Tools and Data
These are some tools and data we use with METRAS-PCL. You may also use these tools but please be aware that they come with the usual safeguards: They are provided 'as is' without any warranty or implied fitness for purpose.
We welcome your feedback at metras"AT"uni-hamburg.de or @memiuhh in case you encounter any issues.
- You can extract files with the extension
.tgzafter download with the command
tar xvfz <filename>.tgz
- Most programs will display a usage page if started without any options.
m2cdf can be used to convert METRAS-PCL files to netCDF format. It is currently in testing status. We recommend this program to explore model data, but please do not use the current version for final data analysis. Please note that not all variables may be converted.
Supported file types for use with METRAS-PCL:
- grid files (
- 3d model output (
- 3d model restart data (
- 1d model inital data (B1)
- land use and terrain height data for
Basic usage to convert <file> to <file>.nc
m2cdf -i <file> -o <file>.nc
For advanced usage invoke
m2cdf without any command line options.
||August 2019||0.1.0 (27c737a)||first public testing release|
||May 2021||0.2.0 (e446878)||supported file formats|
This is the set-up for the example case shown in the model documentation. If you keep the files in the same directory as the program you can start your first METRAS-PCL run without changes.
||October 2018||1.0.0||first release|
VDI 3783-7 (E3)
These are the grid files for test case E3 of the VDI guideline 3783-7. The file contains the two grid files GAvdiE3a and GAvdiE3b.
||May 2018||1.0.0||first release|
gatopomod is a tool to modify grid files created from
It allows to
- filter orography near the boundary (as required by VDI 3783-16)
- filter orography across the domain
- fill terrain heights below zero
- shift the model domain by a given height
Note: This program is provided 'as is' without any warranty or implied fitness for purpose. It may not work as expected, please check your results thoroughly.
||October 2018||1.0.1 (ccc75f0)||bugfix command line options|
|gatopomod||October 2018||1.0.0 (e71dd62)||first release|