[Wrf-users] Surface area of domain

Siamak Daneshvaran siamak.daneshvaran at aonbenfield.com
Thu Feb 11 23:16:13 MST 2010

Dear WRF Users,

Where can I get the 1*1 deg topo data for the planet? I have seen higher resolution, but the code I am using for tracking storms needs 1*1 Degree and I want to see if there is such data available.

Many Thanks.


-----Original Message-----
From: wrf-users-bounces at ucar.edu [mailto:wrf-users-bounces at ucar.edu] On Behalf Of Matei Georgescu
Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2010 1:02 PM
To: wrf-users at ucar.edu
Subject: [Wrf-users] Surface area of domain

Greetings fellow WRF-ers,

I am interested in obtaining the surface area of my domain. I can do a crude calculation, based on the number of grid cells, grid cell resolution, etc., but I am wondering if there is an actual WRF output variable that better takes into account the varying lat/lon distance (my domain encompasses the entire US, parts of Mexico, Canada, etc.).

Looking forward to any advice.

thank you,

Matei ("Matt") Georgescu
Post-doctoral Scholar
Program on Food Security and the Environment Stanford University
Y2E2 Bldg - MC4205
473 Via Ortega
Stanford, CA 94305
homepage - http://stanford.edu/~mateig

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