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How can I convert a SST .dods data file into grib2 file to be used in WPS?


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Hi there,

I'm trying to add SST data into my WRF model of the Greater Toronto Area. I've downloaded some data from OSTIA, but the only options to download the data were ASCII and binary (.dods). Since I need to use this data in WPS, I was trying to format the data as a grib2 file using CDO, but I keep getting this error;

cdo -f grb2 copy METOFFICE-GLO-SST-L4-NRT-OBS-SST-V2.dods MetOffice.grb
cdo copy: Open failed on >METOFFICE-GLO-SST-L4-NRT-OBS-SST-V2.dods<
Unsupported file type

Do you have any idea what I'm doing wrong?

Thank you!
Unfortunately we don't have the resources to support CDO issues, but there may be someone else who sees this post and will be able to help you. I'm sure you've already seen this, but in case you haven't, take a look at this section of the WPS chapter in our WRF Users' Guide for other methods of converting the data.