> I have a set of grib files to open. They're climate model data,
> downloaded from the IPCC DDC here:
> The files come in at between 1.5 and 6MB, so hardly huge.
> The problem is that one set of files - from the CCSR/NIES model (last
> one in the table), give an error when I try loading them:
> ncl 0> a = addfile("CCSRNIES_SRES_A2_PREC_1990-2019.grb", "r")
> fatal:NclMalloc Failed:[errno=12]:Not enough space
> Segmentation fault (core dumped)
> Is this a known/recognised sequence of events? Grib files from all
> other models load without problem. The problem is with four separate
> files so I don't think it's a download/corruption issue; wgrib also
> reads them without trouble.
> ncl version 4.2.0.a027, Tru64 Unix on an Alpha.
> (it also fails with 4.2.0.a028 on OS X, but no error message, just an
> infinite wait :-/ )
> Cheers for any thoughts,
> Ian "Harry" Harris
> Climatic Research Unit
> University of East Anglia
> Norwich NR2 4HG
> United Kingdom
Dear Harry and others,
One of our developers created a work-around for this problem, and it
will be available in the next version of NCL (no scheduled date
Here's some info on the work-around, In the developer's own words:
This is a workaround fix for Grib files from the IPCC Data
Distribution Center. (http://cera-www.dkrz.de/IPCC_DDC/)
Several unrecognized centers are used for these files. The
work-around code is activated when an unrecognized center is
encountered. I have only looked at a limited number of these
files, so I do not know how comprehensive this fix is.
User-defined parameter tables are still needed and I do not
attempt to supply a name for the center.
If anybody wants to try this new version of NCL now, send me a
personal email (haley AT ucar.edu) and I'll see if I can provide you with
a precompiled binary.
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