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real.exe ERROR: not enough info for a p sfc computation


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Hi all, I was trying to run real.exe, but it exited with code 1.
I downloaded real-time data (fnl_xxxx_xx_xx.grib2) from NCEP FNL Operational Model Global Tropospheric Analysis online data sets. I successfully ran geogrid.exe, ungrid.exe, and metgrid.exe. but failed in initializing to generate wrfinput files.
I attached rsl.error.0000 and rsl.out.0000 to this thread.
Also, I have some confusion about setting parameters in namelist.input which I think might have caused the error, therefore, I attached namelist.wps and namelist.input, too.
Any help would be appreciated!


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The issue is that in your namelist.input file, you have

num_metgrid_soil_levels = 0,

You must have soil information included in your input data, in order to process. Check to see if you do have that data included in the met_em* files by issuing
ncdump -h | grep NUM_METGRID_SOIL_LEVELS

If it provides a value, you can use that value to replace the 0 in your namelist.