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UM Introduction Course (7-9 November 2018)

NCAS-CMS will be delivering a 3-day course introducing new users to the Met Office Unified Model with the Rose/cylc system. The course is a mix of practical exercises and informal lectures covering a range of topics including running suites, code management, file formats, and troubleshooting common problems.

The course will be held at the University of Reading from 7-9 November 2018. There is no fee for attending the course, and lunch will be provided. However, attendees are responsible for their own travel, accommodation, and other subsistence costs.

Material from previous course can be found here:

For further details, including how to apply, see the NCAS training page:

Post-processing for ARCHER/NEXCS plus transfer to JASMIN released

Modifications to the Met Office post-processing app to enable archiving on ARCHER/NEXCS and automatic transfer of data from the RDF/NEXCS to JASMIN have now been incorporated into the Met Office trunk and released as part of postproc version postproc_2.2.

Instructions on how to upgrade the postprocessing in your Rose suites is available on the CMS website: Post-Processing App

CMS closure dates

The CMS team will be unavailable from 22 December 2017 until 2 January 2018, due to University closure over the holiday period. We will deal with any helpdesk queries or other issues on our return. We wish you all an enjoyable holiday!

NCAS Data Tools first training course on 21st September 2017

The first training course for 20 people on the NCAS data tools cf-python and cf-plot was held at Reading University on the 21st September 2017. Another training course to be held on 2nd October is already full. If you are interested in attending a one day course please register your interest by emailing Andy Heaps andy.heaps at

The cf-python and cf-plot Python packages build on the CF metadata conventions to provide powerful extraction, regridding and visualization capabilities of netCDF, Met Office PP and fields files. Operations such as reading, grid transformation and plotting of contours and vectors can be performed in a single line making for quick analysis and plotting of data.

Further information on the tools and capabilities can be found at:

training class at Reaing University

Rose/Cylc UM conversion course (5th May 2017)

NCAS-CMS will be running a 1-day Rose/Cylc UM conversion course on Friday 5th May at Reading University. Rose & Cylc are the replacement user interface and job submission/control system for the UMUI for UM version 10.x. The course is aimed at those already familiar with running the UM under the UMUI and will not cover how the UM itself works. (See our UM Training course page for details of other courses we run: The majority of the course will be hands-on exercises supplemented with lectures.

Course contents:

  • Overview of Rose/Cylc
  • Creating & managing suites
  • How to configure, build and run a UM application
  • Examining Rose suite output
  • Common pitfalls and troubleshooting

Please only attend this course if you are planning on using Rose within the next few months. We will be running this course again later in the year, subject to demand.

We still have a few spaces left. To register for this course please email: cms-support@… including a brief summary of what model configurations/versions you intend to be working with.

Course attendees are responsible for paying their own travel costs.