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 Monday 29th FebruaryTuesday 1st MarchWednesday 2nd MarchThursday 3rd MarchFriday 4th March
9:30 - 11:00 
 GRIB Keys
  • Coded and computed keys
  • Namespaces
  • Examples of keys
    Slides

Shahram Najm (30 minutes)

 

 GRIB tools
  • Comparing the content of GRIB messages with grib_compare
  • Copying GRIB messages with grib_copy
  • Making simple modifications to the GRIB header information with grib_set
  • Conversion from GRIB to NetCDF with grib_to_netcdf
  • Slides

Paul Dando (60 minutes)

 

 Fortran and python APIs - Indexing and encoding GRIB
  • Use of the indexing routines
  • Encoding GRIB messages and using GRIB samples
    Slides

 

Dominique Lucas, Xavi Abellan, Cristian Simarro

 BUFR in a nutshell
  • WMO Manual on Codes
  • BUFR vs. GRIB
  • BUFR structure
  • Elements
  • Replication
  • Operators
  • Subsets and compressed/uncompressed data
  •  Bitmap

 Slides

Enrico Fucile

 

 Documentation and BUFR validator
  • ecCodes BUFR documentation
  • Complex examples
  • BUFR validator 

Enrico Fucile

 

Tea and Coffee
11:30 - 13:00 
 GRIB Tools
  • Basic features of grib_filter
  • Slides

Paul Dando

 Fortran and python APIs - Indexing and encoding GRIB
  • Use of the indexing routines
  • Encoding GRIB messages and using GRIB samples
     Practicals 

Dominique Lucas, Xavi Abellan, Cristian Simarro

 

 BUFR with ecCodes
  • Vocabulary of key names
  • BUFR data with ecCodes
  • BUFR tables versions
  • JSON dump
  • Access by rank and condition
  • BUFR tools

Slides 

Enrico Fucile


 Practicals
  • How to decode and encode BUFR through examples 

Enrico Fucile and Shahram Najm

 Local adaptation for GRIB and BUFR
  • GRIB parameter database
  • Conversion from GRIB 1 to GRIB 2
  • How to define your own local parameters for GRIB 
  • How to use your own local BUFR tables
    Slides

Shahram Najm

 

12:50 Q&A session

Lunch
14:00 - 15:30

14:00 Welcome

Anna Ghelli

 Introduction

In this lecture we will cover the following topics:

  • GRIB editions 1 and 2: structure and differences
  • BUFR editions 3 and 4
  • ecCodes design and concepts

Slides

Shahram Najm

 Fortran and Python APIs - Overview and basic GRIB decoding
  • Overview of the API
  • Using the API functions for decoding GRIB with Fortran and Python
    Slides   

Dominique Lucas, Xavi Abellan, Cristian Simarro

 

 Python interface
  • A short introduction to Python and its use at ECMWF
  • The Python interface to ecCodes for decoding, encoding and indexed access to GRIB messages
    Slides

Xavier Abellan

 Practicals
  • How to decode and encode BUFR through examples 

 

Enrico Fucile and Shahram Najm

 

 
Tea and Coffee
16:00 - 17:30
 GRIB Tools

In this lecture we will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to the command-line tools
  • Obtaining information about the ecCodes installation with codes_info
  • Inspecting the content of GRIB files with grib_ls and grib_dump, grib_get
  • Printing data values from GRIB messages with grib_get_data

Slides

Carsten Maass

 Fortran and Python APIs - Overview and basic GRIB decoding (continued)
  • Overview of the API
  • Using the API functions for decoding GRIB with Fortran and Python
      Practicals 

Dominique Lucas, Xavi Abellan, Cristian Simarro

 

 GRIB packing

Shahram Najm

 

 Practicals challenge

 

Enrico Fucile and Shahram Najm

 

 

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Recommended reading

 

 

Events during the week

Monday 29th February at 17:30 – Ice breaker

Tea and coffees: 11.00-11.30 am and 15.30 to 16.00 pm

Lunch: 13.00 to 14.00

Tuesday 7.30 pm meet at Zizzi for dinner!

 

 

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