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[THREDDS #UIZ-105091]: thredds.ucar.edu update broke my scripts


A change in the NCEP GFS half-degree exposed a flaw in the way variable names 
were being generated from grib files. This required an update on 
thredds.ucar.edu and yields now slightly different variable names in a few 

These changes should be permanent, so you should be safe updating your scripts. 
Apologies for the inconvenience, but unfortunately NCEP's upstream changes 
caught us off-guard as well.

Gory details below, if interested.



So, besides if anything is glitching out on idd, the immediate problem is that 


changed from using wmo level type 10:

<Title_en>Code table 4.5 - Fixed surface types and units</Title_en>

to NCEP level 200:

  <parameter code="200">
    <description>Entire atmosphere (considered as a single layer)</description>

and we had both names shortened to "entire_atmosphere", thus a conflict when 
both variants are present. Presumably those are different, else why would NCEP 

So ive changed NCEP level 200 short_name to "entire_atmosphere_single_layer". 
if anyone has a better name, let me know. did same for

  <parameter code="201">
    <description>Entire ocean (considered as a single layer)</description>

Ticket Details
Ticket ID: UIZ-105091
Department: Support THREDDS
Priority: Normal
Status: Closed

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