Accounting for terrain differences

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kaushistk007
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Accounting for terrain differences

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How does hysplit account for the terrain heights and differences on ground (forests, lakes etc)?
Where can I find more details?
Thank you! :)
hyun.kim
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Re: Accounting for terrain differences

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HYSPLIT gets surface information from met. data, and uses default option if they are not available.
Files in bdyfiles diectory (LANDUSE.ASC, ROUGHLEN.ASC, TERRAIN.ASC) are ASCII files, and you can modify them if necessary.
Please, see detailed information at

https://ready.arl.noaa.gov/documents/Tu ... _fine.html

Hyun
dmitry
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Re: Accounting for terrain differences

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Hi! Do I understand it right that these files in bdyfiles directory are read only in case the required data is missing in the met file? But how can I force HYSPLIT to read the modified terrain (e.g. TERRAIN.ASC) if the terrain variable is present in the met? What is the way?
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