Opened 11 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#41 closed Enhancement (fixed)

header file in ASCII

Reported by: pesei Owned by: ignacio
Priority: major Milestone: FLEXPART 9.2
Component: FP coding/compilation Version:
Keywords: Cc:


(from minutes of FpDev Workshop 2012)

Currently, the FLEXPART output file header is binary. An ASCII-text header file for basic parameters would be useful (maybe in addition to the current header file to preserve compatibility with existing postprocessing software); in the header file, additional information should be stored, for example path names for input data (e.g., windfields)

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by ignacio

  • Status changed from new to accepted

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by sthen

Just a few thoughts on this.

Currently the header files are used for restarts. Unless you modify the restart process as well, we will still need the current header files.

For the netcdf output version we had moved all information of the header files into the grid_*.nc file. Including these mostly as global parameters. However, I did not implement reading header information from netcdf for restarts yet.

A simple way out is to always write the binary header file if IPOUT is set. But since there were other issues with restart procedure it might be useful to do this in a more concise way that would also allow space for future modifications. For example: write the information required for restart in a separate NAMELIST file.

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by pesei

Writing out this information both in binary and in ASCII form always does not harm. The ASCII is also convenient for a quick check what was done in a specific run.

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by pesei

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from accepted to closed

is implemented in v9.2beta

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