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Implementing Network Common Data Form (netCDF) for the 3DWF Model

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Technical Report,31 Aug 2015,31 Aug 2015

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US Army Research Laboratory Adelphi United States

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Until recently, the Three-dimensional Wind Field 3DWF model developed by the US Army Research Laboratory ARL had produced geographic coordinated wind data results only in standard Grib format on the Windows platform and was not easily read by other platforms. Having recognized this limitation, recent efforts have been made to improve the model, including the capability to format the results data file in network Common Data Form netCDF so that the distributed results can be easily accessible to other machines and operating platforms. This improvement will also allow for easier creation of code and sharing of scientific data. This technical report describes processes, software, and written programs needed in order to produce the 3DWF models results in netCDF data format. In addition, data extraction from netCDF-formatted Weather Research and Forecasting WRF model results necessary for the 3DWF models wind initialization will also be documented.

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