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This download time calculator will help you determine the time it will take to download a file at a given internet bandwidth. An internet bandwidth provides information about a network's upload and download speed, and the faster the internet download speed is, the faster we obtain the file or the data we need. Keep on reading to learn how long it takes to download, let's say, your favorite video clip.

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Downloading meteorological data can be a pain. Servers are under-powered,connections are slow and the "bean counters" figure that 800 GB will storea trillion spreadsheets so who would want more disk space? Can't help withthe last problem but downloading data in GRIB files can be madefaster.

Often people only need a few fields from a GRIB file. Forexample, the GFS forecasts contain over 600 fields per forecast time.Many people are only interested in a few fields such asthe precipitation or 500 mb heights. Assuming we only wantedtwo fields, downloading 600+ fields to get two fields is just silly.

Some datasets have pre-configured scripts to download the data.See Part 2 for more information.DetailsThe http protocol allows "random access" reading;however, that means that we need an index file and a httpprogram that supports random access. For the index file, wecan modify a wgrib2 inventory. For the random-access http(s) program, wecan use cURL. Both are freelyavailable, widely used, work on many platforms and are easilyscripted/automated/put into a cronjob.

&nbsp&nbsp INV_URL grep (options) FIELDS GRIB_URL OUTPUT&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp INV_URL is the URL of a wgrib/wgrib2 inventory&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp ex. &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp grep (options) FIELDS selects the desired fields (wgrib compatible)&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp ex. grep -F ":HGT:500 mb:" selects ":HGT:500 mb"&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp ex. grep -E ":(HGTTMP):500 mb:" selects ":HGT:500 mb:" and ":TMP:500 mb:" &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp GRIB_URL is the URL of the grib file&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp ex. &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp OUTPUT is the name of the for the downloaded grib file

The " INV_URL" downloads the wgrib inventory off the net and addsa range field. The "grep FIELDS" uses the grep command to select desiredfields from the inventory. Use of the "grep FIELDS" is similar to theprocedure used when using wgrib/wgrib2 to extract fields. The "get_grib.plGRIB_URL OUTPUT" uses the filtered inventory to select the fieldsfrom GRIB_URL to download. The selected fields are saved in \ grep ":HGT:500 mb:" \ out.grb&nbsp&nbspThe above example can be written on one line without the back slashes. (Back slashesare the unix convention indicating the line is continued on the next line.) Theexample downloads the the 500 mb height from the 12 hour (f12) from the 00Z (t00z)GFS fcst from the NCEP NOMAD2 server. &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp& \ egrep "(:HGT:500 mb::TMP:1000 mb:)" \ out.grb&nbsp&nbspThe above example is similar to the earlier example except it downloads both the500 mb height and the 1000 mb temperature.Warning: Metacharacters In the beginning, you could filter the inventory with strings like egrep ":(UGRDVGRDTMPHGT):(1000500200) mb:" egrep "(:UGRD:200 mb::TMP:2 m above ground:)"First egrep was deprecated and was replaced by "grep -E". No big deal.Then someone decided to put egrep wildcards into the official level information.Imagine trying to do grep -E "(:UGRD:200 mb::HGT:PV=2e-06 (Km^2/kg/s) surface:)"You see the problem. The HGT level field contains "(" and ")".To get rid of the special meaning of "(" and ")", they shouldbe quote by \( and \). The caret "^" also has a special meaningand should be quoted too. The fixed line is grep -E "(:UGRD:200 mb::HGT:PV=2e-06 \(Km\^2/kg/s\) surface:)"You should backquote all the regex metacharacters including \,^,$,.,,?,*,+,(,),[,],,Sample Script Here is an example of downloading a year of R2 data.#!/bin/sh# simple script to download 4x daily V winds at 10mb# from the R2 archiveset -xdate=197901enddate=197912while [ $date -le $enddate ]do url=" -2/6hr/pgb/pgb.$date" "$url.inv" grep ":VGRD:" grep ":10 mb" \ "$url" pgb.$date date=$(($date + 1)) if [ $(($date % 100)) -eq 13 ] ; then date=$(($date - 12 + 100)); fidoneRequirements perl grep cURL grib files and their wgrib inventory on an http server get_grib.plConfiguration (UNIX/Linux)The first two lines of and need to be modified.The first line should point to your perl interpreter. Thesecond line needs to point to the location of curl if it is noton your path.Usage: WindowsThere have been some reports that the perl scripts didn't work on Windows machines.The problem was solved by Alexander Ryan.Hi Wesley,thought this might be of some use to your win32 users. I had the following problem when running the file as per your instructions. run thisgrep ":UGRD:" and I would get the error No download! No matching grib fields. on further investigation I found that it was just skipping the while STDIN part of the code. a few google searches later and I found that for some strange reason in the pipe I needed to specify the path or command for perl even though the file associations for .pl are set up. (don't fiqure) this works for me grep ":UGRD:" Regards and thanks for the fine serviceAlexander RyanAnother email from AlexanderHi Wesley,Further to my last email here are some details regarding the enviorment I run this all on for your referance. My computer is P4 1.7GHz with 1Gb Ram running Windows 2000 service pack 4Perl version :V5.6.1 provided by cUrl Version: 7.15.4 from grep & egrep: win32 versions of grep and egrep, I found both at provide some useful ports of common GNU utilities to native Win32. (no cygwin required) so far this is working fineRegards Alexander Apparently,&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp INV_URL grep FIELDS perl URL OUTPUT&nbspshould work. Linux users probably will gravitate towards the cygwin system because itincludes bash, an X-server, compilers and the usual unix tools.TipsIf you want to download multiple fields, for example, precipitation and 2 meter temperature, youcan type,&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp URL=" "&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp $URL.idx egrep ':(PRATETMP:2 m above gnd):' $URL out&nbspThe above code will put the precipiation and 2-m temp in the file out. Of course, egrep understands regular expressions which is a very powerful feature.If you are doing multiple downloads from the same file, you can save time by keeping a local copy of the inventory. For example,&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp URL=" "&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp $URL.idx > my_inv&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp grep ":UGRD:" &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp grep ":VGRD:" &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp grep ":TMP:" &nbspThe above code saves two extra downloads of the inventory.&nbspSome people have slow internet connections. A user was complaining about baddownloads. Turns out that the user was using a modem and cURLwas "timing out". The user solved the problem by adding the following options to the cURL command "-y 30 -Y 30" which are found within and options tell curl to only "time out" when the download rate is less than 30 bytesper second for 30 seconds. Glad I don't have to use a modem.Notes for Data ProvidersThe grib data needs to accessable be on an http server. Often this is aminor change in the httpd configuration. 041b061a72


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