Using CORINE land uses

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Re: Using CORINE land uses

Postby gtremo » Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:06 am

Hi all,

I have successfully ingested CLC 2006 data into my WRF simulations.

However, my simulation domain does'nt cover only Europe, but also a part of Africa. Thus my LU_index is null over the African continent ...

Do you have any suggestion to fix this problem ? Is there a way to combine CLC data with USGS ?

Kind regards,
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Re: Using CORINE land uses

Postby winash12 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:06 am

You will need to edit the USGS data programmatically.
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Re: Using CORINE land uses

Postby bergOpolis » Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:16 am

Greetings all,
In the last months, I used some combination of the above methods to successfully use CORINE data and run WRF [V3.6.1]. So far so good.

Just yesterday I followed the same steps (AFAIK) but with a modified remapping scheme. Geogrid runs without errors, metgrid runs without errors, real.exe doesn't give any errors... BUT wrf.exe quits silently (without throwing any errors @ default level 1000) in the first

The last lines before the crash are below. My interpretation is that It has just created the output file for the second domain and then defines the tiling strategy for second domain before calling the solver, where it crashes in the NOAH surface module.... but the strange thing is the second domain does NOT use the modified landuse. Maybe the problem has nothing to do with my custom landuse, but if not that, then what?
Code: Select all
 med_hist_out: opened wrfsurf_d02_2013-06-26_12:00:00 as DATASET=AUXHIST3
Timing for Writing wrfsurf_d02_2013-06-26_12:00:0 for domain        2:    0.08053 elapsed seconds
in med_latbound_in
module_integrate: calling solve interface
 Tile Strategy is not specified. Assuming 1D-Y
WRF TILE   1 IS      1 IE    136 JS      1 JE     34
WRF TILE   2 IS      1 IE    136 JS     35 JE     68
WRF TILE   3 IS      1 IE    136 JS     69 JE    102
WRF TILE   4 IS      1 IE    136 JS    103 JE    136
 grid spacing, dt, time_step_sound=   4500.00000       27.0000000               4
 call rk_step_prep
calling inc/
calling inc/
 call rk_phys_bc_dry_1
 call init_zero_tendency
calling inc/
 call phy_prep
 DEBUG wrf_timetoa():  returning with str = [2013-06-26_12:00:00]
 call radiation_driver
Top of Radiation Driver
CALL cldfra1
CALL rrtm
 CAM-CLWRF interpolated values______ year:        2013  julian day:   176.500000
   CAM-CLWRF co2vmr:    3.7900000461377203E-004  n2ovmr:   3.1900000863060995E-007  ch4vmr:   1.7739999975674436E-006
CALL swrad
calling inc/
 call surface_driver

I'm not really sure how to proceed from here. If there was an obvious problem with my input data, I would expect geogrid not to be able to process it. So expect it is something subtle.

Solved. It was indeed something subtle. I had defined inland water bodies as a separate category (28) to avoid the "hot lakes" problem, however I had forgot to add the line "islake=28" to my index file with the geography data file. Using custom input data in WRF: Not for the easily frustrated.
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Re: Using CORINE land uses

Postby firvain69 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:19 am

hello I am revving the thread to ask if the scripts are available anymore or if there is a newer method
(using wrf 3.6.1 for now)
thank you very much
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Re: Using CORINE land uses

Postby Xurxinho » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:50 am

Hello, first of all, thank you for the usefull information in this post. I have the same question as firvain69. Are the scripts available? Is there a newer metod to use Corine in WRF 3.9?

Thank you very much¡¡
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Re: Using CORINE land uses

Postby khasel » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:43 pm


great post, it really make things a lot easier. unfortunately, i still have troubles. i create the WPS binary files with the convert_geotiff programm
suggested, but i always have a shift in my landuse. is it possible to get the scripts from the dropbox? the link doesn't work for me.

best regards,
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Re: Using CORINE land uses

Postby nafiseh » Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:54 am

I am trying to use my own land cover data in wrf which is ESA land cover products.
I followed all the steps in this website and could convert them to wps format. ( ... input.html) and geogrid.exe finishes successfully. But when I check the output my land cover domain is upside down and goes to the opposite side of my domain.
When I plot my domain, it shows the right one, but when I plot LU_INDEX out of geo_em.. it shows the opposite side of my domain. Any thought would be appreciated.

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