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Converting CESM 1.2 output to ARL

Posted: June 11th, 2018, 3:16 pm
by ps1729
I'm having a bit of trouble converting output from CESM 1.2 to the ARL form for HYSPLIT. The arw2arl executable doesn't work, nor does the Convert to ARL tab in the HYSPLIT Meteorology menu. I also tried manually editing the WRFDATA.CFG file but was unable to make it work. Anyone know how to do this?

Re: Converting CESM 1.2 output to ARL

Posted: June 12th, 2018, 11:13 am
by Fantine
Output files from various met models may be in different formats, variable names, and header information. The arw2arl converter was developed primarily for output from WRF-ARW model (in NetCDF format).
You can use the arw2arl converter as an example and customize it to work for CESM data. More info about converting met data to ARL formatted file can be found: ... cnvrt.html