Guide to outputs

The WRF-GC outputs are provided by WRF in standard netCDF format.


Are you a WRF or WRF-Chem user? Most of your tools for processing WRF-Chem output may only need species names to be changed to the GEOS-Chem names, and you will be good to go!

Here are some useful tools for analyzing WRF-GC outputs:

  • Python: Standard tools for netCDF should work. There is also a wrf-python package for diagnostic and interpolation routines.

  • MATLAB: You may find m_map useful for plotting.

  • NCL: The NCAR Command Language (NCL) can read in NetCDF data and create plots based on many example scripts for WRF.

Your system may also have ncview which is a super handy tool to quickly look at netCDF files on your system. Panoply is useful as well.

Can I output GEOS-Chem / HEMCO diagnostics?

Unfortunately, not exactly as GEOS-Chem does. Please refer to Additional diagnostics.

The outputs are too large / how can I compress them?

Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions’s “Outputs” section.