Problem Ungrib: Data Not Found- New GFS data

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ism+1990
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Problem Ungrib: Data Not Found- New GFS data

Post by ism+1990 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:01 pm

Dear All,

When downloading GFS data, I noticed that the size of the downloaded files is larger than the old GFS files (Almost double ~ 300 MB per file). When running the command: ./ungrib.exe, I get the following error message:

ERROR: Data not found: 2019-07-06_06:00:00.0000

I searched in the internet (also the WRF forum) for possible explanations to the problem and solutions and this is what I found:

1- Typing error on namelist.wps (- instead of _) [I checked, I do not have this problem]
2- The table Vtable miust be changed [I downloaded a new Vtable table from http://www2.mmm.ucar.edu/wrf/users/down ... _data.html that I tested and I still have the same error ] (see file Vtable (new) attached)
3- Ungrib binary must be updated to another version due to new GFS updates

Can someone tell me how to upgrade ungrib binary or tell me what is the source of error and how to solve it? I would also like to know if there is a way to be notified of such GFS changes or any other changes that may affect the WRF forecast.

Thank you very much in advance,
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Re: Problem Ungrib: Data Not Found- New GFS data

Post by Ming Chen » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:48 pm

GFS has been updated to include the FV3 dynamic core on 12 June 2019. Correspondingly, the GFS data is also updated. Please run WPSv4.0 and newer version to ungrid the GFS data. Let me know if you still have problems to ungrib the data.
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ism+1990
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Re: Problem Ungrib: Data Not Found- New GFS data

Post by ism+1990 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:56 am

Dear Mrs Ming Chen,

Thank you for your reply. The problem is still persisting.

Here are the exact steps I followed:

1- I Put the new Folder WPS4(contains the new version WPS) in my Desktop
2- I Went to this folder using cd /home/osboxes/Desktop/WPS4/
3- I typed sudo ./configure
I was asked to do two things consecutively:
Task 1: "Enter full path to NetCDF unclude directory on your system:"
My reply 1: /home/osboxes/Desktop/WRFV3/netcdf_links

Task 2: "Enter full path to NetCDF library directory on your system:"
My reply 2: /home/osboxes/WRFV3/netcdf_links/lib/

My answers were based on the information I found in the file "configure.wrf" in my WRF folder (WRFV3)

4- I typed sudo ./compile
a link named "ungrib.exe" was created.

5- I copied that link to the WPS folder contained WRF simulation folder that holds the previous ungrib.exe and then restarted the usual steps:
- gedit namelist.wps &
- ./geogrid.exe
- ./link_grib.csh /home/osboxes/Desktop/wrfsimulation/GFS/20190707/gfs.t00z*
- ./ungrib.exe
at this final step the problem occured.

Could you please tell me where was I mistaken?

Thank you very much again in advance!

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Re: Problem Ungrib: Data Not Found- New GFS data

Post by Ming Chen » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:21 pm

Please link the Vtable.GFS included in WPV4.0 and newer versions to ungrib your GFS data.
if you still have problems, please send me your namelist.wps, and tell me where you downloaded the GFS data.
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ism+1990
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Re: Problem Ungrib: Data Not Found- New GFS data

Post by ism+1990 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:08 pm

Dear Mrs Ming Chen,

Thank you again for your support. Unfortunately the problem is still persisting.

At first, I used this command to create a soft link to Vtable.GFS:

ln -s ungrib/Variable_Tables/Vtable.GFS Vtable

I had an error saying that the Vtable doesn't exist. I copied the Vtable.GFS to the working directory of WPS and renamed it "Vtable" and retried and had the same error I had before of the ungrib problem.

Please find attached the a screenshot of my error and the namelist.wps file.
namelist.wps
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Concerning from where I download GFS data, I use a Python script to download data from this server:
http://www.ftp.ncep.noaa.gov/data/nccf/com/gfs/prod/

Remark: I am using WRF Solar (WRF 3.6) to forecast DNI and SRTM data (90 m resolution) to be used in WRF


Thank you very much for your help!

Best regards,

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Re: Problem Ungrib: Data Not Found- New GFS data

Post by Ming Chen » Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:35 pm

Please download the GFS data from
https://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds084.1/i ... g=20190822
then rerun ungrib.exe.
I ungrib the GFS data over the same period shown in your namelist.wps, and the job is done successfully.
The issue you have is probably related to the data from NCEP. I don't think it is a code issue.
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Re: Problem Ungrib: Data Not Found- New GFS data

Post by ism+1990 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:34 am

Dear Mrs. Ming Chen,

My apologies for the late reply.
I tried to download the data from the link you gave me: https://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds084.1/i ... g=20191016 using a generated python script from the same website (download2.py) but it didn't work.

Please find attached the python script i used before to get the data (get_fs.py).

Do you have a suggestion about how to modify my script to get the data easily?

Thank you very much again Ma'am.

Best regards,
Ismail
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Re: Problem Ungrib: Data Not Found- New GFS data

Post by ism+1990 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:43 pm

Dear Mrs. Ming Chen,

I have contacted Mr. Riley Conroy, mentionned in the generated scripted and now everything is fine concerning the GFS part.
He explained to me that this link https://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds084.1/i ... g=20191016 is the link for the local glade storage, and that instead I should access the following link:

https://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds084.1/i ... ml#!access

and click on "web file listing" to get the public repository. (or go here https://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds084.1/i ... ta/ds084.1)
From there, you can select your files and download a python script that will appropriately download the files from the internet.

Thank you very much again Mrs Ming Chen and also to Mr Riley Conroy.

As soon as I make the tests on the WRF part I will get back to you!

Best regards,
Ismail

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Re: Problem Ungrib: Data Not Found- New GFS data

Post by ism+1990 » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:17 am

Dear Mrs Ming Chen,

I hope you are doing very well.

I have followed your instuctions and the ungrib.exe worked but with the following error :
new message wrf.PNG
What could be the error?

Please find attached the namelist I used. Thank you very much again Ma'am

Best regards,
Ismail
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Re: Problem Ungrib: Data Not Found- New GFS data

Post by Ming Chen » Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:39 pm

Please check the GRIB files you linked for running ungrib. This error message indicates that the GFS file for 2019-10-23_06 doesn't exist.
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Re: Problem Ungrib: Data Not Found- New GFS data

Post by Khammir » Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:27 pm

Do you ind any solution for your problem?
'Cause I'm so have this issue.

Thanks

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ism+1990 wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:01 pm
Dear All,

When downloading GFS data, I noticed that the size of the downloaded files is larger than the old GFS files (Almost double ~ 300 MB per file). When running the command: ./ungrib.exe, I get the following error message:

ERROR: Data not found: 2019-07-06_06:00:00.0000

I searched in the internet (also the WRF forum) for possible explanations to the problem and solutions and this is what I found:

1- Typing error on namelist.wps (- instead of _) [I checked, I do not have this problem]
2- The table Vtable miust be changed [I downloaded a new Vtable table from storage companies near me https://gjmoving.com/ that I tested and I still have the same error ] (see file Vtable (new) attached)
3- Ungrib binary must be updated to another version due to new GFS updates

Can someone tell me how to upgrade ungrib binary or tell me what is the source of error and how to solve it? I would also like to know if there is a way to be notified of such GFS changes or any other changes that may affect the WRF forecast.

Thank you very much in advance,

how was the issue resolved?
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Re: Problem Ungrib: Data Not Found- New GFS data

Post by Ming Chen » Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:14 pm

I am not sure which version of WPS you are using. It is possible that older version of WPS cannot process new GFS data.
Please update your WPS to the latest version (WPSv4.2), then try again and let me know if you still have the same issue.
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