Thursday, January 15, 2015

GFS update : Change required to run WRF

GFS Analysis and Forecast System has been upgraded wef 1200 UTC, January 14, 2015. Your WRF forecast is likely to fail if you have not yet updated your scripts. Please do the following changes in order for the run to be successful.

Update your Vtable after downloading from this command/link

GFS file naming conventions have also been changed, you need to download either of the file instead of gfs.t00z.pgrb2f00

You can download any of the file.
gfs.t00z.pgrb2.0p25.f000 : 0.25 degree
gfs.t00z.pgrb2.0p50.f000 : 0.50 degree
gfs.t00z.pgrb2.1p00.f000 : 1.00 degree
gfs.t00z.pgrb2.2p20.f000 : 2.50 degree

Please note that all gridded pressure GRIB files (*pgrb*) will be up to 20 minutes late. Therefore you will have to adjust your crontab to download the files.

Ungrib and metgrid may be successful but failing to change Vtable may stop real or wrf run or you may have NUM_METGRID_SOIL_LEVELS = 0 error.

Please leave your comments if you have any query

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Password to open e-aadhaar Card PDF file

The password to open your e-aadhaar card pdf file is your Postal Index Number (PIN code).

Postal Index Number (PIN) or PIN Code is a 6 digit code of Post Office numbering used by India Post. The PIN was introduced on August 15, 1972.

If you havn't  got  your eaadhaar card, then you can get it from