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djaber
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mad-wrf run

Post by djaber » Wed Sep 15, 2021 12:36 pm

Hello,

I have installed WRF model V4.3 and added the new entries to METFRID table. My questions are:

Is the new version of WRF includes the MAD module? If not is the new variables (CLDMASK, CLDBASEZ ...) in metgrid can be extracted from GFS model with ungrib ? or are satellite observations?

Is there user manual that explains the different steps ?

Regards

jimenez
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Re: mad-wrf run

Post by jimenez » Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:14 pm

Hello,

MAD-WRF is included in the WRF release. In the WRF/doc directory there is a file called README.madwrf with information on how to run MAD-WRF. The variables that you mention are usually calculated with satellite retrievals or ground observations. You will have to put the observations in the WPS intermediate format. Here is a link with a sample program (Fortran) to write in the WPS intermediate file format:
https://www2.mmm.ucar.edu/wrf/OnLineTut ... sample.f90

And more documentation here:
https://www2.mmm.ucar.edu/wrf/OnLineTut ... /IM_files/

djaber
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Re: mad-wrf run

Post by djaber » Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:53 pm

Thank you for the answer ! Where can I retrieve the satellite data ? is there open servers for real time data ?

jimenez
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Re: mad-wrf run

Post by jimenez » Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:53 pm

I think several cloud server providers have the data available in real time.

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