MET Online Tutorial

MET Online Tutorial for METv3.0

Welcome to the MET Online Tutorial

  • This tutorial has been designed for use with METv3.0 released in September 2010.
  • It describes step-by-step how to compile, configure, and run MET.
  • We recommend that you work through this tutorial before you try to run MET on your own.
  • A description of what's new for METv3.0 can be found in the release notes.
  • For comments or help concerning this page (or other MET issues) please send email to

Thanks for the support!

Many thanks are owed to the Air Force Weather Agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for their support of MET and the development of this tutorial. Thanks also go to the registered MET users and the MET workshop participants for your feedback and ideas. Thanks also go to the staff at the Developmental Testbed Center for their help, advice, and many types of support.

Using the MET Online Tutorial

Throughout this tutorial, the following conventions are used:
  • Bold font is used for directory and filenames and occasionally to simply indicate emphasis.
  • Bold and italic font is used for things to be typed on the command line, configurable items, and executable names.

    arrow Use the forward arrow at the bottom of each page to continue.

    arrow Use the backward arrow to return to the previous page.

    arrow Look for tips and hints.

Start the MET Online Tutorial

arrow Throughout this tutorial, you will have to type several commands on the command line and edit settings in several files. Those commands are displayed in this tutorial in such a way that it is easy to copy and paste them directly from the webpage. You are encouraged to do so to avoid typing mistakes and speed your progress through the tutorial.

Just click the forward arrow to begin.