Analyzing CMAQ Output


I’m a graduate student and this will be my first time, ever, using CMAQ output or model output at all.

I’m wondering what tools you use to analyze the output. I personally have not used CMAQ, but a colleague of mine sent me some CCTM files and MCIP files (GRID and MET variety). Are there any resources your community could refer me to for knowing what I can gather from these file types and how I might gather it?

Best, and pardon my ignorance!

ioapi/m3tools programs for simple command line analysis (
Verdi or PAVE for visualization.