Re: reading filename.h5 in NCL

From: Mary Haley <haley_at_nyahnyahspammersnyahnyah>
Date: Tue Dec 10 2013 - 11:15:30 MST

Hi folks,

We've been working with this dataset offline, and Dennis created a nice example that he put on our website.

Please see example "hdf5_2.ncl" at:

This example should work with V6.0.0, 6.1.0 and 6.1.2.


On Dec 4, 2013, at 9:51 PM, Steeven Paul Yerraguntla <> wrote:

> Hi everybody,
> I have to deal with hdf5 files (.h5 extension files), i am familiar with using netcdf files and i tried to convert .h5 file using function NCL_CONVERT2NC and it showing the error as shown in the following lines. Somewhere i read hdf5 are not supported by NCL and my NCL version is 6.1.0. Kindly let me know whether it possible to convert hdf5 files to netcdf files.
> ;-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> steeven@steevenpaul:~/Desktop$ ncl_convert2nc K1VHR_15NOV2013_1200_L02_OLR.h5 -e h5 -v OLR
> Processing file: K1VHR_15NOV2013_1200_L02_OLR.h5.h5...
> Copyright (C) 1995-2012 - All Rights Reserved
> University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
> NCAR Command Language Version 6.1.0
> The use of this software is governed by a License Agreement.
> See for more details.
> warning:getfilevartypes: variable (OLR) does not exist in file (K1VHR_15NOV2013_1200_L02_OLR.h5)
> fatal:["Execute.c":7743]:Execute: Error occurred at or near line 531 in file /tmp/tmp2937-52a003fa.ncl
> ;-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Thanks in advance
> Paul.
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