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Author:  TeeSee64 [ Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:25 pm ]
Post subject:  Can DA do this?

Hi,

I have downloaded the DA demo version and it looks good but the only thing that is holding me from buying Da,
is that I dont have scripts to let DA do what I want.

I want to make things like this:

http://www.meteociel.fr/modeles/gfse_ca ... e=0&mode=9

and this:

http://www.meteociel.fr/modeles/gfse_ca ... e=0&mode=1

and this

http://www.meteociel.fr/modeles/gfse_ca ... e=0&mode=2

Is it posible to make maps like the ones in the links with DA? and if so, where can i find the scripts to make that kind of maps?

So if someone can help met with this one, I thank you in advance!



Gr,
Theo

Author:  Greg Higgins [ Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:03 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Can DA do this?

The short answer is "yes". Search through this forum and you should find the scripts. You will probably have to cutomize them for the colors you want though.

Author:  Greg Higgins [ Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:10 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Can DA do this?

6 hour precip, will have to be customized...............

---BEGIN 6hr_precip.dsf---
LOAD,D:\Program Files\DigitalAtmosphereWS\maps\print\whatever.dmf

# DOWNLOAD,[url]http://www.atmos.albany.edu/weather/data1/surface/sao/@Y@M@D@H_sao.wmo,D:\wx\scripts\ingest\metar.txt[/url]
# DOWNLOAD,[url]http://www.atmos.albany.edu/weather/data1/surface/syn/@Y@M@D@S_syn.wmo,D:\wx\scripts\ingest\synop.txt[/url]
# DOWNLOAD,[url]http://www.atmos.albany.edu/weather/data1/surface/boy/@Y@M@D@S_boy.wmo,D:\wx\scripts\ingest\buoy.txt[/url]
# DOWNLOAD,[url]http://www.atmos.albany.edu/weather/data1/upperair/@Y@M@D@X_upa.wmo,D:\wx\scripts\ingest\raob.txt[/url]

# INGEST,D:\wx\scripts\ingest\*.txt

ANALYZE,FILL FILS=0 COLOR=160:160:255 GRTN=0 PC06
ANALYZE,FILL FILS=0 COLOR=116:116:255 GRTN=1 PC06
ANALYZE,FILL FILS=0 COLOR=96:96:255 GRTN=2 PC06
ANALYZE,FILL FILS=0 COLOR=64:64:255 GRTN=3 PC06
ANALYZE,FILL FILS=0 COLOR=32:32:255 GRTN=4 PC06

BASEMAP

ANALYZE,CONT CINT=1 DASH COLOR=100:100:100

ANALYZE,VECT COLOR=0:0:255 WIND
STAMP

EXPORT,D:\WX\scripts\Output\Precip\6hr_precip_@FFZ@MMZ@DDZ@HHZ@NNZ.jpg
EXPORT,Z:\public_html\precip\6hr_precip_@FFZ@MMZ@DDZ@HHZ@NNZ.gif
---END 6hr_precip.dsf---

Author:  LaurierWilliams [ Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:56 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Can DA do this?

TeeSee64, the site you're giving as an example has had an enormous amount of complex programming done to achieve what you see. The main model images would have been constructed from GRIB-coded files which are very large and, so far as I know, only GFS GRIB is available for free though this may be changing. Greg's example script would produce observed rainfall charts and DA has great strength in this area. It can also work with GRIB files, though I haven't worked with these so I don't know if you can do it under script control.

The bottom line is that to produce anything as remotely complex as the site you're pointing to, you have to learn how to write scripts yourself, and understand the raw data you're working with. The people on this forum have come up with lots of help and example scripts, but there is no quick solution, whichever of the dozens of available programs you use - the list given in the GRIB entry in Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GRIB#Applications gives an idea of how many possible programs there are. Don't get discouraged but expect to put in some time learning, and DA is a lot easier to work with than some other meteorological programs I know.

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