://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/idv/docs/userguide/data/TextPointData.html
> 
> Do you know what the columns represent? Also the longitude and the station 
> code are running into each other. That would be good to clean up before we 
> try reading the data into the IDV.
> 
> Best,
> 
> Unidata IDV Support
> 
> 
> > I uploaded the two point observation files. One in NetCDF format and the 
> > other (text) in little_r format.
> >
> > I have upgraded my IDV to V5.2. I tried to plot the NetCDF file, but still 
> > unable to read/ingest.
> >
> > I will be out of the office after today until next Tuesday.
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > R/
> > John
> > ________________________________________
> > From: Unidata IDV Support address@hidden
> > Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 10:03 AM
> > To: Raby, John W CIV USARMY RDECOM ARL (US)
> > Cc: address@hidden
> > Subject: [Non-DoD Source] [IDV #UJV-462839]: Plotting point weather
> > observations (UNCLASSIFIED)
> >
> > All active links contained in this email were disabled.  Please verify the 
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> >
> >
> >
> >
> > ----
> >
> > John,
> >
> > First off, please update your IDV. It is quite old.
> >
> > Please upload your data, both netCDF and ASCII to
> >
> > Caution-Caution-http://motherlode.ucar.edu/repository/alias/idvupload
> >
> > Also, yes, you should just be able to plot the ASCII data. In fact,
> > here is a video on how to do so:
> >
> > Caution-Caution-https://youtu.be/22TWdFunK3E?list=PLQut5OXpV-0gqVk8LFD
> > 6Riv6X3QcAVw_U
> >
> > It concerns earthquake data, but should be applicable to most CSV/text data.
> >
> > Best,
> >
> > Unidata IDV Support
> >
> > PS I think we used to collaborate when I worked on the ATEC project at 
> > NCAR-RAL.
> >
> > > CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED
> > >
> > > I use the Model Evaluation Tools (MET) utility "ASCII2NC" to convert
> > > weather observations in little_r formatted text files to NetCDF
> > > format. The files contain the standard location information such as
> > > latitude, longitude and elevation in addition to the meteorological
> > > data for many stations at a given hour. I've tried using IDV V4.1 to
> > > plot this data but it can't seem to handle this data. What do you
> > > recommend to enable plotting of this data? Can IDV plot the data in
> > > little_r formatted text files?
> > >
> > > Thanks.
> > >
> > > Mr John W. Raby, Meteorologist
> > > U.S. Army Research Laboratory
> > > White Sands Missile Range, NM 88002
> > > (575) 678-2004 DSN 258-2004
> > > FAX (575) 678-1230 DSN 258-1230
> > > Email: address@hidden
> > >
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> >
> >
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> > Ticket ID: UJV-462839
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> >
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Ticket ID: UJV-462839
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