Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#1136 closed help (fixed)

xancil fails to create sst ancillary file

Reported by: chollow Owned by: jeff
Component: Data Keywords: xancil, sst
Cc: g.m.s.lister@… Platform: HECToR
UM Version: 7.5


I would like to make an sst ancillary file from a netcdf sst file. I am using the following job:


input file, in the same directory, is:

The error message, in sst_ancil.log in the same directory, is:

/esfs1/n02/n02/hum/bin/mkancil0.52 failed
forrtl: severe (64): input conversion error, unit -5, file Internal Formatted Read

while executing

"exec $exec_arg < $namelist > $output"

(procedure "run_exec" line 24)
invoked from within

"run_exec $exec"

(procedure "bb_createancil" line 5)
invoked from within


invoked from within

".create invoke"

("uplevel" body line 1)
invoked from within

"uplevel #0 [list $w invoke]"

(procedure "tk::ButtonUp?" line 22)
invoked from within

"tk::ButtonUp? .create"

(command bound to event)

Please let me know what you think the problem might be,

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by jeff

  • Cc g.m.s.lister@… added
  • Owner changed from um_support to jeff
  • Status changed from new to accepted

Hi Chris

I tracked down the problem to xancil not liking the format of the time attribute units, in your sst netcdf file

time:units = "hours since 1900-01-01 00:00:0.0" ;

Specifically it doesn't like the 0.0. As this is a valid attribute I will need to fix xancil to work with this. A workaround is to specify the dates in xancil and not get them from the netcdf file.


comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by jeff

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from accepted to closed
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