[Wrf-users] mismatch_landmask_ivgtyp error in WRF 3.8

Helen Macintyre Helen.Macintyre at phe.gov.uk
Wed Jun 8 07:32:22 MDT 2016

I had issues using ERA-Interim when I needed to update the sea surface temperatures. I had to download the ERA landmask separately and use that as the land/sea mask for SST in the METGRID table. Hope this helps.

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From: wrf-users-bounces at ucar.edu [mailto:wrf-users-bounces at ucar.edu] On Behalf Of Ufuk Utku Turuncoglu (BE)
Sent: 08 June 2016 14:30
To: wrf-users at ucar.edu
Subject: [Wrf-users] mismatch_landmask_ivgtyp error in WRF 3.8


I am trying to run the latest version of the WRF model (3.8) using ERA-Interim boundary conditions (downloaded from
http://rda.ucar.edu/data/ds627.0) but i am getting following error when i run the real.exe

  Noah -> Noah: bad soil moisture at i,j =           37 22  
-5.31028723E-04   7.06315273E-03   2.93480549E-02 7.53371269E-02
  Noah -> Noah: total number of small soil moisture locations =          820
d01 2015-01-01_00:00:00 Total post number of sea ice location changes 
(water to land) =     47
  the grid%landmask and soil/veg cats do not match
  i,j=         119           6
  grid%landmask=   0.00000000
  grid%ivgtyp=          17
  grid%isltyp=          12
  iswater=          17
  grid%tslb=   0.00000000       0.00000000       0.00000000 0.00000000
  grid%sst=   0.00000000
-------------- FATAL CALLED ---------------
FATAL CALLED FROM FILE:  <stdin>  LINE:    2970

in this case, i used ungrib/Variable_Tables/Vtable.ERA-interim.pl as Vtable file and i did not do any modification in METGRID.TBL file (linked to metgrid/METGRID.TBL.ARW) and all the input files are created without any problem. So, how can i solve this problem. Is it related with NOAH LSM? or latest changes in the code itself. Anyway, please let me know if you have any suggestion about it.

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