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Failing to process static, terrestrial fileds

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Dear Colleges,

I am running the init_atmosphere_model for processing static and terrestrial fields. You can see the errors in log.init_atmosphere.0000.out.txt and log.init_atmosphere.0000.err.txt files. My namelist and streams files are also attached.
Could you please look in the files and identify what is the reason for failure?



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The generation of the sub-grid-scale orography fields for the GWDO scheme currently makes use of the 30-arc-second USGS land cover dataset, which is apparently no longer part of the default WPS download. If you download the USGS land cover dataset from and unpack it in the same directory as the other geographical datasets, I think that should resolve the issue.

We'll give some thought as to how we can better handle this to avoid confusion in future. Thanks for uncovering this issue!