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metgrid.exe problems

Postby mmeclimate » Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:31 am

Hi,
I am trying to run metgrid.exe with some intermediate files that I created. When I run metgrid.exe, I get the following message:

WARNING: Field PSFC has missing values at level 0 at (i,j)=(109,1)
WARNING: Field PMSL has missing values at level 0 at (i,j)=(109,1)
ERROR: Missing values encountered in interpolated fields. Stopping

If I look at the data at (i,j)=(109,1), everything seems to be OK. There are no missing values there! What could be the problem? What does metgrid.exe consider as missing values in PSFC and PMSL?

I thank you in advance!

Regards,

Michael
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Re: metgrid.exe problems

Postby mmeclimate » Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:12 am

Problem solved!
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Re: metgrid.exe problems

Postby jmperezgodoy » Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:25 pm

Hi,

I had a similar problem, How did you solve it,

I appreciate your help, Thanks
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Re: metgrid.exe problems

Postby mmeclimate » Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:01 am

Hi,

This problem could be caused by the units you are using in your pressure field. Are your input pressure data in hPa or Pa?

Metgrid.exe needs the input data in Pa. If your data is in hPa, then every number less than 1000 will be considered a missing value.

If your data is in hPa, just multiply it by 100. You can add that multiplication factor to your fortran file. Then run metgrid again and it should work.

Please, keep me posted. And if there's anything I can help you with, I'd be glad to!

Have a great day!

Michel Mesquita
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Re: metgrid.exe problems

Postby jmperezgodoy » Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:56 pm

Hi. Thanks fou your time,

apparently this is not my problem because I can run metgrid without problem when the nested level is a single one, when I add a new sub domain (three levels of nesting) metgrid does not work with the same input data)

Should be another thing, I do not any idea about it

Thanks again





mmeclimate wrote:Hi,

This problem could be caused by the units you are using in your pressure field. Are your input pressure data in hPa or Pa?

Metgrid.exe needs the input data in Pa. If your data is in hPa, then every number less than 1000 will be considered a missing value.

If your data is in hPa, just multiply it by 100. You can add that multiplication factor to your fortran file. Then run metgrid again and it should work.

Please, keep me posted. And if there's anything I can help you with, I'd be glad to!

Have a great day!

Michel Mesquita
http://web.mac.com/mmeclimate
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Re: metgrid.exe problems

Postby mlaureano » Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:30 pm

Hi,

I am trying to compare runs for both ARW and NMM using the same NAM with grib2 vtable (Vtable.NAMGRIB2), same domain (except that the NMM one had to have even numbers for e_we & e_sn) and same initialized NAM data. The ARW run worked fine, however I am getting the same error as the other person about missing values (see below). I am new to this, so I guess to check on my pressure units I need to do an ncdump on the original grib files or the ungrib output files? If these are wrong, I am also unfamiliar with changing the metgrid code to fix my problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Monica L.

2009-10-26 10:50:24.552 --- INFORM: PRES at level 200100.000000 already exists; leaving it alone.
2009-10-26 10:50:24.552 --- WARNING: Field PRES has missing values at level 200100 at (i,j)=(1,1)
2009-10-26 10:50:25.182 --- WARNING: Field PSFC has missing values at level 200100 at (i,j)=(1,1)
2009-10-26 10:50:26.214 --- WARNING: Field PMSL has missing values at level 201300 at (i,j)=(1,1)
2009-10-26 10:50:26.214 --- INFORM: Field LANDSEA.mask does not have a valid mask and will not be checked for missing values
2009-10-26 10:50:26.856 --- ERROR: Missing values encountered in interpolated fields. Stopping.

Namelist.wps:

&share
wrf_core = 'NMM',
max_dom = 1,
start_date = '2008-08-19_00:00:00','2006-08-16_12:00:00',
end_date = '2008-08-20_12:00:00','2006-08-16_12:00:00',
interval_seconds = 10800
io_form_geogrid = 2,
/

&geogrid
parent_id = 1,
parent_grid_ratio = 1,
i_parent_start = 1,
j_parent_start = 1,
s_we = 1
e_we = 664,
s_sn = 1
e_sn = 452,
geog_data_res = '5m','2m',
dx = 4250,
dy = 4250,
map_proj = 'rotated_ll',
ref_lat = 37,
ref_lon = -89.0,
truelat1 = 45,
truelat2 = 28,
stand_lon = -95.0,
geog_data_path = '../../../WPS/geogrid/geog'
opt_geogrid_tbl_path = '../../../WPS/geogrid'
/

&ungrib
out_format = 'WPS',
prefix = 'FILE',
/

&metgrid
fg_name = 'FILE'
io_form_metgrid = 2,
opt_metgrid_tbl_path = '../../../WPS/metgrid'
/
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Re: metgrid.exe problems

Postby aslemand » Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:18 am

Hi,
I want to run metgrid.exe with intermediate files. When I run metgrid.exe, I get the following message:

Processing domain 1 of 4
Processing 2000-01-24_12
FILE
WARNING: Field PRES has missing values at level 200100 at (i,j)=(1,1)
WARNING: Field GHT has missing values at level 200100 at (i,j)=(1,1)
WARNING: Field SOILHGT has missing values at level 200100 at (i,j)=(1,1)
WARNING: Field PSFC has missing values at level 200100 at (i,j)=(1,1)
ERROR: Missing values encountered in interpolated fields. Stopping

I appreciate your help, Thanks
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Re: metgrid.exe problems

Postby kurkutes » Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:33 pm

HI,
I am also facing the same problem ...
I am trying to coupled GEM CMC and WRF model. I am trying to use GEM CMC 15km forecasted data as input to WRF model.
I have created the Vtable and successfully run geogrid.exe and ungrib.exe. But when i am trying to run metgrid.exe it gives me following problem. I dont know what is going wrong. Please help me in sorting out this error.


Processing domain 1 of 1
Processing 2012-06-07_00
FILE
WARNING: Field PRES has missing values at level 200100 at (i,j)=(1,1)
WARNING: Field PSFC has missing values at level 200100 at (i,j)=(1,1)
WARNING: Field PMSL has missing values at level 201300 at (i,j)=(1,1)
ERROR: Missing values encountered in interpolated fields. Stopping.
application called MPI_Abort(MPI_COMM_WORLD, 0) - process 0

My namelist.wps file is as follows.

&share
wrf_core = 'ARW',
max_dom = 1,
start_date = '2012-06-07_00:00:00','2006-08-16_12:00:00',
end_date = '2012-06-07_06:00:00','2006-08-16_12:00:00',
interval_seconds = 10800
io_form_geogrid = 2,
/

&geogrid
parent_id = 1, 1,
parent_grid_ratio = 1, 3,
i_parent_start = 1, 31,
j_parent_start = 1, 17,
e_we = 100, 112,
e_sn = 45, 97,
geog_data_res = '10m','2m',
dx = 15000,
dy = 15000,
map_proj = 'polar stereographic',
ref_lat = 45.938,
ref_lon = -101.786,
truelat1 = 45.938,
truelat2 = 90,
stand_lon = -102.786,
geog_data_path = '/mnt/scratch_mp2/chen/kurkutes/WPS/geog'
/

&ungrib
out_format = 'WPS',
prefix = 'FILE',
/

&metgrid
fg_name = 'FILE'
io_form_metgrid = 2,
/

&mod_levs
press_pa = 201300 , 200100 , 100000 ,
95000 , 90000 ,
85000 , 80000 ,
75000 , 70000 ,
65000 , 60000 ,
55000 , 50000 ,
45000 , 40000 ,
35000 , 30000 ,
25000 , 20000 ,
15000 , 10000 ,
5000 , 1000
/

This is the output of my wgrib2 CMC_reg_PRMSL..grib2

1:0:vt=2012060700:mean sea level:anl:PRMSL Pressure Reduced to MSL [Pa]:
ndata=196707:undef=0:mean=101713:min=99692.2:max=104064
grid_template=20:winds(grid):
polar stereographic grid: (493 x 399) input WE:SN output WE:SN res 8
North pole lat1 32.548981 lon1 225.380417 latD 60.000000 lonV 249.000000 dx 15000.000000 m dy 15000.000000 m

I dont know what i am doing wrong here.
PLease help me.
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Re: metgrid.exe problems

Postby AchternDiek » Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:11 am

Hi,

What does your Vtable look like?

Perhaps the pressure fields aren't read correctly.
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Re: metgrid.exe problems

Postby kurkutes » Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:58 am

HI AchternDiek,
My Vtable is
    GRIB1| Level| From | To | metgrid | metgrid| metgrid |GRIB2|GRIB2|GRIB2|GRIB2|
    Param| Type |Level1|Level2| Name | Units | Description |Discp|Catgy|Param|Level|
    -----+------+------+------+----------+---------+-----------------------------------------+-----------------------+
    11 | 100 | * | | TT | K | Temperature | 0 | 0 | 0 | 100 |
    33 | 100 | * | | UU | m s-1 | U | 0 | 2 | 2 | 100 |
    34 | 100 | * | | VV | m s-1 | V | 0 | 2 | 3 | 100 |
    52 | 100 | * | | RH | % | Relative Humidity | 0 | 1 | 1 | 100 |
    7 | 100 | * | | HGT | m | Height | 0 | 3 | 5 | 100 |
    11 | 105 | 2 | | TT | K | Temperature at 2 m | 0 | 0 | 0 | 103 |
    | 105 | 2 | | RH | % | Relative Humidity at 2 m (n/a in p file)| 0 | 1 | 0 | 103 |
    51 | 105 | 2 | | SPECHUMD | kg kg-1 | | 0 | 1 | 0 | 100 |
    33 | 105 | 10 | | UU | m s-1 | U at 10 m | 0 | 2 | 2 | 103 |
    34 | 105 | 10 | | VV | m s-1 | V at 10 m | 0 | 2 | 3 | 103 |
    1 | 1 | 0 | | PSFC | Pa | Surface Pressure | 0 | 3 | 0 | 1 |
    2 | 102 | 0 | | PMSL | Pa | Sea-level Pressure | 0 | 3 | 1 | 101 |
    7 | 1 | 0 | | SOILHGT | m | Terrain field of source analysis | 2 | 0 | 7 | 1 |
    65 | 1 | 0 | | SNOW | kg m-2 | Water equivalent snow depth | 0 | 1 | 13 | 1 |
    11 | 1 | 0 | | SKINTEMP | K | Temperature at ground sfc (from s file) | 0 | 0 | 0 | 1 |
    -----+------+------+------+----------+---------+-----------------------------------------+-----------------------+

This is my Vtable.

Please Help, I am in bad need to get rid off this error.

ThankinG yOurs,
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