OpenIFS reads and writes GRIB formatted files. Metview is a meteorological application designed to be a complete working environment that reads and writes GRIB data. Its capabilities include powerful data access, analysis and visualization.
For more details about Metview, please see the Metview home page.
Use the macro builders for different icons in the Magics reference guide to create your own macros for Metview.
OpenIFS and Metview
Metview is the ideal application for analysing and displaying OpenIFS output GRIB files. It does not require any translation of the output files and will also do spectral to gridpoint conversion and computation of u & v winds from vorticity & divergence.
The Metview team have kindly provided a set of example templates for OpenIFS output that show (amongst others) how to:
- Shaded contour plot from OpenIFS GRIB output file on a map projection.
- Shaded lat-level or longitude-level cross section, with cross-section marked on map projection.
- 3-field overlay: shaded contour, contour lines and wind vectors.
- Wind vectors coloured by another field.
Download the compressed tarfile using the link to the right.
Metview training material: see here for training course handouts and examples.