I would like to convert numerous NARR archive GRIB-1 files to ARL. I have multiple months and multiple years of data downloaded and would like to automate the process followed when using HYSPLIT GUI so that I can batch process several months/years (i.e. each month of data would still be converted into a single file, but I'd like to be able to produce 12 monthly files for each year's worth of data). I'm guessing that this should be able to be done with a simple loop in MATLAB, but I'm unsure how to call the narr2arl.exe code from within MATLAB and what information (and in what format & order) this .exe needs to run. Can anyone help?
Alternatively, is there an easier way to do this?