Surprisingly, I found no less than

**five**distinct values:

chem/module_aer_drydep.F: real, parameter :: gravity = 9.80616

phys/module_gfs_physcons.F: real(kind=kind_phys),parameter:: con_g =9.80665e+0! gravity (m/s2)

phys/module_ra_rrtmg_lw.F: grav = 9.8066_rb ! Acceleration of gravity

phys/module_mp_nssl_2mom.F:! g=9.806 ! g: gravity constant

share/module_model_constants.F: REAL , PARAMETER :: g = 9.81 ! acceleration due to gravity (m {s}^-2)

The difference is small (0.04%) but the value of such a constant should be, ah.., constant.

That is - unless one accounts for the change of gravity with altitude: already at an altitude of ~32km the local gravity is 1% weaker than on the ground due to the increased distance from the center of the Earth. Question: Is this effect taken into account in WRF? from what I saw, and I am a new user, ELEVATION = GEOPOTENTIAL/9.81 -- this is not correct due to the fact that Earth is a sphere - gravity decays with distance.