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(RESOLVED) ./geogrid.exe error: could not open path-to-static-data/index

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khan@khan:~/Downloads/wrf4/WPS$ ./geogrid.exe
Parsed 28 entries in GEOGRID.TBL
Processing domain 1 of 1
ERROR: Could not open /home/khan/Downloads/wrf4/geog/modis_landuse_20class_30s_with_lakes/index


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Please take a look at your directory /home/khan/Downloads/wrf4/geog/modis_landuse_20class_30s_with_lakes/ and see what files you have there. Apparently geogrid cannot access the 'index' file. I am suspicious that you may not specify the correct path for the static data.
I had a similar problem. Ming Chen's reply reminded me to check the existence of the file.

It turns out that I used the lowest resolution package file, which has 5-arc-minute data. It doesn't have the 30-arc-second data. Even if I set `geo_data_res` to '5m', it still tries to look for the "30s" data.

So I replaced it with the highest resolution package. It worked!

Geo static data is at:

I am having a similar issue:

jbroderick@jack-laptop:~/Documents/InverSOL/SolarPrediction/wrfsolar-1.2.4/WPS$ ./geogrid.exe
Parsed 28 entries in GEOGRID.TBL
Processing domain 1 of 2
ERROR: Could not open ~/Documents/InverSOL/SolarPrediction/wrfsolar-1.2.4/Build_WRF/WPS_GEOG/topo_gmted2010_30s/index
application called MPI_Abort(MPI_COMM_WORLD, 21936) - process 0

I have checked to make sure that the directory that it is looking for the data in is not empty and that there is a file with the name "index" in it:

jbroderick@jack-laptop:~/Documents/InverSOL/SolarPrediction/wrfsolar-1.2.4/WPS$ ls ~/Documents/InverSOL/SolarPrediction/wrfsolar-1.2.4/Build_WRF/WPS_GEOG/topo_gmted2010_30s/
00001-01200.00001-01200 07201-08400.01201-02400 14401-15600.02401-03600 21601-22800.03601-04800 28801-30000.04801-06000 36001-37200.06001-07200
00001-01200.01201-02400 07201-08400.02401-03600 14401-15600.03601-04800 21601-22800.04801-06000 28801-30000.06001-07200 36001-37200.07201-08400
00001-01200.02401-03600 07201-08400.03601-04800 14401-15600.04801-06000 21601-22800.06001-07200 28801-30000.07201-08400 36001-37200.08401-09600

jbroderick@jack-laptop:~/Documents/InverSOL/SolarPrediction/wrfsolar-1.2.4/WPS$ ls ~/Documents/InverSOL/SolarPrediction/wrfsolar-1.2.4/Build_WRF/WPS_GEOG/topo_gmted2010_30s/index



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Hi Jack,
I would first like to apologize for the very long delay in response. It seems as though your post must have been overlooked by the person responsible for this section. Have you been able to get past your problem?