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[THREDDS #ULI-448464]: Question about Total Precipitation field name (GFS CONUS 80km)



this should be fixed in the latest release (4.5.4).
thanks for reporting it.

John

> 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.
> 
> John
> 
> > 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
> > http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/georesources/threddsRtModels.xml
> > 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 -
> > Bob
> >
> > 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 Details
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Ticket ID: ULI-448464
Department: Support THREDDS
Priority: Normal
Status: Closed


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