[Met_help] Problem with MET and accumulation intervals
Thomas.Schwitalla at uni-hohenheim.de
Tue Nov 17 07:44:38 MST 2009
John Halley Gotway schrieb:
> The flags in your GRIB file are set in a way that we've never encountered for precipitation. Where did you get this GRIB file?
> I was able to reproduce the error message you're seeing. I stepped through the call to PCP-Combine using a debugger and found that unexpected flag value in the Product Description Section (PDS) of
> the GRIB file. I ran the file you sent and a sample GRIB file that's distributed with MET through the "wgrib" utility to dump out info about each record:
> File you sent... 4:26640:d=07080100:APCP:kpds5=61:kpds6=1:kpds7=0:TR=0:P1=4:P2=0:TimeU=13:sfc:1hr fcst:NAve=0
> Sample GRIB file... 2:31408:d=05080700:APCP:kpds5=61:kpds6=1:kpds7=0:TR=4:P1=3:P2=6:TimeU=1:sfc:3-6hr acc:NAve=0
> Looking at these, you can see that the value for the time range indicator (TR) is set to 0 in yours, while it's set to 4 in the other file. Now take a look at Table 5 of the GRIB spec:
thanks for opening my eyes. We used a self written program to convert
MM5 output to GRIB format. Is seems, that during the conversion
something went wrong. We successfully used this tool to convert MM5
output without parameterized convection at 2km resolution, but at 18km
parameterized convection is needed. I assume this is a problem in our
> A value of 0 is used to simply define a valid time, while a value of 4 is used to define an accumulation interval between times 1 and 2 (P1 and P2). MET expects that the time range indicator will be
> set as an accumulation interval for precipitation.
> Do you think there was an error in defining the flags for this GRIB file, or do you really need to be able to read this file as is in MET? If you do need to read it in MET, you'll need to make two
> source code changes:
> (1) Replace the file METv2.0/lib/vx_met_util/read_grib.cc with the version that's attached.
> (2) Replace the file METv2.0/src/pcp_combine/pcp_combine.cc with the version that's attached.
> Recompile MET with a "make clean" and then rebuild MET. Please let me know the origins of this file and whether we'll need to support it directly in MET.
Is it possible, that you send me the code changes as attachment now
(they were missing in your email) ;-) ?
> Hope that helps,
Thanks for opening my eyes,
> Thomas Schwitalla wrote:
>> Hi John,
>> currently I have a problem using pcp_combine with a grib dataset for
>> precipitation verification. I get the following error message as an
>> "can't find grib code 61 with accumulation of XX hours in grib file". I
>> attached a sample grib file, maybe you can reproduce the error.
>> Best regards from Hohenheim
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