08.08.2016 - 12.08.2016
ResClim/CHESS will host NCL workshop in Bergen!
Dates: 8-12 August, 2016
Location: Høyteknologisenteret, room FLAB3.
Registration deadline: Course is full
Cours web page: http://www.ncl.ucar.edu/Training/Workshops/ResClim2016/
The NCAR Command Language (NCL), a product of the Computational & Information Systems Laboratory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and sponsored by the National Science Foundation, is a free interpreted language designed specifically for scientific data processing and visualization particularly for regional and global modeling such as the CESM, NorESM, and WRF.
NCL workshops are tailored to students and researchers in the earth sciences who are interested in learning how to use NCL to analyze their data. See this sample NCL workshop schedule and list of prerequisites to see if the workshops will be useful for you.
- The workshops are taught by both a scientist and a software engineer, and offer a combination of introductory lectures and hands-on labs. During the labs, the instructors work with students to help them write NCL programs for analyzing their own data.
- Lecture topics:
- Overview of NCL
- Overview of NetCDF and other data formats
- NCL language basics
- File input/output
- Data analysis
- NCL website tour
- Workshops are generally 3.5 days, with the first three days being lectures in the morning and hands-on labs in the afternoon. The fourth day is an optional morning lab.
- Space is limited to 16 students.
See this link to find more information about past NCL workshops (https://www.ncl.ucar.edu/Training/Workshops/)
In order to attend an NCL workshop, students must meet the following minimum requirements:
- Have a basic knowledge of UNIX (MacOSX, Linux, or X/Cygwin), like how to list the directory contents, how to move files from one directory to another, the concept of running programs, how to edit files, how to use ftp/sftp, etc.
- Know how to edit files using UNIX editors like vi, emacs, or nedit.
- Have written code using an interpreted (e.g. Python, IDL, MATLAB) or a non-interpreted (e.g. Fortran, C) computer language. Students who don't have knowledge of UNIX or at least one computer language will likely find the NCL workshop too advanced.
Useful links for participants
- PowerPoint lectures (https://www.ncl.ucar.edu/Training/Workshops/lectures.shtml)
- Text for interactive session (https://www.ncl.ucar.edu/Training/Workshops/interactive.shtml)
- UNIX editor enhancements for NCL scripts (https://www.ncl.ucar.edu/Applications/editor.shtml)
- NCL graphics exercises (https://www.ncl.ucar.edu/Training/Workshops/Exercises/)
- Example scripts used in graphics lectures (https://www.ncl.ucar.edu/Training/Workshops/Scripts/)
- Reference manuals (https://www.ncl.ucar.edu/Document/Manuals/)
Participant list (ResClim and CHESS members have priority)
- Svetlana Sorokina - ResClim
- Omar Elguernaoui - ResClim
- Sunil Pariyar - ResClim
- Lander Crespo - ResClim
- Marie Pontoppidan - ResClim
- Bjørg Jenny Engdahl - ResClim
- Nour-Eddine Omrani
- Fumiaki Ogawa
- Mathew Reeve
- Yuanchao Fan
- Chuncheng Guo
- Susana Reuder
- Mahmud Hasan Granhi