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How to ouput vertical radiative heating profiles from WRF?

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Jacky Wei

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Recently, I tried to run the WRF ARW version 3.9. I got hourly outputs from my real-case run. I have decided to diagnose the radiation budget, in which the vertical distribution profiles of longwave and shortwave radiation is desired. I checked the output variables and only found radiation at the surface and top of the atmosphere. So, how can I set up the model to get the pressure level output of radiation?
There are a few variables in Registry:
state real RTHRATEN ikj misc 1 - rd "RTHRATEN"
state real RTHRATENLW ikj misc 1 - r "RTHRATLW"
state real RTHRATENSW ikj misc 1 - r "RTHRATSW"
These are theta tendency caused by radiation. Probably you can look at these variables and derive the variables you need.
Hi, Ming:
Thank you for your answer. Yes, I have set up the Registry script to ouput these tendencies. My issues have been addressed finally.