The Series-Analysis tool accumulates statistics separately for each horizontal grid location over a series. Often, the series is defined over time or height, though any type of series is possible. This differs from the Grid-Stat tool which computes statistics aggregated over spatial masking regions. The Series-Analysis tool computes statistics for each individual grid point and can be used to quantify how model performance varies over the domain.
View the usage statement for Series-Analysis by simply typing the following:
At a minimum, the input gridded fcst file(s) or ASCII file containing the list of file names to be used, the input gridded obs file(s) or ASCII file containing the list of file names to be used, the NetCDF out file containing the computed statistics, and the configuration config file containing the desired settings must be passed in on the command line.
As with the other MET statistics tools, all gridded forecast and observation data must be interpolated to a common grid prior to processing. This may be done using the automated regrid feature in the Series-Analysis configuration file or by running copygb and/or wgrib2 first.