Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#693 closed help (fixed)

Is UM data for summer 2006 still available for start dumps?

Reported by: cbirch Owned by: willie
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UM Version: 6.1



Before I decide on dates, is UM data for June-Aug 2006 still available for start dumps, or would I have to use ECMWF data? I know it starts to disappear after ~5 years.


Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by willie

Hi Cathryn,

As at today, this is possible, but don't wait too long.



comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by cbirch

Hi Willie,

In that case would it be too much to ask to get all the dates that I don't already have for the period June-Aug 2006? Grenville already had some of the files, so the remaining ones would be (12Z only, *qwqu06.T+6):
Every day of June, apart from 24th and 25th.
All days in July, up to and including 24th.
August 6th-15th inclusive and August 18th to 31st inclusive.

This period is very important for AMMA (big field campaign over Africa). I think others would also find getting a copy of this data before it disappears very helpful. I would be happy to give access to anyone else.


comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by willie

Hi Cathryn,

This amounts to 85 start dumps, each of 1.2 Gbytes; the packed files contain other data, so the volume to extract is much larger. We have already got a fair number of these files already on HECToR - see the following

  1. $UMDIR/dumps/weather
  2. $UMDIR/vn6.1/dumps/weather
  3. $UMDIR/vn6.1/dumps/weather/raw_dumps

If we could narrow down the dates a bit more, then that would be helpful.



comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by cbirch

Hi Willie,

I wasn't aware of the files in $UMDIR/dumps/weather so I found a few more in there.
The missing dates are now:

1st-4th June

10th June

15th-23rd June

26th-30th June

1st-2nd July

5th-8th July

10th July

14th-17th July

20th-22nd July

24th July

6th-15th Aug

18th-31st Aug

I guess that's still too many. How about just getting the missing ones in June and July? That would be about 30. I'd copy them over to a disk in Leeds and remove them from Hector asap.

Can you make 12Z 8th July the priorty though? I need this one now, regardless of the others.


comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by cbirch

Sorry, forgot to say. 12Z 24th July 2006 is another priority.


comment:6 Changed 10 years ago by willie

Hi Cathryn,

The data for June and July are now on HECToR in /work/n02/n02/wmcginty/data_xfer. Please copy them to your own workspace as soon as possible.



comment:7 Changed 10 years ago by cbirch

Hi Willie,

I've copied the data across now.

Thanks a lot, Cathryn

comment:8 Changed 10 years ago by willie

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