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NAME

       ncecat - netCDF Ensemble Concatenator

SYNTAX

       ncecat  [-3]  [-4]  [-5] [-6] [-7] [-A] [--bfr sz_byt][-C][-c][--cnk_byt sz_byt][--cnk_csh
       sz_byt][--cnk_dmn nm,sz_lmn] [--cnk_map map] [--cnk_min sz_byt] [--cnk_plc plc] [--cnk_scl
       sz_lmn][-D  dbg_lvl]  [-d  dim,[  min][,[  max]]]  [-F]  [--fl_fmt=fmt]  [-G  gpe_dsc] [-g
       grp[,...]]  [--gag] [--glb att_name= att_val]]  [-h]  [--hdr_pad  sz_byt][--hpss_try]  [-L
       dfl_lvl]   [-l   path]  [-M]  [--mrd]  [--msa]  [-n  loop]  [--no_cll_msr]  [--no_frm_trm]
       [--no_tmp_fl] [-O] [-p path] [--ppc var1[, var2[,...]]= prc]] [-R]  [-r]  [--ram_all]  [-t
       thr_nbr] [-u ulm_nm] [--unn] [-v var[,...]]  [-X box] [-x] input-files output-file

DESCRIPTION

       ncecat  concatenates  an arbitrary number of input files into a single output file.  Input
       files are glued together by creating a record dimension in the output file.   Input  files
       must  be the same size.  Each input file is stored consecutively as a single record in the
       output file.  Each variable (except coordinate variables) in each input file  becomes  one
       record   in  the  same  variable  in  the  output  file.   Coordinate  variables  are  not
       concatenated, they are instead simply copied from the first input file to the output-file.
       Thus, the size of the output file is the sum of the sizes of the input files.

       Consider  five  realizations, 85a.nc, 85b.nc,...  85e.nc of 1985 predictions from the same
       climate model.  Then ncecat 85?.nc 85_ens.nc glues the  individual  realizations  together
       into  the  single  file,  85_ens.nc.  If an input variable was dimensioned [ lat, lon], it
       will have dimensions [ record, lat, lon] in the output file.  A restriction of  ncecat  is
       that  the  hyperslabs  of  the  processed  variables  must  be the same from file to file.
       Normally this means all the input files are the same size, and contain data  on  different
       realizations of the same variables.

EXAMPLES

       Consider  a  model  experiment  which generated five realizations of one year of data, say
       1985.  You can imagine that the experimenter slightly perturbs the initial  conditions  of
       the  problem  before  generating  each new solution.  Assume each file contains all twelve
       months (a seasonal cycle) of data and we want to produce a single file containing all  the
       seasonal  cycles.  Here the numeric filename suffix denotes the experiment number (not the
       month):
              ncecat 85_01.nc 85_02.nc 85_03.nc 85_04.nc 85_05.nc 85.nc
              ncecat 85_0[1-5].nc 85.nc
              ncecat -n 5,2,1 85_01.nc 85.nc
       These three commands produce identical answers.  The output file, 85.nc, is five times the
       size  as  a single input-file.  It contains 60 months of data (which might or might not be
       stored in the record dimension, depending on the input files).

AUTHOR

       NCO manual pages written by Charlie Zender and originally formatted by Brian Mays.

REPORTING BUGS

       Report bugs to <http://sf.net/bugs/?group_id=3331>.

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 1995-2018 Charlie Zender
       This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is NO  warranty;  not
       even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

SEE ALSO

       The  full  documentation  for  NCO  is maintained as a Texinfo manual called the NCO Users
       Guide.  Because NCO is mathematical in nature, the  documentation  includes  TeX-intensive
       portions   not  viewable  on  character-based  displays.   Hence  the  only  complete  and
       authoritative versions of the  NCO  Users  Guide  are  the  PDF  (recommended),  DVI,  and
       Postscript   versions  at  <http://nco.sf.net/nco.pdf>,  <http://nco.sf.net/nco.dvi>,  and
       <http://nco.sf.net/nco.ps>,  respectively.   HTML  and  XML  versions  are  available   at
       <http://nco.sf.net/nco.html> and <http://nco.sf.net/nco.xml>, respectively.

       If the info and NCO programs are properly installed at your site, the command

              info nco

       should give you access to the complete manual, except for the TeX-intensive portions.

       ncap(1),  ncap2(1),  ncatted(1),  ncbo(1),  ncclimo(1),  nces(1),  ncecat(1),  ncflint(1),
       ncks(1), nco(1), ncpdq(1), ncra(1), ncrcat(1), ncremap(1), ncrename(1), ncwa(1)

HOMEPAGE

       The NCO homepage at <http://nco.sf.net> contains more information.

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