Re: Subhourly data

David,

GEMPAK supports gdattim forecast times expressed as:

YYMMDD/HHMMFHHHMM

So you can use forecasts to a resolution of 1 minute such as can be done
with wrf_post's grib output decoded into GEMPAK format with dcgrib2
(though the question has been posed previously about how to represent
thunderstorm simulations with 30 second output which can't be
represented). If your mm5to gem can generate the time string, GEMPAK can handle it.

In answer to your #2 below,

You can use the inline qualifiers to set the GRDNAM to a time
other than GDATTIM in the GDDIAG program. See example
#3 in the GDDIAG online help as an example.
Steve Chiswell
Unidata User Support


On Mon, 2007-08-13 at 17:06 -0400, David Novak wrote:
Two questions:

1) Has anyone converted MM5 output to 15 min GEMPAK output? I'm familiar with the MM5TOGEM program floating around, but it seems to only do hourly conversions. I didn't want to reinvent the wheel.

2) Is there a way to write the times of variables in a GEMPAK file to a different time? For instance, I want 021225/000F011 to be written as 021225/0000F01130 (which should be a 11 h and 30 min forecast). GDDIAG and GDMOD both need gddatim set to the original time.

Thanks!
Dave