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Hi Everyone,

I am trying to use WRF for modelling synoptic data over Australia and the only data source I can find for this region on the NCAR website is the NCEP ADP Global Upper Air and Surface Weather Observations (PREPBUFR format),!docs.

However, this is in PREPBUFR format which is not being read in to the WPS model I am building. How do I get this synoptic data in to the model so that I can integrate climate data in to my WRF model?

Thanks in advance for the help!
There are several sources of global first-guess data that can be used to run WRF. Take a look at this page: