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Re: GRIB decoder


we are working on the common data model, if you would code an service
provider to COAMPS then you could use the THREDDS s/w to do the netcdf
conversion.  go to:


enter "common data model"


On Thu, 9 Jun 2005, Ramesh_S_Mantri wrote:

> Robb,
>    I need some info. We are at the moment in the process of implementing
> functionality to take input data files in any format and write them out in
> NetCDF format.
> Your GRIB decoder takes care of this process for GRIB files. But we are
> writing code for COAMPS files. Our plan is to convert COAMPS files to
> NetCDF files using exactly the same attributes that your decoder uses.
> Does this make sense to you folks? We would like to have the NetCDF
> files in one consistent format.
> Finally, even though we are not dealing with grib2 files yet, it might
> happen sometime. What process would you recommend for converting
> grib2 files to NetCDF. Do the resulting NetCDF files contain the same
> attributes as generated from grib1 files? Thanks in advance.
> sincerely,
> Ramesh
> >
> > On Tuesday 31 May 2005 11:20 am, Ramesh_S_Mantri wrote:
> > > Robb,
> > >
> > > On Tuesday 31 May 2005 10:43 am, Robb Kambic wrote:
> > > > the correct path would be to use the gribtonc program out of the
> > > > decoders package for conversion. the main purpose of the gribtonc
> > > > decoder is to convert NWS model data to netCDF but it should work on
> > > > others such as the FNMOC data.  the procedure is to create a cdl file
> > > > from the data using the gribtocdl program and then convert the file to
> > > > netCDF with gribtonc. there are man pages about these programs in the
> > > > release.  also, after creating the cdl file it can be modified to add
> > > > the global attributes needed for the display  packages before
> > > > converting to netCDF.
> > >
> > > It will take me some time to get a hang of how it all works, and I might
> > > bother you with a few questions now and then.
> > >

Robb Kambic                                Unidata Program Center
Software Engineer III                      Univ. Corp for Atmospheric Research
address@hidden             WWW: http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/

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