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Re: [ferret_users] Getting LAT and LON to be dimensions of a Variable

Hi Molulaqhoo,
We have plans to handle data on "curvilienar grid" such as this transparently, using attributes in the dataset. This is not yet implemented. For now you need to do the 3-argument FILL command, with one exception.  Some grids  are defined this way but are in fact rectilinear.  If the latitudes are the same at all values of i in the grid, and the longitudes are the same at all values of j in the grid, then it'd be a matter of defining 1-D coordinate axes; we can help you do that.

The axis that is being marked as a K axis doesn't have attributes that tell Ferret to mark it as a time axis.  Is there a coordinate variable for the dimension of length 120 in the file?  The Unix command ncdump would help us understand what is in the file:
> ncdump -h filename.nc
You could initialize the file in Ferret with the /ORDER=   qualifier:
yes? use/order=xyt  filename.nc
and then if the data should have a formatted  time axis, you could use the DEFINE AXIS command, setting up a T axis of length 120, with the correct units and time origin, then put the data onto that axis with a command like:
yes? let new_sst = sst[gt=time_axis@asn]

On 8/7/2014 3:05 PM, Molulaqhooa Maoyi wrote:
Dear all

I am new into ferret and I have two questions:

I am battling to get the SST data to include LAT and LON dimension instead of them  being separate. I would like to do a fill on the SST data without having to specify LAT and LON e.g fill SST[k=1], LON,LAT

 name     title                                  I              J         K         L         M         N
 LAT      latitude                             1:230     1:194     ...       ...       ...       ...
 LON      longitude                          1:230     1:194     ...       ...       ...       ...
 SST      Sea Surface Temperature  1:230     1:194     1:120     ...       ...       .
My second question is how to move a dimension from K to L on the SST variable.


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