Gribmap for GrADS 2.0.a2 with template option issue? (grib2 files)
jma at COLA.IGES.ORG
Fri Jun 6 16:28:50 EDT 2008
On Jun 6, 2008, at 3:19 PM, Uwe Gramann wrote:
> Hmm that's interesting, I was not aware that I HAD to use the
> ensemble descriptor.
You need to include the ensemble grib codes when the Product
Definition Template Number is 1, 2, 11, or 12. There are examples
(such as ecmwf tigge data) in which the PDT number is the only way to
distinguish two fields in the same file. The GrADS interface doesn't
have a place to put the PDT number, it is assumed to be 0 or 8 unless
specified otherwise in the extended EDEF entry.
The grib2scan utility will tell you what the PDT number is, and so
will the gribmap -v output, and so will wgrib2 -Sec4.
> This leads me then to a more basic question, though:
> g2ctl.pl then would be able to generate the control file from the
> original files, right? The orginals are:
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> but the following line does not find any files:
> g2ctl.pl -verf gep%e.t00z.pgrb2af%f3.grib > uwe.ctl
> (if I replace the %e template with '20' it finds the files, but not
> with '%e2')
> I am still doing something wrong with the ensemble template??
The %e template substitution marker doesn't require a number the way
the time template markers do. The ensemble name (as given in your
EDEF statement) is substituted completely where the %e appears in
your DSET entry.
> Thanks so much and Cheers,
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Jennifer Adams
> To: GRADSUSR at LIST.CINECA.IT
> Sent: Friday, June 06, 2008 11:17 AM
> Subject: Re: Gribmap for GrADS 2.0.a2 with template option issue?
> (grib2 files)
> There's no need to have a separate descriptor file for each member
> -- that's the whole purpose of the E dimension, to aggregate
> members into a single data set! An example of a GFS ensemble
> descriptor file with full EDEF is here:
> Specifically, what your descriptor needs, is this:
> edef 1
> 20 33 00z05jun2008 3,20
> The name "20" is a guess from your filename. If you want to
> template over E, change DSET to
> dset ^gens_%e_2008060500z_P%f3.grib
> Then get the ensemble grib codes from the grib2scan output (grep on
> "Ens") or from the gribmap -v output (look for "ens=")
> The EDEF documentation is at http://iges.org/grads/gadoc/
> On Jun 6, 2008, at 12:22 PM, Uwe Gramann wrote:
>> Hi Jennifer,
>> thanks for looking into this!
>> I have attached the output of the gribmap/grib2scan and the ctl
>> file (which does not contain a edef declaration). I am not sure
>> if I need an edef declaration, though, since I am treating each
>> member as a separate model and create control files for each
>> In case I will not get anywhere ... is there a server that has
>> grib1 data of the gfs ensembles still?
>> Cheer and thanks again,
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Jennifer Adams
>> To: GRADSUSR at LIST.CINECA.IT
>> Sent: Thursday, June 05, 2008 12:00 PM
>> Subject: Re: Gribmap for GrADS 2.0.a2 with template option issue?
>> (grib2 files)
>> On Jun 4, 2008, at 10:13 PM, Uwe Gramann wrote:
>>> Hello everybody,
>>> I have not much luck trying to open GFS ensemble grib2 files with
>>> the template option. After downloading all members and trying to
>>> apply the time-template option to a member like:
>>> g2ctl.pl -verf gens_20_2008060400z_P%f3.grib > uwe.ctl
>>> gribmap -i uwe.ctl
>>> gribmap reports no errors, the control file looks okay, but all
>>> variables are undef in Grads 2.0.a2!
>> What does your descriptor file look like? I don't think g2ctl
>> handles the ensemble declarations for EDEF (yet), you may have to
>> add those manually.
>> What is the output from gribmap -v ?
>> What is the output from grib2scan -v ?
>>> I have no issues opening the individual files in Grads or
>>> combining each forecast-member's files into one large file and
>>> then opening those.
>>> Jennifer just mentioned that a gribmap time-template bug has been
>>> fixed, but I still have one ....
>>> Does anybody have any ideas ... suggestions ...
>>> Cheers and thanks to all
>>> Uwe Gramann
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>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: Jennifer Adams
>>> To: GRADSUSR at LIST.CINECA.IT
>>> Sent: Friday, May 02, 2008 9:40 AM
>>> Subject: NEW RELEASE of GrADS 2.0.a2
>>> Dear All,
>>> I have posted a new version of GrADS: 2.0.a2. This version has
>>> several new features and important bug fixes. The GrADS downloads
>>> web page (http://iges.org/grads/downloads.html) has also been
>>> updated with links to the source code and two binary releases
>>> (more binaries to follow as soon as possible).
>>> * ready for use with GDS-2.0 to access 5-dimensional data
>>> sets via OPeNDAP
>>> * support for thinned grib2 grids
>>> * gribmap has -0 option for grib2
>>> * allows non-float data types for hdf coordinate axes
>>> Bug Fixes:
>>> * memory leak when replacing an existing defined variable
>>> * multiple fixes for netcdf/hdf handling (templating, zrev, %
>>> nodim%, et al.)
>>> * contour interval and label handling for double precision
>>> * changed 'query dims' output for ensembles
>>> * fixed gribmap's handling of data sets templated over T but
>>> not E
>>> * fixed 'set annot' command and other minor bugs
>>> This release is a companion for GDS 2.0, which can now serve 5-D
>>> data sets. COLA is running a 2nd GDS for testing on port 9191
>>> that is serving everything on the 9090 server plus GFS ensemble
>>> forecasts. Check 'em out at
>>> A public release of GDS 2.0 is forthcoming -- we are still
>>> testing. If you'd like to help, please try using the 9191 server.
>>> Please post comments and questions and bug reports here (low-tech
>>> bug tracking is still in use at COLA). As always, I must be able
>>> to reproduce a problem on my own systems in order to fix it, so
>>> keep that in mind when reporting bugs.
>>> Jennifer M. Adams
>>> 4041 Powder Mill Road, Suite 302
>>> Calverton, MD 20705
>>> jma at cola.iges.org
>> Jennifer M. Adams
>> 4041 Powder Mill Road, Suite 302
>> Calverton, MD 20705
>> jma at cola.iges.org
> Jennifer M. Adams
> 4041 Powder Mill Road, Suite 302
> Calverton, MD 20705
> jma at cola.iges.org
Jennifer M. Adams
4041 Powder Mill Road, Suite 302
Calverton, MD 20705
jma at cola.iges.org
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