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Domains not showing when using plotgrids_new.ncl

professorjake

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Hello,

I am having an error when trying to plot my WRF domains using plotgrids_new.ncl. When I run it, I get a blank map (attached) not showing the domains. I am currently using NCL version 6.6.2. What is weird is that I tried using this script on another computer which has NCL version 6.4.0 and it worked fine. Has anyone come across this issue?
 

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Hello,

I am having an error when trying to plot my WRF domains using plotgrids_new.ncl. When I run it, I get a blank map (attached) not showing the domains. I am currently using NCL version 6.6.2. What is weird is that I tried using this script on another computer which has NCL version 6.4.0 and it worked fine. Has anyone come across this issue?
@professorjake

Are you using ncl installed from conda?
 
I appreciate the post. However, would anyone happen to know a solution where I do not have to download NCL to my system again? Thanks.
 
@professorjake
I was actually having the same issue, and verified another WRF support team member was too. I contacted our systems administrators who determined the issue was related to an update to the XQuartz application (that allows the image to pop-up on the screen). They rolled my version back to a previous version [XQuartz 2.8.2 (xorg-server 1.20.14)], and after a restart of my system, it's working fine now. Could that be the case for you, as well?
 
No, I wasn't having any issues when using the .pdf output option. Can you attach your namelist.wps so I can test it on my end to see if I can get the plots?
 
@professorjake
I was actually having the same issue, and verified another WRF support team member was too. I contacted our systems administrators who determined the issue was related to an update to the XQuartz application (that allows the image to pop-up on the screen). They rolled my version back to a previous version [XQuartz 2.8.2 (xorg-server 1.20.14)], and after a restart of my system, it's working fine now. Could that be the case for you, as well?
one thing to know about ncl with conda is you don't want to update the conda env with this command:
Bash:
conda update -n ncl_stable --all -y
seems to cause xquartz to update to the latest version which doesn't make the image show up
 
one thing to know about ncl with conda is you don't want to update the conda env with this command:
Bash:
conda update -n ncl_stable --all -y
seems to cause xquartz to update to the latest version which doesn't make the image show up
ncl_stable is what I called my ncl environment
 
Thanks for sharing the namelist. I was able to create both an X11 and .pdf plot using your namelist. If you have a systems administrator you can talk to about this issue, I would suggest doing that, as there is clearly an issue with your specific environment. If you get it figured out, please post the solution here for anyone who may have a similar issue in the future. Thanks!
 
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