Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#1536 closed help (fixed)

ff2pp not working

Reported by: kz821407 Owned by: um_support
Component: UM Model Keywords:
Cc: Platform: ARCHER
UM Version: <select version>


The file that I would like to convert can be found here:


and the line that I wrote is:

ff2pp xjsdo.pp7 test.pp


Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by willie

Hi Carly,

I tried,

ff2pp  /work/n02/n02/kz821407/xjsdo/xjsdo.pp7 test.pp

Error file /work/n02/n02/kz821407/xjsdo/xjsdo.pp7 has unknown file type 
Error in getting file type 

This is a vn7.8 file and I found that it works OK with vn8.2 and 8.6 files.

The file looks OK in xconv. Try recreating it. Or since it is only the orography field, perhaps you could get it from another source.



comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by jeff


ff2pp tries to work out the file type when converting UM files to PP format, in this case it fails to do this. You can specify the file type on the command line, i.e. do this

ff2pp -ieee64bs xjsdo.pp7 test.pp

Note the data from this file is on a variable resolution grid and the lat/lon values are stored in headers in the UM file, these headers are not available in PP files, hence the converted file will not have correct values for latitude and longitude.


comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by annette

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