NWP utility inventory at HIRLAM and ALADIN communities


Questionnaire 2007

 

Name

(Country)

Purpose

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Short Description

obsmon

(Hungaria)

visualization

others

The main purpose of the application is to ensure a comprehensive observation monitoring system for data assimilation. This system uses ASCII dumps ODB as input (this dumping process is not the part of the application). These files are conververted into netCDF and stored in a file system serving as a data base. The system computes obs-guess and obs-an stats both for a certain analyis time and for periods. The results are visualized by the GMT package in various ways: maps, profiles, time-series. An interactive web based visualization was also developed in PHP. Batch mode usage is also possible. The system has been used operationally at HMS since summer 2007.

chagal

(Czech Republic)

visualization

2D maps drawing. Reads data from *FA* files. Creates PostScript images. Contour plots, wind barbs/arrows plots, overlay plots. Custom colouring. Sequence plots and/or multiple pannel plots. Fortran program using NCAR Graphics library and IFS/ARPEGE/ALAD

auto2grads

(Croatia)

visualization

The program reads an ascii file with measurements from Croatian automatic stations and writes it to a GrADS binary file. The scripts plot a comparison of forecasted and measured quantity.

sinop2grads

(Croatia)

visualization

The program reads an ascii file with synop measurements and writes it to a GrADS binary file. The scripts plot a comparison of forecasted and measured quantity.

plot_xz

(Slovakia)

visualization

Package for visualization of vertical 2D experiments. Reads ASCII outputs from "flux" and prudes simple contour plots. Description of experiments is kept in ASCII file which is uded to generate legends of the plots.

MetgraF

(Sweden)

visualization

An old home-made graphics program for GRIB maps, BUFR observations, X-sections and thermodynamical diagrams

WebgraF

(Sweden)

visualization

Webinterface to display graphics from experiments such as verification plots, maps or similar.
It's written in javascript and uses a Perl script for administration

epsverifpack

(Czech Republic)

visualization

verification

Software for computation and vizualization of verification scores computed from ensemble forecasts. Fotran program using gribex libraries, gnuplot for graphics and set of shell scripts.

 Rfa + geogrid

(Belgium)

 visualization

verification

data handling

Rfa + geogrid is a suite of tools to read and analyse Aladin files in the statistical package R. It includes several subroutines for visualisation, analysis and creation of new domains.

PaiPix/IM

(Portugal)

visualization

data handling

other

 

PiaPix/IM is a live Linux distribution based on Debian. This distribution has the particularity to contain most of the applications that are needed at IM to work in NWP, in particularly, it contains basic Meteorological Applications from ECMWF (Metview, Magics, EMOSLIB, SMS/Xcdp) and moreover TIDB2, the locally developed MSRDB for NWP data archiving. It is particularly suitable for the dissemination of the European NWP pratices mostly among the Universities, although will be implemented at IM during this year for operational purposes

TIDB2

(Portugal)

visualization

data handling

other

Interfaces to Relational Data Base for on-line NWP data archival (BUFR & GRIB & convenient blob's), which includes BUFR and GRIB (ECMWF) plugins

ASCS new version

(Croatia)

visualization

post-processing

Plots vertical cross sections from a fulpos file on model levels. Novelty of the new version is possibility to plot differences between two fields from two files. Possible computation of other derived parameters.

HRID

(Croatia)

visualization

post-processing

The complete package reads pseudo-temp output from Aladin, computes some derived parameters, plots vertical-time cross sections for wind, temperature, moisture and other parameters for given points in the domain. Also plots meteograms.

aapt

(Slovakia)

visualization

post-processing

automatic forecast production

Set of utilities for postprocessing of ALADIN pseudoTEMPs
- TEMP and pseudoTEMP decoders
- non-overshooting vertical interpolations and diagnostics of additional parameters
- visualization program

Diana

(Norway)

visualization

automatic forecast production

Visualization of meteorological data in the form of NWP, observations, satellite and radar images etc

Significance test

(Hungary)

verification

The small package computes a mean difference of RMSEs between two experiments and estimates the significance of the results using time series data. The outputs of the significance test are given in form of graphics of individual test for concrete parameter and pressure level.

HARMONIE monitor

(HIRLAM)

verification

 

veral

(Czech Republic)

verification

Software for computation and vizualization of verification scores well suited for intercomparison of different ALADIN model versions. Set of fotran programs, shell and perl scripts. Plotting is based on NCAR graphics libraries.

ALADIN verification project (AVP)

(Slovenia)

verification

The Aladin Verification Project (AVP) is a common objective verification system at synoptic scale. Classical verification scores are computed and visualized. http://www.arso.gov.si/verification/verification.php

fa2cdf

(Hungary)

post-processing

Converts from FA to NETCDF format

facalc

(Czech Republic)

post-processing

Simple calculations on FA files. Reads fields of FA files, performs simple operations on the fields (scale/offset, summation, max/min, wind components to dir/speed conversion) and writes results to an FA file. Creates a new field or overwrite an old one

Pinuts

(France)

post-processing

Pack of tools for Aladin model : geometry tools, data convertor to Ascii, vertical profil, FA file "cadre" (header) viewer, spectral analyser

noname

(Bulgaria)

post-processing

Post processing and visualization

gl

(HIRLAM)

post-processing

- list GRIB/FA/lfi files
- convert FA/lfi files to GRIB
- interpolate and extract points
- create LBC conditions for ALADIN/AROME from HIRLAM/IFS data

fa2arl

(Croatia)

post-processing

other

The program converts upper air and surface field from a sequence of fullpos FA files to a single ARL file that serves as input to HYSPLIT dispersion model.

ispis

(Croatia)

post-processing

automatic forecast production

Writes an ascii table of a given forecast field with 3 hour frequency for given points. Variables, output formats and other stuff can be controlled via namelist.

korcape

(Croatia)

post-processing

Program reads pseudotemps and SYNOP data. Data on the first level of pseudotemp are replaced by measured data from SYNOP. CAPE is calculated for all stations with SYNOP data. Finally, map with CAPE is done using GRADS software.

fautils_coupling

(Slovakia)

post-processing

data handling

 

Set of 3 simple utilities to manipulate FA files:
fa_filter - applies cosine spectral filter on selected fields in FA file
fa_sp2gp - converts spectral fields in FA to gridpoints fields
fa_stat - computes simple spatial statistics for selected fields

flux

(Slovakia)

data handling

Diagnostic tool for 2D vertical plane ALADIN. It performs FA ---> ASCII conversion.   DOWNLOAD 

extract4verif

(Slovenia)

data handling

Program for writting out predefined model values in observation points.

noname

(Bulgaria)

data handling

System for retrieving coupling files from pickups with checking of the file growth and testing the integrity of the files

noname

(Bulgaria)

automatic forecast production

System for automated running of the forecast twice daily for 72 hours range

stability indices and potential vorticity

(Algeria)

other

The stability indices which are developped or adapted are based on equivalent potential temperature and the potential vorticity is computed on the isentropes 315 and 330 K

maketrans

(Poland)

other

Software for automatic robust data transfer

mitrax

(Poland)

other

Software for automatic ALADIN model testing

 

 

Last update: 2007-04-20 09:48:28