[Met_help] MODE

Barbara Brown bgb at ucar.edu
Fri Aug 8 09:46:49 MDT 2008

Dear James,

Our technical experts for MET are out of the office today, so I can only 
give you a partial answer. 

I think the answer to your first question is quite simple - you should 
be able to use any dummy file (e.g., the same model forecast) for the 
"observations" when you run MODE.  MODE outputs the simple object 
attributes automatically, so you should be able to pull those out of the 
ascii output files pretty easily using the MODE-analysis tool.

For the second question, I am afraid we'll have to wait until John 
Halley Gotway is back in the office.  He'll return on August 14.  I'll 
also check with others in the group to see if they have an answer for you.

Best regards,
Barbara Brown
Barbara G. Brown                 Phone: (303) 497-8468
NCAR/P.O. Box 3000               FAX: (303) 497-8386
Boulder CO 80307-3000 U.S.A.     e-mail: bgb at ucar.edu

Correia, James wrote:
> Hi-
> I am running WRF-ARW as a regional climate model. I would like to use MODE for two things:
> 1. Compute the precipitation objects for the models without comparison to observations. Just get basic statistics for number of objects, area, orientation.
> 2. use MODE as intended. My data are on the WRF grid for the model, but observed precipitation is on a different grid and also in netcdf format.
> I realize 1 will require playing with the code alot. Do you have any suggestions? Would something simple work like feeding it an observed precip netcdf file of zero's (no matches but make code changes to still output the forecast objects?)
> For 2, the pcp_combine tool requires grib format. Is there documentation of the file format required for MODE netcdf input files. Perhaps an example file could be made available so I can transform my netcdf files into the structure expected by MODE?
> Thanks for any insight.
> James Correia Jr
> Post Doc
> PH: 372-6463
> james.correia at pnl.gov
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