MET Online Tutorial for METv3.0

MODE-Analysis Tool: Configure

MODE-Analysis may be run using a configuration file to define filtering parameters or by passing filtering parameters on the command line. The default MODE-Analysis configuration may be found in the METv3.0/data/config/MODEAnalysisConfig_default file. The configuration used by the test script may be found in the METv3.0/scripts/config/MODEAnalysisConfig file.

The setup of the MODE-Analysis configuration file differs slightly from the other types of configuration files in MET. In the other MET configuration files, all of the parameters listed are required to be included in every configuration file. For MODE-Analysis, only those filtering parameters that you'd actually like applied should be included. Generally speaking, all of the filtering parameters should be commented out except for the ones that you would like to be applied.

For this tutorial, we'll run MODE-Analysis jobs directly on the command line, rather than using the configuration file.

As mentioned on the previous page, users are strongly encouraged to specify the toggle filtering options when running MODE-Analysis. There are four sets of toggles to be used which are explained below. The equivalent contents of the OBJECT_ID column is listed for each option:

  • -fcst versus -obs
    The first selects lines pertaining to forecast objects (FNNN and CFNNN) while the latter selects lines pertaining to observation objects (ONNN and CONNN).
  • -single versus -pair
    The first selects single object lines (FNNN, ONNN, CFNNN, and CONNN) while the latter selects pair lines (FNNN_ONNN and CFNNN_CONNN).
  • -simple versus -composite
    The first selects simple object lines (FNNN, ONNN, FNNN_ONNN) while the latter selects composite object lines (CFNNN, CONNN, and CFNNN_CONNN).
  • -matched versus -unmatched
    The first selects matched simple object lines while the latter selects unmatched simple object lines.