MET release notes
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MET Version 10.1.0-beta3 release notes (2021-10-06)
Create new Gen-Ens-Prod tool for ensemble product generation (#1904).
Fix PB2NC to better inventory BUFR input data when processing all variables (#1894).
Fix IODA2NC bug rejecting all input observations in unit tests (#1922).
Fix Stat-Analysis skill score index job which always writes a dump row output file (#1914).
Fix TC-Stat event equalization logic to include any model name requested using -amodel (#1932).
Repository and installation:
MET Version 10.1.0-beta2 release notes (20210901)
Enhance MET to compute the CBS Index (#1031).
Enhance Stat-Analysis to write the GO Index and CBS Index into a new SSIDX STAT line type (#1788).
Add Scatter Index to the CNT line type (#1843).
Add ORANK line type to the HiRA output from Point-Stat (#1764).
Add G and G-Beta to the DMAP line type from Grid-Stat (#1673).
Fix the findings from SonarQube (#1855).
Fix integer overflow in Grid-Diag (#1886).
Fix Gen-Vx-Mask so that the -input_field and -mask_field options are processed independently (#1891).
Enable Point2Grid to support double type latitude/longitude variables (#1838).
Fix the output of Point2Grid which is flipped and rotated with lat/lon to lat/lon conversion (#1817).
Fix failure of Ensemble-Stat when verifying against gridded ECMWF GRIB1 files (#1879).
Fix consumption of too much memory by Stat-Analysis (#1875).
Add check for the start offset and data count are valid before calling NetCDF API (#1852).
Fix failure in plot_tcmpr.R script when a directory is passed in with -lookin (#1872).
Create and publish a PDF of the MET User’s Guide (#1453).
Document the statistics from the RPS line type in Appendix C (#1853).
Treat warnings from the documentation as errors to facilitate continuous integration with GHA (#1819).
Update documentation to reference GitHub Discussions instead of MET Help (#1833).
Update FAQ in User’s Guide with info from webpage FAQ (#1834).
MET Version 10.1.0-beta1 release notes (20210613)
Add the HSS_EC statistic to the MCTS line type and a configurable option for its computation (#1749).
Change -type for Gen-Vx-Mask from an optional argument to a required one (#1792).
Fix python embedding when using a named grid with MET_PYTHON_EXE set (#1798).
Fix Fortify High finding for src/libcode/vx_data2d_nccf/nccf_file.cc (#1795).
Modify plot_tcmpr.R script to support plotting of extra-tropical cyclone tracks not verified against BEST tracks (#1801).
Add anchors to link directly to configuration items in the MET User’s Guide (#1811).
MET Version 10.0.0 release notes (20210510)
Repository and build:
Migrate GitHub respository from the NCAR to DTCenter organization (#1462).
Switch to consistent vX.Y.Z version numbering, from v10.0 to v10.0.0 (#1590).
Switch from tagging releases as met-X.Y.Z to vX.Y.Z instead (#1541).
Add a GitHub pull request template (#1516).
Resolve warnings from autoconf (#1498).
Restructure nightly builds (#1510).
Update the MET unit test logic by unsetting environment variables after each test to provide a clean environment for the next (#1624).
Run the nightly build as the shared met_test user (#1116).
Correct the time offset for tests in unit_plot_data_plane.xml (#1677).
Enhance the sample plotting R-script to read output from different versions of MET (#1653).
Update the default configuration options to compile the development code with the debug (-g) option and the production code without it (#1778).
Update MET to compile using GCC version 10 (#1552).
Update MET to compile using PGI version 20 (#1317).
Migrate the MET documentation to Read the Docs (#1649).
Enhance the python embedding documentation (#1468).
Document the supported grid definition templates (#1469).
Update comments at the top of each MET config file directing users to the MET User’s Guide (#1598).
Migrate content from README and README_TC in data/config to the MET User’s Guide (#1474).
Add version selector to the Sphinx documentation page (#1461).
Make bolding consistent across the documentation (#1458).
Implement hanging indents for references (#1457).
Correct typos and spelling errors (#1456).
Update the Grid-Diag documentation to clarify the -data command line option (#1611).
Documentation updates to correct typos and apply consistent formatting (#1455).
Correct the definition of H_RATE and PODY in MET User’s Guide Appendix C (#1631).
Python embedding enhancements:
Note that the netCDF4 Python package is now required in place of the pickle package!
Complete support for Python XArray embedding (#1534).
Treat gridded fields of entirely missing data as missing files and fix python embedding to call common data processing code (#1494).
Clarify error messages for Xarray python embedding (#1472).
Add support for Gaussian grids with python embedding (#1477).
Correct error messages from python embedding (#1473).
Enhance to support the “grid” being defined as a named grid or specification string (#1471).
Enhance to parse python longlong variables as integers to make the python embedding scripts less particular (#1747).
Fix the read_ascii_mpr.py python embedding script to pass all 37 columns of MPR data to Stat-Analysis (#1620).
Fix the read_tmp_dataplane.py python embedding script to handle the fill value correctly (#1753).
Enhance support for rotated latlon grids and update related documentation (#1574).
Parse the -v and -log options prior to application-specific command line options (#1527).
Update GRIB1/2 table entries for the MXUPHL, MAXREF, MAXUVV, and MAXDVV variables (#1658).
Update the Air Force GRIB tables to reflect current AF usage (#1519).
Enhance the DataLine::get_item() error message to include the file name, line number, and column (#1429). * Add support for climatological probabilities for complex CDP thresholds, like >=CDP33&&<=CDP67 (#1705).
Update the NCL-derived color tables (#1568).
Add support for the NetCDF-CF conventions time bounds option (#1657).
Extend CF-compliant NetCDF file support when defining the time dimension as a time string (#1755).
Error out when reading CF-compliant NetCDF data with incomplete grid definition (#1454).
Reformat and simplify the magic_str() printed for NetCDF data files (#1655).
Parse the “init_time” and “valid_time” attributes from MET NetCDF input files (#1346).
Modify the climatological Brier Score computation to match the NOAA/EMC VSDB method (#1684).
Add support for the Hersbach CRPS algorithm by add new columns to the ECNT line type (#1450).
Enhance MET to derive the Hersbach CRPSCL_EMP and CRPSS_EMP statistics from a single deterministic reference model (#1685).
Correct the climatological CRPS computation to match the NOAA/EMC VSDB method (#1451).
Refine log messages when verifying probabilities (#1502).
Clarify various error messages (#1409).
Fix intermittent segfault when deriving PBL (#1715).
Fix memory corruption bug in the gis_dump_dbf utility which causes it to abort at runtime (#1777).
Add mpr_column and mpr_thresh configuration options to filter out matched pairs based on large fcst, obs, and climo differences (#1575).
Print the rejection code reason count log messages at verbosity level 2 for zero matched pairs (#1644).
Add detailed log messages when discarding observations (#1588).
Update log messages (#1514).
Enhance the validation of masking regions to check for non-unique masking region names (#1439).
Fix Point-Stat runtime error for some CF-complaint NetCDF files (#1782).
Correct the climatological CDF values in the NetCDF matched pairs output files and correct the climatological probability values for climatgological distribution percentile (CDP) threshold types (#1638).
Process multiple output thresholds and write multiple output line types in a single aggregate_stat job (#1735).
Skip writing job output to the logfile when the -out_stat option is provided (#1736).
Add -fcst_init_inc/_exc and -fcst_valid_inc/_exc job command filtering options to Stat-Analysis (#1135).
Add -column_exc job command option to exclude lines based on string values (#1733).
Fix Stat-Analysis failure when aggregating ECNT lines (#1706).
Fix bug when reading the same variable name from multiple data sources (#1694).
Add -column_exc job command option to exclude lines based on string values (#1733).
Overhaul the genesis matching logic, add the development and operational scoring algorithms, and add many config file options (#1448).
Add config file options to filter data by initialization time (init_inc and init_exc) and hurricane basin (basin_mask) (#1626).
Add the genesis matched pair (GENMPR) output line type (#1597).
Add a gridded NetCDF output file with counts for genesis events and track points (#1430).
Enhance the matching logic and update several config options to support its S2S application (#1714).
Fix lead window filtering option (#1465).
Add the new ioda2nc tool (#1355).