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Enabling SST update option in WRF Model run using ERA5 data (downloaded from copernicus)


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Hi Forum.

I am trying to run a wrf model for 6 months using ERA5 re-analysis data. For which I have downloaded the SST and Sea-ice-cover data from Copernicus Climate Data Store | Copernicus Climate Data Store , along with 10m u-component of wind, 10m v-component of wind, 2m dewpoint temperature, 2m temperature, Mean sea level pressure, Surface pressure TOGETHER, say "collective data"

I have gone through the testcase that explains sst_update option as in ARW OnLine Tutorial.

Now if I execute ungrib, geogrid, metgrid, real and wrf, with the "collective data" - "changing the sst_update = 1" in namelist.input, will my approach be correct to get the sst updated along with my model simulation.