METplus on Gadi
METplus is the enhanced Model Evaluation Tools verification framework that spans a wide range of temporal (warn-on-forecast to climate) and spatial (storm to global) scales.
The core components of the framework include the Model Evaluation Tools (MET), the associated database and display systems (METviewer and METexpress), and a suite of Python wrappers to provide low-level automation and examples.
Support Level: Supported on Gadi, but not owned by ACCESS-NRI
While ACCESS-NRI does not own the code, it actively supports the use of the METplus on Gadi.
ACCESS-NRI provides access to the latest version of METplus via the
access conda environment for Model Evaluation on Gadi.
For more information and tutorials, refer to the official METplus documentation:
Using METplus on Gadi
metplus module as part of NCI project
access to have all the commands and
$PATH on Gadi, run the following:
module use /g/data/access/ngm/modules module load envs/metplus/5.0
Then run through the following steps:
1. Sample data can be downloaded from https://dtcenter.ucar.edu/dfiles/code/METplus/METplus_Data/v5.0/sample_data-met_tool_wrapper-5.0.tgz
You then need to
untarthe data in a directory on Gadi.
2. Create a configuration file
local.confcontaining the input and output paths, where for example
[dir] INPUT_BASE=/path/to/metplus_inputs OUTPUT_BASE=/path/to/outputs
3. Save the demo configuration (e.g.,
ASCII2NC.conf) from this METPlus example to a local file.
4. Run METplus, passing it both the
local.conffile and demo configuration, as follows:
run_metplus.py local.conf ASCII2NC.conf