Opened 2 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

#2871 closed error (answered)

Difficulty with input fields for UKCA run

Reported by: anmcr Owned by: um_support
Component: UKCA Keywords:
Cc: Platform: ARCHER
UM Version: 7.3


Hi Helpdesk,

I'm re-running a vn7.3 UKCA job. This is xhldl. I recompiled the model and reconfiguration executables. The model seemed to be running fine up until the beginning of a NRUN, which failed with the error below related to SST ancillaries. I tried to restart the job again (CRUN), but it failed with the same error. I don't quite understand the issue as the model seemed to be running fine, and the ancillaries are all in place. The model output is at /home/n02/n02/anmcr/output/xhldl000.xhldl.d19101.t000013.leave. I would be grateful for any advice.

Many thanks,


Ancillary data file 1 , unit no 30 , OZONE

OZONE file contains zonal mean data for 1 points x 73 rows

Ancillary data file 6 , unit no 35 , SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURES

INANCILA: Error opening file on unit 35 accessed from env.var.: SSTIN
INANCCTL: Error return from INANCILA 1
INANCLA: Error opening file

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by willie

Hi Andrew,

In the leave file it says /work/n02/n02/anmcr/DATA/ANC2000/2000_sst.anc does not exist. I don't think it is under /work/n02/n02/anmcr.

Your tmp directory on /work/n02/n02/anmcr could do with being emptied - it makes searching for files very slow.


comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by anmcr

Hi Willie,

Thanks for looking into this. I don't quite believe that I did this, but I think that I deleted this directory a few days ago as I thought it was not being used. I just checked with ARCHER, and they are unable to restore it. The ancillaries I deleted were for a repeating year 2000 run. Do you know if there is a copy of these files elsewhere?

Many thanks,


comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by willie

Hi Andrew,

The /work directory on ARCHER isn't backed up. If the your files are not in the standard place $UMDIR/ancil/atmos, then I'm afraid you'll have to regenerate them. Maybe you put a copy on the RDF?


comment:4 Changed 2 years ago by anmcr

Hi Willie,

Thanks for your help with this ticket.

Please close it.

Very best wishes,


comment:5 Changed 2 years ago by willie

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