Does anyone use the GEMPAK software?

I would like to use it for making forecast maps from different models (like I do now with the GrADS software), and I have some questions about it.
Thanks.
 
I use GEMPAK - what type of questions do you have? There are plenty of threads on Stormtrack regarding all my problems / questions about it... :lol: :lol:
 
Thank you for the responses.

First I would like to know is there a way of converting .gem files to netcdf or something of the sort that I would be able to open with GrADS and save myself the trouble of installing GEMPAK.

Second, has anyone tried using it on windows using cygwin? Unfortunately I don't have any of the platforms that GEMPAK requires.

Third, I am interested in GEMPAK for one particular reason, which is making forecast maps from models for my region (Europe and the Middle East). If anyone who has the program is willing to find out for me whether two certain models with .gem files I have found on a server are global or just for North America, I would very much appreciate it. If they are not global then I have no need for GEMPAK and can continue using GrADS with GFS from nomad servers.

Thanks!
 
I would be glad to email them (2.5mb), but I can't provide a link since they are on a password ftp server (from motherlode.ucar.edu, decoded data archives).

The model files are 2005082100_ecmf1.gem (2.2mb), 2005082100_ecmf2.gem (248k), 2005082100_ecmwf255.gem (28k). Each model run creates three files such as these. The model is ECMWF. Due to the small filesizes I suspect they do not contain global data...
 
The model files are 2005082100_ecmf1.gem (2.2mb), 2005082100_ecmf2.gem (248k), 2005082100_ecmwf255.gem (28k). Each model run creates three files such as these. The model is ECMWF. Due to the small filesizes I suspect they do not contain global data...
The ECMWF files on Purdue's server are about 2.5M and have the global output, so you might be in shape.


BC
 
I finally got Fedora installed on my old computer and tried to mess around with Gempak with rdewey. But when I tried to run it after setting it up, I got this error message:

ntl: error while loading shared libraries: libXp.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

anyone know what that means? Thanks.
 
I finally got Fedora installed on my old computer and tried to mess around with Gempak with rdewey. But when I tried to run it after setting it up, I got this error message:

ntl: error while loading shared libraries: libXp.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

anyone know what that means? Thanks.

Are you running a pre-compiled binary or one that you compiled on the Fedora box? That message means the library 'libXp' was not able to be found on your system. Type the command 'locate libXp.so' and if a file shows up then your /etc/ld.conf file needs to be updated with the path to that library.
 
type:
yum search xorg-x11-deprecated-libs-devel

then type:
yum install xorg-x11-deprecated-libs-devel

welcome to the world of being a Linux admin, you better learn quick ;)
 
I'm having trouble running GEMPAK. I have unzipped the tar file and seem to be stuck running the executable files. I have installed the binary version, so I am assuming it shouldn't be that hard. I'm a newbie to linux, so any help would be appreciated...
 
There is a simple install document that comes with the package - have you followed that step by step? If you still have problems, let me know where you're stuck. If you really can't get it, take a look at some of the places who provide pre-packaged setups, ready to run.

- Rob
 
I'm not sure which library I am missing....

Making all in /home/gempak/GEMPAK5.11.1/comet/garp/xpm/linux
make[3]: Entering directory `/home/gempak/GEMPAK5.11.1/comet/garp/xpm/linux'
make[3]: Nothing to be done for `all'.
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/gempak/GEMPAK5.11.1/comet/garp/xpm/linux'
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lXm
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make[2]: *** [linux/garp] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/gempak/GEMPAK5.11.1/comet/garp'
installing in /home/gempak/GEMPAK5.11.1/comet/etamap
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/gempak/GEMPAK5.11.1/comet/etamap'
install -s etamap /home/gempak/GEMPAK5.11.1/os/linux/bin
install etamap.pdf /home/gempak/GEMPAK5.11.1/gempak/pdf
install etamap.prm /home/gempak/GEMPAK5.11.1/gempak/parm
install etamap.hlp /home/gempak/GEMPAK5.11.1/gempak/help/hlp
cp *.hl1 /home/gempak/GEMPAK5.11.1/gempak/help/hlx
cp *.hl2 /home/gempak/GEMPAK5.11.1/gempak/help/hlx
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/gempak/GEMPAK5.11.1/comet/etamap'
installing in /home/gempak/GEMPAK5.11.1/comet/gdpoint
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/gempak/GEMPAK5.11.1/comet/gdpoint'
install -s gdpoint /home/gempak/GEMPAK5.11.1/os/linux/bin
install gdpoint.pdf /home/gempak/GEMPAK5.11.1/gempak/pdf
install gdpoint.hlp /home/gempak/GEMPAK5.11.1/gempak/help/hlp
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/gempak/GEMPAK5.11.1/comet/gdpoint'
installing in /home/gempak/GEMPAK5.11.1/comet/dcshef_comet
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/gempak/GEMPAK5.11.1/comet/dcshef_comet'
install -s dcshef_comet /home/gempak/GEMPAK5.11.1/os/linux/bin
install dcshef_comet.hlp /home/gempak/GEMPAK5.11.1/gempak/help/hlp
install shef_comet.pack /home/gempak/GEMPAK5.11.1/gempak/tables/pack
install shefunits_comet.tbl /home/gempak/GEMPAK5.11.1/gempak/tables/stns
install shef_ncdc.tbl /home/gempak/GEMPAK5.11.1/gempak/tables/stns
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/gempak/GEMPAK5.11.1/comet/dcshef_comet'
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/gempak/GEMPAK5.11.1/comet'
 
Above you said you installed the binary - now you are talking about installing from source code? I'd stick with the binaries - they are already compiled.
 
I've seen the online guide...I wasn't sure if there was a document that was in the folder that was more in depth. Is the garp executable the one you want to run?
 
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