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LATS4D Distribution
Entry ID: NASA_LATS4D
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Summary
Abstract: LATS4D (LATS for Dummies) is a minimum fuss gs script for writing NetCDF, HDF-SDS or GRIB files from GrADS using the PCMDI LATS interface. This script can serve as a general purpose file conversion and subsetting utility. Any GrADS readable file (GrADS IEEE, GSFC Phoenix, GRIB, NetCDF or HDF-SDS) can be subset and converted to GRIB, NetCDF, HDF-SDS or binary using a single command line. By installing Mike Fiorino's user defined function regrid2() the output file can also be converted to a different horizontal grid resolution. For additional details see the manual page. GMAO users may check this for GMAO specific hints.

When invoked without arguments this script will create a COARDS compliant NetCDF or HDF-SDS file named "grads.lats.nc", with all the contents of the default file (all variables, levels, times). The file name and several other attributes can be customized at the command line, see the OPTIONS section in the manual page.

NetCDF files are obtained by running this script under the executable "gradsnc". HDF-SDS files can be produced with the "gradshdf" executable. Notice that the classic version of grads, "gradsc", does not include support for LATS and therefore cannot be used with lats4d. This script requires GrADS Version 1.7.beta.9 or later.

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Related URL
Link: GET SERVICE > GET SOFTWARE PACKAGE
Description: Download the ASCII file lats4d.gs which contains the self-contained script LATS4D.

Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION > USER'S GUIDE
Description: LATS4D manual/user guide.
Service Citation
Originators: NASA
Title: LATS4D Distribution
Provider: NASA
Edition: 1.7
URL: http://gmao.gsfc.nasa.gov/software/lats4d/
ISO Topic Category
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Service Provider
Global Modeling and Assimilation, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA

Service Provider Personnel
Name: GMAO HELP DESK
Phone: 1-301-614-6142
Email: www at gmao.gsfc.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Global Modeling and Assimilation Office, Code 610.1
Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA

ARLINDO M. DA SILVA
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: arlindo.m.dasilva at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Cod 610.1
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2007-11-06
SERF Last Revision Date: 2014-01-21
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