I try to compare the results of me wind direction (fro U and V) and i read in the forum that i need to convert the U and V to the relative WRF model grid.
Can anyone explain to me what it means and how to do this?
I copy the post of samhawkins that explain the issue
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by samhawkins on Tue Nov 03, 2009 3:07 pm
You can calculate wind direction from the component vectors U (x direction) and V (y direction).
Be aware though, U and V are relative to the WRF model grid, so they may need to be rotated to be relative to the earth. This can be achieved by
Uearth = U*cosalpha + V*sinalpha, and
Vearth = V*cosalpha - U*sinalpha.
Also, be aware that if you want to compare this to observations, these typically record the direction the wind is blowing from, in degrees from North, so you need to make sure you compute this from the component vectors."