WRF EMS SNODsfc Snow depth missing.

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WRF EMS SNODsfc Snow depth missing.

Post by delinend » Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:02 pm


I'm running WRF EMS in ARW core, and using NCEP GFS 0.5. One domain over denmark.

I'cant get any value out of the SNODsfc in GrADS. The value is always 0 (zero).

Have tryet microphysics i mode 3 and 4 (WSM 3/5), but still zero's :(
Timestep = adaptive.

All other settings is WRF EMS default.

Hase anyone a hint or a solution.


Best regards

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Re: WRF EMS SNODsfc Snow depth missing.

Post by surgeon » Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:37 pm

I have the same problem. A year passed, and I see that there is still no help on SNODsfc. :(

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Re: WRF EMS SNODsfc Snow depth missing.

Post by Boogie » Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:22 pm

In case someone is still interested in this topic: my understanding is that the NOAH surface scheme does not output snow depths, only snow water equivalent fields.

If you want snow depth as an output you'd need to choose the RUC scheme, which on the other hand does not work with GFS initial data.

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