[Met_help] BUFR, NetCDF files in MET

Watson.Leela watson.leela at ensco.com
Wed Nov 21 08:28:26 MST 2007



I have recently successfully installed METv0.9 on my Linux machine and
now have a couple of question regarding the acceptable data formats for
MET. I have formatted ASCII wind tower data that I would like to use to
verify my WRF forecasts, but I know that MET does not currently accept
this format. I have looked into converting this data into BUFR format,
however, I am wondering if the BUFR files must be written exactly like
the NCEP PrepBufr files (which, according to NCEP's website, are
'special' BUFR files)?


It is also stated in the MET User's Guide that the PrepBufr files are
converted into intermediate NetCDF files. Is there a .cdl file available
for converting point data to NetCDF? Lastly, is there any sort of
timeline for a MET version that allows formatted ASCII files (if at







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