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[IDV #IKA-394459]: Viewing maps of gridded WRF NetCDF variables



Hi Jim,

To make progress we need to see a complete sample netCDF file that you can 
upload here:

http://atm.ucar.edu/repository/alias/idvupload

Best,

Unidata IDV Support



> Thanks for your quick reply. Below is the same text I sent along with the 
> uploaded NetCDF header data file.
> 
> I since discovered that IDV appears to use the grid center lat/lon 
> coordinates of the NetCDF file metadata to center the WRF horizontal data 
> grid within the IDV display. Apparently it then uses the WRF NetCDF metadata 
> DX and DY values to specify the horizontal grid bounding box. As you can tell 
> from line 72 of the attached Excel file of NetCDF metadata that I uploaded, I 
> extracted a subset grid from a larger WRF domain using the NCO ncks tool but 
> neglected to change the center lat/lon coordinates in the NetCDF metadata, if 
> that is even possible with NCO. Is there any way to compensate for this in 
> IDV by manually telling IDV the desired lat/lon center coordinates? Is there 
> any way to handle this discrepancy with IDV, short of having to modify the 
> metadata in my 87 WRF NetCDF files of size 892 MB each?
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> Jim
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Unidata IDV Support [mailto:address@hidden
> Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 3:34 PM
> Cc: address@hidden
> Subject: [IDV #IKA-394459]: Viewing maps of gridded WRF NetCDF variables
> 
> Hello Jim,
> 
> Could you upload a sample of the NetCDF files that seem to love Cape Hatteras?
> Here is a link to an upload location.
> 
> http://atm.ucar.edu/repository/alias/idvupload
> 
> IDV support
> 
> 
> > I am trying to view gridded variables from WRF NetCDF files. I can
> > plot the data, but the plots are not geo-located properly. IDV does
> > not appear to be using WRF's latitude and longitude fields (XLAT and
> > XLONG) that are variables within the NetCDF files, but instead appears
> > to be plotting them at an arbitrary region (always centered near Cape 
> > Hatteras on my display).
> >
> > How do I get IDV to use WRF's XLAT and XLONG fields for mapping?
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > Jim
> >
> 
> 
> 
> Ticket Details
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> Ticket ID: IKA-394459
> Department: Support IDV
> Priority: Normal
> Status: Open
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Ticket Details
===================
Ticket ID: IKA-394459
Department: Support IDV
Priority: Normal
Status: Open
===================
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