MET Online Tutorial for METv3.0

PCP-Combine Tool: Output

When PCP-Combine is finished, you may view the output NetCDF files it wrote using the ncdump and ncview utilities (if available on your machine). Run the following commands to view contents of the NetCDF files:

    ncview tutorial/out/pcp_combine/sample_fcst_24L_2005080800V_12A.nc &
    ncview tutorial/out/pcp_combine/sample_obs_2005080800V_12A.nc &

    ncdump -h tutorial/out/pcp_combine/sample_fcst_24L_2005080800V_12A.nc
    ncdump -h tutorial/out/pcp_combine/sample_obs_2005080800V_12A.nc

The ncview windows display plots of the precipitation data in these files. The output of ncdump indicates that the gridded fields are named APCP_12, the GRIB code abbreviation and accumulation interval for precipitation. Next, we'll use these NetCDF output files from PCP-Combine as input for the Grid-Stat tool.