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wgrib2: -new_grid_winds

Introduction

The -new_grid_winds option selects the wind rotation/orientation for the -new_grid option. Most users will want the winds to be oriented to the earth's north and south directions. This is done by using the -new_grid_winds earth option. Many of NCEP grids have the winds being rotated so that north direction is relative to the grid; i.e., grid point (i,j) to (i,j+1). For lat-lon, Mercator and Gaussian grids, the grid and earth relative directions are the same. For the Lambert conformal, polar stereographic and various rotated grids, the directions are different.

To make the interpolated wind fields have a earth (grid) orientation, you have to use the -new_grid_winds earth or to use the -new_grid_winds grid option before doing the interpolation. -new_grid option.

The wind orientation applies to all the identified vector fields: "UGRD", "VGRD", "VUCSH", "VVCSH","UFLX", "VFLX", "UGUST","VGUST","USTM","VSTM","VDFUA", "VDFVA", "UOGRD","VOGRD".

In the future, the wind orientation will be a part of the -new_grid option. However, the current systax will still work.

Usage

-new_grid_winds X
    X = earth, grid
See also: -new_grid, -new_grid_vectors -new_grid_interpolation

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