Reading IBTrACS netCDF

From: Carl Schreck <Carl.Schreck_at_nyahnyahspammersnyahnyah>
Date: Thu Jul 21 2011 - 08:46:13 MDT

I'm working with tropical cyclone data from the IBTrACS archive, and it
seems like it's taking NCL too long to read it. It takes ~ 10 s, even though
the file is ~ 500 MB. I'm probably spoiled to think 10 s is slow, but it
seems like it should be much faster.

The data can be found at:

And a script to read it is attached. Is it slow because it's so many (9)
variables? Is there something I or the dataset developers could do to speed
this up?



Carl J. Schreck III, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites (CICS-NC)
NOAA's National Climatic Data Center and North Carolina State University
151 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
Tel: 828-257-3140

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