To convert old netcdf forcing files

From Surfex v7, the format for the netcdf forcing files changed.

To turn the 2 old forcing files and to

  • download and
    and put these two files in the same directory as and
  • do
    ./ year month day hour min sec forcing_time_step units [seconds/minutes/hours/days]
    where year month day hour min sec refer to the initial date of the simulation, and units is for the time step of the forcing.
  • To use the new NETCDF forcing file, copy it in your rundir directory and rename it

(method developed by Ramdane Alkama)