ASCII2NC Tool: Run
Since ASCII2NC performs a simple reformatting step, typically no configuration file is needed. However, when processing high-frequency (1 or 3-minute) SURFRAD data, a configuration file may be used to define a time window and summary metric for each station. For example, you might compute the average observation value +/- 15 minutes at the top of each hour for each station. In this example, we will not use a configuration file.
The sample ASCII observations in the MET tarball are still identified by GRIB code rather than the newer variable name option.
For example, 52 corresponds to RH:
ASCII2NC should perform this reformatting step very quickly since the sample file only contains data for 5 stations.