Opened 2 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

#2817 closed defect (answered)

missing variable for soil ancillary in Xancil?

Reported by: pmcguire Owned by: um_support
Component: UM Tools Keywords: Xancil, soil, ancillary, NETCDF, UM, PP
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Is soil_bulk_density supposed to be included in the soil-parameter ancillary creation in Xancil?
I don't see it as an option, and one example input ancillary I have has that included.
I am using Xancil v 0.57 on Monsoon.
My example input file is:
I am trying to convert this from NETCDF to the UM/PP format, and the soil_bulk_density is missing in the output file.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by jeff

Hi Patrick

I suspect that soil_bulk_density is a fairly new addition to the soil parameters ancillary file and wasn't used when this part of xancil was written. As an alternative you can use the generalised ancillary files section to write the ancillary file.


comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by pmcguire

  • Resolution set to answered
  • Status changed from new to closed

I looked at the JULES source code for v4.9 and an example Rose/Cylc? suite u-bb249, and the variable soil_bulk_density doesn't appear to be used.

Thanks for the suggestion of how to get that variable from the input NETCDF file into the UM/PP file with Xancil.

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