7. METplus Configuration Glossary

ADECK_FILE_PREFIX

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TC_PAIRS_ADECK_TEMPLATE.

ADECK_TRACK_DATA_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TC_PAIRS_ADECK_INPUT_DIR.

ALPHA_LIST

A single value or list of values used in the stat_analysis data stratification. Specifies the values of the ALPHA column in the MET .stat file to use.

Used by: MakePlots, StatAnalysis
AMODEL

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TC_STAT_AMODEL.

ANLY_ASCII_REGEX_LEAD

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use OBS_EXTRACT_TILES_PREFIX instead.

ANLY_NC_TILE_REGEX

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use OBS_EXTRACT_TILES_PREFIX instead.

ANLY_TILE_PREFIX

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use OBS_EXTRACT_TILES_PREFIX instead.

ANLY_TILE_REGEX

Warning

DEPRECATED: No longer used. The regular expression for the analysis input file. The file is in GRIBv2 format.

ASCII2NC_CONFIG_FILE

Path to optional configuration file read by ASCII2NC.

Used by: ASCII2NC
ASCII2NC_CUSTOM_LOOP_LIST

Sets custom string loop list for a specific wrapper. See CUSTOM_LOOP_LIST.

Used by: ASCII2NC
ASCII2NC_FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN

Used to control the lower bound of the window around the valid time to determine if an ASCII2NC input file should be used for processing. Overrides OBS_FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN. See ‘Use Windows to Find Valid Files’ section for more information.

Used by: ASCII2NC
ASCII2NC_FILE_WINDOW_END

Used to control the upper bound of the window around the valid time to determine if an ASCII2NC input file should be used for processing. Overrides OBS_FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN. See ‘Use Windows to Find Valid Files’ section for more information.

Used by: ASCII2NC
ASCII2NC_INPUT_DIR

Directory containing input data to ASCII2NC. This variable is optional because you can specify the full path to the input files using ASCII2NC_INPUT_TEMPLATE.

Used by: ASCII2NC
ASCII2NC_INPUT_FORMAT

Optional string to specify the format of the input data. Valid options are “met_point”, “little_r”, “surfrad”, “wwsis”, “aeronet”, “aeronetv2”, or “aeronetv3.”

Used by: ASCII2NC
ASCII2NC_INPUT_TEMPLATE

Filename template of the input file used by ASCII2NC. See also ASCII2NC_INPUT_DIR.

Used by: ASCII2NC
ASCII2NC_MASK_GRID

Named grid or a data file defining the grid for filtering the point observations spatially (optional).

Used by: ASCII2NC
ASCII2NC_MASK_POLY

A polyline file, the output of gen_vx_mask, or a gridded data file with field information for filtering the point observations spatially (optional).

Used by: ASCII2NC
ASCII2NC_MASK_SID

A station ID masking file or a comma-separated list of station ID’s for filtering the point observations spatially (optional).

Used by: ASCII2NC
ASCII2NC_MET_CONFIG_OVERRIDES

Override any variables in the MET configuration file that are not supported by the wrapper. This should be set to the full variable name and value that you want to override, including the equal sign and the ending semi-colon. The value is directly appended to the end of the wrapped MET config file.

Example: ASCII2NC_MET_CONFIG_OVERRIDES = desc = “override_desc”; model = “override_model”;

See Overriding Unsupported MET config file settings for more information

Used by: ASCII2NC
ASCII2NC_OUTPUT_DIR

Directory to write output data generated by ASCII2NC. This variable is optional because you can specify the full path to the output files using ASCII2NC_OUTPUT_TEMPLATE.

Used by: ASCII2NC
ASCII2NC_OUTPUT_TEMPLATE

Filename template of the output file generated by ASCII2NC. See also ASCII2NC_OUTPUT_DIR.

Used by: ASCII2NC
ASCII2NC_SKIP_IF_OUTPUT_EXISTS

If True, do not run ASCII2NC if output file already exists. Set to False to overwrite files.

Used by: ASCII2NC
ASCII2NC_TIME_SUMMARY_BEG

Read by the ASCII2NC configuration file if specified by ASCII2NC_CONFIG_FILE. See the MET User’s Guide section regarding ASCII2NC configuration files for more information.

Used by: ASCII2NC
ASCII2NC_TIME_SUMMARY_END

Read by the ASCII2NC configuration file if specified by ASCII2NC_CONFIG_FILE. See the MET User’s Guide section regarding ASCII2NC configuration files for more information.

Used by: ASCII2NC
ASCII2NC_TIME_SUMMARY_FLAG

Boolean value to turn on/off time summarization. Read by the ASCII2NC configuration file if specified by ASCII2NC_CONFIG_FILE. See the MET User’s Guide section regarding ASCII2NC configuration for more information.

Used by: ASCII2NC
ASCII2NC_TIME_SUMMARY_GRIB_CODES

Read by the ASCII2NC configuration file if specified by ASCII2NC_CONFIG_FILE. See the MET User’s Guide section regarding ASCII2NC configuration files for more information.

Used by: ASCII2NC
ASCII2NC_TIME_SUMMARY_RAW_DATA

Read by the ASCII2NC configuration file if specified by ASCII2NC_CONFIG_FILE. See the MET User’s Guide section regarding ASCII2NC configuration files for more information.

Used by: ASCII2NC
ASCII2NC_TIME_SUMMARY_STEP

Read by the ASCII2NC configuration file if specified by ASCII2NC_CONFIG_FILE. See the MET User’s Guide section regarding ASCII2NC configuration files for more information.

Used by: ASCII2NC
ASCII2NC_TIME_SUMMARY_TYPES

Read by the ASCII2NC configuration file if specified by ASCII2NC_CONFIG_FILE. See the MET User’s Guide section regarding ASCII2NC configuration files for more information.

Used by: ASCII2NC
ASCII2NC_TIME_SUMMARY_VALID_FREQ

Read by the ASCII2NC configuration file if specified by ASCII2NC_CONFIG_FILE. See the MET User’s Guide section regarding ASCII2NC configuration files for more information.

Used by: ASCII2NC
ASCII2NC_TIME_SUMMARY_VALID_THRESH

Read by the ASCII2NC configuration file if specified by ASCII2NC_CONFIG_FILE. See the MET User’s Guide section regarding ASCII2NC configuration files for more information.

Used by: ASCII2NC
ASCII2NC_TIME_SUMMARY_VAR_NAMES

Read by the ASCII2NC configuration file if specified by ASCII2NC_CONFIG_FILE. See the MET User’s Guide section regarding ASCII2NC configuration files for more information.

Used by: ASCII2NC
ASCII2NC_TIME_SUMMARY_WIDTH

Read by the ASCII2NC configuration file if specified by ASCII2NC_CONFIG_FILE. See the MET User’s Guide section regarding ASCII2NC configuration files for more information.

Used by: ASCII2NC
ASCII2NC_WINDOW_BEGIN

Passed to the ASCII2NC MET config file to determine the range of data within a file that should be used for processing. Units are seconds. If the variable is not set, ASCII2NC will use OBS_WINDOW_BEGIN.

Used by: ASCII2NC
ASCII2NC_WINDOW_END

Passed to the ASCII2NC MET config file to determine the range of data within a file that should be used for processing. Units are seconds. If the variable is not set, ASCII2NC will use OBS_WINDOW_END.

Used by: ASCII2NC
BACKGROUND_MAP

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use SERIES_ANALYSIS_BACKGROUND_MAP instead.

BASIN

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TC_PAIRS_BASIN or TC_STAT_BASIN.

BDECK_FILE_PREFIX

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TC_PAIRS_BDECK_TEMPLATE.

BDECK_TRACK_DATA_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TC_PAIRS_BDECK_INPUT_DIR.

BEG_TIME

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use INIT_BEG or VALID_BEG instead.

BMODEL

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TC_STAT_BMODEL.

BOTH_VAR<n>_LEVELS

Define the levels for the <n>th forecast and observation variables to be used in the analysis where <n> is an integer >= 1. See FCST_VAR<n>_LEVELS, OBS_VAR<n>_LEVELS, or Field Info for more information.

Used by: GridStat, EnsembleStat, PointStat, MODE, MTD, PCPCombine
BOTH_VAR<n>_NAME

Define the name for the <n>th forecast and observation variables to be used in the analysis where <n> is an integer >= 1. See FCST_VAR<n>_NAME, OBS_VAR<n>_NAME, or Field Info for more information.

Used by: GridStat, EnsembleStat, PointStat, MODE, MTD, PCPCombine
BOTH_VAR<n>_OPTIONS

Define the extra options for the <n>th forecast and observation variables to be used in the analysis where <n> is an integer >= 1. See FCST_VAR<n>_OPTIONS, OBS_VAR<n>_OPTIONS, or Field Info for more information.

Used by: GridStat, EnsembleStat, PointStat, MODE, MTD, PCPCombine
BOTH_VAR<n>_THRESH

Define the threshold list for the <n>th forecast and observation variables to be used in the analysis where <n> is an integer >= 1. See FCST_VAR<n>_THRESH, OBS_VAR<n>_THRESH, or Field Info for more information.

Used by: GridStat, EnsembleStat, PointStat, MODE, MTD, PCPCombine
CI_METHOD

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use MAKE_PLOTS_CI_METHOD.

CLIMO_GRID_STAT_INPUT_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use GRID_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_FILE_NAME.

CLIMO_GRID_STAT_INPUT_TEMPLATE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use GRID_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_FILE_NAME.

CLIMO_POINT_STAT_INPUT_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use POINT_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_FILE_NAME.

CLIMO_POINT_STAT_INPUT_TEMPLATE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use POINT_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_FILE_NAME.

CLOCK_TIME

Automatically set by METplus with the time that the run was started. Setting this variable has no effect as it will be overwritten. Can be used for reference in metplus_final.conf or used with other config variables.

Used by: All
CONFIG_DIR

Directory containing config files relevant to MET tools.

Used by: EnsembleStat, GridStat, MODE, StatAnalysis
CONFIG_FILE

Specific configuration file name to use for MET tools.

Used by: TCMPRPlotter
CONVERT

Path to the ImageMagick convert executable.

Used by: PlotDataPlane
CONVERT_EXE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use CONVERT.

COV_THRESH

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use COV_THRESH_LIST instead.

COV_THRESH_LIST

Specify the values of the COV_THRESH column in the MET .stat file to use;

Used by: MakePlots, StatAnalysis
CURRENT_FCST_LEVEL

Generated by METplus in wrappers that loop over forecast names/levels to keep track of the current forecast level that is being processed. It can be referenced in the [GRID_STAT/MODE/MTD]_OUTPUT_PREFIX to set the output file names. This should not be set by a user!

Used by: GridStat, MODE, MTD
CURRENT_FCST_NAME

Generated by METplus in wrappers that loop over forecast names/levels to keep track of the current forecast name that is being processed. It can be referenced in the [GRID_STAT/MODE/MTD]_OUTPUT_PREFIX to set the output file names. This should not be set by a user!

Used by: GridStat, MODE, MTD
CURRENT_OBS_LEVEL

Generated by METplus in wrappers that loop over observation names/levels to keep track of the current observation level that is being processed. It can be referenced in the [GRID_STAT/MODE/MTD]_OUTPUT_PREFIX to set the output file names. This should not be set by a user!

Used by: GridStat, MODE, MTD
CURRENT_OBS_NAME

Generated by METplus in wrappers that loop over observation names/levels to keep track of the current observation name that is being processed. It can be referenced in the [GRID_STAT/MODE/MTD]_OUTPUT_PREFIX to set the output file names. This should not be set by a user!

Used by: GridStat, MODE, MTD
CUSTOM_INGEST_<n>_OUTPUT_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use PY_EMBED_INGEST_<n>_OUTPUT_DIR.

CUSTOM_INGEST_<n>_OUTPUT_GRID

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use PY_EMBED_INGEST_<n>_OUTPUT_GRID.

CUSTOM_INGEST_<n>_OUTPUT_TEMPLATE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use PY_EMBED_INGEST_<n>_OUTPUT_TEMPLATE.

CUSTOM_INGEST_<n>_SCRIPT

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use PY_EMBED_INGEST_<n>_SCRIPT.

CUSTOM_INGEST_<n>_TYPE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use PY_EMBED_INGEST_<n>_TYPE.

CUSTOM_LOOP_LIST

List of strings that are used to run each item in the PROCESS_LIST multiple times for each run time to allow the tool to be run with different configurations. The filename template tag {custom?fmt=%s} can be used throughout the METplus configuration file. For example, the text can be used to supply different configuration files (if the MET tool uses them) and output filenames/directories. If you have two configuration files, SeriesAnalysisConfig_one and SeriesAnalysisConfig_two, you can set:

[config]
CUSTOM_LOOP_LIST = one, two
SERIES_ANALYSIS_CONFIG_FILE = {CONFIG_DIR}/SeriesAnalysisConfig_{custom?fmt=%s}

[dir]
SERIES_ANALYSIS_OUTPUT_DIR = {OUTPUT_BASE}/{custom?fmt=%s}

ith this configuration, SeriesAnalysis will be called twice. The first run will use SeriesAnalysisConfig_one and write output to {OUTPUT_BASE}/one. The second run will use SeriesAnalysisConfig_two and write output to {OUTPUT_BASE}/two.

f unset or left blank, the wrapper will run once per run time. There are also wrapper-specific configuration variables to define a custom string loop list for a single wrapper, i.e. SERIES_ANALYSIS_CUSTOM_LOOP_LIST and PCP_COMBINE_CUSTOM_LOOP_LIST.

Used by: Many
CUT

Path to the Linux cut executable.

Used by: PB2NC, PointStat
CUT_EXE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use CUT.

CYCLONE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TC_PAIRS_CYCLONE or TC_STAT_CYCLONE.

CYCLONE_CIRCLE_MARKER_SIZE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use CYCLONE_PLOTTER_CIRCLE_MARKER_SIZE.

CYCLONE_CROSS_MARKER_SIZE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use CYCLONE_PLOTTER_CROSS_MARKER_SIZE.

CYCLONE_GENERATE_TRACK_ASCII

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use CYCLONE_PLOTTER_GENERATE_TRACK_ASCII instead.

CYCLONE_INIT_DATE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use CYCLONE_PLOTTER_INIT_DATE instead.

CYCLONE_INIT_HR

Initialization hour for the cyclone forecasts in HH format.

Used by: CyclonePlotter
CYCLONE_INPUT_DIR

Input directory for the cyclone plotter. This should be the output directory for the MET TC-Pairs utility

Used by: CyclonePlotter
CYCLONE_MODEL

Define the model being used for the tropical cyclone forecasts.

Used by: CyclonePlotter
CYCLONE_OUT_DIR

Specify the directory where the output from the cyclone plotter should go.

Used by: CyclonePlotter
CYCLONE_PLOT_TITLE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use CYCLONE_PLOTTER_PLOT_TITLE.

CYCLONE_PLOTTER_ADD_WATERMARK

If set to True, add a watermark with the current time to the image generated by CyclonePlotter.

Used by: CyclonePlotter
CYCLONE_PLOTTER_CIRCLE_MARKER_SIZE

Control the size of the circle marker in the cyclone plotter.

Used by: CyclonePlotter
CYCLONE_PLOTTER_CROSS_MARKER_SIZE

Control the size of the cross marker in the cyclone plotter.

Used by: CyclonePlotter
CYCLONE_PLOTTER_GENERATE_TRACK_ASCII

Specify whether or not to produce an ASCII file containing all of the tracks in the plot. Acceptable values: true/false

Used by: CyclonePlotter
CYCLONE_PLOTTER_INIT_DATE

Initialization date for the cyclone forecasts in YYYYMMDD format.

Used by: CyclonePlotter
CYCLONE_PLOTTER_INIT_HR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use CYCLONE_PLOTTER_INIT_DATE instead.

CYCLONE_PLOTTER_INPUT_DIR

The directory containing the input data to be plotted.

Used by: CyclonePlotter

CYCLONE_PLOTTER_MODEL

Model used in CyclonePlotter.

Used by: CyclonePlotter
CYCLONE_PLOTTER_OUTPUT_DIR

Directory for saving files generated by CyclonePlotter.

Used by: CyclonePlotter
CYCLONE_PLOTTER_PLOT_TITLE

Title string for the cyclone plotter.

Used by: CyclonePlotter
DATE_TYPE

In StatAnalysis, this specifies the way to treat the date information, where valid options are VALID and INIT.

Used by: MakePlots, StatAnalysis
DEMO_YR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TCMPR_PLOTTER_DEMO_YR instead.

DEP_VARS

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TCMPR_PLOTTER_DEP_VARS instead.

DESC

Specify the value for ‘desc’ in the MET configuration file for the MET tool being used

Used by: GridStat, PointStat, EnsembleStat, GridDiag, MODE, MTD, SeriesAnalysis, TCGen, TCPairs, TCStat

DESC_LIST

A single value or list of values used in the stat_analysis data stratification. Specifies the values of the DESC column in the MET .stat file to use.

Used by: MakePlots, StatAnalysis
DLAND_FILE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TC_PAIRS_DLAND_FILE.

DLAT

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use EXTRACT_TILES_DLAT instead.

DLON

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use EXTRACT_TILES_DLON instead.

DO_NOT_RUN_EXE

True/False. If True, applications will not run and will only output command that would have been called.

Used by: All
END_DATE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use INIT_END or VALID_END instead.

END_HOUR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Ending hour for analysis with format HH.

END_TIME

Warning

DEPRECATED: Ending date string for analysis with format YYYYMMDD.

ENS_ENSEMBLE_STAT_INPUT_DATATYPE

Set the file_type entry of the ens dictionary in the MET config file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENS_VAR<n>_LEVELS

Define the levels for the <n>th ensemble variable to be used in the analysis where <n> is an integer >= 1. The value can be a single item or a comma separated list of items. You can define NetCDF levels, such as (0,*,*), but you will need to surround these values with quotation marks so that the commas in the item are not interpreted as an item delimeter. Some examples:

ENS_VAR1_LEVELS = A06, P500
ENS_VAR2_LEVELS =”(0,*,*)”, “(1,*,*)”

There can be <n> number of these variables defined in configuration files, simply increment the VAR1 string to match the total number of variables being used, e.g.:

ENS_VAR1_LEVELS
ENS_VAR2_LEVELS
ENS_VAR<n>_LEVELS

See Field Info for more information.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENS_VAR<n>_NAME

Define the name for the <n>th ensemble variable to be used in the analysis where <n> is an integer >= 1. There can be <n> number of these variables defined in configuration files, simply increment the VAR1 string to match the total number of variables being used, e.g.:

ENS_VAR1_NAME
ENS_VAR2_NAME
ENS_VAR<n>_NAME

See Field Info for more information.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENS_VAR<n>_OPTIONS

Define the options for the <n>th ensemble variable to be used in the analysis where <n> is an integer >= 1. These addition options will be applied to every name/level/threshold combination for VAR<n>. There can be <n> number of these variables defined in configuration files, simply increment the VAR1 string to match the total number of variables being used, e.g.:

ENS_VAR1_OPTIONS
ENS_VAR2_OPTIONS
ENS_VAR<n>_OPTION

See Field Info for more information.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENS_VAR<n>_THRESH

Define the threshold(s) for the <n>th ensemble variable to be used in the analysis where <n> is an integer >= 1. The value can be a single item or a comma separated list of items that must start with a comparison operator (>,>=,==,!=,<,<=,gt,ge,eq,ne,lt,le). There can be <n> number of these variables defined in configuration files, simply increment the VAR1 string to match the total number of variables being used, e.g.:

ENS_VAR1_THRESH
ENS_VAR2_THRESH
ENS_VAR<n>_THRESH

See Field Info for more information.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_CENSOR_THRESH

Specify the value for ‘censor_thresh’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_CENSOR_VAL

Specify the value for ‘censor_val’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_CI_ALPHA

Specify the value for ‘ci_alpha’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_CLIMO_CDF_BINS

Specify the value for ‘climo_cdf.cdf_bins’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_CLIMO_CDF_CDF_BINS

See ENSEMBLE_STAT_CLIMO_CDF_BINS

ENSEMBLE_STAT_CLIMO_CDF_CENTER_BINS

Specify the value for ‘climo_cdf.center_bins’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_CLIMO_CDF_WRITE_BINS

Specify the value for ‘climo_cdf.write_bins’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_DAY_INTERVAL

Specify the value for ‘climo_mean.day_interval’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_FIELD

Specify the value for ‘climo_mean.field’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_FILE_NAME

Specify the value for ‘climo_mean.file_name’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_HOUR_INTERVAL

Specify the value for ‘climo_mean.hour_interval’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_INPUT_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use ENSEMBLE_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_FILE_NAME.

ENSEMBLE_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_INPUT_TEMPLATE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use ENSEMBLE_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_FILE_NAME.

ENSEMBLE_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_MATCH_MONTH

Specify the value for ‘climo_mean.match_month’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_REGRID_METHOD

Specify the value for ‘climo_mean.regrid.method’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_REGRID_SHAPE

Specify the value for ‘climo_mean.regrid.shape’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_REGRID_VLD_THRESH

Specify the value for ‘climo_mean.regrid.vld_thresh’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_REGRID_WIDTH

Specify the value for ‘climo_mean.regrid.width’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_TIME_INTERP_METHOD

Specify the value for ‘climo_mean.time_interp_method’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_CLIMO_STDEV_DAY_INTERVAL

Specify the value for ‘climo_stdev.day_interval’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_CLIMO_STDEV_FIELD

Specify the value for ‘climo_stdev.field’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_CLIMO_STDEV_FILE_NAME

Specify the value for ‘climo_stdev.file_name’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_CLIMO_STDEV_HOUR_INTERVAL

Specify the value for ‘climo_stdev.hour_interval’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_CLIMO_STDEV_INPUT_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use ENSEMBLE_STAT_CLIMO_STDEV_FILE_NAME.

ENSEMBLE_STAT_CLIMO_STDEV_INPUT_TEMPLATE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use ENSEMBLE_STAT_CLIMO_STDEV_FILE_NAME.

ENSEMBLE_STAT_CLIMO_STDEV_MATCH_MONTH

Specify the value for ‘climo_stdev.match_month’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_CLIMO_STDEV_REGRID_METHOD

Specify the value for ‘climo_stdev.regrid.method’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_CLIMO_STDEV_REGRID_SHAPE

Specify the value for ‘climo_stdev.regrid.shape’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_CLIMO_STDEV_REGRID_VLD_THRESH

Specify the value for ‘climo_stdev.regrid.vld_thresh’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_CLIMO_STDEV_REGRID_WIDTH

Specify the value for ‘climo_stdev.regrid.width’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_CLIMO_STDEV_TIME_INTERP_METHOD

Specify the value for ‘climo_stdev.time_interp_method’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_CONFIG

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use ENSEMBLE_STAT_CONFIG_FILE instead.

ENSEMBLE_STAT_CONFIG_FILE

Specify the absolute path to the configuration file for the MET ensemble_stat tool.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_CUSTOM_LOOP_LIST

Sets custom string loop list for a specific wrapper. See CUSTOM_LOOP_LIST.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_DESC

Specify the value for ‘desc’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_DUPLICATE_FLAG

Specify the value for ‘duplicate_flag’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_ENS_OBS_THRESH

Sets the ens.obs_thresh value in the ensemble_stat MET config file.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_ENS_PHIST_BIN_SIZE

Specify the value for ‘ens_phist_bin_size’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_ENS_SSVAR_BIN_SIZE

Specify the value for ‘ens_ssvar_bin_size’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_ENS_THRESH

Threshold for the ratio of the number of valid ensemble fields to the total number of expected ensemble members. This value is passed into the ensemble_stat config file to make sure the percentage of files that are valid meets the expectation.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_ENS_VLD_THRESH

Threshold for the ratio of the number of valid data values to the total number of expected ensemble members. This value is passed into the ensemble_stat config file to make sure the percentage of files that are valid meets the expectation.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_ENSEMBLE_FLAG_FREQUENCY

Specify the value for ‘ensemble_flag.frequency’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_ENSEMBLE_FLAG_LATLON

Specify the value for ‘ensemble_flag.latlon’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_ENSEMBLE_FLAG_MAX

Specify the value for ‘ensemble_flag.max’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_ENSEMBLE_FLAG_MEAN

Specify the value for ‘ensemble_flag.mean’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_ENSEMBLE_FLAG_MIN

Specify the value for ‘ensemble_flag.min’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_ENSEMBLE_FLAG_MINUS

Specify the value for ‘ensemble_flag.minus’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_ENSEMBLE_FLAG_NEP

Specify the value for ‘ensemble_flag.nep’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_ENSEMBLE_FLAG_NMEP

Specify the value for ‘ensemble_flag.nmep’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_ENSEMBLE_FLAG_PLUS

Specify the value for ‘ensemble_flag.plus’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_ENSEMBLE_FLAG_RANGE

Specify the value for ‘ensemble_flag.range’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_ENSEMBLE_FLAG_RANK

Specify the value for ‘ensemble_flag.rank’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_ENSEMBLE_FLAG_STDEV

Specify the value for ‘ensemble_flag.stdev’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_ENSEMBLE_FLAG_VLD_COUNT

Specify the value for ‘ensemble_flag.vld_count’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_ENSEMBLE_FLAG_WEIGHT

Specify the value for ‘ensemble_flag.weight’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_GRID_VX

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use ENSEMBLE_STAT_REGRID_TO_GRID.

ENSEMBLE_STAT_INTERP_FIELD

Specify the value for ‘interp.field’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_INTERP_METHOD

Specify the value for ‘interp.type.method’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_INTERP_SHAPE

Specify the value for ‘interp.shape’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_INTERP_VLD_THRESH

Specify the value for ‘interp.vld_thresh’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_INTERP_WIDTH

Specify the value for ‘interp.type.width’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_MASK_GRID

Specify the value for ‘mask.grid’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_MASK_POLY

Set the mask.poly entry in the EnsembleStat MET config file.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_MESSAGE_TYPE

Set the message_type option in the EnsembleStat MET config file.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_MET_CONFIG_OVERRIDES

Override any variables in the MET configuration file that are not supported by the wrapper. This should be set to the full variable name and value that you want to override, including the equal sign and the ending semi-colon. The value is directly appended to the end of the wrapped MET config file.

Example: ENSEMBLE_STAT_MET_CONFIG_OVERRIDES = desc = “override_desc”; model = “override_model”;

See Overriding Unsupported MET config file settings for more information

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_MET_OBS_ERR_TABLE
Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_MET_OBS_ERROR_TABLE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use ENSEMBLE_STAT_MET_OBS_ERR_TABLE instead.

ENSEMBLE_STAT_N_MEMBERS

Expected number of ensemble members found. This should correspond to the number of items in FCST_ENSEMBLE_STAT_INPUT_TEMPLATE. If this number differs from the number of files are found for a given run, then ensemble_stat will not run for that time.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_NBRHD_PROB_SHAPE

Specify the value for ‘nbrhd_prob.shape’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_NBRHD_PROB_VLD_THRESH

Specify the value for ‘nbrhd_prob.vld_thresh’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_NBRHD_PROB_WIDTH

Specify the value for ‘nbrhd_prob.width’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_NMEP_SMOOTH_GAUSSIAN_DX

Specify the value for ‘nmep_smooth.gaussian_dx’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_NMEP_SMOOTH_GAUSSIAN_RADIUS

Specify the value for ‘nmep_smooth.gaussian_radius’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_NMEP_SMOOTH_METHOD

Specify the value for ‘nmep_smooth.type.method’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_NMEP_SMOOTH_SHAPE

Specify the value for ‘nmep_smooth.shape’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_NMEP_SMOOTH_VLD_THRESH

Specify the value for ‘nmep_smooth.vld_thresh’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_NMEP_SMOOTH_WIDTH

Specify the value for ‘nmep_smooth.type.width’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_OBS_ERROR_FLAG

Specify the value for ‘obs_error.flag’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_OUT_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use ENSEMBLE_STAT_OUTPUT_DIR instead.

ENSEMBLE_STAT_OUTPUT_DIR

Specify the output directory where files from the MET ensemble_stat tool are written.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_ECNT

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.ecnt’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_ORANK

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.orank’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_PHIST

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.phist’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_RELP

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.relp’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_RHIST

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.rhist’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_RPS

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.rps’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_SSVAR

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.ssvar’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_OUTPUT_PREFIX

String to pass to the MET config file to prepend text to the output filenames.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_OUTPUT_TEMPLATE

Sets the subdirectories below ENSEMBLE_STAT_OUTPUT_DIR using a template to allow run time information. If LOOP_BY = VALID, default value is valid time YYYYMMDDHHMM/ensemble_stat. If LOOP_BY = INIT, default value is init time YYYYMMDDHHMM/ensemble_stat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_REGRID_METHOD

Specify the value for ‘regrid.method’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_REGRID_SHAPE

Specify the value for ‘regrid.shape’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_REGRID_TO_GRID

Used to set the regrid dictionary item ‘to_grid’ in the MET EnsembleStat config file. See the MET User’s Guide for more information.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_REGRID_VLD_THRESH

Specify the value for ‘regrid.vld_thresh’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_REGRID_WIDTH

Specify the value for ‘regrid.width’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_SKIP_CONST

Specify the value for ‘skip_const’ in the MET configuration file for EnsembleStat.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_SKIP_IF_OUTPUT_EXISTS

If True, do not run app if output file already exists. Set to False to overwrite files.

Used by: EnsembleStat
ENSEMBLE_STAT_VERIFICATION_MASK_TEMPLATE

Template used to specify the verification mask filename for the MET tool ensemble_stat. Now supports a list of filenames.

Used by: EnsembleStat
EVENT_EQUALIZATION

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use MAKE_PLOTS_EVENT_EQUALIZATION.

EXAMPLE_CUSTOM_LOOP_LIST

Sets custom string loop list for a specific wrapper. See CUSTOM_LOOP_LIST.

Used by: Example
EXAMPLE_INPUT_DIR

Directory containing fake input data for Example wrapper. This variable is optional because you can specify the full path to the input files using EXAMPLE_INPUT_TEMPLATE.

Used by: Example
EXAMPLE_INPUT_TEMPLATE

Filename template of the fake input files used by Example wrapper to demonstrate how filename templates correspond to run times. See also EXAMPLE_INPUT_DIR.

Used by: Example
EXTRACT_OUT_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use EXTRACT_TILES_OUTPUT_DIR.

EXTRACT_TILES_CUSTOM_LOOP_LIST

Sets custom string loop list for a specific wrapper. See CUSTOM_LOOP_LIST.

Used by: ExtractTiles
EXTRACT_TILES_DLAT

The latitude value, in degrees. Set to the value that defines the resolution of the data (in decimal degrees).

Used by: ExtractTiles
EXTRACT_TILES_DLON

The longitude value, in degrees. Set to the value that defines the resolution of the data (in decimal degrees).

Used by: ExtractTiles
EXTRACT_TILES_FILTER_OPTS

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TC_STAT_JOB_ARGS instead. Control what options are passed to the METplus extract_tiles utility.

Used by: ExtractTiles
EXTRACT_TILES_FILTERED_OUTPUT_TEMPLATE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use EXTRACT_TILES_TC_STAT_INPUT_TEMPLATE instead.

EXTRACT_TILES_GRID_INPUT_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use FCST_EXTRACT_TILES_INPUT_DIR and OBS_EXTRACT_TILES_INPUT_DIR instead.

EXTRACT_TILES_LAT_ADJ

Specify a latitude adjustment, in degrees to be used in the analysis. In the ExtractTiles wrapper, this corresponds to the 2m portion of the 2n x 2m subregion tile.

Used by: ExtractTiles
EXTRACT_TILES_LON_ADJ

Specify a longitude adjustment, in degrees to be used in the analysis. In the ExtractTiles wrapper, this corresponds to the 2n portion of the 2n x 2m subregion tile.

Used by: ExtractTiles
EXTRACT_TILES_NLAT

The number of latitude points, set to a whole number. This defines the number of latitude points to incorporate into the subregion (density).

Used by: ExtractTiles
EXTRACT_TILES_NLON

The number of longitude points, set to a whole number. This defines the number of longitude points to incorporate into the subregion (density).

Used by: ExtractTiles
EXTRACT_TILES_OUTPUT_DIR

Set the output directory for the METplus extract_tiles utility.

Used by: ExtractTiles
EXTRACT_TILES_OVERWRITE_TRACK

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use EXTRACT_TILES_SKIP_IF_OUTPUT_EXISTS instead.

EXTRACT_TILES_PAIRS_INPUT_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use EXTRACT_TILES_TC_STAT_INPUT_DIR instead.

EXTRACT_TILES_SKIP_IF_OUTPUT_EXISTS

Specify whether to overwrite the track data or not. Acceptable values: yes/no

Used by: ExtractTiles
EXTRACT_TILES_STAT_INPUT_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use EXTRACT_TILES_TC_STAT_INPUT_DIR instead.

EXTRACT_TILES_STAT_INPUT_TEMPLATE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use EXTRACT_TILES_TC_STAT_INPUT_TEMPLATE instead.

EXTRACT_TILES_TC_STAT_INPUT_DIR

Directory containing TCStat output to be read by ExtractTiles.

Used by: ExtractTiles
EXTRACT_TILES_TC_STAT_INPUT_TEMPLATE

Template used to specify the dump row output tcst file generated by TCStat to filter input data to be used in ExtractTiles. Example: {init?fmt=%Y%m%d_%H}/filter_{init?fmt=%Y%m%d_%H}.tcst

Used by: ExtractTiles
EXTRACT_TILES_VAR_LIST

Control what variables the METplus extract_tiles utility runs on. Additional filtering by summary (via the MET tc_stat tool). Please refer to the MET User’s Guide (TC-STAT Tools) for all the available options for filtering by summary method in tc-stat. If no additional filtering is required, simply leave the value to EXTRACT_TILES_FILTER_OPTS blank/empty in the METplus configuration file.

Used by: ExtractTiles
FCST_<n>_FIELD_NAME

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use FCST_PCP_COMBINE_<n>_FIELD_NAME where N >=1 instead.

FCST_ASCII_REGEX_LEAD

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use FCST_EXTRACT_TILES_PREFIX instead.

FCST_DATA_INTERVAL

Warning

DEPRECATED: Use FCST_PCP_COMBINE_DATA_INTERVAL instead.

FCST_ENSEMBLE_STAT_FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN

See OBS_ENSEMBLE_STAT_FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN

Used by:
FCST_ENSEMBLE_STAT_FILE_WINDOW_END

See OBS_ENSEMBLE_STAT_FILE_WINDOW_END

Used by: EnsembleStat
FCST_ENSEMBLE_STAT_INPUT_DATATYPE

Specify the data type of the input directory for forecast files used with the MET ensemble_stat tool. Currently valid options are NETCDF, GRIB, and GEMPAK. If set to GEMPAK, data will automatically be converted to NetCDF via GempakToCF. Similar variables exists for observation grid and point data called OBS_ENSEMBLE_STAT_INPUT_GRID_DATATYPE and OBS_ENSEMBLE_STAT_INPUT_POINT_DATATYPE.

Used by: EnsembleStat
FCST_ENSEMBLE_STAT_INPUT_DIR

Input directory for forecast files to use with the MET tool ensemble_stat. Corresponding variable exist for point and grid observation data called OBS_ENSEMBLE_STAT_GRID_INPUT_DIR and OBS_ENSEMBLE_STAT_POINT_INPUT_DIR.

Used by: EnsembleStat
FCST_ENSEMBLE_STAT_INPUT_TEMPLATE

Template used to specify forecast input filenames for the MET tool ensemble_stat. Corresponding variables exist for point and grid observation data called OBS_ENSEMBLE_STAT_GRID_INPUT_TEMPLATE and OBS_ENSEMBLE_STAT_POINT_INPUT_TEMPLATE. To utilize Python Embedding as input to the MET tools, set this value to PYTHON_NUMPY or PYTHON_XARRAY.

Used by: EnsembleStat
FCST_ENSEMBLE_STAT_VAR<n>_LEVELS

Wrapper specific field info variable. See FCST_VAR<n>_LEVELS.

Used by: EnsembleStat
FCST_ENSEMBLE_STAT_VAR<n>_NAME

Wrapper specific field info variable. See FCST_VAR<n>_NAME.

Used by: EnsembleStat
FCST_ENSEMBLE_STAT_VAR<n>_OPTIONS

Wrapper specific field info variable. See FCST_VAR<n>_OPTIONS.

Used by: EnsembleStat
FCST_ENSEMBLE_STAT_VAR<n>_THRESH

Wrapper specific field info variable. See FCST_VAR<n>_THRESH.

Used by: EnsembleStat
FCST_ENSEMBLE_STAT_WINDOW_BEGIN

Passed to the EnsembleStat MET config file to determine the range of data within a file that should be used for processing forecast data. Units are seconds. If the variable is not set, EnsembleStat will use FCST_WINDOW_BEGIN.

Used by: EnsembleStat
FCST_ENSEMBLE_STAT_WINDOW_END

Passed to the EnsembleStat MET config file to determine the range of data within a file that should be used for processing forecast data. Units are seconds. If the variable is not set, ensemble_stat will use FCST_WINDOW_END.

Used by: EnsembleStat
FCST_EXACT_VALID_TIME

Warning

DEPRECATED: No longer used. Please use FCST_WINDOW_BEGIN and FCST_WINDOW_END instead. If both of those variables are set to 0, the functionality is the same as FCST_EXACT_VALID_TIME = True.

FCST_EXTRACT_TILES_INPUT_DIR

Directory containing gridded forecast data to be used in ExtractTiles

Used by: ExtractTiles
FCST_EXTRACT_TILES_INPUT_TEMPLATE

Filename template used to identify forecast input file to ExtractTiles.

Used by: ExtractTiles
FCST_EXTRACT_TILES_OUTPUT_TEMPLATE

Filename template used to identify the forecast output file generated by ExtractTiles.

Used by: ExtractTiles
FCST_EXTRACT_TILES_PREFIX

Prefix for forecast tile files. Used to create filename of intermediate files that are created while performing a series analysis.

Used by: ExtractTiles
FCST_FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN

See OBS_FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN

Used by: EnsembleStat, GridStat, MODE, MTD, PB2NC, PointStat
FCST_FILE_WINDOW_END

See OBS_FILE_WINDOW_END

Used by: EnsembleStat, GridStat, MODE, MTD, PB2NC, PointStat
FCST_GEMPAK_INPUT_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use GEMPAKTOCF_INPUT_DIR instead.

FCST_GEMPAK_TEMPLATE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use GEMPAKTOCF_INPUT_TEMPLATE if GempakToCF is in the PROCESS_LIST.

FCST_GRID_STAT_FILE_TYPE

Specify the value for ‘fcst.file_type’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
FCST_GRID_STAT_FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN

See OBS_GRID_STAT_FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN

Used by: GridStat
FCST_GRID_STAT_FILE_WINDOW_END

See OBS_GRID_STAT_FILE_WINDOW_END

Used by: GridStat
FCST_GRID_STAT_INPUT_DATATYPE

Specify the data type of the input directory for forecast files used with the MET grid_stat tool. Currently valid options are NETCDF, GRIB, and GEMPAK. If set to GEMPAK, data will automatically be converted to NetCDF via GempakToCF. A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_GRID_STAT_INPUT_DATATYPE.

Used by: GridStat
FCST_GRID_STAT_INPUT_DIR

Input directory for forecast files to use with the MET tool grid_stat. A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_GRID_STAT_INPUT_DIR.

Used by: GridStat
FCST_GRID_STAT_INPUT_TEMPLATE

Template used to specify forecast input filenames for the MET tool grid_stat. A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_GRID_STAT_INPUT_TEMPLATE. To utilize Python Embedding as input to the MET tools, set this value to PYTHON_NUMPY or PYTHON_XARRAY.

Used by: GridStat
FCST_GRID_STAT_PROB_THRESH

Threshold values to be used for probabilistic data in grid_stat. The value can be a single item or a comma separated list of items that must start with a comparison operator (>,>=,==,!=,<,<=,gt,ge,eq,ne,lt,le). A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_GRID_STAT_PROB_THRESH.

Used by: GridStat
FCST_GRID_STAT_VAR<n>_LEVELS

Wrapper specific field info variable. See FCST_VAR<n>_LEVELS.

Used by: GridStat
FCST_GRID_STAT_VAR<n>_NAME

Wrapper specific field info variable. See FCST_VAR<n>_NAME.

Used by: GridStat
FCST_GRID_STAT_VAR<n>_OPTIONS

Wrapper specific field info variable. See FCST_VAR<n>_OPTIONS.

Used by: GridStat
FCST_GRID_STAT_VAR<n>_THRESH

Wrapper specific field info variable. See FCST_VAR<n>_THRESH.

Used by: GridStat
FCST_GRID_STAT_WINDOW_BEGIN

Passed to the GridStat MET config file to determine the range of data within a file that should be used for processing. Units are seconds. If the variable is not set, GridStat will use FCST_WINDOW_BEGIN.

Used by: GridStat
FCST_GRID_STAT_WINDOW_END

Passed to the GridStat MET config file to determine the range of data within a file that should be used for processing. Units are seconds. If the variable is not set, GridStat will use FCST_WINDOW_END.

Used by: GridStat
FCST_HR_END

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use LEAD_SEQ instead.

FCST_HR_INTERVAL

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use LEAD_SEQ instead.

FCST_HR_START

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use LEAD_SEQ instead.

FCST_INIT_HOUR_LIST

Specify a list of hours for initialization times of forecast files for use in the analysis.

Used by: MakePlots, StatAnalysis
FCST_INIT_INTERVAL

Warning

DEPRECATED: Specify the stride for forecast initializations.

FCST_INPUT_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use FCST_[MET-APP]_INPUT_DIR` instead, i.e. FCST_GRID_STAT_INPUT_DIR

FCST_INPUT_DIR_REGEX

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use FCST_POINT_STAT_INPUT_DIR instead.

FCST_INPUT_FILE_REGEX

Warning

DEPRECATED: Regular expression to use when identifying which forecast file to use.

FCST_INPUT_FILE_TMPL

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use FCST_POINT_STAT_INPUT_TEMPLATE instead.

FCST_IS_DAILY_FILE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use FCST_PCP_COMBINE_IS_DAILY_FILE instead.

FCST_IS_PROB

Specify whether the forecast data are probabilistic or not. Acceptable values: true/false

Used by: EnsembleStat, GridStat, MODE, MTD, PointStat
FCST_LEAD

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use FCST_LEAD_LIST instead.

FCST_LEAD_LIST

Specify the values of the FSCT_LEAD column in the MET .stat file to use. Comma separated list format, e.g.: 00, 24, 48, 72, 96, 120

Used by: MakePlots, StatAnalysis
FCST_LEVEL

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use FCST_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_ACCUMS instead.

FCST_LEVEL_LIST

Specify the values of the FCST_LEV column in the MET .stat file to use. This is optional in the METplus configuration file for running with LOOP_ORDER = times.

Used by: StatAnalysis
FCST_MAX_FORECAST

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use LEAD_SEQ_MAX instead.

FCST_MIN_FORECAST

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use FCST_PCP_COMBINE_MIN_FORECAST.

FCST_MODE_CONV_RADIUS

Comma separated list of convolution radius values used by mode for forecast fields. A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_MODE_CONV_RADIUS.

Used by: MODE
FCST_MODE_CONV_THRESH

Comma separated list of convolution threshold values used by mode for forecast fields. A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_MODE_CONV_THRESH.

Used by: MODE
FCST_MODE_FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN

See OBS_MODE_FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN

Used by: MODE
FCST_MODE_FILE_WINDOW_END

See OBS_MODE_FILE_WINDOW_END

Used by: MODE
FCST_MODE_INPUT_DATATYPE

Specify the data type of the input directory for forecast files used with the MET mode tool. Currently valid options are NETCDF, GRIB, and GEMPAK. If set to GEMPAK, data will automatically be converted to NetCDF via GempakToCF. A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_MODE_INPUT_DATATYPE.

Used by: MODE
FCST_MODE_INPUT_DIR

Input directory for forecast files to use with the MET tool mode. A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_MODE_INPUT_DIR.

Used by: MODE
FCST_MODE_INPUT_TEMPLATE

Template used to specify forecast input filenames for the MET tool mode. A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_MODE_INPUT_TEMPLATE. To utilize Python Embedding as input to the MET tools, set this value to PYTHON_NUMPY or PYTHON_XARRAY.

Used by: MODE
FCST_MODE_MERGE_FLAG

Sets the merge_flag value in the mode config file for forecast fields. Valid values are NONE, THRESH, ENGINE, and BOTH. A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_MODE_MERGE_FLAG.

Used by: MODE
FCST_MODE_MERGE_THRESH

Comma separated list of merge threshold values used by mode for forecast fields. A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_MODE_MERGE_THRESH.

Used by: MODE
FCST_MODE_VAR<n>_LEVELS

Wrapper specific field info variable. See FCST_VAR<n>_LEVELS.

Used by: MODE
FCST_MODE_VAR<n>_NAME

Wrapper specific field info variable. See FCST_VAR<n>_NAME.

Used by: MODE
FCST_MODE_VAR<n>_OPTIONS

Wrapper specific field info variable. See FCST_VAR<n>_OPTIONS.

Used by: MODE
FCST_MODE_VAR<n>_THRESH

Wrapper specific field info variable. See FCST_VAR<n>_THRESH.

Used by: MODE
FCST_MODE_WINDOW_BEGIN

Passed to the MODE MET config file to determine the range of data within a file that should be used for processing. Units are seconds. If the variable is not set, MODE will use FCST_WINDOW_BEGIN.

Used by: MODE
FCST_MODE_WINDOW_END

Passed to the MODE MET config file to determine the range of data within a file that should be used for processing. Units are seconds. If the variable is not set, MODE will use FCST_WINDOW_END.

Used by: MODE
FCST_MTD_CONV_RADIUS

Comma separated list of convolution radius values used by mode-TD for forecast files. A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_MTD_CONV_RADIUS.

Used by:
FCST_MTD_CONV_THRESH

Comma separated list of convolution threshold values used by mode-TD for forecast files. A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_MTD_CONV_THRESH.

Used by:
FCST_MTD_FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN

See OBS_MTD_FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN

Used by: MTD
FCST_MTD_FILE_WINDOW_END

See OBS_MTD_FILE_WINDOW_END

Used by: MTD
FCST_MTD_INPUT_DATATYPE

Specify the data type of the input directory for forecast files used with the MET mode-TD tool. Currently valid options are NETCDF, GRIB, and GEMPAK. If set to GEMPAK, data will automatically be converted to NetCDF via GempakToCF. A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_MTD_INPUT_DATATYPE.

Used by: MTD
FCST_MTD_INPUT_DIR

Input directory for forecast files to use with the MET tool mode-TD. A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_MTD_INPUT_DIR.

Used by: MTD
FCST_MTD_INPUT_TEMPLATE

Template used to specify forecast input filenames for the MET tool mode-TD. A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_MTD_INPUT_TEMPLATE. To utilize Python Embedding as input to the MET tools, set this value to PYTHON_NUMPY or PYTHON_XARRAY.

Used by: MTD
FCST_MTD_VAR<n>_LEVELS

Wrapper specific field info variable. See FCST_VAR<n>_LEVELS.

Used by: MTD
FCST_MTD_VAR<n>_NAME

Wrapper specific field info variable. See FCST_VAR<n>_NAME.

Used by: MTD
FCST_MTD_VAR<n>_OPTIONS

Wrapper specific field info variable. See FCST_VAR<n>_OPTIONS.

Used by: MTD
FCST_MTD_VAR<n>_THRESH

Wrapper specific field info variable. See FCST_VAR<n>_THRESH.

Used by: MTD
FCST_NATIVE_DATA_TYPE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use FCST_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_DATATYPE instead

FCST_NC_TILE_REGEX

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use FCST_EXTRACT_TILES_PREFIX instead.

FCST_PCP_COMBINE_<n>_FIELD_NAME

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use FCST_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_NAMES instead.

FCST_PCP_COMBINE_BUCKET_INTERVAL

Used when FCST_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_ACCUMS contains {lead} in the list. This is the interval to reset the bucket accumulation. For example, if the accumulation is reset every 3 hours (forecast 1 hour has 1 hour accum, forecast 2 hour has 2 hour accum, forecast 3 hour has 3 hour accum, forecast 4 hour has 1 hour accum, etc.) then this should be set to 3 or 3H. Units are assumed to be hours unless specified with Y, m, d, H, M, or S.

Used by: PCPCombine
FCST_PCP_COMBINE_COMMAND

Used only when FCST_PCP_COMBINE_METHOD = USER_DEFINED. Custom command to run PCPCombine with a complex call that doesn’t fit common use cases. Value can include filename template syntax, i.e. {valid?fmt=%Y%m%d}, that will be substituted based on the current runtime. The name of the application and verbosity flag does not need to be included. For example, if set to ‘-derive min,max /some/file’ the command run will be pcp_combine -v 2 -derive min,max /some/file. A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_PCP_COMBINE_COMMAND.

Used by: PCPCombine
FCST_PCP_COMBINE_CONSTANT_INIT

If True, only look for forecast files that have a given initialization time. Used only if FCST_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_TEMPLATE has a ‘lead’ tag. If set to False, the lowest forecast lead for each search (valid) time is used. See OBS_PCP_COMBINE_CONSTANT_INIT

Used by: PCPCombine
FCST_PCP_COMBINE_DATA_INTERVAL

Specify the accumulation interval of the forecast dataset used by the MET pcp_combine tool when processing daily input files. A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_PCP_COMBINE_DATA_INTERVAL.

Used by: PCPCombine
FCST_PCP_COMBINE_DERIVE_LOOKBACK

Specify how far to look back in time in hours to find files for running the MET pcp_combine tool in derive mode. A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_PCP_COMBINE_DERIVE_LOOKBACK.

Used by: PCPCombine
FCST_PCP_COMBINE_EXTRA_LEVELS

Specify a list of any additional fields to add to the command. The items in this list correspond to the list set by FCST_PCP_COMBINE_EXTRA_NAMES. If this list has fewer items than the names list, then no level value will be specified for those names (i.e. if using Python Embedding). A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_PCP_COMBINE_EXTRA_LEVELS. See FCST_PCP_COMBINE_EXTRA_NAMES for an example.

Used by: PCPCombine
FCST_PCP_COMBINE_EXTRA_NAMES

Specify a list of any additional fields to add to the command. The items in this list correspond to the list set by FCST_PCP_COMBINE_EXTRA_LEVELS. A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_PCP_COMBINE_EXTRA_NAMES. Example:

FCST_PCP_COMBINE_EXTRA_NAMES = TMP, HGT
FCST_PCP_COMBINE_EXTRA_LEVELS = “(,)”, “(,)”

This will add the following to the end of the command:

-field ‘name=”TMP”; level=”(,)”;’ -field ‘name=”HGT”; level=”(,)”;’

Used by: PCPCombine
FCST_PCP_COMBINE_EXTRA_OUTPUT_NAMES

Specify a list of output names for any additional fields to add to the command. The items in this list correspond to the list set by FCST_PCP_COMBINE_EXTRA_NAMES. A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_PCP_COMBINE_EXTRA_OUTPUT_NAMES. Example:

Used by: PCPCombine
FCST_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_ACCUMS

Specify what accumulation levels should be used from the forecast data for the analysis. This is a list of input accumulations in the order of preference to use to build the desired accumulation. If an accumulation cannot be used (i.e. it is larger than the remaining accumulation that needs to be built) then the next value in the list is tried. Units are assumed to be hours unless a time identifier such as Y, m, d, H, M, S is specifed at the end of the value, i.e. 30M or 1m.

If the name and/or level of the accumulation value must be specified for the data, then a list of equal length to this variable must be set for FCST_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_NAMES and FCST_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_LEVELS. See this sections for more information.

This variable can be set to {lead} if the accumulation found in a given file corresponds to the forecast lead of the data. If this is the case, FCST_PCP_COMBINE_BUCKET_INTERVAL can be used to reset the accumulation at a given interval.

A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_ACCUMS.

Examples:

1H, 30M

This will attempt to use a 1 hour accumulation, then try to use a 30 minute accumulation if the first value did not succeed.

Used by: PCPCombine
FCST_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_DATATYPE

Specify the data type of the input directory for forecast files used with the MET pcp_combine tool. Currently valid options are NETCDF, GRIB, and GEMPAK. Required by pcp_combine if FCST_PCP_COMBINE_RUN is True. Replaces deprecated variable FCST_NATIVE_DATA_TYPE. A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_DATATYPE.

Used by: PCPCombine
FCST_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_DIR

Specify the input directory for forecast files used with the MET pcp_combine tool. A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_DIR.

Used by: PCPCombine
FCST_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_LEVEL

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use FCST_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_ACCUMS.

FCST_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_LEVELS

Specify which levels correspond to each accumulation specifed in FCST_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_ACCUMS for the forecast data for the analysis. See FCST_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_ACCUMS for more information. A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_LEVELS. Examples:

FCST_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_ACCUMS = 1
FCST_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_NAMES = P01M_NONE
FCST_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_LEVELS = “(0,*,*)”

This says that the 1 hour accumulation field name is P01M_NONE and the level (0,*,*), which is NetCDF format to specify the first item of the first dimension.

Used by: PCPCombine
FCST_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_NAMES

Specify which field names correspond to each accumulation specifed in FCST_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_ACCUMS for the forecast data for the analysis. See FCST_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_ACCUMS for more information. A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_NAMES. Examples:

FCST_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_ACCUMS = 6, 1
FCST_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_NAMES = P06M_NONE, P01M_NONE

This says that the 6 hour accumulation field name is P06M_NONE and the 1 hour accumulation field name is P01M_NONE.

To utilize Python Embedding as input to the MET tools, set this value to the python script command with arguments. This value can include filename template syntax such as {valid?fmt=%Y%m%d%H}.

Used by: PCPCombine
FCST_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_OPTIONS

Specify optional additional options that correspond to each accumulation specifed in FCST_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_ACCUMS for the forecast data for the analysis. See FCST_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_ACCUMS for more information. A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_OPTIONS. Examples:

FCST_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_ACCUMS = 6, 1
FCST_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_NAMES = P06M_NONE, P01M_NONE
FCST_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_OPTIONS = something = else;, another_thing = else;
Used by: PCPCombine
FCST_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_TEMPLATE

Template used to specify input filenames for forecast files used by the MET pcp_combine tool. A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_TEMPLATE. To utilize Python Embedding as input to the MET tools, set this value to PYTHON_NUMPY or PYTHON_XARRAY.

Used by: PCPCombine
FCST_PCP_COMBINE_IS_DAILY_FILE

Specify whether the forecast file is a daily file or not. A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_PCP_COMBINE_IS_DAILY_FILE.Acceptable values: true/false

Used by: PCPCombine
FCST_PCP_COMBINE_MAX_FORECAST

Specify the maximum forecast lead time to use when finding the lowest forecast lead to use in pcp_combine. A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_PCP_COMBINE_MAX_FORECAST.

Used by: PCPCombine
FCST_PCP_COMBINE_METHOD

Specify the method to be used with the MET pcp_combine tool processing forecast data.Valid options are ADD, SUM, SUBTRACT, DERIVE, and USER_DEFINED. A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_PCP_COMBINE_METHOD.

Used by: PCPCombine
FCST_PCP_COMBINE_MIN_FORECAST

Specify the minimum forecast lead time to use when finding the lowest forecast lead to use in pcp_combine. A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_PCP_COMBINE_MIN_FORECAST.

Used by: PCPCombine
FCST_PCP_COMBINE_OUTPUT_ACCUM

Specify desired accumulation to be built from the forecast data. Units are assumed to be hours unless a time identifier such as Y, m, d, H, M, S is specifed at the end of the value, i.e. 30M or 1m. If this variable is not set, then FCST_VAR<n>_LEVELS is used.

A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_PCP_COMBINE_OUTPUT_ACCUM.

Examples:

15H

This will attempt to build a 15 hour accumulation.

Used by: PCPCombine
FCST_PCP_COMBINE_OUTPUT_DIR

Specify the output directory for forecast files generated by the MET pcp_combine tool. A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_PCP_COMBINE_OUTPUT_DIR.

Used by: PCPCombine
FCST_PCP_COMBINE_OUTPUT_NAME

Specify the output field name from processing forecast data. If this variable is not set, then FCST_VAR<n>_NAME is used.

A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_PCP_COMBINE_OUTPUT_NAME.

Example: APCP

FCST_PCP_COMBINE_OUTPUT_TEMPLATE

Template used to specify output filenames for forecast files generated by the MET pcp_combine tool. A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_PCP_COMBINE_OUTPUT_TEMPLATE. To utilize Python Embedding as input to the MET tools, set this value to PYTHON_NUMPY or PYTHON_XARRAY.

Used by: PCPCombine
FCST_PCP_COMBINE_RUN

Specify whether to run the MET pcp_combine tool on forecast data or not. A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_PCP_COMBINE_RUN.Acceptable values: true/false

Used by: PCPCombine
FCST_PCP_COMBINE_STAT_LIST

List of statistics to process when using the MET pcp_combine tool on forecast data in derive mode. A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_PCP_COMBINE_STAT_LIST.Acceptable values: sum, min, max, range, mean, stdev, vld_count

Used by: PCPCombine
FCST_PCP_COMBINE_TIMES_PER_FILE

Specify the number of accumulation intervals of the forecast dataset used by the MET pcp_combine tool when processing daily input files. A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_PCP_COMBINE_TIMES_PER_FILE.

Used by: PCPCombine
FCST_POINT_STAT_FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN

See OBS_POINT_STAT_FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN

Used by: PointStat
FCST_POINT_STAT_FILE_WINDOW_END

See OBS_POINT_STAT_FILE_WINDOW_END

Used by: PointStat
FCST_POINT_STAT_INPUT_DATATYPE

Specify the data type of the input directory for forecast files used with the MET point_stat tool. Currently valid options are NETCDF, GRIB, and GEMPAK. If set to GEMPAK, data will automatically be converted to NetCDF via GempakToCF. A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_POINT_STAT_INPUT_DATATYPE.

Used by: PointStat
FCST_POINT_STAT_INPUT_DIR

Input directory for forecast files to use with the MET tool point_stat. A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_POINT_STAT_INPUT_DIR.

Used by: PointStat
FCST_POINT_STAT_INPUT_TEMPLATE

Template used to specify forecast input filenames for the MET tool point_stat. A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_POINT_STAT_INPUT_TEMPLATE. To utilize Python Embedding as input to the MET tools, set this value to PYTHON_NUMPY or PYTHON_XARRAY.

Used by: GriPointStat
FCST_POINT_STAT_VAR<n>_LEVELS

Wrapper specific field info variable. See FCST_VAR<n>_LEVELS.

Used by: PointStat
FCST_POINT_STAT_VAR<n>_NAME

Wrapper specific field info variable. See FCST_VAR<n>_NAME.

Used by: PointStat
FCST_POINT_STAT_VAR<n>_OPTIONS

Wrapper specific field info variable. See FCST_VAR<n>_OPTIONS.

Used by: PointStat
FCST_POINT_STAT_VAR<n>_THRESH

Wrapper specific field info variable. See FCST_VAR<n>_THRESH.

Used by: PointStat
FCST_POINT_STAT_WINDOW_BEGIN

Passed to the PointStat MET config file to determine the range of data within a file that should be used for processing forecast data. Units are seconds. If the variable is not set, PointStat will use OBS_WINDOW_BEGIN.

Used by: PointStat
FCST_POINT_STAT_WINDOW_END

Passed to the PointStat MET config file to determine the range of data within a file that should be used for processing forecast data. Units are seconds. If the variable is not set, PointStat will use OBS_WINDOW_END.

Used by: PointStat
FCST_PROB_IN_GRIB_PDS

Specify whether the probabilistic forecast data is stored in the GRIB Product Definition Section or not.Acceptable values: true/false. Only used when FCST_IS_PROB is True. This does not need to be set if the FCST_<APP_NAME>_INPUT_DATATYPE is set to NetCDF.

Used by: EnsembleStat, GridStat, MODE, MTD, PointStat
FCST_REGRID_DATA_PLANE_INPUT_DATATYPE

Specify the data type of the input directory for forecast files used with the MET regrid_data_plane tool. Currently valid options are NETCDF, GRIB, and GEMPAK. Required by pcp_combine. A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_REGRID_DATA_PLANE_INPUT_DATATYPE.

Used by: RegridDataPlane
FCST_REGRID_DATA_PLANE_INPUT_DIR

Specify the input directory for forecast files used with the MET regrid_data_plane tool. A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_REGRID_DATA_PLANE_INPUT_DIR.

Used by: RegridDataPlane
FCST_REGRID_DATA_PLANE_INPUT_TEMPLATE

Template used to specify input filenames for forecast data used by the MET regrid_data_plane tool. It not set, METplus will use FCST_REGRID_DATA_PLANE_TEMPLATE. A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_REGRID_DATA_PLANE_INPUT_TEMPLATE. To utilize Python Embedding as input to the MET tools, set this value to PYTHON_NUMPY or PYTHON_XARRAY.

Used by: RegridDataPlane
FCST_REGRID_DATA_PLANE_OUTPUT_DIR

Specify the output directory for forecast files used with the MET regrid_data_plane tool. A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_REGRID_DATA_PLANE_OUTPUT_DIR.

Used by: RegridDataPlane
FCST_REGRID_DATA_PLANE_OUTPUT_TEMPLATE

Template used to specify output filenames for forecast data used by the MET regrid_data_plane tool. It not set, METplus will use FCST_REGRID_DATA_PLANE_TEMPLATE. A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_REGRID_DATA_PLANE_OUTPUT_TEMPLATE.

Used by: RegridDataPlane
FCST_REGRID_DATA_PLANE_RUN

If True, process forecast data with RegridDataPlane.

Used by: RegridDataPlane
FCST_REGRID_DATA_PLANE_TEMPLATE

Template used to specify filenames for forecast data used by the MET regrid_data_plane tool. To specify different templates for input and output files , use FCST_REGRID_DATA_PLANE_INPUT_TEMPLATE and FCST_REGRID_DATA_PLANE_OUTPUT_TEMPLATE. A corresponding variable exists for observation data called OBS_REGRID_DATA_PLANE_TEMPLATE.

Used by: RegridDataPlane
FCST_REGRID_DATA_PLANE_VAR<n>_INPUT_FIELD_NAME

Specify the (optional) forecast input field name that is read by RegridDataPlane. The name corresponds to FCST_VAR<n>_NAME. This is used when using Python Embedding as input to the MET tool, because the FCST_VAR<n>_NAME defines the python script to call.

Used by: RegridDataPlane
FCST_REGRID_DATA_PLANE_VAR<n>_INPUT_LEVEL

Specify the (optional) forecast input field level that is read by RegridDataPlane. The name corresponds to FCST_VAR<n>_LEVELS. This is used when using Python Embedding as input to the MET tool, because the FCST_VAR<n>_LEVELS defines the python script to call.

Used by: RegridDataPlane
FCST_REGRID_DATA_PLANE_VAR<n>_OUTPUT_FIELD_NAME

Specify the forecast output field name that is created by RegridDataPlane. The name corresponds to FCST_VAR<n>_NAME. This is used when using Python Embedding as input to the MET tool, because the FCST_VAR<n>_NAME defines the python script to call.

Used by: RegridDataPlane
FCST_SERIES_ANALYSIS_ASCII_REGEX_LEAD

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use FCST_EXTRACT_TILES_PREFIX instead.

FCST_SERIES_ANALYSIS_INPUT_DATATYPE

Set the file_type entry of the fcst dictionary in the MET config file for SeriesAnalysis.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
FCST_SERIES_ANALYSIS_INPUT_DIR

Specify the directory to read forecast input in SeriesAnalysis. See also FCST_SERIES_ANALYSIS_INPUT_TEMPLATE

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
FCST_SERIES_ANALYSIS_INPUT_TEMPLATE

Template to find forecast input in SeriesAnalysis. See also FCST_SERIES_ANALYSIS_INPUT_DIR

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
FCST_SERIES_ANALYSIS_NC_TILE_REGEX

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use FCST_EXTRACT_TILES_PREFIX instead.

FCST_SERIES_ANALYSIS_TILE_INPUT_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use FCST_SERIES_ANALYSIS_INPUT_DIR instead.

FCST_THRESH

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use FCST_THRESH_LIST instead.

FCST_THRESH_LIST

Specify the values of the FCST_THRESH column in the MET .stat file to use. This is optional in the METplus configuration file for running with LOOP_ORDER = times.

Used by: StatAnalysis
FCST_TILE_PREFIX

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use FCST_EXTRACT_TILES_PREFIX instead.

FCST_TILE_REGEX

Warning

DEPRECATED: No longer used. Regular expression for forecast input files that are in GRIB2.

FCST_TIMES_PER_FILE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use FCST_PCP_COMBINE_TIMES_PER_FILE instead.

FCST_UNITS_LIST

Specify the values of the FCST_UNITS column in the MET .stat file to use. This is optional in the METplus configuration file for running with LOOP_ORDER = times.

Used by: StatAnalysis
FCST_VALID_HOUR_LIST

Specify a list of hours for valid times of forecast files for use in the analysis.

Used by: MakePlots, StatAnalysis
FCST_VAR

Warning

DEPRECATED: No longer used.

FCST_VAR<n>_LEVELS

Define the levels for the <n>th forecast variable to be used in the analysis where <n> is an integer >= 1. The value can be a single item or a comma separated list of items. You can define NetCDF levels, such as (0,*,*), but you will need to surround these values with quotation marks so that the commas in the item are not interpreted as an item delimeter. Some examples:

FCST_VAR1_LEVELS = A06, P500
FCST_VAR2_LEVELS =”(0,*,*),(1,*,*)”

There can be <n> number of these variables defined in configuration files, simply increment the VAR1 string to match the total number of variables being used, e.g.:

FCST_VAR1_LEVELS
FCST_VAR2_LEVELS
FCST_VAR<n>_LEVELS

If FCST_VAR<n>_LEVELS is set, then OBS_VAR<n>_LEVELS must be set as well. If the same value applies to both forecast and observation data, use BOTH_VAR<n>_LEVELS.

See Field Info for more information.

Used by: GridStat, EnsembleStat, PointStat, MODE, MTD, PCPCombine
FCST_VAR<n>_NAME

Define the name for the <n>th forecast variable to be used in the analysis where <n> is an integer >= 1. If FCST_VAR<n>_NAME is set, then OBS_VAR<n>_NAME must be set. If the same value applies to both forecast and observation data, use BOTH_VAR<n>_NAME. There can be s<n> number of these variables defined in configuration files, simply increment the VAR1 string to match the total number of variables being used, e.g.:

FCST_VAR1_NAME
FCST_VAR2_NAME
FCST_VAR<n>_NAME

See Field Info for more information.

This value can be set to a call to a python script with arguments to supply data to the MET tools via Python Embedding. Filename template syntax can be used here to specify time information of an input file, i.e. {valid?fmt=%Y%m%d%H}. See the MET User’s Guide for more information about Python Embedding in the MET tools.

Used by: GridStat, EnsembleStat, PointStat, MODE, MTD, PCPCombine
FCST_VAR<n>_OPTIONS

Define the options for the <n>th forecast variable to be used in the analysis where <n> is an integer >= 1. These addition options will be applied to every name/level/threshold combination for VAR<n>. There can be <n> number of these variables defined in configuration files, simply increment the VAR1 string to match the total number of variables being used, e.g.:

FCST_VAR1_OPTIONS
FCST_VAR2_OPTIONS
FCST_VAR<n>_OPTIONS

See Field Info for more information.

Used by: GridStat, EnsembleStat, PointStat, MODE, MTD, PCPCombine
FCST_VAR<n>_THRESH

Define the threshold(s) for the <n>th forecast variable to be used in the analysis where <n> is an integer >= 1. The value can be a single item or a comma separated list of items that must start with a comparison operator (>,>=,==,!=,<,<=,gt,ge,eq,ne,lt,le). If FCST_VAR<n>_THRESH is not set but OBS_VAR<n>_THRESH is, the same information will be used for both variables. There can be <n> number of these variables defined in configuration files, simply increment the VAR1 string to match the total number of variables being used, e.g.: | FCST_VAR1_THRESH | FCST_VAR2_THRESH | … | FCST_VAR<n>_THRESH

If FCST_VAR<n>_THRESH is set, then OBS_VAR<n>_THRESH must be set as well. If the same value applies to both forecast and observation data, use BOTH_VAR<n>_THRESH.

See Field Info for more information.

Used by: GridStat, EnsembleStat, PointStat, MODE, MTD, PCPCombine
FCST_VAR_LEVEL

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use FCST_LEVEL_LIST instead.

FCST_VAR_LIST

Specify the values of the FCST_VAR column in the MET .stat file to use. This is optional in the METplus configuration file for running with LOOP_ORDER = times.

Used by: StatAnalysis
FCST_VAR_NAME

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use FCST_VAR_LIST instead.

FCST_WINDOW_BEGIN

See OBS_WINDOW_BEGIN

Used by: EnsembleStat, GridStat, MODE, MTD, PB2NC, PointStat
FCST_WINDOW_END

See OBS_WINDOW_END

Used by: EnsembleStat, GridStat, MODE, MTD, PB2NC, PointStat
FHR_BEG

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use LEAD_SEQ instead.

FHR_END

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use LEAD_SEQ instead.

FHR_GROUP_BEG

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use LEAD_SEQ_<n> instead.

FHR_GROUP_END

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use LEAD_SEQ_<n> instead.

FHR_GROUP_LABELS

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use LEAD_SEQ_<n>_LABEL instead.

FHR_INC

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use LEAD_SEQ instead.

FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN

Used to control the lower bound of the window around the valid time to determine if a file should be used for processing. See Directory and Filename Template Info subsection called ‘Using Windows to Find Valid Files.’ Units are seconds. This value will be used for all wrappers that look for all files unless it is overridden by a wrapper specific configuration variable. For example, if OBS_GRID_STAT_FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN is set, the GridStat wrapper will use that value. If PB2NC_FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN is not set, then the PB2NC wrapper will use OBS_FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN. If OBS_FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN is not set, it will use FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN if it is set. If not, it will default to 0. If the begin and end file window values are both 0, then only a file matching the exact run time will be considered.

Used by: All
FILE_WINDOW_END

Used to control the upper bound of the window around the valid time to determine if a file should be used for processing. See Directory and Filename Template Info subsection called ‘Using Windows to Find Valid Files.’ Units are seconds. This value will be used for all wrappers that look for all files unless it is overridden by a wrapper specific configuration variable. For example, if OBS_GRID_STAT_FILE_WINDOW_END is set, the GridStat wrapper will use that value. If PB2NC_FILE_WINDOW_END is not set, then the PB2NC wrapper will use OBS_FILE_WINDOW_END. If OBS_FILE_WINDOW_END is not set, it will use FILE_WINDOW_END if it is set. If not, it will default to 0. If the begin and end file window values are both 0, then only a file matching the exact run time will be considered.

Used by: All
FILTER

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TCMPR_PLOTTER_FILTER instead.

FILTERED_TCST_DATA_FILE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TCMPR_PLOTTER_FILTERED_TCST_DATA_FILE instead.

FOOTNOTE_FLAG

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TCMPR_PLOTTER_FOOTNOTE_FLAG instead.

FORECAST_TMPL

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TC_PAIRS_ADECK_TEMPLATE.

GEMPAKTOCF_CLASSPATH

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use GEMPAKTOCF_JAR instead. Path to the GempakToCF binary file and the NetCDF jar file required to run GempakToCF.

GEMPAKTOCF_CUSTOM_LOOP_LIST

Sets custom string loop list for a specific wrapper. See CUSTOM_LOOP_LIST.

Used by: GempakToCF
GEMPAKTOCF_INPUT_DIR

Specify the input directory for the tool used to convert GEMPAK files to netCDF.

Used by: GempakToCF
GEMPAKTOCF_INPUT_TEMPLATE

Filename template used for input files to the tool used to convert GEMPAK files to netCDF.

Used by: GempakToCF
GEMPAKTOCF_JAR

Path to the GempakToCF.jar file to run GempakToCF. The tool is available on the MET webpage here: https://dtcenter.org/sites/default/files/community-code/metplus/utilities/GempakToCF.jar. Must be set if running GempakToCF wrapper, if using a filename template that ends with .grd, or if specifying an *_INPUT_DATATYPE item as GEMPAK.

Used by: GempakToCF, other wrappers that will read Gempak data
GEMPAKTOCF_OUTPUT_DIR

Specify the output directory for files generated by the tool used to convert GEMPAK files to netCDF.

Used by: GempakToCF
GEMPAKTOCF_OUTPUT_TEMPLATE

Filename template used for output files from the tool used to convert GEMPAK files to netCDF.

Used by: GempakToCF
GEMPAKTOCF_SKIP_IF_OUTPUT_EXISTS

If True, do not run GempakToCF if output file already exists. Set to False to overwrite files.

Used by: GempakToCF
GEN_SEQ

Warning

DEPRECATED:

GEN_VX_MASK_CUSTOM_LOOP_LIST

Sets custom string loop list for a specific wrapper. See CUSTOM_LOOP_LIST.

Used by: GenVxMask
GEN_VX_MASK_FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN

Used to control the lower bound of the window around the valid time to determine if a GenVxMask input file should be used for processing. Overrides FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN. See ‘Use Windows to Find Valid Files’ section for more information.

Used by: GenVxMask
GEN_VX_MASK_FILE_WINDOW_END

Used to control the upper bound of the window around the valid time to determine if an GenVxMask input file should be used for processing. Overrides FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN. See ‘Use Windows to Find Valid Files’ section for more information.

Used by: GenVxMask
GEN_VX_MASK_INPUT_DIR

Directory containing input data to GenVxMask. This variable is optional because you can specify a full path to the input files using GEN_VX_MASK_INPUT_TEMPLATE.

Used by: GenVxMask
GEN_VX_MASK_INPUT_MASK_DIR

Directory containing mask data used by GenVxMask. This variable is optional because you can specify the full path to the input files using GEN_VX_MASK_INPUT_MASK_TEMPLATE.

Used by: GenVxMask
GEN_VX_MASK_INPUT_MASK_TEMPLATE

Filename template of the mask files used by GenVxMask. This can be a list of files or grids separated by commas to apply to the input grid. The wrapper will call GenVxMask once for each item in the list, passing its output to temporary files until the final command, which will write to the file specified by GEN_VX_MASK_OUTPUT_TEMPLATE (and optionally GEN_VX_MASK_OUTPUT_DIR. The length of this list must be the same length as GEN_VX_MASK_OPTIONS. When “-type lat” or “-type lon” is set in GEN_VX_MASK_OPTIONS, the corresponding mask template is ignored, but must be set to a placeholder string. See also GEN_VX_MASK_INPUT_MASK_DIR.

Used by: GenVxMask
GEN_VX_MASK_INPUT_TEMPLATE

Filename template of the input grid used by GenVxMask. This can be an input filename or a grid definition. See also GEN_VX_MASK_INPUT_DIR.

Used by: GenVxMask
GEN_VX_MASK_OPTIONS

Command line arguments to pass to each call of GenVxMask. This can be a list of sets of arguments separated by commas to apply to the input grid. The length of this list must be the same length as GEN_VX_MASK_INPUT_MASK_TEMPLATE.

Used by: GenVxMask
GEN_VX_MASK_OUTPUT_DIR

Directory to write output data generated by GenVxMask. This variable is optional because you can specify the full path to the input files using GEN_VX_MASK_OUTPUT_TEMPLATE.

Used by: GenVxMask
GEN_VX_MASK_OUTPUT_TEMPLATE

Filename template of the output file generated by GenVxMask. See also GEN_VX_MASK_OUTPUT_DIR.

Used by: GenVxMask
GEN_VX_MASK_SKIP_IF_OUTPUT_EXISTS

If True, do not run GenVxMask if output file already exists. Set to False to overwrite files.

Used by: GenVxMask
GFS_ANLY_FILE_TMPL

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use OBS_EXTRACT_TILES_INPUT_TEMPLATE instead.

GFS_FCST_FILE_TMPL

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use FCST_EXTRACT_TILES_INPUT_TEMPLATE instead.

GRID_DIAG_CENSOR_THRESH

Set the censor_thresh entry in the GridDiag MET config file.

Used by: GridDiag
GRID_DIAG_CENSOR_VAL

Set the censor_val entry in the GridDiag MET config file.

Used by: GridDiag
GRID_DIAG_CONFIG_FILE

Specify the absolute path to the configuration file used by the MET grid_stat tool.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_DIAG_CUSTOM_LOOP_LIST

Sets custom string loop list for a specific wrapper. See CUSTOM_LOOP_LIST.

Used by: GridDiag
GRID_DIAG_DESC

Specify the value for ‘desc’ in the MET configuration file for grid_diag.

Used by: GridDiag
GRID_DIAG_INPUT_DATATYPE

Specify the data type of the input directory for files used with the MET grid_diag tool.

Used by: GridDiag
GRID_DIAG_INPUT_DIR

Input directory for files to use with the MET tool grid_diag.

Used by: GridDiag
GRID_DIAG_INPUT_TEMPLATE

Template used to specify input filenames for the MET tool grid_diag. This can be a comma-separated list. If there are more than one template, the number of fields specified must match the number of templates.

Used by: GridDiag
GRID_DIAG_MASK_GRID

Set the mask.grid entry in the GridDiag MET config file.

Used by: GridDiag
GRID_DIAG_MASK_POLY

Set the mask.poly entry in the GridDiag MET config file.

Used by: GridDiag
GRID_DIAG_MET_CONFIG_OVERRIDES

Override any variables in the MET configuration file that are not supported by the wrapper. This should be set to the full variable name and value that you want to override, including the equal sign and the ending semi-colon. The value is directly appended to the end of the wrapped MET config file.

Example: GRID_DIAG_MET_CONFIG_OVERRIDES = desc = “override_desc”; model = “override_model”;

See Overriding Unsupported MET config file settings for more information

Used by: GridDiag
GRID_DIAG_OUTPUT_DIR

Output directory for write files with the MET tool grid_diag.

Used by: GridDiag
GRID_DIAG_OUTPUT_TEMPLATE

Template used to specify output filenames created by MET tool grid_diag.

Used by: GridDiag
GRID_DIAG_REGRID_METHOD

Specify the value for ‘regrid.method’ in the MET configuration file for grid_diag.

Used by: GridDiag
GRID_DIAG_REGRID_SHAPE

Specify the value for ‘regrid.shape’ in the MET configuration file for grid_diag.

Used by: GridDiag
GRID_DIAG_REGRID_TO_GRID

Specify the value for ‘regrid.to_grid’ in the MET configuration file for grid_diag.

Used by: GridDiag
GRID_DIAG_REGRID_VLD_THRESH

Specify the value for ‘regrid.vld_thresh’ in the MET configuration file for grid_diag.

Used by: GridDiag
GRID_DIAG_REGRID_WIDTH

Specify the value for ‘regrid.width’ in the MET configuration file for grid_diag.

Used by: GridDiag
GRID_DIAG_RUNTIME_FREQ

Frequency to run Grid-Diag. See Runtime Frequency for more information.

Used by: GridDiag
GRID_DIAG_SKIP_IF_OUTPUT_EXISTS

If True, do not run app if output file already exists. Set to False to overwrite files.

Used by: GridDiag
GRID_DIAG_VERIFICATION_MASK_TEMPLATE

Template used to specify the verification mask filename for the MET tool grid_diag. Supports a list of filenames.

Used by: GridDiag
GRID_STAT_CLIMO_CDF_BINS

Specify the value for ‘climo_cdf.cdf_bins’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_CLIMO_CDF_CDF_BINS

See GRID_STAT_CLIMO_CDF_BINS

GRID_STAT_CLIMO_CDF_CENTER_BINS

Specify the value for ‘climo_cdf.center_bins’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_CLIMO_CDF_WRITE_BINS

Specify the value for ‘climo_cdf.write_bins’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_DAY_INTERVAL

Specify the value for ‘climo_mean.day_interval’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_FIELD

Specify the value for ‘climo_mean.field’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_FILE_NAME

Specify the value for ‘climo_mean.file_name’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_HOUR_INTERVAL

Specify the value for ‘climo_mean.hour_interval’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_INPUT_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use GRID_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_FILE_NAME.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_INPUT_TEMPLATE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use GRID_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_FILE_NAME.

GRID_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_MATCH_MONTH

Specify the value for ‘climo_mean.match_month’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_REGRID_METHOD

Specify the value for ‘climo_mean.regrid.method’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_REGRID_SHAPE

Specify the value for ‘climo_mean.regrid.shape’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_REGRID_VLD_THRESH

Specify the value for ‘climo_mean.regrid.vld_thresh’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_REGRID_WIDTH

Specify the value for ‘climo_mean.regrid.width’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_TIME_INTERP_METHOD

Specify the value for ‘climo_mean.time_interp_method’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_CLIMO_STDEV_DAY_INTERVAL

Specify the value for ‘climo_stdev.day_interval’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_CLIMO_STDEV_FIELD

Specify the value for ‘climo_stdev.field’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_CLIMO_STDEV_FILE_NAME

Specify the value for ‘climo_stdev.file_name’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_CLIMO_STDEV_HOUR_INTERVAL

Specify the value for ‘climo_stdev.hour_interval’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_CLIMO_STDEV_INPUT_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use GRID_STAT_CLIMO_STDEV_FILE_NAME.

GRID_STAT_CLIMO_STDEV_INPUT_TEMPLATE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use GRID_STAT_CLIMO_STDEV_FILE_NAME.

GRID_STAT_CLIMO_STDEV_MATCH_MONTH

Specify the value for ‘climo_stdev.match_month’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_CLIMO_STDEV_REGRID_METHOD

Specify the value for ‘climo_stdev.regrid.method’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_CLIMO_STDEV_REGRID_SHAPE

Specify the value for ‘climo_stdev.regrid.shape’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_CLIMO_STDEV_REGRID_VLD_THRESH

Specify the value for ‘climo_stdev.regrid.vld_thresh’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_CLIMO_STDEV_REGRID_WIDTH

Specify the value for ‘climo_stdev.regrid.width’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_CLIMO_STDEV_TIME_INTERP_METHOD

Specify the value for ‘climo_stdev.time_interp_method’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_CONFIG

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use GRID_STAT_CONFIG_FILE instead.

GRID_STAT_CONFIG_FILE

Specify the absolute path to the configuration file used by the MET grid_stat tool.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_CUSTOM_LOOP_LIST

Sets custom string loop list for a specific wrapper. See CUSTOM_LOOP_LIST.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_DESC

Specify the value for ‘desc’ in the MET configuration file for grid_stat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_GRID_WEIGHT_FLAG

Specify the value for ‘grid_weight_flag’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_INTERP_FIELD

Specify the value for ‘interp.field’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_INTERP_SHAPE

Specify the value for ‘interp.shape’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_INTERP_TYPE_METHOD

Specify the value for ‘interp.type.method’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_INTERP_TYPE_WIDTH

Specify the value for ‘interp.type.width’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_INTERP_VLD_THRESH

Specify the value for ‘interp.vld_thresh’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_MASK_GRID

Specify the value for ‘mask.grid’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_MASK_POLY

Specify the value for ‘mask.poly’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_MET_CONFIG_OVERRIDES

Override any variables in the MET configuration file that are not supported by the wrapper. This should be set to the full variable name and value that you want to override, including the equal sign and the ending semi-colon. The value is directly appended to the end of the wrapped MET config file.

Example: GRID_STAT_MET_CONFIG_OVERRIDES = desc = “override_desc”; model = “override_model”;

See Overriding Unsupported MET config file settings for more information

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_NC_PAIRS_FLAG_APPLY_MASK

Specify the value for ‘nc_pairs_flag.apply_mask’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_NC_PAIRS_FLAG_CLIMO

Specify the value for ‘nc_pairs_flag.climo’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_NC_PAIRS_FLAG_CLIMO_CDP

Specify the value for ‘nc_pairs_flag.climo_cdp’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_NC_PAIRS_FLAG_DIFF

Specify the value for ‘nc_pairs_flag.diff’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_NC_PAIRS_FLAG_DISTANCE_MAP

Specify the value for ‘nc_pairs_flag.distance_map’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_NC_PAIRS_FLAG_FOURIER

Specify the value for ‘nc_pairs_flag.fourier’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_NC_PAIRS_FLAG_GRADIENT

Specify the value for ‘nc_pairs_flag.gradient’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_NC_PAIRS_FLAG_LATLON

Specify the value for ‘nc_pairs_flag.latlon’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_NC_PAIRS_FLAG_NBRHD

Specify the value for ‘nc_pairs_flag.nbrhd’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_NC_PAIRS_FLAG_RAW

Specify the value for ‘nc_pairs_flag.raw’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_NC_PAIRS_FLAG_WEIGHT

Specify the value for ‘nc_pairs_flag.weight’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_NC_PAIRS_VAR_NAME

Specify the value for ‘nc_pairs_var_name’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_NEIGHBORHOOD_COV_THRESH

Sets the neighborhood cov_thresh list used by GridStat. See MET User’s Guide for more information.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_NEIGHBORHOOD_SHAPE

Sets the neighborhood shape used by GridStat. See MET User’s Guide for more information.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_NEIGHBORHOOD_WIDTH

Sets the neighborhood width used by GridStat. See MET User’s Guide for more information.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_ONCE_PER_FIELD

True/False. If True, grid_stat will run once to process all name/level/threshold combinations specified. If False, it will run once for each name/level. Some cases require this to be set to False, for example processing probablistic forecasts or precipitation accumulations.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_OUT_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use GRID_STAT_OUTPUT_DIR instead.

GRID_STAT_OUTPUT_DIR

Specify the output directory where files from the MET grid_stat tool are written.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_CNT

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.cnt’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_CTC

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.ctc’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_CTS

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.cts’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_DMAP

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.dmap’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_ECLV

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.eclv’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_FHO

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.fho’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_GRAD

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.grad’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_MCTC

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.mctc’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_MCTS

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.mcts’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_NBRCNT

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.nbrcnt’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_NBRCTC

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.nbrctc’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_NBRCTS

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.nbrcts’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_PCT

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.pct’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_PJC

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.pjc’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_PRC

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.prc’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_PSTD

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.pstd’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_SAL1L2

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.sal1l2’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_SL1L2

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.sl1l2’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_VAL1L2

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.val1l2’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_VCNT

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.vcnt’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_VL1L2

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.vl1l2’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_OUTPUT_PREFIX

String to pass to the MET config file to prepend text to the output filenames.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_OUTPUT_TEMPLATE

Sets the subdirectories below GRID_STAT_OUTPUT_DIR using a template to allow run time information. If LOOP_BY = VALID, default value is valid time YYYYMMDDHHMM/grid_stat. If LOOP_BY = INIT, default value is init time YYYYMMDDHHMM/grid_stat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_REGRID_METHOD

Specify the value for ‘regrid.method’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_REGRID_SHAPE

Specify the value for ‘regrid.shape’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_REGRID_TO_GRID

Used to set the regrid dictionary item ‘to_grid’ in the MET GridStat config file. See the MET User’s Guide for more information.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_REGRID_VLD_THRESH

Specify the value for ‘regrid.vld_thresh’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_REGRID_WIDTH

Specify the value for ‘regrid.width’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_SKIP_IF_OUTPUT_EXISTS

If True, do not run app if output file already exists. Set to False to overwrite files.

Used by: GridStat
GRID_STAT_VERIFICATION_MASK_TEMPLATE

Template used to specify the verification mask filename for the MET tool grid_stat. Now supports a list of filenames.

Used by: GridStat
GROUP_LIST_ITEMS

Names of the lists in the METplus .conf file to treat the items in those lists as a group.

Used by: MakePlots, StatAnalysis
HFIP_BASELINE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TCMPR_PLOTTER_HFIP_BASELINE instead.

INIT_BEG

Specify the beginning initialization time to be used in the analysis. Format can be controlled by INIT_TIME_FMT. See Looping by Initialization Time for more information.

Used by: All
INIT_END

Specify the ending initialization time to be used in the analysis. Format can be controlled by INIT_TIME_FMT. See Looping by Initialization Time for more information.

Used by: All
INIT_EXCLUDE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TC_PAIRS_INIT_EXCLUDE instead.

INIT_HOUR_BEG

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use FCST_INIT_HOUR_LIST or OBS_INIT_HOUR_LIST instead.

INIT_HOUR_END

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use FCST_INIT_HOUR_LIST or OBS_INIT_HOUR_LIST instead.

INIT_HOUR_INCREMENT

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use FCST_INIT_HOUR_LIST or OBS_INIT_HOUR_LIST instead.

INIT_HOUR_METHOD

Warning

DEPRECATED: No longer used.

INIT_INCLUDE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TC_PAIRS_INIT_INCLUDE instead.

INIT_INCREMENT

Control the increment or stride to use when stepping between forecast initializations. Units are seconds. See Looping by Initialization Time for more information. Units are assumed to be seconds unless specified with Y, m, d, H, M, or S.

Used by: All
INIT_SEQ

Specify a list of initialization hours that are used to build a sequence of forecast lead times to include in the analysis. Used only when looping by valid time (LOOP_BY = VALID). Comma separated list format, e.g.:0, 6, 12 See Looping over Forecast Leads for more information.

Used by: EnsembleStat, GridStat, MODE, MTD, PB2NC, PCPCombine, PointStat, RegridDataPlane, SeriesAnalysis
INIT_TIME_FMT

Specify a formatting string to use for INIT_BEG and INIT_END. See Looping by Initialization Time for more information.

Used by: All
INPUT_BASE

Provide a path to the top level output directory for METplus. It is required and must be set correctly to run any of the use cases. This can be the location of sample input data to run use cases found in the METplus repository. Each of the sample data tarballs attached to the METplus release should be untarred in this directory. If done correctly, this directory should contain a directory named ‘met_test’ and a directory named ‘model_applications.’

Used by: All
INTERP

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use INTERP_MTHD_LIST instead.

INTERP_MTHD_LIST

Specify the values of the INTERP_MTHD column in the MET .stat file to use; specify the interpolation used to create the MET .stat files.

Used by: MakePlots, StatAnalysis
INTERP_PNTS_LIST

Specify the values of the INTERP_PNTS column in the MET .stat file to use; corresponds to the interpolation in the MET .stat files.

Used by: MakePlots, StatAnalysis
INTERP_PTS

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use INTERP_PNTS_LIST instead.

INTERVAL_TIME

Define the interval time in hours (HH) to be used by the MET pb2nc tool.

Used by: PB2NC
JOB_ARGS

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use STAT_ANALYSIS_JOB_ARGS instead.

JOB_NAME

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use STAT_ANALYSIS_JOB_NAME instead.

LAT_ADJ

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use EXTRACT_TILES_LAT_ADJ instead.

LEAD

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TCMPR_PLOTTER_LEAD instead.

LEAD_LIST

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use FCST_LEAD_LIST instead.

LEAD_SEQ

Specify the sequence of forecast lead times to include in the analysis. Comma separated list format, e.g.:0, 6, 12. See Looping over Forecast Leads for more information. Units are assumed to be hours unless specified with Y, m, d, H, M, or S.

Used by: All
LEAD_SEQ_<n>

Specify the sequence of forecast lead times to include in the analysis. Comma separated list format, e.g.:0, 6, 12. <n> corresponds to the bin in which the user wishes to aggregate series by lead results.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
LEAD_SEQ_<n>_LABEL

Required when SERIES_BY_LEAD_GROUP_FCSTS=True. Specify the label of the corresponding bin of series by lead results.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
LEAD_SEQ_MAX

Maximum forecast lead to be processed. Used primarily with INIT_SEQ but also affects LEAD_SEQ. See Looping over Forecast Leads for more information. Units are assumed to be hours unless specified with Y, m, d, H, M, or S.

Used by: All
LEAD_SEQ_MIN

Minimum forecast lead to be processed. Used primarily with INIT_SEQ but also affects LEAD_SEQ. See Looping over Forecast Leads for more information. Units are assumed to be hours unless specified with Y, m, d, H, M, or S.

Used by: All
LEGEND

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TCMPR_PLOTTER_LEGEND instead.

LINE_TYPE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use LINE_TYPE_LIST instead.

LINE_TYPE_LIST

Specify the MET STAT line types to be considered. For TCMPRPlotter, this is optional in the METplus configuration file for running with LOOP_ORDER = times.

Used by: MakePlots, StatAnalysis, TCMPRPlotter
LOG_ASCII2NC_VERBOSITY

Overrides the log verbosity for ASCII2NC only. If not set, the verbosity level is controlled by LOG_MET_VERBOSITY.

Used by: ASCII2NC
LOG_DIR

Specify the directory where log files from MET and METplus should be written.

Used by: All
LOG_ENSEMBLE_STAT_VERBOSITY

Overrides the log verbosity for EnsembleStat only. If not set, the verbosity level is controlled by LOG_MET_VERBOSITY.

Used by: EnsembleStat
LOG_GEN_VX_MASK_VERBOSITY

Overrides the log verbosity for GenVxMask only. If not set, the verbosity level is controlled by LOG_MET_VERBOSITY.

Used by: GenVxMask
LOG_GRID_DIAG_VERBOSITY

Overrides the log verbosity for GridDiag only. If not set, the verbosity level is controlled by LOG_MET_VERBOSITY.

Used by: GridDiag
LOG_GRID_STAT_VERBOSITY

Overrides the log verbosity for GridStat only. If not set, the verbosity level is controlled by LOG_MET_VERBOSITY.

Used by: GridStat
LOG_LEVEL

Specify the level of logging. Everything above this level is sent to standard output. To quiet the output to a comfortable level, set this to “ERROR”

Options (ordered MOST verbose to LEAST verbose): | NOTSET | DEBUG | INFO | WARNING | ERROR | CRITICAL

Used by: All
LOG_LINE_DATE_FORMAT

Defines the formatting of the date in the METplus log output. See LOG_LINE_FORMAT.

Used by: All
LOG_LINE_FORMAT

Defines the formatting of each METplus log output line. For more information on acceptable values, see the Python documentation for LogRecord: https://docs.python.org/3/library/logging.html#logging.LogRecord

Used by: All
LOG_MET_OUTPUT_TO_METPLUS

Control whether logging output from the MET tools is sent to the METplus log file, or individual log files for each MET tool.

Used by: All
LOG_MET_VERBOSITY

Control the verbosity of the logging from the MET tools.0 = Least amount of logging (lowest verbosity)5 = Most amount of logging (highest verbosity)

Used by: All
LOG_METPLUS

Control the filename of the METplus log file. Control the timestamp appended to the filename with LOG_TIMESTAMP_TEMPLATE. To turn OFF all logging, do not set this option.

Used by: All
LOG_MODE_VERBOSITY

Overrides the log verbosity for MODE only. If not set, the verbosity level is controlled by LOG_MET_VERBOSITY.

Used by: MODE
LOG_MTD_VERBOSITY

Overrides the log verbosity for MTD only. If not set, the verbosity level is controlled by LOG_MET_VERBOSITY.

Used by: MTD
LOG_PB2NC_VERBOSITY

Overrides the log verbosity for PB2NC only. If not set, the verbosity level is controlled by LOG_MET_VERBOSITY.

Used by: PB2NC
LOG_PCP_COMBINE_VERBOSITY

Overrides the log verbosity for PCPCombine only. If not set, the verbosity level is controlled by LOG_MET_VERBOSITY.

Used by: PCPCombine
LOG_PLOT_DATA_PLANE_VERBOSITY

Overrides the log verbosity for PlotDataPlane only. If not set, the verbosity level is controlled by LOG_MET_VERBOSITY

Used by: PlotDataPlane
LOG_POINT_STAT_VERBOSITY

Overrides the log verbosity for PointStat only. If not set, the verbosity level is controlled by LOG_MET_VERBOSITY.

Used by: PointStat
LOG_REGRID_DATA_PLANE_VERBOSITY

Overrides the log verbosity for RegridDataPlane only. If not set, the verbosity level is controlled by LOG_MET_VERBOSITY.

Used by: RegridDataPlane
LOG_SERIES_ANALYSIS_VERBOSITY

Overrides the log verbosity for SeriesAnalysis only. If not set, the verbosity level is controlled by LOG_MET_VERBOSITY.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
LOG_STAT_ANALYSIS_VERBOSITY

Overrides the log verbosity for StatAnalysis only. If not set, the verbosity level is controlled by LOG_MET_VERBOSITY.

Used by: StatAnalysis
LOG_TC_GEN_VERBOSITY

Overrides the log verbosity for TCGen only. If not set, the verbosity level is controlled by LOG_MET_VERBOSITY.

Used by: TCGen
LOG_TC_PAIRS_VERBOSITY

Overrides the log verbosity for TCPairs only. If not set, the verbosity level is controlled by LOG_MET_VERBOSITY.

Used by: TCPairs
LOG_TC_RMW_VERBOSITY

Overrides the log verbosity for TCRMW only. If not set, the verbosity level is controlled by LOG_MET_VERBOSITY.

Used by: TCRMW
LOG_TC_STAT_VERBOSITY

Overrides the log verbosity for TCStat only. If not set, the verbosity level is controlled by LOG_MET_VERBOSITY.

Used by: TCStat
LOG_TIMESTAMP_TEMPLATE

Set the timestamp template for the METplus log file. Use Python strftime directives, e.g.%Y%m%d for YYYYMMDD.

Used by: All
LOG_TIMESTAMP_USE_DATATIME

True/False. Determines which time to use for the log filenames. If True, use INIT_BEG if LOOP_BY is INIT or VALID_BEG if LOOP_BY is VALID. If False, use current time.

Used by: All
LON_ADJ

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use EXTRACT_TILES_LON_ADJ instead.

LOOP_BY

Control whether the analysis is processed across valid or initialization times. See section LOOP_BY for more information.

Used by: All
LOOP_BY_INIT

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use LOOP_BY instead.

LOOP_LIST_ITEMS

Names of the lists in the METplus .conf file to treat the items in those lists individually.

Used by: MakePlots, StatAnalysis
LOOP_ORDER

Control the looping order for METplus. Valid options are “times” or “processes”. “times” runs all items in the PROCESS_LIST for a single run time, then repeat until all times have been evaluated. “processes” runs each item in the PROCESS_LIST for all times specified, then repeat for the next item in the PROCESS_LIST.

Used by: All
MAKE_PLOTS_AVERAGE_METHOD

The method to use to average the data. Valid options are MEAN, MEDIAN, and AGGREGATION.

Used by: MakePlots
MAKE_PLOTS_CI_METHOD

The method for creating confidence intervals. Valid options are EMC, or NONE.

Used by: MakePlots
MAKE_PLOTS_EVENT_EQUALIZATION

If event equalization is to be used (True) or not (False). If set to True, if any of the listed models are missing data for a particular time, data for all models will be masked out for this time. If set to False, there are no changes to the data.

Used by: MakePlots
MAKE_PLOTS_INPUT_DIR

Directory containing input files used by MakePlots.

Used by: MakePlots
MAKE_PLOTS_OUTPUT_DIR

Directory to write files generated by MakePlots.

Used by: MakePlots
MAKE_PLOTS_SCRIPTS_DIR

Directory to find scripts used by MakePlots.

Used by: MakePlots
MAKE_PLOTS_STATS_LIST

This is a list of the statistics to calculate and create plots for. Specify the list in a comma-separated list, e.g.:

acc, bias, rmse

The list of valid options varies depending on line type that was used during the filtering of stat_analysis_wrapper. For SL1L2, VL1L2 valid options are bias, rms, msess, rsd, rmse_md, rmse_pv, pcor, fbar, and fbar_obar. For SAL1L2, VAL1L2, the valid options is acc. For VCNT, bias, fbar, fbar_obar, speed_err, dir_err, rmsve, vdiff_speed, vdiff_dir, rsd, fbar_speed, fbar_dir, fbar_obar_speed, and fbar_obar_dir. For CTC, rate, baser, frate, orate_frate, baser_frate, accuracy, bias, fbias, pod, hrate, pofd, farate, podn, faratio, csi, ts, gss, ets, hk, tss, pss, hs

Used by: MakePlots
MAKE_PLOTS_VERIF_CASE

Verification case used by MakePlots. Valid options for this include: grid2grid, grid2obs, precip.

Used by: MakePlots
MAKE_PLOTS_VERIF_GRID

Specify a string describing the grid the verification was performed on. This is the name of the grid upon which the verification was done on, ex. G002.

Used by: MakePlots
MAKE_PLOTS_VERIF_TYPE

Specify a string describing the type of verification being performed. For MAKE_PLOTS_VERIF_CASE = grid2grid, valid options are anom, pres, and sfc. For MAKE_PLOTS_VERIF_CASE = grid2obs, valid options are conus_sfc and upper_air. For MAKE_PLOTS_VERIF_CASE = precip, any accumulation amount is valid, ex. A24.

Used by: MakePlots
MET_BASE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Do not set.

MET_BIN

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use MET_INSTALL_DIR instead.

MET_BIN_DIR

The directory of the MET executables. Used to get the full path of the MET executable when calling from METplus Wrappers. When using the –bindir option in configuring MET, set MET_BIN_DIR to the same location. MET_BIN_DIR will be set to {MET_INSTALL_DIR}/bin. Users can unset MET_BIN_DIR or set it to an empty string if the MET tools are found in the user’s path, e.g. when using module loads. | Used by: All

MET_BUILD_BASE

The base directory of the MET install. Only needed if using MET version 6.0

Used by: TCMPRPlotter
MET_DATA_DB_DIR

Set this the location of the dtcenter/METdatadb repository.

Used by: METdbLoad
MET_DB_LOAD_INPUT_TEMPLATE

Path to a directory containing .stat or .tcst file that will be loaded into METviewer. This can be a single directory or a list of directories. The paths can include filename template tags that correspond to each run time. The wrapper will traverse through each sub directory under the directories listed here and add any directory that contains any files that end with .stat or .tcst to the XML file that is passed into the met_db_load.py script.

Used by: METdbLoad
MET_DB_LOAD_MV_APPLY_INDEXES

Set the <load_spec><apply_indexes> value in the METdbLoad XML template file.

Used by: METdbLoad
MET_DB_LOAD_MV_DATABASE

Set the <load_spec><connection><database> value in the METdbLoad XML template file.

Used by: METdbLoad
MET_DB_LOAD_MV_DROP_INDEXES

Set the <load_spec><drop_indexes> value in the METdbLoad XML template file.

Used by: METdbLoad
MET_DB_LOAD_MV_GROUP

Set the <load_spec><group> value in the METdbLoad XML template file.

Used by: METdbLoad
MET_DB_LOAD_MV_HOST

Set the <load_spec><connection><host> value in the METdbLoad XML template file.

Used by: METdbLoad
MET_DB_LOAD_MV_INSERT_SIZE

Set the <load_spec><insert_size> value in the METdbLoad XML template file.

Used by: METdbLoad
MET_DB_LOAD_MV_LOAD_MODE

Set the <load_spec><load_mode> value in the METdbLoad XML template file.

Used by: METdbLoad
MET_DB_LOAD_MV_LOAD_MPR

Set the <load_spec><load_mpr> value in the METdbLoad XML template file.

Used by: METdbLoad
MET_DB_LOAD_MV_LOAD_MTD

Set the <load_spec><load_mtd> value in the METdbLoad XML template file.

Used by: METdbLoad
MET_DB_LOAD_MV_LOAD_STAT

Set the <load_spec><load_stat> value in the METdbLoad XML template file.

Used by: METdbLoad
MET_DB_LOAD_MV_MODE_HEADER_DB_CHECK

Set the <load_spec><mode_header_db_check> value in the METdbLoad XML template file.

Used by: METdbLoad
MET_DB_LOAD_MV_PASSWORD

Set the <load_spec><connection><password> value in the METdbLoad XML template file.

Used by: METdbLoad
MET_DB_LOAD_MV_USER

Set the <load_spec><connection><user> value in the METdbLoad XML template file.

Used by: METdbLoad
MET_DB_LOAD_MV_VERBOSE

Set the <load_spec><verbose> value in the METdbLoad XML template file.

Used by: METdbLoad
MET_DB_LOAD_REMOVE_TMP_XML

If set to False, then the temporary XML file with substituted values will not be removed after the use case finishes. This is used for debugging purposes only. The temporary XML file may contain sensitive information like database credentials so it is recommended to remove the temporary file after each run.

Used by: METdbLoad
MET_DB_LOAD_RUNTIME_FREQ

Frequency to run Grid-Diag. See Runtime Frequency for more information.

Used by: GridDiag
MET_DB_LOAD_XML_FILE

Template XML file that is used to load data into METviewer using the met_db_load.py script. Values from the METplus configuration file are substituted into this file before passing it to the script. The default value can be used to run unless the template doesn’t fit the needs of the use case.

Used by: METdbLoad
MET_INSTALL_DIR

The base directory of the MET install. To be defined when using MET version 6.1 and beyond. Used to get the full path of the MET executable and the share directory when calling from METplus Wrappers.

Used by: All
METPLUS_BASE

This variable will automatically be set by METplus when it is started. It will be set to the location of METplus that is currently being run. Setting this variable in a config file will have no effect and will report a warning that it is being overridden.

Used by: All
METPLUS_CONF

Provide the absolute path to the METplus final configuration file. This file will contain every configuration option and value used when METplus was run.

Used by: All
MISSING_VAL

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TC_PAIRS_MISSING_VAL.

MISSING_VAL_TO_REPLACE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TC_PAIRS_MISSING_VAL_TO_REPLACE.

MODE_CONFIG

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use MODE_CONFIG_FILE instead. Path to mode configuration file.

MODE_CONFIG_FILE

Path to mode configuration file.

Used by: MODE
MODE_CONV_RADIUS

Comma separated list of convolution radius values used by mode for both forecast and observation fields. Has the same behavior as setting FCST_MODE_CONV_RADIUS and OBS_MODE_CONV_RADIUS to the same value.

Used by: MODE
MODE_CONV_THRESH

Comma separated list of convolution threshold values used by mode for both forecast and observation fields. Has the same behavior as setting FCST_MODE_CONV_THRESH and OBS_MODE_CONV_THRESH to the same value.

Used by: MODE
MODE_CUSTOM_LOOP_LIST

Sets custom string loop list for a specific wrapper. See CUSTOM_LOOP_LIST.

Used by: MODE
MODE_DESC

Specify the value for ‘desc’ in the MET configuration file for MODE.

Used by: MODE
MODE_FCST_CENSOR_THRESH

Specify the value for ‘fcst.censor_thresh’ in the MET configuration file for MODE.

Used by: MODE
MODE_FCST_CENSOR_VAL

Specify the value for ‘fcst.censor_val’ in the MET configuration file for MODE.

Used by: MODE
MODE_FCST_CONV_RADIUS

Comma separated list of convolution radius values used by mode for forecast fields.

Used by: MODE
MODE_FCST_CONV_THRESH

Comma separated list of convolution threshold values used by mode for forecast fields.

Used by: MODE
MODE_FCST_FILTER_ATTR_NAME

Specify the value for ‘fcst.filter_attr_name’ in the MET configuration file for MODE.

Used by: MODE
MODE_FCST_FILTER_ATTR_THRESH

Specify the value for ‘fcst.filter_attr_thresh’ in the MET configuration file for MODE.

Used by: MODE
MODE_FCST_MERGE_FLAG

Sets the merge_flag value in the mode config file for forecast fields. Valid values are NONE, THRESH, ENGINE, and BOTH.

Used by: MODE
MODE_FCST_MERGE_THRESH

Comma separated list of merge threshold values used by mode for forecast fields.

Used by: MODE
MODE_FCST_VLD_THRESH

Specify the value for ‘fcst.vld_thresh’ in the MET configuration file for MODE.

Used by: MODE
MODE_GRID_RES

Set the grid_res entry in the MODE MET config file.

Used by: MODE
MODE_INTEREST_FUNCTION_BOUNDARY_DIST

Specify the value for ‘interest_function.boundary_dist’ in the MET configuration file for MODE.

Used by: MODE
MODE_INTEREST_FUNCTION_CENTROID_DIST

Specify the value for ‘interest_function.centroid_dist’ in the MET configuration file for MODE.

Used by: MODE
MODE_INTEREST_FUNCTION_CONVEX_HULL_DIST

Specify the value for ‘interest_function.convex_hull_dist’ in the MET configuration file for MODE.

Used by: MODE
MODE_MASK_GRID

Specify the value for ‘mask.grid’ in the MET configuration file for MODE.

Used by: MODE
MODE_MASK_GRID_FLAG

Specify the value for ‘mask.grid_flag’ in the MET configuration file for MODE.

Used by: MODE
MODE_MASK_POLY

Specify the value for ‘mask.poly’ in the MET configuration file for MODE.

Used by: MODE
MODE_MASK_POLY_FLAG

Specify the value for ‘mask.poly_flag’ in the MET configuration file for MODE.

Used by: MODE
MODE_MATCH_FLAG

Specify the value for ‘match_flag’ in the MET configuration file for MODE.

Used by: MODE
MODE_MAX_CENTROID_DIST

Specify the value for ‘max_centroid_dist’ in the MET configuration file for MODE.

Used by: MODE
MODE_MERGE_CONFIG_FILE

Path to mode merge config file.

Used by: MODE
MODE_MERGE_FLAG

Sets the merge_flag value in the mode config file for both forecast and observation fields. Has the same behavior as setting MODE_FCST_MERGE_FLAG and MODE_OBS_MERGE_FLAG to the same value. Valid values are NONE, THRESH, ENGINE, and BOTH.

Used by: MODE
MODE_MERGE_THRESH

Comma separated list of merge threshold values used by mode for forecast and observation fields. Has the same behavior as setting MODE_FCST_MERGE_THRESH and MODE_OBS_MERGE_THRESH to the same value.

Used by: MODE
MODE_MET_CONFIG_OVERRIDES

Override any variables in the MET configuration file that are not supported by the wrapper. This should be set to the full variable name and value that you want to override, including the equal sign and the ending semi-colon. The value is directly appended to the end of the wrapped MET config file.

Example: MODE_MET_CONFIG_OVERRIDES = desc = “override_desc”; model = “override_model”;

See Overriding Unsupported MET config file settings for more information

Used by: MODE
MODE_NC_PAIRS_FLAG_CLUSTER_ID

Specify the value for ‘nc_pairs_flag.cluster_id’ in the MET configuration file for MODE.

Used by: MODE
MODE_NC_PAIRS_FLAG_LATLON

Specify the value for ‘nc_pairs_flag.latlon’ in the MET configuration file for MODE.

Used by: MODE
MODE_NC_PAIRS_FLAG_OBJECT_ID

Specify the value for ‘nc_pairs_flag.object_id’ in the MET configuration file for MODE.

Used by: MODE
MODE_NC_PAIRS_FLAG_OBJECT_RAW

Specify the value for ‘nc_pairs_flag.object_raw’ in the MET configuration file for MODE.

Used by: MODE
MODE_NC_PAIRS_FLAG_POLYLINES

Specify the value for ‘nc_pairs_flag.polylines’ in the MET configuration file for MODE.

Used by: MODE
MODE_NC_PAIRS_FLAG_RAW

Specify the value for ‘nc_pairs_flag.raw’ in the MET configuration file for MODE.

Used by: MODE
MODE_OBS_CENSOR_THRESH

Specify the value for ‘obs.censor_thresh’ in the MET configuration file for MODE.

Used by: MODE
MODE_OBS_CENSOR_VAL

Specify the value for ‘obs.censor_val’ in the MET configuration file for MODE.

Used by: MODE
MODE_OBS_CONV_RADIUS

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please see MET User’s Guide instead.

MODE_OBS_CONV_THRESH

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use OBS_MODE_CONV_THRESH instead.

MODE_OBS_FILTER_ATTR_NAME

Specify the value for ‘obs.filter_attr_name’ in the MET configuration file for MODE.

Used by: MODE
MODE_OBS_FILTER_ATTR_THRESH

Specify the value for ‘obs.filter_attr_thresh’ in the MET configuration file for MODE.

Used by: MODE
MODE_OBS_MERGE_FLAG

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use OBS_MODE_MERGE_FLAG instead.

MODE_OBS_MERGE_THRESH

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use OBS_MODE_MERGE_THRESH instead.

MODE_OBS_VLD_THRESH

Specify the value for ‘obs.vld_thresh’ in the MET configuration file for MODE.

Used by: MODE
MODE_OUT_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use MODE_OUTPUT_DIR instead.

MODE_OUTPUT_DIR

Output directory to write mode files.

Used by: MODE
MODE_OUTPUT_PREFIX

String to pass to the MET config file to prepend text to the output filenames.

Used by: MODE
MODE_OUTPUT_TEMPLATE

Sets the subdirectories below MODE_OUTPUT_DIR using a template to allow run time information. If LOOP_BY = VALID, default value is valid time YYYYMMDDHHMM/mode. If LOOP_BY = INIT, default value is init time YYYYMMDDHHMM/mode.

Used by: MODE
MODE_QUILT

True/False. If True, run all permutations of radius and threshold.

Used by: MODE
MODE_REGRID_METHOD

Specify the value for ‘regrid.method’ in the MET configuration file for MODE.

Used by: MODE
MODE_REGRID_SHAPE

Specify the value for ‘regrid.shape’ in the MET configuration file for MODE.

Used by: MODE
MODE_REGRID_TO_GRID

Used to set the regrid dictionary item ‘to_grid’ in the MET MODE config file. See the MET User’s Guide for more information.

Used by: MODE
MODE_REGRID_VLD_THRESH

Specify the value for ‘regrid.vld_thresh’ in the MET configuration file for MODE.

Used by: MODE
MODE_REGRID_WIDTH

Specify the value for ‘regrid.width’ in the MET configuration file for MODE.

Used by: MODE
MODE_SKIP_IF_OUTPUT_EXISTS

If True, do not run app if output file already exists. Set to False to overwrite files.

Used by: MODE
MODE_TOTAL_INTEREST_THRESH

Specify the value for ‘total_interest_thresh’ in the MET configuration file for MODE.

Used by: MODE
MODE_VERIFICATION_MASK_TEMPLATE

Template used to specify the verification mask filename for the MET tool mode. Now supports a list of filenames.

Used by: MODE
MODE_WEIGHT_ANGLE_DIFF

Specify the value for ‘weight.angle_diff’ in the MET configuration file for MODE.

Used by: MODE
MODE_WEIGHT_AREA_RATIO

Specify the value for ‘weight.area_ratio’ in the MET configuration file for MODE.

Used by: MODE
MODE_WEIGHT_ASPECT_DIFF

Specify the value for ‘weight.aspect_diff’ in the MET configuration file for MODE.

Used by: MODE
MODE_WEIGHT_BOUNDARY_DIST

Specify the value for ‘weight.boundary_dist’ in the MET configuration file for MODE.

Used by: MODE
MODE_WEIGHT_CENTROID_DIST

Specify the value for ‘weight.centroid_dist’ in the MET configuration file for MODE.

Used by: MODE
MODE_WEIGHT_COMPLEXITY_RATIO

Specify the value for ‘weight.complexity_ratio’ in the MET configuration file for MODE.

Used by: MODE
MODE_WEIGHT_CONVEX_HULL_DIST

Specify the value for ‘weight.convex_hull_dist’ in the MET configuration file for MODE.

Used by: MODE
MODE_WEIGHT_CURVATURE_RATIO

Specify the value for ‘weight.curvature_ratio’ in the MET configuration file for MODE.

Used by: MODE
MODE_WEIGHT_INT_AREA_RATIO

Specify the value for ‘weight.int_area_ratio’ in the MET configuration file for MODE.

Used by: MODE
MODE_WEIGHT_INTEN_PERC_RATIO

Specify the value for ‘weight.inten_perc_ratio’ in the MET configuration file for MODE.

Used by: MODE
MODE_WEIGHT_INTEN_PERC_VALUE

Specify the value for ‘weight.inten_perc_value’ in the MET configuration file for MODE.

Used by: MODE
MODEL

Specify the model name. This is the model name listed in the MET .stat files.

Used by: EnsembleStat, GridStat, PointStat, PCPCombine, TCPairs, GridDiag, TCRMW
MODEL<n>

Define the model name for the first model to be used in the analysis. This is the model name listed in the MET .stat files.There can be <n> number of models defined in configuration files, simply increment the “MODEL1” string to match the total number of models being used, e.g.:

MODEL1
MODEL2
MODEL<n>
Used by: MakePlots, StatAnalysis
MODEL<n>_NAME

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use MODEL<n>.

MODEL<n>_NAME_ON_PLOT

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use MODEL<n>_REFERENCE_NAME instead.

MODEL<n>_OBS_NAME

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use MODEL<n>_OBTYPE instead.

MODEL<n>_OBTYPE

Define the observation name that was used to compare the first model to be. This is the observation name listed in the MET .stat files. There can be <n> number of observation names defined in configuration files, simply increment the “MODEL1” string to match the total number of models being used, e.g.:

MODEL1_OBTYPE
MODEL2_OBTYPE
MODEL<n>_OBTYPE
Used by: MakePlots, StatAnalysis
MODEL<n>_REFERENCE_NAME

Define the name the first model will be listed as on the plots. There can be <n> number of models defined in configuration files, simply increment the “MODEL1” string to match the total number of models being used, e.g.:

MODEL1_REFERENCE_NAME
MODEL2_REFERENCE_NAME
MODELN_REFERENCE_NAME
Used by: MakePlots, StatAnalysis
MODEL<n>_STAT_ANALYSIS_DUMP_ROW_TEMPLATE

Specify the template to use for the stat_analysis dump_row file. A user customized template to use for the dump_row file. If left blank and a dump_row file is requested, a default version will be used. This is optional in the METplus configuration file for running with LOOP_ORDER = times.

Used by: StatAnalysis
MODEL<n>_STAT_ANALYSIS_LOOKIN_DIR

Specify the input directory where the MET stat_analysis tool will find input files. This is the directory that the stat_analysis wrapper will use to build the argument to -lookin for the MET stat_analysis tool. It can contain wildcards, i.e. *.

Used by: StatAnalysis
MODEL<n>_STAT_ANALYSIS_OUT_STAT_TEMPLATE

Specify the template to use for the stat_analysis out_stat file. A user customized template to use for the out_stat file. If left blank and a out_stat file is requested, a default version will be used. This is optional in the METplus configuration file for running with LOOP_ORDER = times.

Used by: StatAnalysis
MODEL<n>_STAT_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use MODEL<n>_STAT_ANALYSIS_LOOKIN_DIR instead.

MODEL_DATA_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use EXTRACT_TILES_GRID_INPUT_DIR instead.

MODEL_LIST

List of the specified the model names.

Used by: MakePlots, StatAnalysis
MODEL_NAME

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use MODEL instead.

MTD_CONFIG

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use MTD_CONFIG_FILE instead.

MTD_CONFIG_FILE

Path to mode-TD configuration file.

Used by: MTD
MTD_CONV_RADIUS

Comma separated list of convolution radius values used by mode-TD for both forecast and observation files. Has the same behavior as setting FCST_MTD_CONV_RADIUS and OBS_MTD_CONV_RADIUS to the same value.

Used by: MTD
MTD_CONV_THRESH

Comma separated list of convolution threshold values used by mode-TD for both forecast and observation files. Has the same behavior as setting FCST_MTD_CONV_THRESH and OBS_MTD_CONV_THRESH to the same value.

Used by: MTD
MTD_CUSTOM_LOOP_LIST

Sets custom string loop list for a specific wrapper. See CUSTOM_LOOP_LIST.

Used by: MTD
MTD_DESC

Specify the value for ‘desc’ in the MET configuration file for MTD.

Used by: MTD
MTD_FCST_CONV_RADIUS

Comma separated list of convolution radius values used by mode-TD for forecast files.

Used by: MTD
MTD_FCST_CONV_THRESH

Comma separated list of convolution threshold values used by mode-TD for forecast files.

Used by: MTD
MTD_MET_CONFIG_OVERRIDES

Override any variables in the MET configuration file that are not supported by the wrapper. This should be set to the full variable name and value that you want to override, including the equal sign and the ending semi-colon. The value is directly appended to the end of the wrapped MET config file.

Example: MTD_MET_CONFIG_OVERRIDES = desc = “override_desc”; model = “override_model”;

See Overriding Unsupported MET config file settings for more information

Used by: MTD
MTD_MIN_VOLUME

Sets min_volume in the MET MODE-TD config file. Refer to the MET User’s Guide for more information.

Used by: MTD
MTD_OBS_CONV_RADIUS

Comma separated list of convolution radius values used by mode-TD for observation files.

Used by: MTD
MTD_OBS_CONV_THRESH

Comma separated list of convolution threshold values used by mode-TD for observation files.

Used by: MTD
MTD_OUT_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use MTD_OUTPUT_DIR.

MTD_OUTPUT_DIR

Output directory to write mode-TD files.

Used by: MTD
MTD_OUTPUT_PREFIX

String to pass to the MET config file to prepend text to the output filenames.

Used by: MTD
MTD_OUTPUT_TEMPLATE

Sets the subdirectories below MTD_OUTPUT_DIR using a template to allow run time information. If LOOP_BY = VALID, default value is valid time YYYYMMDDHHMM/mtd. If LOOP_BY = INIT, default value is init time YYYYMMDDHHMM/mtd.

Used by: MTD
MTD_REGRID_METHOD

Specify the value for ‘regrid.method’ in the MET configuration file for MTD.

Used by: MTD
MTD_REGRID_SHAPE

Specify the value for ‘regrid.shape’ in the MET configuration file for MTD.

Used by: MTD
MTD_REGRID_TO_GRID

Used to set the regrid dictionary item ‘to_grid’ in the MET MTD config file. See the MET User’s Guide for more information.

Used by: MTD
MTD_REGRID_VLD_THRESH

Specify the value for ‘regrid.vld_thresh’ in the MET configuration file for MTD.

Used by: MTD
MTD_REGRID_WIDTH

Specify the value for ‘regrid.width’ in the MET configuration file for MTD.

Used by: MTD
MTD_SINGLE_DATA_SRC

Used only if MTD_SINGLE_RUN is set to True. Valid options are ‘FCST’ or ‘OBS’.

Used by: MTD
MTD_SINGLE_RUN

Set to True to only process one data set (forecast or observation) in MODE-TD. If True, must set MTD_SINGLE_RUN_SRC to either ‘FCST’ or ‘OBS’.

Used by: MTD
MTD_SINGLE_RUN_SRC

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use MTD_SINGLE_DATA_SRC instead.

MTD_SKIP_IF_OUTPUT_EXISTS

If True, do not run app if output file already exists. Set to False to overwrite files.

Used by: MTD
NC_FILE_TMPL

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use PB2NC_OUTPUT_TEMPLATE instead.

NCDUMP

Path to thencdump executable.

Used by: PB2NC, PointStat
NCDUMP_EXE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use NCDUMP.

NLAT

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use EXTRACT_TILES_NLAT instead.

NLON

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use EXTRACT_TILES_NLON instead.

NO_EE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TCMPR_PLOTTER_NO_EE instead.

NO_LOG

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TCMPR_PLOTTER_NO_LOG instead.

OB_TYPE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use OBTYPE instead.

OBS_<n>_FIELD_NAME

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use OBS_PCP_COMBINE_<n>_FIELD_NAME instead.

OBS_BUFR_VAR_LIST

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use PB2NC_OBS_BUFR_VAR_LIST instead.

OBS_DATA_INTERVAL

Warning

DEPRECATED: Use OBS_PCP_COMBINE_DATA_INTERVAL instead.

OBS_ENSEMBLE_STAT_FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN

Used to control the lower bound of the window around the valid time to determine if a file should be used for processing by EnsembleStat. See Directory and Filename Template Info subsection called ‘Using Windows to Find Valid Files.’ Units are seconds. If OBS_ENSEMBLE_STAT_FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN is not set in the config file, the value of OBS_FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN will be used instead. If both file window begin and window end values are set to 0, then METplus will require an input file with an exact time match to process.

Used by: EnsembleStat
OBS_ENSEMBLE_STAT_FILE_WINDOW_END

Used to control the upper bound of the window around the valid time to determine if a file should be used for processing by EnsembleStat. See Directory and Filename Template Info subsection called ‘Using Windows to Find Valid Files.’ Units are seconds. If OBS_ENSEMBLE_STAT_FILE_WINDOW_END is not set in the config file, the value of OBS_FILE_WINDOW_END will be used instead. If both file window begin and window end values are set to 0, then METplus will require an input file with an exact time match to process.

Used by: EnsembleStat
OBS_ENSEMBLE_STAT_GRID_INPUT_DIR

Input directory for grid observation files to use with the MET tool ensemble_stat. A similar variable exists for forecast data called FCST_ENSEMBLE_STAT_INPUT_DIR.

Used by: EnsembleStat
OBS_ENSEMBLE_STAT_GRID_INPUT_TEMPLATE

Template used to specify grid observation input filenames for the MET tool ensemble_stat. A similar variable exists for forecast data called FCST_ENSEMBLE_STAT_INPUT_TEMPLATE. To utilize Python Embedding as input to the MET tools, set this value to PYTHON_NUMPY or PYTHON_XARRAY.

Used by: EnsembleStat
OBS_ENSEMBLE_STAT_INPUT_GRID_DATATYPE

Specify the data type of the input directory for grid observation files used with the MET ensemble_stat tool. Currently valid options are NETCDF, GRIB, and GEMPAK. If set to GEMPAK, data will automatically be converted to NetCDF via GempakToCF. A similar variable exists for forecast data called FCST_ENSEMBLE_STAT_INPUT_DATATYPE.

Used by: EnsembleStat
OBS_ENSEMBLE_STAT_INPUT_POINT_DATATYPE

Specify the data type of the input directory for point observation files used with the MET ensemble_stat tool. Currently valid options are NETCDF, GRIB, and GEMPAK. If set to GEMPAK, data will automatically be converted to NetCDF via GempakToCF. A similar variable exists for forecast data called FCST_ENSEMBLE_STAT_INPUT_DATATYPE.

Used by: EnsembleStat
OBS_ENSEMBLE_STAT_POINT_INPUT_DIR

Input directory for point observation files to use with the MET tool ensemble_stat. A similar variable exists for forecast data called FCST_ENSEMBLE_STAT_INPUT_DIR.

Used by: EnsembleStat
OBS_ENSEMBLE_STAT_POINT_INPUT_TEMPLATE

Template used to specify point observation input filenames for the MET tool ensemble_stat. A similar variable exists for forecast data called FCST_ENSEMBLE_STAT_INPUT_TEMPLATE. To utilize Python Embedding as input to the MET tools, set this value to PYTHON_PANDAS.

Used by: EnsembleStat
OBS_ENSEMBLE_STAT_VAR<n>_LEVELS

Wrapper specific field info variable. See OBS_VAR<n>_LEVELS.

Used by: EnsembleStat
OBS_ENSEMBLE_STAT_VAR<n>_NAME

Wrapper specific field info variable. See OBS_VAR<n>_NAME.

Used by: EnsembleStat
OBS_ENSEMBLE_STAT_VAR<n>_OPTIONS

Wrapper specific field info variable. See OBS_VAR<n>_OPTIONS.

Used by: EnsembleStat
OBS_ENSEMBLE_STAT_VAR<n>_THRESH

Wrapper specific field info variable. See OBS_VAR<n>_THRESH.

Used by: EnsembleStat
OBS_ENSEMBLE_STAT_WINDOW_BEGIN

Passed to the EnsembleStat MET config file to determine the range of data within a file that should be used for processing observation data. Units are seconds. If the variable is not set, EnsembleStat will use OBS_WINDOW_BEGIN.

Used by: EnsembleStat
OBS_ENSEMBLE_STAT_WINDOW_END

Passed to the EnsembleStat MET config file to determine the range of data within a file that should be used for processing observation data. Units are seconds. If the variable is not set, ensemble_stat will use OBS_WINDOW_END.

Used by: EnsembleStat
OBS_EXTRACT_TILES_INPUT_DIR

Directory containing gridded observation data to be used in ExtractTiles

Used by: ExtractTiles
OBS_EXTRACT_TILES_INPUT_TEMPLATE

Filename template used to identify observation input file to ExtractTiles.

Used by: ExtractTiles
OBS_EXTRACT_TILES_OUTPUT_TEMPLATE

Filename template used to identify the observation output file generated by ExtractTiles.

Used by: ExtractTiles
OBS_EXTRACT_TILES_PREFIX

Prefix for observation tile files. Used to create filename of intermediate files that are created while performing a series analysis.

Used by: ExtractTiles
OBS_FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN

Used to control the lower bound of the window around the valid time to determine if a file should be used for processing. See Directory and Filename Template Info subsection called ‘Using Windows to Find Valid Files.’ Units are seconds.This value will be used for all wrappers that look for an observation file unless it is overridden by a wrapper specific configuration variable. For example, if OBS_GRID_STAT_FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN is set, the GridStat wrapper will use that value. If PB2NC_FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN is not set, then the PB2NC wrapper will use OBS_FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN.A corresponding variable exists for forecast data called FCST_FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN.

Used by: EnsembleStat, GridStat, MODE, MTD, PB2NC, PointStat
OBS_FILE_WINDOW_END

Used to control the upper bound of the window around the valid time to determine if a file should be used for processing. See Directory and Filename Template Info subsection called ‘Using Windows to Find Valid Files.’ Units are seconds.This value will be used for all wrappers that look for an observation file unless it is overridden by a wrapper specific configuration variable. For example, if OBS_GRID_STAT_WINDOW_END is set, the GridStat wrapper will use that value. If PB2NC_WINDOW_END is not set, then the PB2NC wrapper will use OBS_WINDOW_END. A corresponding variable exists for forecast data called FCST_FILE_WINDOW_END.

Used by: EnsembleStat, GridStat, MODE, MTD, PB2NC, PointStat
OBS_GEMPAK_INPUT_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use GEMPAKTOCF_INPUT_DIR instead.

OBS_GEMPAK_TEMPLATE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use GEMPAKTOCF_INPUT_TEMPLATE instead.

OBS_GRID_STAT_FILE_TYPE

Specify the value for ‘obs.file_type’ in the MET configuration file for GridStat.

Used by: GridStat
OBS_GRID_STAT_FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN

Used to control the lower bound of the window around the valid time to determine if a file should be used for processing by GridStat. See Directory and Filename Template Info subsection called ‘Using Windows to Find Valid Files.’ Units are seconds. If OBS_GRID_STAT_FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN is not set in the config file, the value of OBS_FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN will be used instead. If both file window begin and window end values are set to 0, then METplus will require an input file with an exact time match to process.

Used by: GridStat
OBS_GRID_STAT_FILE_WINDOW_END

Used to control the upper bound of the window around the valid time to determine if a file should be used for processing by GridStat. See Directory and Filename Template Info subsection called ‘Using Windows to Find Valid Files.’ Units are seconds. If OBS_GRID_STAT_FILE_WINDOW_END is not set in the config file, the value of OBS_FILE_WINDOW_END will be used instead. If both file window begin and window end values are set to 0, then METplus will require an input file with an exact time match to process.

Used by: GridStat
OBS_GRID_STAT_INPUT_DATATYPE

See FCST_GRID_STAT_INPUT_DATATYPE

Used by: GridStat
OBS_GRID_STAT_INPUT_DIR

See FCST_GRID_STAT_INPUT_DIR

Used by: GridStat
OBS_GRID_STAT_INPUT_TEMPLATE

See FCST_GRID_STAT_INPUT_TEMPLATE

Used by: GridStat
OBS_GRID_STAT_PROB_THRESH

See FCST_GRID_STAT_PROB_THRESH

Used by: GridStat
OBS_GRID_STAT_VAR<n>_LEVELS

Wrapper specific field info variable. See OBS_VAR<n>_LEVELS.

Used by: GridStat
OBS_GRID_STAT_VAR<n>_NAME

Wrapper specific field info variable. See OBS_VAR<n>_NAME.

Used by: GridStat
OBS_GRID_STAT_VAR<n>_OPTIONS

Wrapper specific field info variable. See OBS_VAR<n>_OPTIONS.

Used by: GridStat
OBS_GRID_STAT_VAR<n>_THRESH

Wrapper specific field info variable. See OBS_VAR<n>_THRESH.

Used by: GridStat
OBS_GRID_STAT_WINDOW_BEGIN

Passed to the GridStat MET config file to determine the range of data within a file that should be used for processing. Units are seconds. If the variable is not set, GridStat will use OBS_WINDOW_BEGIN.

Used by: GridStat
OBS_GRID_STAT_WINDOW_END

Passed to the GridStat MET config file to determine the range of data within a file that should be used for processing. Units are seconds. If the variable is not set, GridStat will use OBS_WINDOW_END.

Used by: GridStat
OBS_INIT_HOUR_LIST

Specify a list of hours for initialization times of observation files for use in the analysis.

Used by: MakePlots, StatAnalysis
OBS_INPUT_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use OBS_POINT_STAT_INPUT_DIR instead.

OBS_INPUT_DIR_REGEX

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use OBS_POINT_STAT_INPUT_DIR instead.

OBS_INPUT_FILE_REGEX

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use OBS_POINT_STAT_INPUT_TEMPLATE instead.

OBS_INPUT_FILE_TMPL

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use OBS_POINT_STAT_INPUT_TEMPLATE instead.

OBS_IS_DAILY_FILE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use OBS_PCP_COMBINE_IS_DAILY_FILE instead.

OBS_IS_PROB

Used when setting OBS_* variables to process forecast data for comparisons with mtd. Specify whether the observation data are probabilistic or not. See FCST_IS_PROB .Acceptable values: true/false

Used by: EnsembleStat, GridStat, MODE, MTD, PointStat
OBS_LEAD_LIST

Specify the values of the OBS_LEAD column in the MET .stat file to use. Comma separated list format, e.g.: 00, 24, 48, 72, 96, 120

Used by: MakePlots, StatAnalysis
OBS_LEVEL

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use OBS_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_LEVEL instead.

OBS_LEVEL_LIST

Specify the values of the OBS_LEV column in the MET .stat file to use. This is optional in the METplus configuration file for running with LOOP_ORDER = times.

Used by: StatAnalysis
OBS_MAX_FORECAST

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use OBS_PCP_COMBINE_MAX_FORECAST.

OBS_MIN_FORECAST

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use OBS_PCP_COMBINE_MIN_FORECAST.

OBS_MODE_CONV_RADIUS

See FCST_MODE_CONV_RADIUS

Used by: MODE
OBS_MODE_CONV_THRESH

See FCST_MODE_CONV_THRESH

Used by: MODE
OBS_MODE_FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN

Used to control the lower bound of the window around the valid time to determine if a file should be used for processing by MODE. See Directory and Filename Template Info subsection called ‘Using Windows to Find Valid Files.’ Units are seconds. If OBS_MODE_FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN is not set in the config file, the value of OBS_FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN will be used instead. If both file window begin and window end values are set to 0, then METplus will require an input file with an exact time match to process.

Used by: MODE
OBS_MODE_FILE_WINDOW_END

Used to control the upper bound of the window around the valid time to determine if a file should be used for processing by MODE. See Directory and Filename Template Info subsection called ‘Using Windows to Find Valid Files.’ Units are seconds. If OBS_MODE_FILE_WINDOW_END is not set in the config file, the value of OBS_FILE_WINDOW_END will be used instead. If both file window begin and window end values are set to 0, then METplus will require an input file with an exact time match to process.

Used by: MODE
OBS_MODE_INPUT_DATATYPE

See FCST_MODE_INPUT_DATATYPE.

Used by: MODE
OBS_MODE_INPUT_DIR

See FCST_MODE_INPUT_DIR.

Used by: MODE
OBS_MODE_INPUT_TEMPLATE

See FCST_MODE_INPUT_TEMPLATE.

Used by: MODE
OBS_MODE_MERGE_FLAG

See FCST_MODE_MERGE_FLAG.

Used by: MODE
OBS_MODE_MERGE_THRESH

See FCST_MODE_MERGE_THRESH.

Used by: MODE
OBS_MODE_VAR<n>_LEVELS

Wrapper specific field info variable. See OBS_VAR<n>_LEVELS.

Used by: MODE
OBS_MODE_VAR<n>_NAME

Wrapper specific field info variable. See OBS_VAR<n>_NAME.

Used by: MODE
OBS_MODE_VAR<n>_OPTIONS

Wrapper specific field info variable. See OBS_VAR<n>_OPTIONS.

Used by: MODE
OBS_MODE_VAR<n>_THRESH

Wrapper specific field info variable. See OBS_VAR<n>_THRESH.

Used by: MODE
OBS_MODE_WINDOW_BEGIN

Passed to the MODE MET config file to determine the range of data within a file that should be used for processing. Units are seconds. If the variable is not set, MODE will use OBS_WINDOW_BEGIN.

Used by: MODE
OBS_MODE_WINDOW_END

Passed to the MODE MET config file to determine the range of data within a file that should be used for processing. Units are seconds. If the variable is not set, MODE will use OBS_WINDOW_END.

Used by: MODE
OBS_MTD_CONV_RADIUS

See FCST_MTD_CONV_RADIUS.

Used by: MTD
OBS_MTD_CONV_THRESH

See FCST_MTD_CONV_THRESH.

Used by: MTD
OBS_MTD_FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN

Used to control the lower bound of the window around the valid time to determine if a file should be used for processing by MTD. See Directory and Filename Template Info subsection called ‘Using Windows to Find Valid Files.’ Units are seconds. If OBS_MTD_FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN is not set in the config file, the value of OBS_FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN will be used instead. If both file window begin and window end values are set to 0, then METplus will require an input file with an exact time match to process.

Used by:
OBS_MTD_FILE_WINDOW_END

Used to control the upper bound of the window around the valid time to determine if a file should be used for processing by MTD. See Directory and Filename Template Info subsection called ‘Using Windows to Find Valid Files.’ Units are seconds. If OBS_MTD_FILE_WINDOW_END is not set in the config file, the value of OBS_FILE_WINDOW_END will be used instead. If both file window begin and window end values are set to 0, then METplus will require an input file with an exact time match to process.

Used by: MTD
OBS_MTD_INPUT_DATATYPE

See FCST_MTD_INPUT_DATATYPE.

Used by: MTD
OBS_MTD_INPUT_DIR

See FCST_MTD_INPUT_DIR.

Used by: MTD
OBS_MTD_INPUT_TEMPLATE

See FCST_MTD_INPUT_TEMPLATE.

Used by:
OBS_MTD_VAR<n>_LEVELS

Wrapper specific field info variable. See OBS_VAR<n>_LEVELS.

Used by: MTD
OBS_MTD_VAR<n>_NAME

Wrapper specific field info variable. See OBS_VAR<n>_NAME.

Used by: MTD
OBS_MTD_VAR<n>_OPTIONS

Wrapper specific field info variable. See OBS_VAR<n>_OPTIONS.

Used by: MTD
OBS_MTD_VAR<n>_THRESH

Wrapper specific field info variable. See OBS_VAR<n>_THRESH.

Used by: MTD
OBS_NAME

Warning

DEPRECATED: No longer used. Provide a string to identify the observation dataset name.

OBS_NATIVE_DATA_TYPE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use OBS_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_DATATYPE instead.

OBS_PCP_COMBINE_<n>_FIELD_NAME

See FCST_PCP_COMBINE_<n>_FIELD_NAME.

Used by: PCPCombine
OBS_PCP_COMBINE_BUCKET_INTERVAL

See FCST_PCP_COMBINE_BUCKET_INTERVAL.

Used by: PCPCombine
OBS_PCP_COMBINE_COMMAND

Used only when OBS_PCP_COMBINE_METHOD = USER_DEFINED. Custom command to run PCPCombine with a complex call that doesn’t fit common use cases. Value can include filename template syntax, i.e. {valid?fmt=%Y%m%d}, that will be substituted based on the current runtime. The name of the application and verbosity flag does not need to be included. For example, if set to ‘-derive min,max /some/file’ the command run will be pcp_combine -v 2 -derive min,max /some/file. A corresponding variable exists for forecast data called FCST_PCP_COMBINE_COMMAND.

Used by: PCPCombine
OBS_PCP_COMBINE_CONSTANT_INIT

If True, only look for observation files that have a given initialization time. Used only if OBS_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_TEMPLATE has a ‘lead’ tag. If set to False, the lowest forecast lead for each search (valid) time is used. This variable is only used if model data is used as the OBS to compare to other model data as the FCST.

Used by: PCPCombine
OBS_PCP_COMBINE_DATA_INTERVAL

See FCST_PCP_COMBINE_DATA_INTERVAL.

Used by: PCPCombine
OBS_PCP_COMBINE_DERIVE_LOOKBACK

See FCST_PCP_COMBINE_DERIVE_LOOKBACK.

Used by: PCPCombine
OBS_PCP_COMBINE_EXTRA_LEVELS

See FCST_PCP_COMBINE_EXTRA_LEVELS

Used by: PCPCombine
OBS_PCP_COMBINE_EXTRA_NAMES

See FCST_PCP_COMBINE_EXTRA_NAMES

Used by: PCPCombine
OBS_PCP_COMBINE_EXTRA_OUTPUT_NAMES

See FCST_PCP_COMBINE_EXTRA_OUTPUT_NAMES

Used by: PCPCombine
OBS_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_ACCUMS

See FCST_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_ACCUMS

Used by: PCPCombine
OBS_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_DATATYPE

See FCST_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_DATATYPE.

Used by: PCPCombine
OBS_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_DIR

See FCST_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_DIR.

Used by: PCPCombine
OBS_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_LEVEL

See FCST_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_LEVEL.

Used by: PCPCombine
OBS_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_LEVELS

See FCST_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_LEVELS

Used by: PCPCombine
OBS_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_NAMES

See FCST_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_NAMES

Used by: PCPCombine
OBS_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_OPTIONS

See FCST_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_OPTIONS

Used by: PCPCombine
OBS_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_TEMPLATE

See FCST_PCP_COMBINE_INPUT_TEMPLATE.

Used by: PCPCombine
OBS_PCP_COMBINE_IS_DAILY_FILE

See FCST_PCP_COMBINE_IS_DAILY_FILE. Acceptable values: true/false

Used by: PCPCombine
OBS_PCP_COMBINE_MAX_FORECAST

See FCST_PCP_COMBINE_MAX_FORECAST.

Used by: PCPCombine
OBS_PCP_COMBINE_METHOD

See FCST_PCP_COMBINE_METHOD.

Used by: PCPCombine
OBS_PCP_COMBINE_MIN_FORECAST

See FCST_PCP_COMBINE_MIN_FORECAST.

Used by: PCPCombine
OBS_PCP_COMBINE_OUTPUT_ACCUM

See FCST_PCP_COMBINE_OUTPUT_NAME.

Used by: PCPCombine
OBS_PCP_COMBINE_OUTPUT_DIR

See FCST_PCP_COMBINE_OUTPUT_DIR.

Used by: PCPCombine
OBS_PCP_COMBINE_OUTPUT_NAME

See FCST_PCP_COMBINE_OUTPUT_NAME.

Used by: PCPCombine
OBS_PCP_COMBINE_OUTPUT_TEMPLATE

See FCST_PCP_COMBINE_OUTPUT_TEMPLATE.

Used by: PCPCombine
OBS_PCP_COMBINE_RUN

See FCST_PCP_COMBINE_RUN. Acceptable values: true/false

Used by: PCPCombine
OBS_PCP_COMBINE_STAT_LIST

See FCST_PCP_COMBINE_STAT_LIST. Acceptable values: sum, min, max, range, mean, stdev, vld_count

Used by: PCPCombine
OBS_PCP_COMBINE_TIMES_PER_FILE

See FCST_PCP_COMBINE_TIMES_PER_FILE.

Used by: PCPCombine
OBS_POINT_STAT_FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN

Used to control the lower bound of the window around the valid time to determine if a file should be used for processing by PointStat. See Directory and Filename Template Info subsection called ‘Using Windows to Find Valid Files.’ Units are seconds. If OBS_POINT_STAT_FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN is not set in the config file, the value of OBS_FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN will be used instead. If both file window begin and window end values are set to 0, then METplus will require an input file with an exact time match to process.

Used by: PointStat
OBS_POINT_STAT_FILE_WINDOW_END

Used to control the upper bound of the window around the valid time to determine if a file should be used for processing by PointStat. See Directory and Filename Template Info subsection called ‘Using Windows to Find Valid Files.’ Units are seconds. If OBS_POINT_STAT_FILE_WINDOW_END is not set in the config file, the value of OBS_FILE_WINDOW_END will be used instead. If both file window begin and window end values are set to 0, then METplus will require an input file with an exact time match to process.

Used by: PointStat
OBS_POINT_STAT_INPUT_DATATYPE

See FCST_POINT_STAT_INPUT_DATATYPE.

Used by: PointStat
OBS_POINT_STAT_INPUT_DIR

See FCST_POINT_STAT_INPUT_DIR.

Used by: PointStat
OBS_POINT_STAT_INPUT_TEMPLATE

See FCST_POINT_STAT_INPUT_TEMPLATE.

Used by: GriPointStat
OBS_POINT_STAT_VAR<n>_LEVELS

Wrapper specific field info variable. See OBS_VAR<n>_LEVELS.

Used by: PointStat
OBS_POINT_STAT_VAR<n>_NAME

Wrapper specific field info variable. See OBS_VAR<n>_NAME.

Used by: PointStat
OBS_POINT_STAT_VAR<n>_OPTIONS

Wrapper specific field info variable. See OBS_VAR<n>_OPTIONS.

Used by: PointStat
OBS_POINT_STAT_VAR<n>_THRESH

Wrapper specific field info variable. See OBS_VAR<n>_THRESH.

Used by: PointStat
OBS_POINT_STAT_WINDOW_BEGIN

Passed to the PointStat MET config file to determine the range of data within a file that should be used for processing observation data. Units are seconds. If the variable is not set, PointStat will use OBS_WINDOW_BEGIN.

Used by: PointStat
OBS_POINT_STAT_WINDOW_END

Passed to the PointStat MET config file to determine the range of data within a file that should be used for processing observation data. Units are seconds. If the variable is not set, PointStat will use OBS_WINDOW_END.

Used by: PointStat
OBS_PROB_IN_GRIB_PDS

Specify whether the probabilistic observation data is stored in the GRIB Product Definition Section or not.Acceptable values: true/false. Only used when OBS_IS_PROB is True. This does not need to be set if the OBS_<APP_NAME>_INPUT_DATATYPE is set to NetCDF.

Used by: EnsembleStat, GridStat, MODE, MTD, PointStat
OBS_REGRID_DATA_PLANE_INPUT_DATATYPE

See FCST_REGRID_DATA_PLANE_INPUT_DATATYPE.

Used by: RegridDataPlane
OBS_REGRID_DATA_PLANE_INPUT_DIR

See FCST_REGRID_DATA_PLANE_INPUT_DIR.

Used by: RegridDataPlane
OBS_REGRID_DATA_PLANE_INPUT_TEMPLATE

See FCST_REGRID_DATA_PLANE_INPUT_TEMPLATE.

Used by: RegridDataPlane
OBS_REGRID_DATA_PLANE_OUTPUT_DIR

See FCST_REGRID_DATA_PLANE_OUTPUT_DIR.

Used by: RegridDataPlane
OBS_REGRID_DATA_PLANE_OUTPUT_TEMPLATE

See FCST_REGRID_DATA_PLANE_OUTPUT_TEMPLATE.

Used by: RegridDataPlane
OBS_REGRID_DATA_PLANE_RUN

If True, process observation data with RegridDataPlane.

Used by: RegridDataPlane
OBS_REGRID_DATA_PLANE_TEMPLATE

See FCST_REGRID_DATA_PLANE_TEMPLATE.

Used by: RegridDataPlane
OBS_REGRID_DATA_PLANE_VAR<n>_INPUT_FIELD_NAME

Specify the (optional) observation input field name that is created by RegridDataPlane. The name corresponds to OBS_VAR<n>_NAME. This is used when using Python Embedding as input to the MET tool, because the OBS_VAR<n>_NAME defines the python script to call.

Used by: RegridDataPlane
OBS_REGRID_DATA_PLANE_VAR<n>_INPUT_LEVEL

Specify the (optional) observation input field level that is created by RegridDataPlane. The name corresponds to OBS_VAR<n>_LEVELS. This is used when using Python Embedding as input to the MET tool, because the OBS_VAR<n>_LEVELS defines the python script to call.

Used by: RegridDataPlane
OBS_REGRID_DATA_PLANE_VAR<n>_OUTPUT_FIELD_NAME

Specify the observation output field name that is created by RegridDataPlane. The name corresponds to OBS_VAR<n>_NAME. This is used when using Python Embedding as input to the MET tool, because the OBS_VAR<n>_NAME defines the python script to call.

Used by: RegridDataPlane
OBS_SERIES_ANALYSIS_ASCII_REGEX_LEAD

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use OBS_EXTRACT_TILES_PREFIX instead.

OBS_SERIES_ANALYSIS_INPUT_DATATYPE

Set the file_type entry of the obs dictionary in the MET config file for SeriesAnalysis.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
OBS_SERIES_ANALYSIS_INPUT_DIR

Specify the directory to read observation input in SeriesAnalysis. See also OBS_SERIES_ANALYSIS_INPUT_TEMPLATE

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
OBS_SERIES_ANALYSIS_INPUT_TEMPLATE

Template to find observation input in SeriesAnalysis. See also OBS_SERIES_ANALYSIS_INPUT_DIR

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
OBS_SERIES_ANALYSIS_NC_TILE_REGEX

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use OBS_EXTRACT_TILES_PREFIX instead.

OBS_SERIES_ANALYSIS_TILE_INPUT_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use OBS_SERIES_ANALYSIS_INPUT_DIR instead.

OBS_THRESH_LIST

Specify the values of the OBS_THRESH column in the MET .stat file to use. This is optional in the METplus configuration file for running with LOOP_ORDER = times.

Used by: StatAnalysis
OBS_TIMES_PER_FILE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use OBS_PCP_COMBINE_TIMES_PER_FILE instead.

OBS_UNITS_LIST

Specify the values of the OBS_UNITS column in the MET .stat file to use. This is optional in the METplus configuration file for running with LOOP_ORDER = times.

Used by: StatAnalysis
OBS_VALID_HOUR_LIST

Specify a list of hours for valid times of observation files for use in the analysis.

Used by: MakePlots, StatAnalysis
OBS_VAR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Specify the string for the observation variable used in the analysis. See OBS_VAR<n>_NAME, OBS_VAR<n>_LEVELS, OBS_VAR<n>_OPTIONS and OBS_VAR<n>_THRESH where n = integer >= 1.

OBS_VAR<n>_LEVELS

Define the levels for the <n>th observation variable to be used in the analysis where <n> is an integer >= 1. The value can be a single item or a comma separated list of items. You can define NetCDF levels, such as (0,*,*), but you will need to surround these values with quotation marks so that the commas in the item are not interpreted as an item delimeter. Some examples:

OBS_VAR1_LEVELS = A06, P500
OBS_VAR2_LEVELS = “(0,*,*)”, “(1,*,*)”

There can be <n> number of these variables defined in configuration files, simply increment the VAR1 string to match the total number of variables being used, e.g.:

OBS_VAR1_LEVELS
OBS_VAR2_LEVELS
OBS_VAR<n>_LEVELS

If OBS_VAR<n>_LEVELS is set, then FCST_VAR<n>_LEVELS must be set as well. If the same value applies to both forecast and observation data, use BOTH_VAR<n>_LEVELS.

See Field Info for more information.

Used by: GridStat, EnsembleStat, PointStat, MODE, MTD, PCPCombine
OBS_VAR<n>_NAME

Define the name for the <n>th observation variable to be used in the analysis where <n> is an integer >= 1. If OBS_VAR<n>_NAME is set, then FCST_VAR<n>_NAME must be set. If the same value applies to both forecast and observation data, use BOTH_VAR<n>_NAME. There can be <n> number of these variables defined in configuration files, simply increment the VAR1 string to match the total number of variables being used, e.g.:

OBS_VAR1_NAME
OBS_VAR2_NAME
OBS_VAR<n>_NAME

This value can be set to a call to a python script with arguments to supply data to the MET tools via Python Embedding. Filename template syntax can be used here to specify time information of an input file, i.e. {valid?fmt=%Y%m%d%H}. See the MET User’s Guide for more information about Python Embedding in the MET tools.

Used by: GridStat, EnsembleStat, PointStat, MODE, MTD, PCPCombine
OBS_VAR<n>_OPTIONS

Define the options for the <n>th observation variable to be used in the analysis where <n> is an integer >= 1. These addition options will be applied to every name/level/threshold combination for VAR<n>. If OBS_VAR<n>_OPTIONS is not set but FCST_VAR<n>_OPTIONS is, the same information will be used for both variables. There can be <n> number of these variables defined in configuration files, simply increment the VAR1 string to match the total number of variables being used, e.g.:

OBS_VAR1_OPTIONS
OBS_VAR2_OPTIONS
OBS_VAR<n>_OPTIONS
Used by: GridStat, EnsembleStat, PointStat, MODE, MTD, PCPCombine
OBS_VAR<n>_THRESH

Define the threshold(s) for the <n>th observation variable to be used in the analysis where <n> is an integer >= 1. The value can be a single item or a comma separated list of items that must start with a comparison operator (>,>=,==,!=,<,<=,gt,ge,eq,ne,lt,le). If OBS_VAR<n>_THRESH is not set but FCST_VAR<n>_THRESH is, the same information will be used for both variables. There can be <n> number of these variables defined in configuration files, simply increment the VAR1 string to match the total number of variables being used, e.g.:

OBS_VAR1_THRESH
OBS_VAR2_THRESH
OBS_VAR<n>_THRESH

If OBS_VAR<n>_THRESH is set, then FCST_VAR<n>_THRESH must be set as well. If the same value applies to both forecast and observation data, use BOTH_VAR<n>_THRESH.

See Field Info for more information.

Used by: GridStat, EnsembleStat, PointStat, MODE, MTD, PCPCombine
OBS_VAR_LEVEL

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use OBS_LEVEL_LIST instead.

OBS_VAR_LIST

Specify the values of the OBS_VAR column in the MET .stat file to use. This is optional in the METplus configuration file for running with LOOP_ORDER = times.

Used by: StatAnalysis
OBS_VAR_NAME

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use OBS_VAR_LIST instead.

OBS_WINDOW_BEG

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use OBS_WINDOW_BEGIN.

OBS_WINDOW_BEGIN

Passed to the MET config file to determine the range of data within a file that should be used for processing.Units are seconds. This value will be used for all wrappers that look for an observation file unless it is overridden by a wrapper specific configuration variable. For example, if OBS_POINT_STAT_WINDOW_BEGIN is set, the PointStat wrapper will use that value. If PB2NC_WINDOW_BEGIN is not set, then the PB2NC wrapper will use OBS_WINDOW_BEGIN. A corresponding variable exists for forecast data called FCST_WINDOW_BEGIN.

Used by: PB2NC, PointStat
OBS_WINDOW_END

Passed to the MET config file to determine the range of data within a file that should be used for processing.Units are seconds. This value will be used for all wrappers that look for an observation file unless it is overridden by a wrapper specific configuration variable. For example, if OBS_POINT_STAT_WINDOW_END is set, the PointStat wrapper will use that value. If PB2NC_WINDOW_END is not set, then the PB2NC wrapper will use OBS_WINDOW_END. A corresponding variable exists for forecast data called FCST_WINDOW_END.

Used by: PB2NC, PointStat
OBTYPE

Provide a string to represent the type of observation data used in the analysis. This is the observation time listed in the MET .stat files and is used in setting output filename.

Used by: EnsembleStat, GridStat, MODE, MTD, PointStat
OUTPUT_BASE

Provide a path to the top level output directory for METplus.

Used by: All
OVERWRITE_NC_OUTPUT

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use PB2NC_SKIP_IF_OUTPUT_EXISTS instead.

OVERWRITE_TRACK

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use EXTRACT_TILES_SKIP_IF_OUTPUT_EXISTS instead.

PARM_BASE

This variable will automatically be set by METplus when it is started. Specifies the top level METplus parameter file directory. You can override this value by setting the environment variable METPLUS_PARM_BASE to another directory containing a copy of the METPlus parameter file directory. If the environment variable is not set, the parm directory corresponding to the calling script is used. It is recommended that this variable is not set by the user. If it is set and is not equivalent to the value determined by METplus, execution will fail.

Used by: All
PB2NC_CONFIG_FILE

Specify the absolute path to the configuration file for the MET pb2nc tool.

Used by: PB2NC
PB2NC_CUSTOM_LOOP_LIST

Sets custom string loop list for a specific wrapper. See CUSTOM_LOOP_LIST.

Used by: PB2NC
PB2NC_FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN

Used to control the lower bound of the window around the valid time to determine if a file should be used for processing by PB2NC. See Directory and Filename Template Info subsection called ‘Using Windows to Find Valid Files.’ Units are seconds. If PB2NC_FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN is not set in the config file, the value of OBS_FILE_WINDOW_BEGIN will be used instead. If both file window begin and window end values are set to 0, then METplus will require an input file with an exact time match to process.

Used by: PB2NC
PB2NC_FILE_WINDOW_END

Used to control the upper bound of the window around the valid time to determine if a file should be used for processing by PB2NC. See Directory and Filename Template Info subsection called ‘Using Windows to Find Valid Files.’ Units are seconds. If PB2NC_FILE_WINDOW_END is not set in the config file, the value of OBS_FILE_WINDOW_END will be used instead. If both file window begin and window end values are set to 0, then METplus will require an input file with an exact time match to process.

Used by: PB2NC
PB2NC_GRID

Specify a grid to use with the MET pb2nc tool.

Used by: PB2NC
PB2NC_INPUT_DATATYPE

Specify the data type of the input directory for prepbufr files used with the MET pb2nc tool. Currently valid options are NETCDF, GRIB, and GEMPAK. If set to GEMPAK, data will automatically be converted to NetCDF via GempakToCF.

Used by: PB2NC
PB2NC_INPUT_DIR

Specify the input directory where the MET PB2NC tool will look for files.

Used by: PB2NC
PB2NC_INPUT_TEMPLATE

Filename template of the input file used by PB2NC. See also PB2NC_INPUT_DIR.

Used by: PB2NC
PB2NC_LEVEL_CATEGORY

Specify the value for ‘level_category’ in the MET configuration file for PB2NC.

Used by: PB2NC
PB2NC_LEVEL_RANGE_BEG

Specify the value for ‘level_range.beg’ in the MET configuration file for PB2NC.

Used by: PB2NC
PB2NC_LEVEL_RANGE_END

Specify the value for ‘level_range.end’ in the MET configuration file for PB2NC.

Used by: PB2NC
PB2NC_MASK_GRID

Set the mask.grid entry in the PB2NC MET config file.

Used by: PN2NC
PB2NC_MASK_POLY

Set the mask.poly entry in the PB2NC MET config file.

Used by: PN2NC
PB2NC_MESSAGE_TYPE

Specify which PREPBUFR (PB) message types to convert using the MET pb2nc tool.

Used by: PB2NC
PB2NC_MET_CONFIG_OVERRIDES

Override any variables in the MET configuration file that are not supported by the wrapper. This should be set to the full variable name and value that you want to override, including the equal sign and the ending semi-colon. The value is directly appended to the end of the wrapped MET config file.

Example: PB2NC_MET_CONFIG_OVERRIDES = desc = “override_desc”; model = “override_model”;

See Overriding Unsupported MET config file settings for more information

Used by: PB2NC
PB2NC_OBS_BUFR_VAR_LIST

Specify which BUFR codes to use from the observation dataset when using the MET pb2nc tool. Format is comma separated list, e.g.:PMO, TOB, TDO

Used by: PB2NC
PB2NC_OFFSETS

A list of potential offsets (in hours) that can be found in the PB2NC_INPUT_TEMPLATE. METplus will check if a file with a given offset exists in the order specified in this list, to be sure to put favored offset values first.

Used by: PB2NC
PB2NC_OUTPUT_DIR

Specify the directory where files will be written from the MET pb2nc tool.

Used by: PB2NC
PB2NC_OUTPUT_TEMPLATE

File template used to create netCDF files generated by PB2NC.

Used by: PB2NC
PB2NC_PB_REPORT_TYPE

Specify the value for ‘pb_report_type’ in the MET configuration file for PB2NC.

Used by: PB2NC
PB2NC_POLY

Note

please use PB2NC_MASK_POLY

Used by: PB2NC
PB2NC_QUALITY_MARK_THRESH

Specify the value for ‘quality_mark_thresh’ in the MET configuration file for PB2NC.

Used by: PB2NC
PB2NC_SKIP_IF_OUTPUT_EXISTS

If True, do not run PB2NC if output file already exists. Set to False to overwrite files.

Used by: PB2NC
PB2NC_STATION_ID

Specify the ID of the station to use with the MET PB2NC tool.

Used by: PB2NC
PB2NC_TIME_SUMMARY_BEG

Specify the time summary beg item in the MET pb2nc config file. Refer to the MET User’s Guide for more information.

Used by: PB2NC
PB2NC_TIME_SUMMARY_END

Specify the time summary end item in the MET pb2nc config file. Refer to the MET User’s Guide for more information.

Used by: PB2NC
PB2NC_TIME_SUMMARY_FLAG

Specify the time summary flag item in the MET pb2nc config file. Refer to the MET User’s Guide for more information.

Used by: PB2NC
PB2NC_TIME_SUMMARY_GRIB_CODES

Specify the time summary grib_code item in the MET pb2nc config file. Refer to the MET User’s Guide for more information.

Used by: PB2NC
PB2NC_TIME_SUMMARY_RAW_DATA

Specify the time summary raw_data item in the MET pb2nc config file. Refer to the MET User’s Guide for more information.

Used by: PB2NC
PB2NC_TIME_SUMMARY_STEP

Specify the time summary step item in the MET pb2nc config file. Refer to the MET User’s Guide for more information.

Used by: PB2NC
PB2NC_TIME_SUMMARY_TYPES

Specify the time summary type list item in the MET pb2nc config file. Refer to the MET User’s Guide for more information.

Used by: PB2NC
PB2NC_TIME_SUMMARY_VALID_FREQ

Specify the time summary valid_freq item in the MET pb2nc config file. Refer to the MET User’s Guide for more information.

Used by: PB2NC
PB2NC_TIME_SUMMARY_VALID_THRESH

Specify the time summary valid_thresh item in the MET pb2nc config file. Refer to the MET User’s Guide for more information.

Used by: PN2NC
PB2NC_TIME_SUMMARY_VAR_NAMES

Specify the time summary obs_var list item in the MET pb2nc config file. Refer to the MET User’s Guide for more information.

Used by: PB2NC
PB2NC_TIME_SUMMARY_WIDTH

Specify the time summary width item in the MET pb2nc config file. Refer to the MET User’s Guide for more information.

Used by: PB2NC
PB2NC_VALID_BEGIN

Used to set the command line argument -valid_beg that controls the lower bound of valid times of data to use. Filename template notation can be used, i.e. {valid?fmt=%Y%m%d_%H%M%S}

Used by: PB2NC
PB2NC_VALID_END

Used to set the command line argument -valid_end that controls the upper bound of valid times of data to use. Filename template notation can be used, i.e. {valid?fmt=%Y%m%d_%H%M%S?shift=1d} (valid time shifted forward one day)

Used by: PB2NC
PB2NC_VERTICAL_LEVEL

Warning

DEPRECATED: No longer used.

PB2NC_WINDOW_BEGIN

Passed to the pb2nc MET config file to determine the range of data within a file that should be used for processing.Units are seconds. If the variable is not set, pb2nc will use OBS_WINDOW_BEGIN.

Used by: PB2NC
PB2NC_WINDOW_END

Passed to the pb2nc MET config file to determine the range of data within a file that should be used for processing. Units are seconds. If the variable is not set, pb2nc will use OBS_WINDOW_END.

Used by: PB2NC
PCP_COMBINE_CUSTOM_LOOP_LIST

Sets custom string loop list for a specific wrapper. See CUSTOM_LOOP_LIST.

Used by: PCPCombine
PCP_COMBINE_METHOD

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use OBS_PCP_COMBINE_METHOD and/or FCST_PCP_COMBINE_METHOD instead.

PCP_COMBINE_SKIP_IF_OUTPUT_EXISTS

If True, do not run pcp_combine if output file already exists. Set to False to overwrite files.

Used by: PCPCombine
PLOT_CONFIG_OPTS

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TCMPR_PLOTTER_PLOT_CONFIG_OPTS instead.

PLOT_DATA_PLANE_COLOR_TABLE

(Optional) path to color table file to override the default.

Used by: PlotDataPlane
PLOT_DATA_PLANE_CONVERT_TO_IMAGE

If set to True, run convert to create a png image with the same name as the output from plot_data_plane (except the extension is png instead of ps). If set to True, the application convert must either be in the user’s path or [exe] CONVERT must be set to the full path to the executable.

Used by: PlotDataPlane
PLOT_DATA_PLANE_FIELD_EXTRA

Additional options for input field. Multiple options can be specified. Each option must end with a semi-colon including the last (or only) item.

Used by: PlotDataPlane
PLOT_DATA_PLANE_FIELD_LEVEL

Level of field to read from input file. For Python embedding input, do not set this value.

Used by: PlotDataPlane
PLOT_DATA_PLANE_FIELD_NAME

Name of field to read from input file. For Python embedding input, set to the path of a Python script and any arguments to the script.

Used by: PlotDataPlane
PLOT_DATA_PLANE_INPUT_DIR

Directory containing input data to PlotDataPlane. This variable is optional because you can specify the full path to the input files using PLOT_DATA_PLANE_INPUT_TEMPLATE.

Used by: PlotDataPlane
PLOT_DATA_PLANE_INPUT_TEMPLATE

Filename template of the input file used by PlotDataPlane. Set to PYTHON_NUMPY/XARRAY to read from a Python embedding script. See also PLOT_DATA_PLANE_INPUT_DIR.

Used by: PlotDataPlane
PLOT_DATA_PLANE_OUTPUT_DIR

Directory to write output data from PlotDataPlane. This variable is optional because you can specify the full path to the input files using PLOT_DATA_PLANE_OUTPUT_TEMPLATE.

Used by: PlotDataPlane
PLOT_DATA_PLANE_OUTPUT_TEMPLATE

Filename template of the output file created by PlotDataPlane. See also PLOT_DATA_PLANE_OUTPUT_DIR.

Used by: PlotDataPlane
PLOT_DATA_PLANE_RANGE_MIN_MAX

(Optional) minimum and maximum values to output to postscript file.

Used by: PlotDataPlane
PLOT_DATA_PLANE_SKIP_IF_OUTPUT_EXISTS

If True, do not run app if output file already exists. Set to False to overwrite files.

Used by: PlotDataPlane
PLOT_DATA_PLANE_TITLE

(Optional) title to display on the output postscript file.

Used by: PlotDataPlane
PLOT_STATS_LIST

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use MAKE_PLOTS_STATS_LIST instead.

PLOT_TIME

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use DATE_TYPE instead.

PLOT_TYPES

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TCMPR_PLOTTER_PLOT_TYPES instead.

PLOTTING_OUTPUT_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use MAKE_PLOTS_OUTPUT_DIR instead.

PLOTTING_SCRIPTS_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use MAKE_PLOTS_SCRIPTS_DIR instead.

POINT2GRID_ADP

Provides an additional Aerosol Detection Product when GOES 16/17 input and an AOD variable name is used.

Used by: Point2Grid
POINT2GRID_CUSTOM_LOOP_LIST

Sets custom string loop list for a specific wrapper. See CUSTOM_LOOP_LIST.

Used by: Point2Grid
POINT2GRID_GAUSSIAN_DX

Gaussian dx value to add to the Point2Grid command line call with -gaussian_dx. Not added to call if unset or set to empty string.

Used by: Point2Grid
POINT2GRID_GAUSSIAN_RADIUS

Gaussian radius value to add to the Point2Grid command line call with -gaussian_radius. Not added to call if unset or set to empty string.

Used by: Point2Grid
POINT2GRID_INPUT_DIR

Directory containing the file containing point data used by point2grid. This variable is optional because you can specify the full path to a point file using POINT2GRID_INPUT_TEMPLATE.

Used by: Point2Grid
POINT2GRID_INPUT_FIELD

Specify the input field name that is read by Point2Grid.

Used by: Point2Grid
POINT2GRID_INPUT_LEVEL

Specify the input level name that is read by Point2Grid.

Used by: Point2Grid
POINT2GRID_INPUT_TEMPLATE

Filename template for the point file used by Point2Grid.

Used by: Point2Grid
POINT2GRID_OUTPUT_DIR

Specify the directory where output files from the MET point2grid tool are written.

Used by: Point2Grid
POINT2GRID_OUTPUT_TEMPLATE

Filename template for the output of Point2Grid.

Used by: Point2Grid
POINT2GRID_PROB_CAT_THRESH

Specify the probability threshold for practically perfect forecasts

Used by: Point2Grid
POINT2GRID_QC_FLAGS

Specify the qc flags name that is read by Point2Grid.

Used by: Point2Grid
POINT2GRID_REGRID_METHOD

Sets the gridding method used by point2grid.

Used by: Point2Grid
POINT2GRID_REGRID_TO_GRID

Used to set the regrid dictionary item ‘to_grid’ in the MET Point2Grid config file. See the MET User’s Guide for more information.

Used by: Point2Grid
POINT2GRID_SKIP_IF_OUTPUT_EXISTS

If True, do not run app if output file already exists. Set to False to overwrite files.

Used by: Point2Grid
POINT2GRID_VLD_THRESH

Specify the required ratio of valid data for regridding

Used by: Point2Grid
POINT2GRID_WINDOW_BEGIN

Specify the beginning of the time window to use for a date stamp window to grab observations

Used by: Point2Grid
POINT2GRID_WINDOW_END

Specify the end of the time window to use for a date stamp window to grab observations

Used by: Point2Grid
POINT_STAT_CLIMO_CDF_BINS

Specify the value for ‘climo_cdf.cdf_bins’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_CLIMO_CDF_CDF_BINS

See POINT_STAT_CLIMO_CDF_BINS

POINT_STAT_CLIMO_CDF_CENTER_BINS

Specify the value for ‘climo_cdf.center_bins’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_CLIMO_CDF_WRITE_BINS

Specify the value for ‘climo_cdf.write_bins’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_DAY_INTERVAL

Specify the value for ‘climo_mean.day_interval’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_FIELD

Specify the value for ‘climo_mean.field’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_FILE_NAME

Specify the value for ‘climo_mean.file_name’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_HOUR_INTERVAL

Specify the value for ‘climo_mean.hour_interval’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_INPUT_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use POINT_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_FILE_NAME.

POINT_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_INPUT_TEMPLATE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use POINT_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_FILE_NAME.

POINT_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_MATCH_MONTH

Specify the value for ‘climo_mean.match_month’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_REGRID_METHOD

Specify the value for ‘climo_mean.regrid.method’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_REGRID_SHAPE

Specify the value for ‘climo_mean.regrid.shape’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_REGRID_VLD_THRESH

Specify the value for ‘climo_mean.regrid.vld_thresh’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_REGRID_WIDTH

Specify the value for ‘climo_mean.regrid.width’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_CLIMO_MEAN_TIME_INTERP_METHOD

Specify the value for ‘climo_mean.time_interp_method’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_CLIMO_STDEV_DAY_INTERVAL

Specify the value for ‘climo_stdev.day_interval’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_CLIMO_STDEV_FIELD

Specify the value for ‘climo_stdev.field’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_CLIMO_STDEV_FILE_NAME

Specify the value for ‘climo_stdev.file_name’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_CLIMO_STDEV_HOUR_INTERVAL

Specify the value for ‘climo_stdev.hour_interval’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_CLIMO_STDEV_INPUT_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use POINT_STAT_CLIMO_STDEV_FILE_NAME.

POINT_STAT_CLIMO_STDEV_INPUT_TEMPLATE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use POINT_STAT_CLIMO_STDEV_FILE_NAME.

POINT_STAT_CLIMO_STDEV_MATCH_MONTH

Specify the value for ‘climo_stdev.match_month’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_CLIMO_STDEV_REGRID_METHOD

Specify the value for ‘climo_stdev.regrid.method’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_CLIMO_STDEV_REGRID_SHAPE

Specify the value for ‘climo_stdev.regrid.shape’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_CLIMO_STDEV_REGRID_VLD_THRESH

Specify the value for ‘climo_stdev.regrid.vld_thresh’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_CLIMO_STDEV_REGRID_WIDTH

Specify the value for ‘climo_stdev.regrid.width’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_CLIMO_STDEV_TIME_INTERP_METHOD

Specify the value for ‘climo_stdev.time_interp_method’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_CONFIG_FILE

Specify the absolute path to the configuration file to be used with the MET point_stat tool.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_CUSTOM_LOOP_LIST

Sets custom string loop list for a specific wrapper. See CUSTOM_LOOP_LIST.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_DESC

Specify the value for ‘desc’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_GRID

Specify the grid to use with the MET point_stat tool.

Note

please use POINT_STAT_MASK_GRID

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_INTERP_SHAPE

Specify the value for ‘interp.shape’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_INTERP_TYPE_METHOD

Specify the value for ‘interp.type.method’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_INTERP_TYPE_WIDTH

Specify the value for ‘interp.type.width’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_INTERP_VLD_THRESH

Specify the value for ‘interp.vld_thresh’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_MASK_GRID

Set the mask.grid entry in the PointStat MET config file.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_MASK_POLY

Set the mask.poly entry in the PointStat MET config file.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_MASK_SID

Set the mask.sid entry in the PointStat MET config file.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_MESSAGE_TYPE

Specify which PREPBUFR message types to process with the MET point_stat tool.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_MET_CONFIG_OVERRIDES

Override any variables in the MET configuration file that are not supported by the wrapper. This should be set to the full variable name and value that you want to override, including the equal sign and the ending semi-colon. The value is directly appended to the end of the wrapped MET config file.

Example: POINT_STAT_MET_CONFIG_OVERRIDES = desc = “override_desc”; model = “override_model”;

See Overriding Unsupported MET config file settings for more information

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_NEIGHBORHOOD_SHAPE

Sets the neighborhood shape used by PointStat. See MET User’s Guide for more information.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_NEIGHBORHOOD_WIDTH

Sets the neighborhood width used by PointStat. See MET User’s Guide for more information.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_OBS_QUALITY

Specify the value for ‘obs_quality’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_OBS_VALID_BEG

Optional variable that sets the -obs_valid_beg command line argument for PointStat if set to something other than an empty string. Accepts filename template syntax, i.e. {valid?fmt=%Y%m%d_%H}

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_OBS_VALID_END

Optional variable that sets the -obs_valid_end command line argument for PointStat if set to something other than an empty string. Accepts filename template syntax, i.e. {valid?fmt=%Y%m%d_%H}

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_OFFSETS

A list of potential offsets (in hours) that can be found in the OBS_POINT_STAT_INPUT_TEMPLATE and FCST_POINT_STAT_INPUT_TEMPLATE. METplus will check if a file with a given offset exists in the order specified in this list, to be sure to put favored offset values first.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_OUTPUT_DIR

Specify the directory where output files from the MET point_stat tool are written.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_CNT

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.cnt’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_CTC

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.ctc’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_CTS

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.cts’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_ECLV

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.eclv’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_ECNT

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.ecnt’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_FHO

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.fho’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_MCTC

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.mctc’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_MCTS

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.mcts’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_MPR

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.mpr’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_PCT

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.pct’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_PJC

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.pjc’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_PRC

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.prc’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_PSTD

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.pstd’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_RPS

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.rps’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_SAL1L2

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.sal1l2’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_SL1L2

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.sl1l2’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_VAL1L2

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.val1l2’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_VCNT

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.vcnt’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_OUTPUT_FLAG_VL1L2

Specify the value for ‘output_flag.vl1l2’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_OUTPUT_PREFIX

String to pass to the MET config file to prepend text to the output filenames.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_OUTPUT_TEMPLATE

Sets the subdirectories below POINT_STAT_OUTPUT_DIR using a template to allow run time information. If LOOP_BY = VALID, default value is valid time YYYYMMDDHHMM/point_stat. If LOOP_BY = INIT, default value is init time YYYYMMDDHHMM/point_stat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_POLY

Specify a polygon to use with the MET PointStat tool.

Note

please use POINT_STAT_MASK_POLY

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_REGRID_METHOD

Specify the value for ‘regrid.method’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_REGRID_SHAPE

Specify the value for ‘regrid.shape’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_REGRID_TO_GRID

Used to set the regrid dictionary item ‘to_grid’ in the MET PointStat config file. See the MET User’s Guide for more information.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_REGRID_VLD_THRESH

Specify the value for ‘regrid.vld_thresh’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_REGRID_WIDTH

Specify the value for ‘regrid.width’ in the MET configuration file for PointStat.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_SKIP_IF_OUTPUT_EXISTS

If True, do not run app if output file already exists. Set to False to overwrite files.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_STATION_ID

Specify the ID of a specific station to use with the MET point_stat tool.

Used by: PointStat
POINT_STAT_VERIFICATION_MASK_TEMPLATE

Template used to specify the verification mask filename for the MET tool point_stat. Now supports a list of filenames.

Used by: PointStat
PREFIX

This corresponds to the optional -prefix flag of the plot_TCMPR.R script (which is wrapped by TCMPRPlotter). This is the output file name prefix.

Used by: TCMPRPlotter
PREPBUFR_DATA_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use PB2NC_INPUT_DIR instead.

PREPBUFR_DIR_REGEX

Warning

DEPRECATED: No longer used. Regular expression to use when searching for PREPBUFR data.

PREPBUFR_FILE_REGEX

Warning

DEPRECATED: No longer used. Regular expression to use when searching for PREPBUFR files.

PREPBUFR_MODEL_DIR_NAME

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please put the value previously used here in the PB2NC_INPUT_DIR path. Specify the name of the model being used with the MET pb2nc tool.

PROCESS_LIST

Specify the list of processes for METplus to perform, in a comma separated list.

Used by: All
PROJ_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use INPUT_BASE instead.

PY_EMBED_INGEST_<n>_OUTPUT_DIR

Used to use Python embedding to process multiple files. <n> is an integer greater than or equal to 1. Specifies the output diirectory to write data. See also PY_EMBED_INGEST_<n>_TYPE, PY_EMBED_INGEST_<n>_SCRIPT, and PY_EMBED_INGEST_<n>_OUTPUT_GRID, and PY_EMBED_INGEST_<n>_OUTPUT_TEMPLATE.

Used by: PyEmbedIngest
PY_EMBED_INGEST_<n>_OUTPUT_FIELD_NAME

Used to specify the forecast output field name that is created by RegridDataPlane. If this option is not set, RegridDataPlane will call the field name “name_level”.

Used by: PyEmbedIngest
PY_EMBED_INGEST_<n>_OUTPUT_GRID

Used to use Python embedding to process multiple files. <n> is an integer greater than or equal to 1. Specifies the grid information that RegridDataPlane will use to generate a file that can be read by the MET tools. This can be a file path or a grid definition. See the MET User’s Guide section regarding Regrid-Data-Plane for more information. See also PY_EMBED_INGEST_<n>_TYPE, PY_EMBED_INGEST_<n>_SCRIPT, PY_EMBED_INGEST_<n>_OUTPUT_TEMPLATE, and PY_EMBED_INGEST_<n>_OUTPUT_DIR.

Used by: PyEmbedIngest
PY_EMBED_INGEST_<n>_OUTPUT_TEMPLATE

Used to use Python embedding to process multiple files. <n> is an integer greater than or equal to 1. Specifies the output filename using filename template syntax. The value will be substituted with time information and appended to PY_EMBED_INGEST_<n>_OUTPUT_DIR if it is set. See also PY_EMBED_INGEST_<n>_TYPE, PY_EMBED_INGEST_<n>_SCRIPT, and PY_EMBED_INGEST_<n>_OUTPUT_GRID.

Used by: PyEmbedIngest
PY_EMBED_INGEST_<n>_SCRIPT

Used to use Python embedding to process multiple files. <n> is an integer greater than or equal to 1. Specifies the python script with arguments to run through RegridDataPlane to generate a file that can be read by the MET tools. This variable supports filename template syntax, so you can specify filenames with time information, i.e. {valid?fmt=%Y%m%d}. See also PY_EMBED_INGEST_<n>_TYPE, PY_EMBED_INGEST_<n>_OUTPUT_GRID, PY_EMBED_INGEST_<n>_OUTPUT_TEMPLATE, and PY_EMBED_INGEST_<n>_OUTPUT_DIR.

Used by: PyEmbedIngest
PY_EMBED_INGEST_<n>_TYPE

Used to use Python embedding to process multiple files. <n> is an integer greater than or equal to 1. Specifies the type of output generated by the Python script. Valid options are NUMPY, XARRAY, and PANDAS. See also PY_EMBED_INGEST_<n>_SCRIPT, PY_EMBED_INGEST_<n>_OUTPUT_GRID, PY_EMBED_INGEST_<n>_OUTPUT_TEMPLATE, and PY_EMBED_INGEST_<n>_OUTPUT_DIR.

Used by: PyEmbedIngest
PY_EMBED_INGEST_CUSTOM_LOOP_LIST

Sets custom string loop list for a specific wrapper. See CUSTOM_LOOP_LIST.

Used by: PyEmbedIngest
PY_EMBED_INGEST_SKIP_IF_OUTPUT_EXISTS

If True, do not run app if output file already exists. Set to False to overwrite files.

Used by: PyEmbedIngest
REFERENCE_TMPL

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TC_PAIRS_BDECK_TEMPLATE.

REGION

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use VX_MASK_LIST instead.

REGION_LIST

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use VX_MASK_LIST instead.

REGRID_DATA_PLANE_CUSTOM_LOOP_LIST

Sets custom string loop list for a specific wrapper. See CUSTOM_LOOP_LIST.

Used by: RegridDataPlane
REGRID_DATA_PLANE_GAUSSIAN_DX

Gaussian dx value to add to the RegridDataPlane command line call with -gaussian_dx. Not added to call if unset or set to empty string.

Used by: RegridDataPlane
REGRID_DATA_PLANE_GAUSSIAN_RADIUS

Gaussian radius value to add to the RegridDataPlane command line call with -gaussian_radius. Not added to call if unset or set to empty string.

Used by: RegridDataPlane
REGRID_DATA_PLANE_METHOD

Sets the method used by regrid_data_plane. See MET User’s Guide for more information.

Used by: RegridDataPlane
REGRID_DATA_PLANE_ONCE_PER_FIELD

If True, run RegridDataPlane separately for each field name/level combination specified in the configuration file. See Field Info for more information on how fields are specified. If False, run RegridDataPlane once with all of the fields specified.

Used by: RegridDataPlane
REGRID_DATA_PLANE_SKIP_IF_OUTPUT_EXISTS

If True, do not run regrid_data_plane if output file already exists. Set to False to overwrite files.

Used by: RegridDataPlane
REGRID_DATA_PLANE_VERIF_GRID

Specify the absolute path to a file containing information about the desired output grid from the MET regrid_data_plane tool.

Used by: RegridDataPlane
REGRID_DATA_PLANE_WIDTH

Sets the width used by regrid_data_plane. See MET User’s Guide for more information.

Used by: RegridDataPlane
REGRID_TO_GRID

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use POINT_STAT_REGRID_TO_GRID instead.

RM

Warning

DEPRECATED: Do not use.

RM_EXE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Do not use.

RP_DIFF

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TCMPR_PLOTTER_RP_DIFF instead.

SAVE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TCMPR_PLOTTER_SAVE instead.

SAVE_DATA

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TCMPR_PLOTTER_SAVE_DATA instead.

SCATTER_X

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TCMPR_PLOTTER_SCATTER_X instead.

SCATTER_Y

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TCMPR_PLOTTER_SCATTER_Y instead.

SCRUB_STAGING_DIR

Remove staging directory after METplus has completed running if set to True. Set to False to preserve data for subsequent runs.

Used by: All
SERIES

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TCMPR_PLOTTER_SERIES instead.

SERIES_ANALYSIS_BACKGROUND_MAP

Control whether or not a background map shows up for series analysis plots. Set to ‘yes’ if background map desired.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
SERIES_ANALYSIS_BLOCK_SIZE

Specify the value for ‘block_size’ in the MET configuration file for SeriesAnalysis.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
SERIES_ANALYSIS_BY_INIT_CONFIG_FILE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use SERIES_ANALYSIS_CONFIG_FILE instead.

SERIES_ANALYSIS_BY_LEAD_CONFIG_FILE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use SERIES_ANALYSIS_CONFIG_FILE instead.

SERIES_ANALYSIS_CAT_THRESH

Specify the value for ‘cat_thresh’ in the MET configuration file for SeriesAnalysis.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
SERIES_ANALYSIS_CLIMO_MEAN_DAY_INTERVAL

Specify the value for ‘climo_mean.day_interval’ in the MET configuration file for SeriesAnalysis.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
SERIES_ANALYSIS_CLIMO_MEAN_FIELD

Specify the value for ‘climo_mean.field’ in the MET configuration file for SeriesAnalysis.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
SERIES_ANALYSIS_CLIMO_MEAN_FILE_NAME

Specify the value for ‘climo_mean.file_name’ in the MET configuration file for SeriesAnalysis.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
SERIES_ANALYSIS_CLIMO_MEAN_HOUR_INTERVAL

Specify the value for ‘climo_mean.hour_interval’ in the MET configuration file for SeriesAnalysis.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
SERIES_ANALYSIS_CLIMO_MEAN_INPUT_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use SERIES_ANALYSIS_CLIMO_MEAN_FILE_NAME.

SERIES_ANALYSIS_CLIMO_MEAN_INPUT_TEMPLATE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use SERIES_ANALYSIS_CLIMO_MEAN_FILE_NAME.

SERIES_ANALYSIS_CLIMO_MEAN_MATCH_MONTH

Specify the value for ‘climo_mean.match_month’ in the MET configuration file for SeriesAnalysis.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
SERIES_ANALYSIS_CLIMO_MEAN_REGRID_METHOD

Specify the value for ‘climo_mean.regrid.method’ in the MET configuration file for SeriesAnalysis.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
SERIES_ANALYSIS_CLIMO_MEAN_REGRID_SHAPE

Specify the value for ‘climo_mean.regrid.shape’ in the MET configuration file for SeriesAnalysis.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
SERIES_ANALYSIS_CLIMO_MEAN_REGRID_VLD_THRESH

Specify the value for ‘climo_mean.regrid.vld_thresh’ in the MET configuration file for SeriesAnalysis.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
SERIES_ANALYSIS_CLIMO_MEAN_REGRID_WIDTH

Specify the value for ‘climo_mean.regrid.width’ in the MET configuration file for SeriesAnalysis.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
SERIES_ANALYSIS_CLIMO_MEAN_TIME_INTERP_METHOD

Specify the value for ‘climo_mean.time_interp_method’ in the MET configuration file for SeriesAnalysis.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
SERIES_ANALYSIS_CLIMO_STDEV_DAY_INTERVAL

Specify the value for ‘climo_stdev.day_interval’ in the MET configuration file for SeriesAnalysis.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
SERIES_ANALYSIS_CLIMO_STDEV_FIELD

Specify the value for ‘climo_stdev.field’ in the MET configuration file for SeriesAnalysis.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
SERIES_ANALYSIS_CLIMO_STDEV_FILE_NAME

Specify the value for ‘climo_stdev.file_name’ in the MET configuration file for SeriesAnalysis.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
SERIES_ANALYSIS_CLIMO_STDEV_HOUR_INTERVAL

Specify the value for ‘climo_stdev.hour_interval’ in the MET configuration file for SeriesAnalysis.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
SERIES_ANALYSIS_CLIMO_STDEV_INPUT_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use SERIES_ANALYSIS_CLIMO_STDEV_FILE_NAME.

SERIES_ANALYSIS_CLIMO_STDEV_INPUT_TEMPLATE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use SERIES_ANALYSIS_CLIMO_STDEV_FILE_NAME.

SERIES_ANALYSIS_CLIMO_STDEV_MATCH_MONTH

Specify the value for ‘climo_stdev.match_month’ in the MET configuration file for SeriesAnalysis.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
SERIES_ANALYSIS_CLIMO_STDEV_REGRID_METHOD

Specify the value for ‘climo_stdev.regrid.method’ in the MET configuration file for SeriesAnalysis.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
SERIES_ANALYSIS_CLIMO_STDEV_REGRID_SHAPE

Specify the value for ‘climo_stdev.regrid.shape’ in the MET configuration file for SeriesAnalysis.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
SERIES_ANALYSIS_CLIMO_STDEV_REGRID_VLD_THRESH

Specify the value for ‘climo_stdev.regrid.vld_thresh’ in the MET configuration file for SeriesAnalysis.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
SERIES_ANALYSIS_CLIMO_STDEV_REGRID_WIDTH

Specify the value for ‘climo_stdev.regrid.width’ in the MET configuration file for SeriesAnalysis.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
SERIES_ANALYSIS_CLIMO_STDEV_TIME_INTERP_METHOD

Specify the value for ‘climo_stdev.time_interp_method’ in the MET configuration file for SeriesAnalysis.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
SERIES_ANALYSIS_CONFIG_FILE

Specify the absolute path for the configuration file to use with the MET series_analysis tool by initialization time.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
SERIES_ANALYSIS_CTS_LIST

Specify a list of contingency table statistics to be computed by the MET series_analysis tool. Sets the ‘cts’ value in the output_stats dictionary in the MET SeriesAnalysis config file

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
SERIES_ANALYSIS_CUSTOM_LOOP_LIST

Sets custom string loop list for a specific wrapper. See CUSTOM_LOOP_LIST.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
SERIES_ANALYSIS_DESC

Specify the value for ‘desc’ in the MET configuration file for SeriesAnalysis.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
SERIES_ANALYSIS_FILTER_OPTS

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TC_STAT_JOB_ARGS instead.

SERIES_ANALYSIS_FILTERED_OUTPUT

Warning

DEPRECATED: No longer used.

SERIES_ANALYSIS_FILTERED_OUTPUT_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: No longer used.

SERIES_ANALYSIS_GENERATE_ANIMATIONS

If set to True, create GIF animated images images. Previously, animated images were always generated.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
SERIES_ANALYSIS_GENERATE_PLOTS

If set to True, run plot_data_plane and convert to generate images. Previously, plots were always generated.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
SERIES_ANALYSIS_GROUP_FCSTS

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use LEAD_SEQ_<n> and SERIES_ANALYSIS_RUNTIME_FREQ instead.

SERIES_ANALYSIS_INPUT_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use SERIES_ANALYSIS_TILE_INPUT_DIR instead.

SERIES_ANALYSIS_IS_PAIRED

If true, the -paired flag is added to the SeriesAnalysis command.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
SERIES_ANALYSIS_MET_CONFIG_OVERRIDES

Override any variables in the MET configuration file that are not supported by the wrapper. This should be set to the full variable name and value that you want to override, including the equal sign and the ending semi-colon. The value is directly appended to the end of the wrapped MET config file.

Example: SERIES_ANALYSIS_MET_CONFIG_OVERRIDES = desc = “override_desc”; model = “override_model”;

See Overriding Unsupported MET config file settings for more information

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
SERIES_ANALYSIS_OUTPUT_DIR

Specify the directory where files will be written from the MET series analysis tool.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
SERIES_ANALYSIS_OUTPUT_TEMPLATE

Filename template of the output file generated by SeriesAnalysis. See also SERIES_ANALYSIS_OUTPUT_DIR.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
SERIES_ANALYSIS_REGRID_METHOD

Specify the value for ‘regrid.method’ in the MET configuration file for SeriesAnalysis.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
SERIES_ANALYSIS_REGRID_SHAPE

Specify the value for ‘regrid.shape’ in the MET configuration file for SeriesAnalysis.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
SERIES_ANALYSIS_REGRID_TO_GRID

Used to set the regrid dictionary item ‘to_grid’ in the MET SeriesAnalysis config file. See the MET User’s Guide for more information.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
SERIES_ANALYSIS_REGRID_VLD_THRESH

Specify the value for ‘regrid.vld_thresh’ in the MET configuration file for SeriesAnalysis.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
SERIES_ANALYSIS_REGRID_WIDTH

Specify the value for ‘regrid.width’ in the MET configuration file for SeriesAnalysis.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
SERIES_ANALYSIS_RUN_ONCE_PER_STORM_ID

If True, run SeriesAnalysis once for each storm ID found in the .tcst (TCStat output) file specified with SERIES_ANALYSIS_TC_STAT_INPUT_DIR and SERIES_ANALYSIS_TC_STAT_INPUT_TEMPLATE.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
SERIES_ANALYSIS_RUNTIME_FREQ

Frequency to run SeriesAnalysis. See Runtime Frequency for more information.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
SERIES_ANALYSIS_SKIP_IF_OUTPUT_EXISTS

If True, do not run app if output file already exists. Set to False to overwrite files.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
SERIES_ANALYSIS_STAT_INPUT_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use SERIES_ANALYSIS_TC_STAT_INPUT_DIR instead.

SERIES_ANALYSIS_STAT_INPUT_TEMPLATE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use SERIES_ANALYSIS_TC_STAT_INPUT_TEMPLATE instead.

SERIES_ANALYSIS_STAT_LIST

Specify a list of statistics to be computed by the MET series_analysis tool. Sets the ‘cnt’ value in the output_stats dictionary in the MET SeriesAnalysis config file

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
SERIES_ANALYSIS_TC_STAT_INPUT_DIR

Directory containing TCStat output to be read by SeriesAnalysis.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
SERIES_ANALYSIS_TC_STAT_INPUT_TEMPLATE

Template used to specify the dump row output tcst file generated by TCStat to filter input data to be used in SeriesAnalysis. Example: {init?fmt=%Y%m%d_%H}/filter_{init?fmt=%Y%m%d_%H}.tcst

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
SERIES_ANALYSIS_TILE_INPUT_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use FCST_SERIES_ANALYSIS_INPUT_DIR and OBS_SERIES_ANALYSIS_INPUT_DIR instead.

SERIES_ANALYSIS_VAR_LIST

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use FCST_VAR<n>_NAME and OBS_VAR<n>_NAME instead.

SERIES_ANALYSIS_VLD_THRESH

Specify the value for ‘vld_thresh’ in the MET configuration file for SeriesAnalysis.

Used by: SeriesAnalysis
SERIES_BY_INIT_FILTERED_OUTPUT_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: No longer used.

SERIES_BY_INIT_OUTPUT_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use SERIES_ANALYSIS_OUTPUT_DIR instead.

SERIES_BY_LEAD_FILTERED_OUTPUT

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use SERIES_ANALYSIS_FILTERED_OUTPUT_DIR instead.

SERIES_BY_LEAD_FILTERED_OUTPUT_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use SERIES_ANALYSIS_FILTERED_OUTPUT_DIR instead.

SERIES_BY_LEAD_GROUP_FCSTS

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use SERIES_ANALYSIS_GROUP_FCSTS instead.

SERIES_BY_LEAD_OUTPUT_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use SERIES_ANALYSIS_OUTPUT_DIR instead.

SERIES_CI

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TCMPR_PLOTTER_SERIES_CI instead.

SERIES_INIT_FILTERED_OUT_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use SERIES_ANALYSIS_FILTERED_OUTPUT_DIR instead.

SERIES_INIT_OUT_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use SERIES_ANALYSIS_OUTPUT_DIR instead.

SERIES_LEAD_FILTERED_OUT_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use SERIES_ANALYSIS_FILTERED_OUTPUT_DIR.

SERIES_LEAD_OUT_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use SERIES_ANALYSIS_OUTPUT_DIR instead.

SKILL_REF

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TCMPR_PLOTTER_SKILL_REF instead.

SKIP_TIMES

List of valid times to skip processing. Each value be surrounded by quotation marks and must contain a datetime format followed by a list of matching times to skip. Multiple items can be defined separated by commas. begin_end_incr syntax can be used to define a list as well.

Examples:

Value: SKIP_TIMES = “%m:11,12”

Result: Skip the 11th and 12th month

Value: SKIP_TIMES = “%m:11”, “%d:31”

Result: Skip if 11th month or 31st day.

Value: SKIP_TIMES = “%Y%m%d:20201031”

Result: Skip October 31, 2020

Value: SKIP_TIMES = “%H:begin_end_incr(0,22, 2)”

Result: Skip even hours: 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22

Used by: GridStat, SeriesAnalysis
STAGING_DIR

Directory to uncompress or convert data into for use in METplus.

Used by: All
START_DATE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use INIT_BEG or VALID_BEG instead.

START_HOUR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use INIT_BEG or VALID_BEG instead.

STAT_ANALYSIS_CONFIG

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use STAT_ANALYSIS_CONFIG_FILE instead.

STAT_ANALYSIS_CONFIG_FILE

Specify the absolute path for the configuration file used with the MET stat_analysis tool. It is recommended to set this to {PARM_BASE}/use_cases/plotting/met_config/STATAnalysisConfig.

Used by: StatAnalysis
STAT_ANALYSIS_DUMP_ROW_TMPL

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use MODEL<n>_STAT_ANALYSIS_DUMP_ROW_TEMPLATE instead.

STAT_ANALYSIS_JOB_ARGS

Specify stat_analysis job arguments to run. The job arguments that are to be run with the corresponding STAT_ANALYSIS_JOB_NAME. If using -dump_row, use -dump_row [dump_row_filename]. If using -out_stat, -out_stat [out_stat_filename]. For more information on these job arguments, please see the MET User’s Guide.

Used by: StatAnalysis
STAT_ANALYSIS_JOB_NAME

Specify stat_analysis job name to run. Valid options are filter, summary, aggregate, aggregate_stat, go_index, and ramp. For more information on these job names and what they do, please see the MET User’s Guide.

Used by: StatAnalysis
STAT_ANALYSIS_LOOKIN_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use MODEL<n>_STAT_ANALYSIS_LOOKIN_DIR instead.

STAT_ANALYSIS_MET_CONFIG_OVERRIDES

Override any variables in the MET configuration file that are not supported by the wrapper. This should be set to the full variable name and value that you want to override, including the equal sign and the ending semi-colon. The value is directly appended to the end of the wrapped MET config file.

Example: STAT_ANALYSIS_MET_CONFIG_OVERRIDES = desc = “override_desc”; model = “override_model”;

See Overriding Unsupported MET config file settings for more information

Used by: StatAnalysis
STAT_ANALYSIS_OUT_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use STAT_ANALYSIS_OUTPUT_DIR instead.

STAT_ANALYSIS_OUT_STAT_TMPL

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use MODEL<n>_STAT_ANALYSIS_OUT_STAT_TEMPLATE instead.

STAT_ANALYSIS_OUTPUT_DIR

This is the base directory where the output from running stat_analysis_wrapper will be put.

Used by: StatAnalysis
STAT_ANALYSIS_SKIP_IF_OUTPUT_EXISTS

If True, do not run app if output file already exists. Set to False to overwrite files.

Used by: StatAnalysis
STAT_FILES_INPUT_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use MAKE_PLOTS_INPUT_DIR instead.

STAT_LIST

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use SERIES_ANALYSIS_STAT_LIST instead.

STORM_ID

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TC_PAIRS_STORM_ID or TC_STAT_STORM_ID.

STORM_NAME

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TC_PAIRS_STORM_NAME.

SUBTITLE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TCMPR_PLOTTER_SUBTITLE.

TC_GEN_BASIN_FILE

Specify the value of ‘basin_file’ in the MET configuration file.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_BASIN_MASK

Specify the ‘basin_mask’ value to set in the MET configuration file.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_BEST_GENESIS_CATEGORY

Specify the value of best_genesis.category in the MET configuration file.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_BEST_GENESIS_MSLP_THRESH

Specify the value of best_genesis.mslp_thresh in the MET configuration file.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_BEST_GENESIS_TECHNIQUE

Specify the value of best_genesis.technique in the MET configuration file.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_BEST_GENESIS_VMAX_THRESH

Specify the value of best_genesis.vmax_thresh in the MET configuration file.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_BEST_UNIQUE_FLAG

Specify the value of ‘best_unique_flag’ in the MET configuration file.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_CI_ALPHA

Specify the value of ‘ci_alpha’ in the MET configuration file.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_CONFIG_FILE

Provide the absolute path to the configuration file for the MET TCGen tool.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_CUSTOM_LOOP_LIST

Sets custom string loop list for a specific wrapper. See CUSTOM_LOOP_LIST.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_DESC

Specify the value for ‘desc’ in the MET configuration file for TCGen.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_DEV_HIT_RADIUS

Specify the value of ‘dev_hit_radius’ in the MET configuration file.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_DEV_HIT_WINDOW_BEGIN

Specify the value for dev_hit_window.begin in the MET configuration file.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_DEV_HIT_WINDOW_END

Specify the value of dev_hit_window.end in the MET configuration file.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_DEV_METHOD_FLAG

Specify the value of ‘dev_method_flag’ in the MET configuration file.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_DISCARD_INIT_POST_GENESIS_FLAG

Specify the value of ‘discard_init_post_genesis_flag’ in the MET configuration file.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_DLAND_FILE

Specify the value of ‘dland_file’ in the MET configuration file.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_DLAND_THRESH

Specify the value of ‘dland_thresh’ in the MET configuration file.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_FCST_GENESIS_MSLP_THRESH

Specify the value of fcst_genesis.mslp_thresh in the MET configuration file.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_FCST_GENESIS_VMAX_THRESH

Specify the value of fcst_genesis.vmax_thresh in the MET configuration file.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_FCST_HR_WINDOW_BEGIN

Specify the value of fcst_hr_window.begin in the MET configuration file.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_FCST_HR_WINDOW_END

Specify the value of fcst_hr_window.end in the MET configuration file.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_FILTER_<n>

Specify the values of ‘filter’ in the MET configuration file where <n> is any integer. Any quotation marks that are found inside another set of quotation marks must be preceded with a backslash

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_GENESIS_INPUT_DIR

Directory containing the genesis data used by TCGen. This variable is optional because you can specify the full path to genesis data using TC_GEN_GENESIS_INPUT_TEMPLATE.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_GENESIS_INPUT_TEMPLATE

Filename template of the genesis data used by TCGen. See also TC_GEN_GENESIS_INPUT_DIR.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_GENESIS_MATCH_POINT_TO_TRACK

Specify the value for ‘genesis_match_point_to_track’ in the MET configuration file for TCGen.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_GENESIS_MATCH_RADIUS

Specify the value of ‘genesis_match_radius’ in the MET configuration file.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_GENESIS_MATCH_WINDOW_BEG

Specify the value for ‘genesis_match_window.beg’ in the MET configuration file for TCGen.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_GENESIS_MATCH_WINDOW_END

Specify the value for ‘genesis_match_window.end’ in the MET configuration file for TCGen.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_GENESIS_RADIUS

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TC_GEN_GENESIS_MATCH_RADIUS and TC_GEN_DEV_HIT_RADIUS.

TC_GEN_GENESIS_WINDOW_BEGIN

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TC_GEN_DEV_HIT_WINDOW_BEGIN.

TC_GEN_GENESIS_WINDOW_END

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TC_GEN_DEV_HIT_WINDOW_END.

TC_GEN_INIT_BEG

Specify the beginning initialization time for stratification when using the MET TCGen tool. Acceptable formats: YYYYMMDD_HH, YYYYMMDD_HHmmss

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_INIT_END

Specify the ending initialization time for stratification when using the MET TCGen tool. Acceptable formats: YYYYMMDD_HH, YYYYMMDD_HHmmss

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_INIT_EXC

Specify the value of ‘init_exc’ in the MET configuration file.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_INIT_FREQ

Specify the value of ‘init_freq’ in the MET configuration file.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_INIT_HOUR

Specify a list of hours for initialization times for use in the analysis.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_INIT_INC

Specify the value of ‘init_inc’ in the MET configuration file.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_LEAD_WINDOW_BEGIN

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TC_GEN_FCST_HR_WINDOW_BEGIN.

TC_GEN_LEAD_WINDOW_END

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TC_GEN_FCST_HR_WINDOW_END.

TC_GEN_MET_CONFIG_OVERRIDES

Override any variables in the MET configuration file that are not supported by the wrapper. This should be set to the full variable name and value that you want to override, including the equal sign and the ending semi-colon. The value is directly appended to the end of the wrapped MET config file.

Example: TC_GEN_MET_CONFIG_OVERRIDES = desc = “override_desc”; model = “override_model”;

See Overriding Unsupported MET config file settings for more information

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_MIN_DURATION

Specify the value of ‘min_duration’ in the MET configuration file.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_NC_PAIRS_FLAG_BEST_FN_OY

Specify the value of nc_pairs_flag.best_fn_oy in the MET configuration file.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_NC_PAIRS_FLAG_BEST_FY_OY

Specify the value of nc_pairs_flag.best_fy_oy in the MET configuration file.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_NC_PAIRS_FLAG_BEST_GENESIS

Specify the value of nc_pairs_flag.best_genesis in the MET configuration file.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_NC_PAIRS_FLAG_BEST_TRACKS

Specify the value of nc_pairs_flag.best_tracks in the MET configuration file.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_NC_PAIRS_FLAG_FCST_FY_ON

Specify the value of nc_pairs_flag.fcst_fy_on in the MET configuration file.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_NC_PAIRS_FLAG_FCST_FY_OY

Specify the value of nc_pairs_flag.fcst_fy_oy in the MET configuration file.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_NC_PAIRS_FLAG_FCST_GENESIS

Specify the value of nc_pairs_flag.fcst_genesis in the MET configuration file.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_NC_PAIRS_FLAG_FCST_TRACKS

Specify the value of nc_pairs_flag.fcst_tracks in the MET configuration file.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_NC_PAIRS_FLAG_LATLON

Specify the value of nc_pairs_flag.latlon in the MET configuration file.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_NC_PAIRS_GRID

Specify the value of ‘nc_pairs_grid’ in the MET configuration file.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_OPER_GENESIS_CATEGORY

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TC_GEN_OPER_TECHNIQUE.

TC_GEN_OPER_GENESIS_MSLP_THRESH

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TC_GEN_OPER_TECHNIQUE.

TC_GEN_OPER_GENESIS_TECHNIQUE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TC_GEN_OPER_TECHNIQUE.

TC_GEN_OPER_GENESIS_VMAX_THRESH

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TC_GEN_OPER_TECHNIQUE.

TC_GEN_OPER_TECHNIQUE

Specify the value of ‘oper_technique’ in the MET configuration file.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_OPS_HIT_WINDOW_BEG

Specify the value for ‘ops_hit_window.beg’ in the MET configuration file for TCGen.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_OPS_HIT_WINDOW_END

Specify the value for ‘ops_hit_window.end’ in the MET configuration file for TCGen.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_OPS_METHOD_FLAG

Specify the value of ‘ops_method_flag’ in the MET configuration file.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_OUTPUT_DIR

Specify the output directory where files from the MET TCGen tool are written.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_OUTPUT_FLAG_CTC

Specify the value of output_flag.ctc in the MET configuration file.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_OUTPUT_FLAG_CTS

Specify the value of output_flag.cts in the MET configuration file.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_OUTPUT_FLAG_FHO

Specify the value of output_flag.fho in the MET configuration file.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_OUTPUT_FLAG_GENMPR

Specify the value of output_flag.genmpr in the MET configuration file.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_OUTPUT_TEMPLATE

Sets the subdirectories below TC_GEN_OUTPUT_DIR using a template to allow run time information.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_SKIP_IF_OUTPUT_EXISTS

If True, do not run app if output file already exists. Set to False to overwrite files.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_STORM_ID

The identifier of the storm(s) of interest.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_STORM_NAME

The name(s) of the storm of interest.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_TRACK_INPUT_DIR

Directory containing the track data used by TCGen. This variable is optional because you can specify the full path to track data using TC_GEN_TRACK_INPUT_TEMPLATE.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_TRACK_INPUT_TEMPLATE

Filename template of the track data used by TCGen. See also TC_GEN_TRACK_INPUT_DIR.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_VALID_BEG

Specify the beginning valid time for stratification when using the MET TCGen tool. Acceptable formats: YYYYMMDD_HH, YYYYMMDD_HHmmss

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_VALID_END

Specify the ending valid time for stratification when using the MET TCGen tool. Acceptable formats: YYYYMMDD_HH, YYYYMMDD_HHmmss

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_VALID_FREQ

Specify the value of ‘valid_freq’ in the MET configuration file.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_VALID_MINUS_GENESIS_DIFF_THRESH

Specify the value of ‘valid_minus_genesis_diff_thresh’ in the MET configuration file.

Used by: TCGen
TC_GEN_VX_MASK

Specify the ‘vx_mask’ value to set in the MET configuration file.

Used by: TCGen
TC_PAIRS_ADECK_INPUT_DIR

Directory that contains the ADECK files.

Used by: TCPairs
TC_PAIRS_ADECK_INPUT_TEMPLATE

Template of the file names of ADECK data.

Used by: TCPairs
TC_PAIRS_ADECK_TEMPLATE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TC_PAIRS_ADECK_INPUT_TEMPLATE.

TC_PAIRS_BASIN

Control what basins are desired for tropical cyclone analysis. Per the MET User’s Guide acceptable basin ID’s are:WP = Western Northern PacificIO = Northern Indian OceanSH = Southern HemisphereCP = Central Northern PacificEP = Eastern Northern PacificAL = Northern AtlanticSL = Southern Atlantic

Used by: TCPairs
TC_PAIRS_BDECK_INPUT_DIR

Directory that contains the BDECK files.

Used by: TCPairs
TC_PAIRS_BDECK_INPUT_TEMPLATE

Template of the file names of BDECK data.

Used by: TCPairs
TC_PAIRS_BDECK_TEMPLATE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TC_PAIRS_BDECK_INPUT_TEMPLATE.

TC_PAIRS_CONFIG_FILE

Provide the absolute path to the configuration file for the MET tc_pairs tool.

Used by: TCPairs
TC_PAIRS_CUSTOM_LOOP_LIST

Sets custom string loop list for a specific wrapper. See CUSTOM_LOOP_LIST.

Used by: TCPairs
TC_PAIRS_CYCLONE

Specify which cyclone numbers to include in the tropical cyclone analysis. Per the MET User’s Guide, this can be any number 01-99 (HH format). Use a space or comma separated list, or leave unset if all cyclones are desired.

Used by: TCPairs
TC_PAIRS_DESC

Specify the value for ‘desc’ in the MET configuration file for TCPairs.

Used by: TCPairs
TC_PAIRS_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TC_PAIRS_OUTPUT_DIR.

TC_PAIRS_DLAND_FILE

The file generated by the MET tool tc_dland, containing the gridded representation of the minimum distance to land. Please refer to the MET User’s Guide for more information about the tc_dland tool.

Used by: TCPairs
TC_PAIRS_EDECK_INPUT_DIR

Directory that contains the EDECK files.

Used by: TCPairs
TC_PAIRS_EDECK_INPUT_TEMPLATE

Template of the file names of EDECK data.

Used by: TCPairs
TC_PAIRS_EDECK_TEMPLATE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TC_PAIRS_EDECK_INPUT_TEMPLATE.

TC_PAIRS_FORCE_OVERWRITE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TC_PAIRS_SKIP_IF_OUTPUT_EXISTS.

TC_PAIRS_INIT_BEG

Set the initialization begin time for TCpairs.

Used by: TCPairs
TC_PAIRS_INIT_END

Set the initialization end time for TCpairs.

Used by: TCPairs
TC_PAIRS_INIT_EXCLUDE

Specify which, if any, forecast initializations to exclude from the analysis.

Used by: TCPairs
TC_PAIRS_INIT_INCLUDE

Specify which forecast initializations to include in the analysis.

Used by: TCPairs
TC_PAIRS_MET_CONFIG_OVERRIDES

Override any variables in the MET configuration file that are not supported by the wrapper. This should be set to the full variable name and value that you want to override, including the equal sign and the ending semi-colon. The value is directly appended to the end of the wrapped MET config file.

Example: TC_PAIRS_MET_CONFIG_OVERRIDES = desc = “override_desc”; model = “override_model”;

See Overriding Unsupported MET config file settings for more information

Used by: TCPairs
TC_PAIRS_MISSING_VAL

Specify the missing value code.

Used by: TCPairs
TC_PAIRS_MISSING_VAL_TO_REPLACE

Specify the missing value code to replace.

Used by: TCPairs
TC_PAIRS_MODEL

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use MODEL instead.

TC_PAIRS_OUTPUT_DIR

Specify the directory where the MET tc_pairs tool will write files.

Used by: TCPairs
TC_PAIRS_OUTPUT_TEMPLATE

Template of the output file names created by tc_pairs.

Used by: TCPairs
TC_PAIRS_READ_ALL_FILES

Specify whether to pass the value specified in TC_PAIRS_ADECK_INPUT_DIR, TC_PAIRS_BDECK_INPUT_DIR and TC_PAIRS_EDECK_INPUT_DIR to the MET tc_pairs utility or have the wrapper search for valid files in that directory based on the value of TC_PAIRS_ADECK_TEMPLATE, TC_PAIRS_BDECK_TEMPLATE and TC_PAIRS_EDECK_TEMPLATE and pass them individually to tc_pairs. Set to false or no to have the wrapper find valid files. This can speed up execution time of tc_pairs.Acceptable values: yes/no

Used by: TCPairs
TC_PAIRS_REFORMAT_DECK

Set to true or yes if using cyclone data that needs to be reformatted to match the ATCF (Automated Tropical Cyclone Forecasting) format. If set to true or yes, you will need to set TC_PAIRS_REFORMAT_TYPE to specify which type of reformatting to perform.

Used by: TCPairs
TC_PAIRS_REFORMAT_DIR

Specify the directory to write reformatted track data to be read by tc_pairs. Used only if TC_PAIRS_REFORMAT_DECK is true or yes.

Used by: TCPairs
TC_PAIRS_REFORMAT_TYPE

Specify which type of reformatting to perform on cyclone data. Currently only SBU extra tropical cyclone reformatting is available. Only used if TC_PAIRS_REFORMAT_DECK is true or yes.Acceptable values: SBU

Used by: TCPairs
TC_PAIRS_SKIP_IF_OUTPUT_EXISTS

Specify whether to overwrite the output from the MET tc_pairs tool or not. If set to true or yes and the output file already exists for a given run, tc_pairs will not be run.Acceptable values: yes/no

Used by: TCPairs
TC_PAIRS_SKIP_IF_REFORMAT_EXISTS

Specify whether to overwrite the reformatted cyclone data or not. If set to true or yes and the reformatted file already exists for a given run, the reformatting code will not be run. Used only when TC_PAIRS_REFORMAT_DECK is set to true or yes.Acceptable values: yes/no

Used by: TCPairs
TC_PAIRS_STORM_ID

The identifier of the storm(s) of interest.

Used by: TCPairs
TC_PAIRS_STORM_NAME

The name(s) of the storm of interest.

Used by: TCPairs
TC_PAIRS_VALID_BEG

Set the valid begin time for TCPairs.

Used by: TCPairs
TC_PAIRS_VALID_END

Set the valid end time for TCpairs.

Used by: TCpairs
TC_RMW_BASIN

Specify the value for ‘basin’ in the MET configuration file for TCRMW.

Used by: TCRMW
TC_RMW_CONFIG_FILE

Path to optional configuration file read by TCRMW.

Used by: TCRMW
TC_RMW_CYCLONE

Specify the value for ‘cyclone’ in the MET configuration file for TCRMW.

Used by: TCRMW
TC_RMW_DECK_INPUT_DIR

Directory containing ADECK input data to TCRMW. This variable is optional because you can specify the full path to the input files using TC_RMW_DECK_TEMPLATE.

Used by: TCRMW
TC_RMW_DECK_TEMPLATE

Filename template of the ADECK input data used by TCRMW. See also TC_RMW_DECK_INPUT_DIR.

Used by: TCRMW
TC_RMW_DELTA_RANGE_KM

Specify the value for ‘delta_range_km’ in the MET configuration file for TCRMW.

Used by: TCRMW
TC_RMW_DESC

Specify the value for ‘desc’ in the MET configuration file for TCRMW.

Used by: TCRMW
TC_RMW_INIT_INCLUDE

Value to set for init_include in the MET configuration file. See the MET User’s Guide section regarding Regrid-Data-Plane for more information.

Used by: TCRMW
TC_RMW_INPUT_DATATYPE

Specify the data type of the input directory for input files used with the MET TCRMW tool. Used to set the ‘file_type’ value of the data dictionary in the MET configuration file for TCRMW.

Used by: TCRMW
TC_RMW_INPUT_DIR

Directory containing input data to TCRMW. This variable is optional because you can specify the full path to the input files using TC_RMW_INPUT_TEMPLATE.

Used by: TCRMW
TC_RMW_INPUT_TEMPLATE

Filename template of the input data used by TCRMW. See also TC_RMW_INPUT_DIR.

Used by: TCRMW
TC_RMW_MAX_RANGE_KM

Specify the value for ‘max_range_km’ in the MET configuration file for TCRMW.

Used by: TCRMW
TC_RMW_MET_CONFIG_OVERRIDES

Override any variables in the MET configuration file that are not supported by the wrapper. This should be set to the full variable name and value that you want to override, including the equal sign and the ending semi-colon. The value is directly appended to the end of the wrapped MET config file.

Example: TC_RMW_MET_CONFIG_OVERRIDES = desc = “override_desc”; model = “override_model”;

See Overriding Unsupported MET config file settings for more information

Used by: TCRMW
TC_RMW_N_AZIMUTH

Specify the value for ‘n_azimuth’ in the MET configuration file for TCRMW.

Used by: TCRMW
TC_RMW_N_RANGE

Specify the value for ‘n_range’ in the MET configuration file for TCRMW.

Used by: TCRMW
TC_RMW_OUTPUT_DIR

Directory to write output data from TCRMW. This variable is optional because you can specify the full path to the output file using TC_RMW_OUTPUT_TEMPLATE.

Used by: TCRMW
TC_RMW_OUTPUT_TEMPLATE

Filename template of write the output data generated by TCRMW. See also TC_RMW_OUTPUT_DIR.

Used by: TCRMW
TC_RMW_REGRID_METHOD

Specify the value for ‘regrid.method’ in the MET configuration file for TCRMW.

Used by: TCRMW
TC_RMW_REGRID_SHAPE

Specify the value for ‘regrid.shape’ in the MET configuration file for TCRMW.

Used by: TCRMW
TC_RMW_REGRID_VLD_THRESH

Specify the value for ‘regrid.vld_thresh’ in the MET configuration file for TCRMW.

Used by: TCRMW
TC_RMW_REGRID_WIDTH

Specify the value for ‘regrid.width’ in the MET configuration file for TCRMW.

Used by: TCRMW
TC_RMW_SCALE

Specify the value for ‘rmw_scale’ in the MET configuration file for TCRMW.

Used by: TCRMW
TC_RMW_SKIP_IF_OUTPUT_EXISTS

If True, do not run app if output file already exists. Set to False to overwrite files.

Used by: TCRMW
TC_RMW_STORM_ID

Specify the value for ‘storm_id’ in the MET configuration file for TCRMW.

Used by: TCRMW
TC_RMW_STORM_NAME

Specify the value for ‘storm_name’ in the MET configuration file for TCRMW.

Used by: TCRMW
TC_RMW_VALID_BEG

Value to set for valid_beg in the MET configuration file. See the MET User’s Guide section regarding Regrid-Data-Plane for more information.

Used by: TCRMW
TC_RMW_VALID_END

Value to set for valid_end in the MET configuration file. See the MET User’s Guide section regarding Regrid-Data-Plane for more information.

Used by: TCRMW
TC_RMW_VALID_EXCLUDE_LIST

List of values to set for valid_exc in the MET configuration file. See the MET User’s Guide section regarding Regrid-Data-Plane for more information.

Used by: TCRMW
TC_RMW_VALID_HOUR_LIST

List of values to set for valid_hour in the MET configuration file. See the MET User’s Guide section regarding Regrid-Data-Plane for more information.

Used by: TCRMW
TC_RMW_VALID_INCLUDE_LIST

List of values to set for valid_inc in the MET configuration file. See the MET User’s Guide section regarding Regrid-Data-Plane for more information.

Used by: TCRMW
TC_STAT_AMODEL

Specify the AMODEL for the MET tc_stat tool.

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_BASIN

Specify the BASIN for the MET tc_stat tool.

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_BMODEL

Specify the BMODEL for the MET tc_stat tool.

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_CMD_LINE_JOB

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please set TC_STAT_CONFIG_FILE to run using a config file and leave it unset to run via the command line.

Old: Specify expression(s) that will be passed to the MET tc_stat tool via the command line. Only specify if TC_STAT_RUN_VIA=CLI. Please refer to the MET User’s Guide chapter for tc-stat for the details on performing job summaries and job filters.

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_COLUMN_STR_EXC_NAME

Specify the value for ‘column_str_exc_name’ in the MET configuration file for TCStat.

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_COLUMN_STR_EXC_VAL

Specify the value for ‘column_str_exc_val’ in the MET configuration file for TCStat.

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_COLUMN_STR_NAME

Specify the string names of the columns for stratification with the MET tc_stat tool.

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_COLUMN_STR_VAL

Specify the values for the columns set via the TC_STAT_COLUMN_STR_NAME option for use with the MET tc_stat tool.

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_COLUMN_THRESH_NAME

Specify the string names of the columns for stratification by threshold with the MET tc_stat tool.

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_COLUMN_THRESH_VAL

Specify the values used for thresholding the columns specified in the TC_STAT_COLUMN_THRESH_NAME option for use with the MET tc_stat tool.

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_CONFIG_FILE

Path to optional configuration file read by TCStat.

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_CYCLONE

Specify the cyclone of interest for use with the MET tc_stat tool.

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_DESC

Specify the desc option for use with the MET tc_stat tool.

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_INIT_BEG

Specify the beginning initialization time for stratification when using the MET tc_stat tool. Acceptable formats: YYYYMMDD_HH, YYYYMMDD_HHmmss

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_INIT_END

Specify the ending initialization time for stratification when using the MET tc_stat tool. Acceptable formats: YYYYMMDD_HH, YYYYMMDD_HHmmss

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_INIT_EXCLUDE

Specify the initialization times to exclude when using the MET tc_stat tool, via a comma separated list e.g.:20141220_18, 20141221_00Acceptable formats: YYYYMMDD_HH, YYYYMMDD_HHmmss

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_INIT_HOUR

The beginning hour (HH) of the initialization time of interest.

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_INIT_INCLUDE

Specify the initialization times to include when using the MET tc_stat tool, via a comma separated list e.g.:20141220_00, 20141220_06, 20141220_12Acceptable formats: YYYYMMDD_HH, YYYYMMDD_HHmmss

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_INIT_MASK

This corresponds to the INIT_MASK keyword in the MET tc_stat config file. For more information, please refer to the MET User’s Guide .

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_INIT_STR_EXC_NAME

Specify the value for ‘init_str_exc_name’ in the MET configuration file for TCStat.

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_INIT_STR_EXC_VAL

Specify the value for ‘init_str_exc_val’ in the MET configuration file for TCStat.

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_INIT_STR_NAME

This corresponds to the INIT_STR_NAME keyword in the MET tc_stat config file. Please refer to the MET User’s Guide for more details.

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_INIT_STR_VAL

This corresponds to the INIT_STR_VAL keyword in the MET tc_stat config file. Please refer to the MET User’s Guide for more information.

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_INIT_THRESH_NAME

Specify the string names of the columns for stratification by threshold with the MET tc_stat tool.

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_INIT_THRESH_VAL

Specify the values used for thresholding the columns specified in the TC_STAT_INIT_THRESH_NAME option for use with the MET tc_stat tool.

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_INPUT_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TC_STAT_LOOKIN_DIR.

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_JOB_ARGS

Specify expressions for the MET tc_stat tool to execute.

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_JOBS_LIST

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TC_STAT_JOB_ARGS.

TC_STAT_LANDFALL

Specify whether only those points occurring near landfall should be retained when using the MET tc_stat tool. Acceptable values: True/False

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_LANDFALL_BEG

Specify the beginning of the landfall window for use with the MET tc_stat tool. Acceptable formats: HH, HHmmss

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_LANDFALL_END

Specify the end of the landfall window for use with the MET tc_stat tool. Acceptable formats: HH, HHmmss

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_LEAD

Specify the lead times to stratify by when using the MET tc_stat tool. Acceptable formats: HH, HHmmss

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_LEAD_REQ

Specify the LEAD_REQ when using the MET tc_stat tool.

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_LOOKIN_DIR

Specify the input directory where the MET tc_stat tool will look for files.

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_MATCH_POINTS

Specify whether only those points common to both the ADECK and BDECK tracks should be written out or not when using the MET tc_stat tool. Acceptable values: True/False

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_MET_CONFIG_OVERRIDES

Override any variables in the MET configuration file that are not supported by the wrapper. This should be set to the full variable name and value that you want to override, including the equal sign and the ending semi-colon. The value is directly appended to the end of the wrapped MET config file.

Example: TC_STAT_MET_CONFIG_OVERRIDES = desc = “override_desc”; model = “override_model”;

See Overriding Unsupported MET config file settings for more information

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_OUTPUT_DIR

Specify the output directory where the MET tc_stat tool will write files.

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_RUN_VIA

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please set TC_STAT_CONFIG_FILE to run using a config file and leave it unset to run via the command line.

Old: Specify the method for running the MET tc_stat tool. Acceptable values: CONFIG. If left blank (unset), tc_stat will run via the command line.

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_SKIP_IF_OUTPUT_EXISTS

If True, do not run app if output file already exists. Set to False to overwrite files.

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_STORM_ID

Set the STORM_ID(s) of interest with the MET tc_stat tool.

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_STORM_NAME

Set the environment variable STORM_NAME for use with the MET tc_stat tool.

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_TRACK_WATCH_WARN

Specify which watches and warnings to stratify over when using the MET tc_stat tool. Acceptable values: HUWARN, HUWATCH, TSWARN, TSWATCH, ALLIf left blank (unset), no stratification will be done.

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_VALID_BEG

Specify a comma separated list of beginning valid times to stratify with when using the MET tc_stat tool. Acceptable formats: YYYYMMDD_HH, YYYYMMDD_HHmmss

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_VALID_END

Specify a comma separated list of ending valid times to stratify with when using the MET tc_stat tool. Acceptable formats: YYYYMMDD_HH, YYYYMMDD_HHmmss

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_VALID_EXCLUDE

Specify a comma separated list of valid times to exclude from the stratification with when using the MET tc_stat tool. Acceptable formats: YYYYMMDD_HH, YYYYMMDD_HHmmss

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_VALID_HOUR

This corresponds to the VALID_HOUR keyword in the MET tc_stat config file. For more information, please refer to the MET User’s Guide.

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_VALID_INCLUDE

Specify a comma separated list of valid times to include in the stratification with when using the MET tc_stat tool. Acceptable formats: YYYYMMDD_HH, YYYYMMDD_HHmmss

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_VALID_MASK

This corresponds to the VALID_MASK in the MET tc_stat config file. Please refer to the MET User’s Guide for more information.

Used by: TCStat
TC_STAT_WATER_ONLY

Specify whether to exclude points where the distance to land is <= 0. If set to TRUE, once land is encountered the remainder of the forecast track is not used for the verification, even if the track moves back over water.Acceptable values: true/false

Used by: TCStat
TCMPR_DATA_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TCMPR_PLOTTER_TCMPR_DATA_DIR.

TCMPR_PLOT_OUT_DIR

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TCMPR_PLOTTER_PLOT_OUTPUT_DIR.

TCMPR_PLOTTER_CONFIG_FILE

Configuration file used by TCMPRPlotter.

Used by: TCMPRPlotter
TCMPR_PLOTTER_DEMO_YR

The demo year. This is an optional value used by the plot_TCMPR.R script, (which is wrapped by TCMPRPlotter). Please refer to the MET User’s Guide for more details.

Used by: TCMPRPlotter
TCMPR_PLOTTER_DEP_VARS

Corresponds to the optional flag -dep in the plot_TCMPR.R script, which is wrapped by TCMPRPlotter. The value to this flag is a comma-separated list (no whitespace) of dependent variable columns to plot ( e.g. AMSLP-BMSLP, AMAX_WIND-BMAX_WIND, TK_ERR). If this is undefined, then the default plot for TK_ERR (track error) is generated. Note, if you want the track error plot generated, in addition to other plots, then you need to explicitly list this with the other variables. Please refer to the MET User’s Guide for more details.

Used by: TCMPRPlotter
TCMPR_PLOTTER_FILTER

Corresponds to the optional -filter argument to the plot_TCMPR.R script which is wrapped by TCMPRPlotter. This is a list of filtering options for the tc_stat tool.

Used by: TCMPRPlotter
TCMPR_PLOTTER_FILTERED_TCST_DATA_FILE

Corresponds to the optional -tcst argument to the plot_TCMPR.R script which is wrapped by TCMPRPlotter. This is a tcst data file to be used instead of running the tc_stat tool. Indicate a full path to the data file.

Used by: TCMPRPlotter
TCMPR_PLOTTER_FOOTNOTE_FLAG

This corresponds to the optional -footnote flag in the plot_TCMPR.R script which is wrapped by TCMPRPlotter. According to the plot_TCMPR.R usage, this flag is used to disable footnote (date).

Used by: TCMPRPlotter
TCMPR_PLOTTER_HFIP_BASELINE

Corresponds to the optional -hfip_bsln flag in the plot_TCMPR.R script which is wrapped by TCMPRPlotter. This is a string that indicates whether to add the HFIP baseline, and indicates the version (no, 0, 5, 10 year goal).

Used by: TCMPRPlotter
TCMPR_PLOTTER_LEAD

For CyclonePlotter, this refers to the column of interest in the input ASCII cyclone file.In the TCMPRPlotter, this corresponds to the optional -lead argument in the plot_TCMPR.R script (which is wrapped by TCMPRPlotter). This argument is set to a comma-separted list of lead times (h) to be plotted.In TCStat, this corresponds to the name of the column of interest in the input ASCII data file.

Used by: TCMPRPlotter
TCMPR_PLOTTER_LEGEND

The text to be included in the legend of your plot.

Used by: TCMPRPlotter
TCMPR_PLOTTER_NO_EE

Set the NO_EE flag for the TC Matched Pairs plotting utility.Acceptable values: yes/no

Used by: TCMPRPlotter
TCMPR_PLOTTER_NO_LOG

Set the NO_LOG flag for the TC Matched Pairs plotting utility.Acceptable values: yes/no

Used by: TCMPRPlotter
TCMPR_PLOTTER_PLOT_CONFIG_OPTS

Specify plot configuration options for the TC Matched Pairs plotting tool.

Used by: TCMPRPlotter
TCMPR_PLOTTER_PLOT_OUTPUT_DIR

Provide the output directory where the TC Matched Pairs plotting tool will create files.

Used by: TCMPRPlotter
TCMPR_PLOTTER_PLOT_TYPES

Specify what plot types are desired for the TC Matched Pairs plotting tool. By default, a boxplot is generated if this is undefined in the configuration file. If other plots are requested and a boxplot is also desired, you must explicitly listboxplot in your list of plot types. Supported plot types: BOXPLOT, POINT, MEAN, MEDIAN, RELPERF (relative performance), RANK (time series of ranks for the first model), SCATTER, SKILL_MN (mean skill scores) and SKILL_MD (median skill scores).

Used by: TCMPRPlotter
TCMPR_PLOTTER_PREFIX

Prefix used in TCMPRPlotter.

Used by: TCMPRPlotter
TCMPR_PLOTTER_RP_DIFF

This corresponds to the optional -rp_diff flag of the plot_TCMPR.R script (which is wrapped by TCMPRPlotter). This a comma-separated list of thresholds to specify meaningful differences for the relative performance plot.

Used by: TCMPRPlotter
TCMPR_PLOTTER_SAVE

Corresponds to the optional -save flag in plot_TCMPR.R (which is wrapped by TCMPRPlotter). This is a yes/no value to indicate whether to save the image (yes).

Used by: TCMPRPlotter
TCMPR_PLOTTER_SAVE_DATA

Corresponds to the optional -save_data flag in plot_TCMPR.R (which is wrapped by TCMPRPlotter). Indicates whether to save the filtered track data to a file instead of deleting it.

Used by: TCMPRPlotter
TCMPR_PLOTTER_SCATTER_X

Corresponds to the optional -scatter_x flag in plot_TCMPR.R (which is wrapped by TCMPRPlotter). This is a comma-separated list of x-axis variable columns to plot.

Used by: TCMPRPlotter
TCMPR_PLOTTER_SCATTER_Y

Corresponds to the optional -scatter_y flag in plot_TCMPR.R (which is wrapped by TCMPRPlotter). This is a comma-separated list of y-axis variable columns to plot.

Used by: TCMPRPlotter
TCMPR_PLOTTER_SERIES

Corresponds to the optional -series flag in plot_TCMPR.R (which is wrapped by TCMPRPlotter). This is the column whose unique values define the series on the plot, optionally followed by a comma-separated list of values, including: ALL, OTHER, and colon-separated groups.

Used by: TCMPRPlotter
TCMPR_PLOTTER_SERIES_CI

Corresponds to the optional -series_ci flag in plot_TCMPR.R (which is wrapped by TCMPRPlotter). This is a list of true/false for confidence intervals. This list can be optionally followed by a comma-separated list of values, including ALL, OTHER, and colon-separated groups.

Used by: TCMPRPlotter
TCMPR_PLOTTER_SKILL_REF

This corresponds to the optional -skill_ref flag in plot_TCMPR.R (which is wrapped by TCMPRPlotter). This is the identifier for the skill score reference.

Used by: TCMPRPlotter
TCMPR_PLOTTER_SUBTITLE

The subtitle of the plot.

Used by: TCMPRPlotter
TCMPR_PLOTTER_TCMPR_DATA_DIR

Provide the input directory for the track data for the TC Matched Pairs plotting tool.

Used by: TCMPRPlotter
TCMPR_PLOTTER_TITLE

Specify a title string for the TC Matched Pairs plotting tool.

Used by: TCMPRPlotter
TCMPR_PLOTTER_XLAB

Specify the x-axis label when using the TC Matched Pairs plotting tool.

Used by: TCMPRPlotter
TCMPR_PLOTTER_XLIM

Specify the x-axis limit when using the TC Matched Pairs plotting tool.

Used by: TCMPRPlotter
TCMPR_PLOTTER_YLAB

Specify the y-axis label when using the TC Matched Pairs plotting tool.

Used by: TCMPRPlotter
TCMPR_PLOTTER_YLIM

Specify the y-axis limit when using the TC Matched Pairs plotting tool.

Used by: TCMPRPlotter
TIME_METHOD

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use LOOP_BY instead.

TIME_SUMMARY_BEG

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use PB2NC_TIME_SUMMARY_BEG instead.

TIME_SUMMARY_END

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use PB2NC_TIME_SUMMARY_END instead.

TIME_SUMMARY_FLAG

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use PB2NC_TIME_SUMMARY_FLAG instead.

TIME_SUMMARY_TYPES

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use PB2NC_TIME_SUMMARY_TYPES instead.

TIME_SUMMARY_VAR_NAMES

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use PB2NC_TIME_SUMMARY_VAR_NAMES instead.

TITLE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TCMPR_PLOTTER_TITLE instead.

TMP_DIR

Specify the path to a temporary directory where the user has write permissions.

Used by: PB2NC, PointStat, TCStat
TOP_LEVEL_DIRS

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TC_PAIRS_READ_ALL_FILES.

TR

Specify the path to the Linux “tr” executable.

Used by: PB2NC, PointStat
TR_EXE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TR.

TRACK_DATA_DIR
TRACK_DATA_MOD_FORCE_OVERWRITE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TC_PAIRS_SKIP_IF_REFORMAT_EXISTS.

TRACK_DATA_SUBDIR_MOD

Warning

DEPRECATED: No longer used.

TRACK_TYPE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TC_PAIRS_REFORMAT_DECK.

USER_SCRIPT_COMMAND

User-defined command to run. Filename template tags can be used to modify the command for each execution. See USER_SCRIPT_RUNTIME_FREQ for more information.

Used by: UserScript
USER_SCRIPT_CUSTOM_LOOP_LIST

List of strings to loop over for each runtime to run the command.

Used by: UserScript
USER_SCRIPT_RUNTIME_FREQ

Frequency to run the user-defined script. See Runtime Frequency for more information.

Used by: UserScript
USER_SCRIPT_SKIP_TIMES

Run times to skip for this wrapper only. See SKIP_TIMES for more information and how to format.

Used by: UserScript
VALID_BEG

Specify a begin time for valid times for use in the analysis. This is the starting date in the format set in the VALID_TIME_FMT. It is named accordingly to the value set for LOOP_BY. However, in StatAnalysis, it is named accordingly to the value set for PLOT_TIME. See Looping by Valid Time for more information.

Used by: All
VALID_END

Specify an end time for valid times for use in the analysis. This is the ending date in the format set in the VALID_TIME_FMT. It is named accordingly to the value set for LOOP_BY. See Looping by Valid Time for more information.

Used by: All
VALID_HOUR_BEG

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use FCST_VALID_HOUR_LIST or OBS_VALID_HOUR_LIST instead.

VALID_HOUR_END

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use FCST_VALID_HOUR_LIST or OBS_VALID_HOUR_LIST instead.

VALID_HOUR_INCREMENT

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use FCST_VALID_HOUR_LIST or OBS_VALID_HOUR_LIST instead.

VALID_HOUR_METHOD

Warning

DEPRECATED: No longer used.

VALID_INCREMENT

Specify the time increment for valid times for use in the analysis. See Looping by Valid Time for more information. Units are assumed to be seconds unless specified with Y, m, d, H, M, or S.

Used by: All
VALID_TIME_FMT

Specify a strftime formatting string for use with VALID_BEG and VALID_END. See Looping by Valid Time for more information.

Used by: All
VAR<n>_FOURIER_DECOMP

Specify if Fourier decomposition is to be considered (True) or not (False). If this is set to True, data stratification will be done for the Fourier decomposition of FCS_VAR<n>_NAME. This should have been previously run in grid_stat_wrapper. The default value is set to False.

Used by: MakePlots, StatAnalysis
VAR<n>_WAVE_NUM_LIST

Specify a comma separated list of wave numbers pairings of the Fourier decomposition.

Used by: MakePlots, StatAnalysis
VAR_LIST

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use FCST_VAR<n>_NAME and OBS_VAR<n>_NAME instead.

VERIF_CASE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use MAKE_PLOTS_VERIF_CASE instead.

VERIF_GRID

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use MAKE_PLOTS_VERIF_GRID instead.

VERIF_TYPE

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use MAKE_PLOTS_VERIF_TYPE instead.

VERIFICATION_GRID

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use REGRID_DATA_PLANE_VERIF_GRID instead.

VERTICAL_LOCATION

Warning

DEPRECATED: Specify the vertical location desired when using the MET pb2nc tool.

VX_MASK_LIST

Specify the values of the VX_MASK column in the MET .stat file to use; a list of the verification regions of interest.

Used by: MakePlots, StatAnalysis
XLAB

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TCMPR_PLOTTER_XLAB instead.

XLIM

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TCMPR_PLOTTER_XLIM instead.

YLAB

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TCMPR_PLOTTER_YLAB instead.

YLIM

Warning

DEPRECATED: Please use TCMPR_PLOTTER_YLIM instead.