PROGRAM rad_3dvar_to_dart

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NAMELIST / MODULES / ERRORS / FUTURE PLANS / TERMS OF USE

Overview

Programs to convert MM5 3D-VAR 2.0 Radar data files into DART observation sequence files. The capability of the program is limited to DOPPLER_RADIAL_VELOCITY and RADAR_REFLECTIVITY.

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NAMELIST

This namelist is read from the file input.nml. Namelists start with an ampersand '&' and terminate with a slash '/'. Character strings that contain a '/' must be enclosed in quotes to prevent them from prematurely terminating the namelist.

&rad_3dvar_to_dart_nml
   var_file = 'qc_radr_3dvar_2002083100.dat',
   obs_seq_out_file_name = 'obs_seq.out',
   calendar_type = 3  
/


Item Type Description
var_file character(len=129) This is the name of the file containing MM5 3D-VAR 2.0 Radar observations.
obs_seq_out_file_name character(len=129) File name for output observation sequence file.
calendar_type integer Calendar type. We recommend using 3 (GREGORIAN).


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MODULES DIRECTLY USED

types_mod
obs_sequence_mod
obs_def_mod
obs_def/obs_def_radar_mod
obs_kind_mod
location/threed_sphere/location_mod
time_manager_mod
utilities_mod

MODULES INDIRECTLY USED

assim_model_mod
models/wrf/model_mod
models/wrf/module_map_utils
random_seq_mod
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FILES

File formats

input.nml and qc_radr_3dvar_2002083100.dat are ASCII files. obs_seq.out is either ASCII or binary, depending on the logical write_binary_obs_sequence, which is the namelist entry for obs_sequence_mod.

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REFERENCES

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ERROR CODES and CONDITIONS

none

KNOWN BUGS

none

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FUTURE PLANS

  1. Use the preprocessor to include the observation list provided by obs_kind_mod.
  2. Add the capability to convert from DART to MM5 3D-VAR 2.0 Radar data file format.
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Terms of Use

DART software - Copyright UCAR. This open source software is provided by UCAR, "as is", without charge, subject to all terms of use at http://www.image.ucar.edu/DAReS/DART/DART_download

Contact: DART core group
Revision: $Revision: 11305 $
Source: $URL: https://svn-dares-dart.cgd.ucar.edu/DART/releases/Manhattan/observations/obs_converters/var/rad_3dvar_to_dart.html $
Change Date: $Date: 2017-03-14 11:52:08 -0600 (Tue, 14 Mar 2017) $
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