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Training course time table and course material, February 2015

Tuesday 24 February

09:00 Welcome - Umberto Modigliani

  • Lecturers
  • Students

09:15 GRIB API Introduction - Shahram Najm

  • GRIB editions 1 and 2: structure and differences
  • GRIB API design and concepts

10:30 Coffee

11:00 GRIB API: Tools - Carsten Maass

  • Introduction to the command-line tools
  • Obtaining information about the grib_api installation with grib_info
  • Inspecting the content of GRIB files with grib_count,  grib_ls and grib_dump

Solutions to grib_dump and grib_ls practical

 

12:15 GRIB API: Keys - Shahram Najm

  • Coded and computed keys
  • Namespaces
  • Examples of keys

13:00 Lunch

14:00 GRIB API: Tools - Paul Dando

  • Using grib_get
  • Printing data values with grib_get_data
  • Comparing the content of GRIB messages with grib_compare

15:30 Coffee

16:00 GRIB API: Tools - Paul Dando

  • Copying GRIB messages with grib_copy
  • Making simple modifications to the GRIB header information with grib_set

16:55 Questionnaire/Feedback

17:00 Cocktails

Wednesday 25 February

09:00 GRIB API: Fortran, C, Python APIs - Basics - Dominique Lucas, Xavi Abellan, Cristian Simarro

  • Overview of the API
  • Using the API functions for decoding with Fortran, C and Python
  •  Practicals  

10:30 Coffee

11:00 GRIB API: Fortran, C, Python APIs (continued) - Dominique Lucas, Xavi Abellan, Cristian Simarro

  • Practicals  

13:00 Lunch

14:00 GRIB API: Advanced tools - Paul Dando

  • Basic features of grib_filter
  • Conversion from GRIB to NetCDF with grib_to_netcdf

15:30 Coffee

16:00 GRIB API: General practicals

16:55 Questionnaire/Feedback

17:00 End

Thursday 26 February

09:00 GRIB API: Fortran, C, python APIs - Advanced features - Dominique Lucas, Xavi Abellan, Cristian Simarro

  • Use of the indexing routines
  • Encoding GRIB messages and using GRIB samples
  • Practicals 

10:30 Coffee

11:00 GRIB API: Fortran, C, python APIs - Advanced features (continued) - Dominique Lucas, Xavi Abellan, Cristian Simarro

  • Practicals 

13:00 Lunch

14:00 GRIB API: Python interface - Xavi Abellan

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

Friday 27 February

09:00 GRIB API: Advanced topics II - Shahram Najm

  • Parameter database
  • Conversion from GRIB 1 to GRIB 2

10:30 Coffee

11:00 GRIB API: Advanced topics II - Shahram Najm

  • Local adaptation - how to define your own local parameters

12:15 Quiz

12:55 Questionnaire/Feedback

13:00 End of module COM GRIB

 

Recommended reading

  1. Lecture notes:GRIB API: Library and tools training course 2014

 

 

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