Various software tools for the analysis of observational data and model output were developed in the RETRO project. Some of these have been extensively used in other projects such as the international model intercomparison activities ACCENT/IPCC Photocomp or the TFHTAP multi-model intercomparison study. The tools listed below are provided without warranty and we assume no responsibility for their functioning. Documentation is usually included with each software package, but the completeness of documentation varies.
idl_lib_mgs_042008.tgz: General purpose IDL library including several routines to handle netcdf data (version of 08 April 2008).
HDF2IDL: A program to read HDF data files into IDL structures.
MGS_Regrid (V2): A tool for interpolating model output onto different horizontal resolutions.
GRIB2NC: A tool to convert GRIB data files into netcdf format.
GTE programs: A suite of programs to reformat and analyse data from the NASA Global Tropospheric Experiment campaigns.
Various tools for diagnosing emission files
Nick's validation tools
All of these tools and many other data sets are accessible through the RETRO ftp server.