[THREDDS #ULI-448464]: Question about Total Precipitation field name (GFS CONUS 80km)
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- Subject: [THREDDS #ULI-448464]: Question about Total Precipitation field name (GFS CONUS 80km)
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- Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2014 15:02:10 -0700
thanks for the heads up. I was able to grab the files to replicate it.
I suspect that the "wait 5 minutes after the file has stopped being updated"
rule is not being followed.
Ill let you know what i find out.
> Hi again John. I was actually just now able to replicate the error
> where 'Total_precipitation_surface_Mixed_intervals_Accumulation'
> couldn't be found. Instead, the field is
> 'Total_precipitation_surface_6_Hour_Accumulation'. The run is only 4
> timesteps in, all of which are 6-hour intervals:
> 2014-11-04 00:00:00Z
> 2014-11-04 06:00:00Z
> 2014-11-04 12:00:00Z
> 2014-11-04 18:00:00Z
> Again, this is using
> THREDDS > NCEP> GFS > GFS-CONUS 80km > Latest
> Would this be considered a bug to be fixed, or is that just the way it is?
> Thanks -
> On 11/3/2014 3:26 PM, Bob Carp wrote:
> > Thanks for the clarification, John. I was thinking that the variable
> > name changed as the run was coming in, but I didn't know why that was
> > happening. I'll try loading in my bundle when a model run is coming
> > in, and if I see the error I'll verify that the 12-hourly timesteps
> > haven't come in yet. I'll let you know.
> > I did not notice that the time interval changed late in the run, but
> > that isn't an issue for me.
> > Thanks again -
> > Bob
> > On 11/3/2014 12:05 PM, Unidata THREDDS Support wrote:
> >> Hi Bob:
> >> Generally, the GFS-80km has this pattern of time intervals for total
> >> precip:
> >> 6.000000 (0.000000,6.000000) = 6.000000
> >> 12.000000 (6.000000,12.000000) = 6.000000
> >> 18.000000 (12.000000,18.000000) = 6.000000
> >> 24.000000 (18.000000,24.000000) = 6.000000
> >> 30.000000 (24.000000,30.000000) = 6.000000
> >> 36.000000 (30.000000,36.000000) = 6.000000
> >> 42.000000 (36.000000,42.000000) = 6.000000
> >> 48.000000 (42.000000,48.000000) = 6.000000
> >> 54.000000 (48.000000,54.000000) = 6.000000
> >> 60.000000 (54.000000,60.000000) = 6.000000
> >> 66.000000 (60.000000,66.000000) = 6.000000
> >> 72.000000 (66.000000,72.000000) = 6.000000
> >> 78.000000 (72.000000,78.000000) = 6.000000
> >> 84.000000 (78.000000,84.000000) = 6.000000
> >> 90.000000 (84.000000,90.000000) = 6.000000
> >> 96.000000 (90.000000,96.000000) = 6.000000
> >> 102.000000 (96.000000,102.000000) = 6.000000
> >> 108.000000 (102.000000,108.000000) = 6.000000
> >> 114.000000 (108.000000,114.000000) = 6.000000
> >> 120.000000 (114.000000,120.000000) = 6.000000
> >> 126.000000 (120.000000,126.000000) = 6.000000
> >> 132.000000 (126.000000,132.000000) = 6.000000
> >> 138.000000 (132.000000,138.000000) = 6.000000
> >> 144.000000 (138.000000,144.000000) = 6.000000
> >> 150.000000 (144.000000,150.000000) = 6.000000
> >> 156.000000 (150.000000,156.000000) = 6.000000
> >> 162.000000 (156.000000,162.000000) = 6.000000
> >> 168.000000 (162.000000,168.000000) = 6.000000
> >> 174.000000 (168.000000,174.000000) = 6.000000
> >> 180.000000 (174.000000,180.000000) = 6.000000
> >> 192.000000 (180.000000,192.000000) = 12.000000
> >> 204.000000 (192.000000,204.000000) = 12.000000
> >> 216.000000 (204.000000,216.000000) = 12.000000
> >> 228.000000 (216.000000,228.000000) = 12.000000
> >> 240.000000 (228.000000,240.000000) = 12.000000
> >> The TDS changes the name of the variable to reflect what the time
> >> interval length is. Since we have mixed 6 and 12 hour intervals, the
> >> name of the variable is
> >> "Total_precipitation_surface_Mixed_intervals_Accumulation".
> >> Im not sure why you might see
> >> Total_precipitation_surface_6_Hour_Accumulation, except perhaps the
> >> file has not finished updating (?), and the 12-hour forecasts come in
> >> late ?? Could you notify me as soon as you see such a thing?
> >> Also, i was wondering if you realized that the time intervals are
> >> mixed (6 and 12), and if it matters to you?
> >> John
> >>> Hello -
> >>> I was looking at
> >>> http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/georesources/threddsRtModels.xml and I have
> >>> a question about the Total Precipitation field. It seems that at times
> >>> the most recent GFS 80km CONUS uses a field name of
> >>> 'Total_precipitation_surface_Mixed_intervals_Accumulation', while other
> >>> times, it uses 'Total_precipitation_surface_6_Hour_Accumulation'.
> >>> The majority of the time, it seems like the field is
> >>> 'Total_precipitation_surface_Mixed_intervals_Accumulation'. Looking
> >>> back at older model runs, this is the field name that is used. This
> >>> appears to be the only field that changes names (2D or 3D). Is there a
> >>> reason why this field name changes? I have a McIDAS-V bundle that
> >>> tries
> >>> loading in this field, and occasionally it fails when the field name is
> >>> 'Total_precipitation_surface_6_Hour_Accumulation', because my bundle is
> >>> looking for 'Total_precipitation_surface_Mixed_intervals_Accumulation'.
> >>> Thanks -
> >>> Bob
> >> Ticket Details
> >> ===================
> >> Ticket ID: ULI-448464
> >> Department: Support THREDDS
> >> Priority: Normal
> >> Status: Open
Ticket ID: ULI-448464
Department: Support THREDDS
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