Re: can and will NCL be able to read complex packing in GRIB files anytime soon?

From: Mary Haley <haley_at_nyahnyahspammersnyahnyah>
Date: Mon Dec 14 2009 - 12:28:20 MST

Hi Bill,

Can you provide us with a sample file? If so, you can put it on ftp:

[Use your email address for the password]
cd incoming
put ...
put ...

and then email me with the exact filename.

I *think* NCL should be able to handle packed grids, but the main
developer is in a class and I'll have to wait to ask him.


On Dec 11, 2009, at 3:05 PM, Capehart, William J wrote:

> I am working with some European GRIB1 data and while NCL (and
> wgrib) can both read the headers for the data, it cannot unpack the
> file. (in googling the errors from both wgrib and NCL this seems
> to be an old problem). I have gotten as far as being able to use
> NCEP’s cnvgrib program to translate the GRIB1 into GRIB2 but it
> only seems to want to use US/CAN grib tables. As such, it’s giving
> me a lot of “missing” or “unknown” fields, all of whom are called
> “255” and read in as 255 by NCL and ncl_convert2nc. All that
> survives is are the U V and pressure fields.
> Are there plans to make complex packing in grib file readable by
> NCL. Otherwise is there an easy solution here beyond hacking cnvgrib.
> Thanks Much
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