Creates a Level 3 bin file from one or more Level 2 input files.


SeaDAS-Toolbox -> SeaDAS Processors -> l2bin

GUI Usage
Command Line Usage

GUI Usage

UI Element Name Type Description Required/Optional Default Value
ifile ifile input filename/filelist Required
ofile ofile output bin filename Required
l3bprod string bin products
        Set to "ALL" or "all" for all L2 products in 1st input file.
        Use ':' or ',' or ' ' as delimiters.
        Use ';' or '=' to delineate minimum values.
Optional all products
prodtype string product type (Set to "regional" to bin all scans.) Optional day
resolution string bin resolution
        HH - 50m
        HQ - 100 m
        Q - 250m
        H  - 0.5km
        1  - 1.1km
        2  - 2.3km
        4  - 4.6km
        9  - 9.2km
        18 - 18.5km
        36 - 36km
        HD - 0.5 degree
        1D - 1 degree
Optional H
flaguse string flags masked Optional [see /SENSOR/l2bin_defaults.par]
sday int start datadate (YYYYDDD) [ignored for "regional" prodtype] Optional
eday int end datadate (YYYYDDD) [ignored for "regional" prodtype] Optional
suite string Optional
pversion string production version Optional unspecified
rowgroup int number of bin rows to process at once Optional -1
qual_prod string quality product field name Optional
qual_max int maximum acceptable quality Optional 2
oformat string defines output format:
        hdf4:    output a HDF4 file
        netcdf4: output a netCDF4 file
Optional netcdf4
night boolean Check for SST night processing Optional false

UI Element Name Type Description
Browser Button Button Selects ifile/ofile
Load Parameters ... Button Reads in previously saved parameters and populates the fields in GUI.
Store Parameters ... Button Saves the current arguments in GUI in a file.
Run Button Executes the l2bin command with arguments provided in the UI.
Cancel Button Closes current processor GUI.
Apply Button Makes current arguments effective.
Open in SeaDAS Checkbox If selected, the ofile will be added to the open products list right after its generation.
? Button Displays the help content of the current command.

Command Line Usage

l2bin 7.0.4 (Apr  4 2023 11:27:55)
Usage: l2bin argument-list

  The argument-list is a set of keyword=value pairs. The arguments can
  be specified on the commandline, or put into a parameter file, or the
  two methods can be used together, with commandline over-riding.

  return value: 0=OK, 1=error, 110=north,south,east,west does not intersect
  file data.

The list of valid keywords follows:

   help (boolean) (alias=h) (default=false) = print usage information
   version (boolean) (default=false) = print the version
   dump_options (boolean) (default=false) = print
        information about each option
   dump_options_paramfile (ofile) = print
        information about each option to paramfile
   dump_options_xmlfile (ofile) = print
        information about each option to XML file
   par (ifile) (alias=parfile) = input parameter file
   ifile (ifile) (alias=infile) = input L2 file name
   ofile (ofile) (default=output) = output file name
   fileuse (ofile) = write the filenames of the the input files used to this file
   suite (string) = suite for default parameters
   qual_prod (string) = quality product field name
   deflate (int) (default=5) = deflation level.  0=off or 1=low through 9=high
   verbose (boolean) (default=off) = Allow more verbose screen messages
   night (boolean) (default=off) = set to 1 for SST night processing
   qual_max (int) (default=2) = maximum acceptable quality
   rowgroup (int) (default=-1) = # of bin rows to process at once.
   sday (int) (default=1970001) = start datadate (YYYYDDD) [ignored for "regional" prodtype]
   eday (int) (default=2038018) = end datadate (YYYYDDD) [ignored for "regional" prodtype]
   latnorth (float) (default=90) = northern most latitude
   latsouth (float) (default=-90) = southern most latitude
   loneast (float) (default=0) = eastern most longitude
   lonwest (float) (default=0) = western most longitude
   minobs (int) (default=0) = required minimum number of observations
   delta_crossing_time (float) (default=0.0) = equator crossing time delta in minutes
         Caveat...if zero, the sensor default equator crossing time will be used
         This is not necessarily noon
   resolution (string) (alias=resolve) (default=H) = bin resolution
         H: 0.5km
         Q: 250m
        HQ: 100m
        HH: 50m
         1: 1.1km
         2: 2.3km
         4: 4.6km
         9: 9.2km
        18: 18.5km
        36: 36km
        1D: 1 degree
        HD: 0.5 degree
        QD: 0.25 degree
   prodtype (string) (default=day) = product type (Set to "regional" to bin all scans.)
   pversion (string) (default=unspecified) = production version
   composite_scheme (string) = composite scheme (min/max)
   composite_prod (string) = composite product fieldname
   l3bprod (string) (default=ALL) = l3bprod = bin products [default=all products]
    Set to "ALL" or "all" for all L2 products in 1st input file.
    Use ':' or ',' or ' ' as delimiters.
    Use ';' or '=' to delineate minimum values.

   area_weighting (int) (default=0) = Enable area weighting
        0: off
        1: pixel box
        2: pixel bounding box
        3: pixel polygon
   output_wavelengths (string) (default=ALL) = comma separated list of wavelengths for multi-wavelength products
   doi (string) = Digital Object Identifier (DOI) string