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[McIDAS #LSJ-196213]: Converting to netCDF



Hi Carol,

re:
> I'm in the process of trying to convert METEOSAT-11 to netcdf. Based on
> what I read from the McIDAS documentation, you can just use an IMGCOPY to
> convert to netCDF.

Yes, exactly.

re:
> I've created a netCDF dataset locally with the following command
> 
> DSSERVE ADD MYDATA/NCDF NCDF 1 1 TYPE=IMAGE

Very good.

re:
> Then I run an IMGCOPY like the following
> 
> IMGCOPY MSG/MSGLOB01V MYDATA/NCDF.1 UNIT=RAW
> 
> I do get a file call NCDF0001.nc. When I copy and move NDCF001.nc, the file
> size seems too small,

The default size for an IMGCOPY is 640x480.  If you want to copy the
entire file, you need to add the SIZE= keyword to your IMGCOPY command.
I'd use SIZE=SAME or SIZE=ALL.

re:
> and I can't use ncdump to read the file. I'm using
> UNIT=RAW based on the output from imglist for the 'cal type'.

I don't understand the failure of 'ncdump'.  In order to check
it out I'd need either a copy of the netCDF file that was created
or a copy of the original METEOSAT 11 image so I could create
a netCDF file myself.

re:
> Any thoughts about how I might be doing this conversion incorrectly?

The small output seems obvious to me as I noted above.  The 'ncdump'
failure is totally unexpected.

Cheers,

Tom
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Ticket Details
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Ticket ID: LSJ-196213
Department: Support McIDAS
Priority: Normal
Status: Closed
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