Trouble Downloading MERRA2 on mac

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Trouble Downloading MERRA2 on mac

by michael.f.meyer » Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:51 pm America/New_York


I am trying to download subsetted MERRA2 data using a Mac (in the built-in Mac Terminal).

Unlike when I have successfully downloaded files in the past on a windows, I have being having issues creating the ".netrc" and the ".urs_cookies" files. When I enter "touch .netrc" nothing appears within the file explorer window, unlike when I do the analogous "NUL > .urs_cookies" in a windows command terminal.

I am wondering if others have had this same issue or could offer any insights for dealing with this process on a Mac.

Thank you in advance!



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Re: Trouble Downloading MERRA2 on mac

by GES DISC - jimacker » Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:05 pm America/New_York


Hello - our staff members with Mac experience are taking a look at your question today. We will reply back if we have any solutions (and we'll also reply if we can't find a solution).

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Re: Trouble Downloading MERRA2 on mac

by mgreene » Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:32 pm America/New_York

Hi Michael,
Thank you for your interest in MERRA-2 data. To better assist with your request regarding data download could you please send an email to the NASA GES DISC Help Desk,
at thank you

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