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Applications pour lire et explorer les fichiers GRIB notamment depuis un bateau (fichiers très légers) In Wikipedia

Several application software packages have been written which make use of GRIB files. These range from command line utilities to graphical visualisation packages.

Ces applications sont conçues pour lire les fichiers GRIB de données météo. Personnellement, j'utilise ZyGrib qui est multi-plateforme et libre (donc gratuit). Sur Linux notamment Debian ou Ubuntu, vous pouvez trouver certains de ces logiciels en tapant "Grib" dans l'outil de recherche du gestionnaire de paquets Synaptic.

  • WGRIB Command line based program to manipulate, inventory and decode GRIB files 
  • Picogrib GRIB 1 C-language (FORTRAN callable) free decoding package compatible to some extent with ECMWF GRIBEX routine 
  • NCEP codes free software (C and FORTRAN library) for decoding and encoding data in GRIB 1 format 
  • NCEP codes free software (C and FORTRAN library) for decoding and encoding data in GRIB 2 format (some template only) 
  • JGrib - Jgrib is a free library for reading GRIB files in Java. 
  • Meteosatlib - Meteosatlib is a free software C++ library and set of tools to convert satellite images between various formats; it can read and write GRIB data, and its GRIB encoding/decoding library can be used standalone. 
  • The NCAR Command Language can be used to read, analyze and visualize GRIB data, as well convert it to other gridded data formats. 
  • PyNIO is a Python programming language module that allows read and/or write access to a variety of data formats using an interface modelled on netCDF. 
  • degrib (AKA NDFD GRIB2 Decoder) is a reader for GRIB 1 and GRIB 2 files. 
  • wgrib2 is a reader for GRIB 2 files. 
  • GRIB API is an API developed at ECMWF to decode and encode GRIB edition 1 and 2 data. A useful set of command line tools is also included. 
  • Ugrib – Ugrib is a no cost graphical GRIB viewer designed for reading GRIB 1 files. The website GRIB.US also aims to provide education on the prudent and safe use of GRIB data for forecasting weather 
  • SmartMet - SmartMet is a Windows tool that reads, writes and visualises GRIB data 
  • Xconv/Convsh – Xconv is a graphical tool for displaying and converting gridded data, and is available for most operating systems. Convsh is the command-line equivalent. 
  • GRIB Java Decoder is a free library for reading GRIB 1 and GRIB 2 files in Java, part of the NetCDF Java Common Data Model library
  • zyGrib a graphical software for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows (GPL3, Qt) to download and display GRIB 1 files. 
  • GrADS, Linux/Unix based desktop application that handles GRIB [1]
  • GDAL, a general-purpose API for geospatial data 
  • PyGrib A python language extension module which allows one to read and write GRIB 1 and GRIB 2 formats. 
  • PolarView A navigation application that includes a GRIB viewer, supporting both GRIB 1 and GRIB 2. PolarView includes a GRIB download service for GFS (wind/atmospheric pressure), NWW3 (wave height/direction) and RTOFS (Atlantic currents) data from NOAA. Available for Linux, Mac and Windows. 
  • OpenCPN Open Source Chart Plotter / Marine Navigator. For day to day cruising or advance route planning. (NOTE: GRIB support is available since version1.3.5 beta
  • CDO (Climate Data Operators) is an analysis tool for geoscientific data with GRIB support 
  • IDV is a meteorologically oriented, platform-independent application for visualization and analysis of GRIB1, GRIB2 and NetCDF files. 
  • SoftwareOnBoard A marine navigation application for Windows that includes GRIB overlays on the chart.