Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
tarveras

Visualizing ADCIRC Output in SMS

3 posts in this topic

Hi there

I'm a new SMS user, and I'm trying to visualize the ADCIRC output for Hurricane Isaac, which is in netcdf format. I'm unfamiliar with fortran, and all the different formats associated with ADCIRC output. I have accessed the ADCIRC output for Isaac through the THREDDS Data Server, and the following files are listed:

maxvel.63.nc.xmf

maxwvel.nc

maxele.63.nc.xmf

maxele.63.nc

My questions are listed below:

1) Do the first two files provide information on Isaac's depth averaged velocity, and do the last two files provide information on Isaac's water surface elevation?

2) What is the difference between the (nc.xmf) format and the (nc) format?

3) How do I pull these files into SMS in order to visualize the ADCIRC output and calibrate the model?

4) Isn't there a SMS tool that allows you to directly access the empirical data (Isaac's surge and velocity, etc) needed for model calibration?

Any and all feedback is very much appreciated!

Thanks!

Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello Tarveras,

This is Zack from Aquaveo Technical Support, thank you for your questions. I'm not sure why there is a .nc or a .xmf file extension after your files, those normally don't appear. However if you have the original mesh file you should be able to pull these files in, the maxele.63 will be your max elevation and your maxvel.63 will be your max velocity.

Regards,

Zack

Edited by zfisher

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Actually, there is a much more detailed list of ADCIRC file types and what they all mean our XMS wiki. Hope this is helpful!

Regards,

Zack

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0