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Confused getanc -m/--mission option

by oo_processing » Mon Nov 14, 2022 8:01 am America/New_York

Dear Support,

I'm successfully using "getanc -m aqua -s YYYYJJJHHMMSS" to get MERRA2 met and ozone data for aqua.
I was also using "getanc -m OLCI -s YYYYJJJHHMMSS" for OLCI, but it returned the NCEPR2 met data. I just realized it's incorrect and luckily figured out the correct command to get MERRA2 for OLCI is "getanc -m olcis3a -s YYYYJJJHHMMSS" (also olcis3b). The naming of mission is confusing, I can't guess the rest.
The other way "getanc L1FILE" may be more accurate but not the best for us. Because we are processing many files in parallel, we prefer to get ancillary data ready in advance.

I may be unlucky to find the mission list for getanc command. Could you be kind to provide this list?

Best,
Yuyuan

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Re: Confused getanc -m/--mission option

by OB SeaDAS - xuanyang02 » Mon Nov 14, 2022 10:17 am America/New_York

Here is the list --
"seawifs"
"modisa" or "aqua",
"modist" or "terra"
"octs"
"czcs"
"viirsn" or "suomi-npp"
"aquarius"
"meris"
"ocm2"
"hico"
"goci"
"oli"
"olcis3a" or "3a"
"viirsj1" or "jpss-1"
"hawkeye"
"olcis3b" or "3b"
"ocis"

We are trying to be consistent with the install_ocssw's mission list.

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Re: Confused getanc -m/--mission option

by oo_processing » Mon Nov 14, 2022 10:54 am America/New_York

Thank you very much!
Two more questions: when is terra switching to the new ancillary data set? could you confirm that viirs didn't switch to the new ancillary data set?

-Yuyuan

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Re: Confused getanc -m/--mission option

by OB SeaDAS - xuanyang02 » Mon Nov 14, 2022 12:49 pm America/New_York

Thanks for letting us know the issue. We fixed the problem. terra, viirsn, viirsj1 should all return the new ancillary data sets.

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Re: Confused getanc -m/--mission option

by oo_processing » Mon Nov 14, 2022 4:32 pm America/New_York

Yes, they're returning the new data sets now.

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