Netcdf Inflation Files

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The filter_nml now read restart and inflation files directly from NetCDF files

Netcdf inflation files are no longer special files. DART format inflation files were always 2 copies in one file (mean and standard devation). Taking away this special status of inflation files has the advantage that all copies (restarts, ensemble mean, ensemble standard deviation, inflation mean, inflation sd, etc.) can all be treated the same for IO purposes. Since there are two inflation files when reading/writing netcdf the filenames are different to DART format restart files.

The names of the netcdf inflation files are now fixed.

Input inflation file names

The filter_nml option:

inf_in_file_name = prior_inflation_ics, post_inflation_ics

has been deprecated and for 1 domain filter is expecting to read:

input_{priorinf,postinf}_mean.nc
input_{priorinf,postinf}_sd.nc

For multiple domains filter is expecting to read:

input_{priorinf,postinf}_mean_d01.nc
input_{priorinf,postinf}_sd_d01.nc
input_{priorinf,postinf}_mean_d02.nc
input_{priorinf,postinf}_sd_d02.nc

where d0* is the domain number.

Output inflation file names

The filter_nml option:

inf_out_file_name = prior_inflation_restart, post_inflation_restart

has been deprecated and for 1 domain filter is expecting to read:

output_{priorinf,postinf}_mean.nc
output_{priorinf,postinf}_sd.nc

For multiple domains filter is expecting to write:

prior_inflation_restart_mean_d01
prior_inflation_restart_sd_d01
prior_inflation_restart_mean_d02
prior_inflation_restart_sd_d02

where d0* is the domain number.

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Change Date: $Date: 2017-03-31 15:24:30 -0600 (Fri, 31 Mar 2017) $
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