Time-varying SST

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Time-varying SST

Postby dalmar » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:15 am

Hello,
first of all, I apologize for my bad English...

My aim is to reconstruct the meteorological fields in the following conditions:
Tool -> WRF-ARW v3.8.1
Horiz. resolution -> 1 km
Period -> last 2 years
Area -> coastal
For the purpose, I would like to use the NCEP CFSv2 datasets.
The first question is:
Do I need to activate the Time-varying SST (sst_update = 1) ?

If the answer is yes, CFSv2 does not contain the variable SST, but contains the field "Temperature at the level of Ground or water surface".
The FAQ says that "to obtain the SST/skin temperature grids, [..] use the land/sea mask to determine whether a gridpoint is over water (SST) or land (skin temperature)".
Thus, the second question is:
Have I to edit the file METGRID.TBL to import correctly the SST variable?

Thanks in advance,
Marco
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