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Unix commands on the Glaciology and IASOS systems


To graph aws data

1) Type:

>graphaws aws.netcdf.station.name

and follow the instructions on screen, substituting the actual netcdf file you want to graph in place of the example "aws.netcdf.station.name".

2) The graphics program provides an option to write a "gmeta" graphics file of your graphs. Choose this option to review this file when you have exited from the graphaws program by typing:

>idt gmeta

3) To turn your graphs into postscript format for printing (or publication), type:

>postaws gmeta

at the prompt. This writes a file called "gmeta.ps" to your directory

4) To print the graphs, type:

>lp gmeta.ps


To extract aws data as text

1) Type:

>antarcticaws aws.netcdf.station.name

and follow the instructions on screen, substituting the actual netcdf file you want to graph in place of the example "aws_netcdf_station_name".

2) The program asks you to specify a file name and this is written to the directory you are in. That output file is straight text, although you may have difficulty importing it into PC based programs. If so, try typing

>unix2dos your.text.file text.out

subsituting the actual text file with the example "your.text.file". The resulting file "text.out" should import to any PC software.