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How is SST computed in the WRF model? (RESOLVED)

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Dear WRF-experts,

I am running a simulation using GFS forecast data.
I cant see a SST variable in the input files (see attached output file).

On the other hand, in the ARWpost ctl file there is SST output.

So I wonder how does WRF calculate the SST? Where can I find information on this?

I'll appreciate any help!



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Hi Lyndz,
If you do not have specific SST data available, the model uses the values for skin temperature (SKINTEMP in WPS, TSK in WRF) to derive SST. I believe this takes place in the dyn_em/module_initialize_real.F file.