[gradsusr] Issues opening GOES-16 NetCDF files

Jeff Duda jeffduda319 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 7 13:12:45 EST 2018

Have you tried writing a short control file and using xdfopen instead? That
is a way of getting around netcdf files that aren't perfectly formatted.

Jeff Duda

On Wed, Nov 7, 2018 at 9:45 AM Schneider, Karl P <kps5442 at psu.edu> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I'm looking for a way to plot some satellite data in GrADS. I've found a
> source for GOES-16 netcdf data, but its format is not compatible as shown
> below; the lat and lon are set to the number of grid points in the file,
> not the lat/lon extent of the file:
> ga-> sdfopen
> OR_ABI-L2-CMIPC-M3C02_G16_s20183111612182_e20183111614555_c20183111615060.nc
> Scanning self-describing file:
> OR_ABI-L2-CMIPC-M3C02_G16_s20183111612182_e20183111614555_c20183111615060.nc
> SDF file has no discernable time coordinate -- using default values.
> SDF file
> OR_ABI-L2-CMIPC-M3C02_G16_s20183111612182_e20183111614555_c20183111615060.nc
> is open as file 1
> LON set to 0 9999
> LAT set to 0 5999
> I've seen this issue pop up previously on the forum, but there was no good
> answer I could make sense of. I'm hoping someone could share some code with
> me to help resolve the issue, or better yet point me to a source of
> netcdf's that can be read in via the sdfopen command.
> Thanks,
> Karl
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Jeff Duda, Research Scientist

University of Colorado Boulder

Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

NOAA/OAR/ESRL/Global Systems Division
Boulder, CO
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