We use a rose suite to monitor the output from long running climate suites. The way this is set up at the moment is as a daily cycling suite with a clock trigger at ~05:00 (so it is finished by the time people start work). Crucially, unlike most NWP use cases where you want the suite to get a speicific cycle of the model suite, in our use case we update the cache of files produced so far and then plot these.
However, at the moment, the user needs to set the start cycle to today’s date manually when first running to prevent lots of old cycles running unnecessarily.
What I would like is for it just to start on todays date automatically. I think that using clock-expire could be a work around for this, but it would need a number of suicide triggers inserted into the suite to cancel all of the tape retrieves and plotting tasks. I also worry that this could be very inefficient if the date is a long way in the past.
Is there a good way to do this? Possibly using Jinja to set the start-cycle from today’s date?