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timezone in WRF

semin

New member
Hello. I'm beginner to the WRF model.
I was wondering about the default timezone in WRF.
If I use a UTC-based input, the output will be in UTC, no matter where the domain is located, right?

So if the model start time is 00:00 UTC on 1 October 2021, will the solar insolation or altitude in the initial fields change based on this time, rather than the time zone of the domain I set?
 

Ming Chen

Moderator
Staff member
You are right that the time in WRF is UTC-based. if your model start time is 00:00 UTC 1 October 2021, it is the UTC time, not the local sun time in your study area.
 
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