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Postprocessing

The most time consuming part of the calculation of the climatologies is the calculation of statistical quantities (e.g. monthly statistics) from the original model output. Different tools are used by different groups within the CLM-Community to handle the netCDF data:
 
1.       ncdump
2.       For NetCDF data the statistic tools NCOs and CDOs are free available to calculate different quantities in an efficient and user friendly way.
3.       A basic tool (ETOOL) for calculation of climate statistics is made available by the CLM-Community.
4.       Most of the common visualisation tools are able to read NetCDF files. For some hints and additional software packages see 'Tools'.
 
A short description of postprocessing methods can also be found in the COSMO-CLM-Tutorial.



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