Author: Conor Sweeney

  • Using conda install on a server

    conda is great, it makes installing lots of packages easy. However, if you have an account on a server which already has conda installed, you should use conda to only install packages for your own user, not system-wide. To do this, you should make use of conda environments. For example, let’s say you want to […]

  • Downloading ERA5 data

    Install Climate Data Store API on linux: I’ve installed mine on the mccdata server in UCD. The great thing about using a script, instead of downloading directly from the CDS, is that it gives you more control. The ERA5 CDS page for ERA5 monthly averaged data on single levels from 1979 to present doesn’t let […]

  • Easy way to install cdo!

    There is a wonderfully easy way to install cdo, which takes care of all the libraries for you, and you can do it within your user directory, so don’t need special privileges: use conda! conda config –add channels conda-forge conda update –all conda install cdo cdo https://code.mpimet.mpg.de/projects/cdo/wiki/Anaconda This cdo seems to work happily with GRIB […]

  • WRF driven by GFS Ensemble data on ORR2

    GFS Ensemble data are available to download from here: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/data-access/model-data/model-datasets/global-ensemble-forecast-system-gefs Grid GENS 3 Start Date = End Date. Select files. I’m assuming that _00 is the “control” forecast, and _01 to _20 are the perturbed ensemble members. When your data are ready to download, you will get an email notification. Click on the “Web Download” […]