Bad read of grib file

From: Ian Harris (i.harris AT XXXXXX)
Date: Thu Mar 25 2004 - 11:09:18 MST


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

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