Quick movies by hand

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Quick movies by hand

Post by pattim »

If you're a NCview user, you can call the WRF .nc output files:

> cd wrfprd
> ncview -frames *d02*

This will load all the output netcdf files from a run (domain 2) and when you play them in ncview - it will create .ppm image files from each frame. These can be put together into an animated GIF file with

> convert frames.*.ppm outmovie.gif

...assuming you have ImageMagick installed, which I believe is pretty standard in most Linux distros.

Patti :D

PS: This is discussed here: http://jupiter.ethz.ch/~pjt/makingMovies.html
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