Opened 10 months ago

Closed 9 months ago

#3136 closed help (fixed)

negative mass in set_thermodynamic

Reported by: amenon Owned by: um_support
Component: UM Model Keywords: set_thermodynamic
Cc: Platform: ARCHER
UM Version: 10.9


Dear CMS,

I am getting the following error in one of my simulations:

???!!!???!!!???!!!???!!!???!!!       ERROR        ???!!!???!!!???!!!???!!!???!!!
?  Error code: 100
?  Error from routine: set_thermodynamic
?  Error message: A total of     4 points had negative mass in set_thermodynamic. This indicates the pressure fields are inconsistent between different levels and the model is about to fail.
?  Error from processor: 3615
?  Error number: 24

I recognize that this is a known UM failure point as shown in

I re-ran the LAM forecast a few times and they are persistently failing with this error. I also copied this suite fresh and tried to run it. But I am still getting this error. Could you please advice how to proceed with this now?

The suite id is u-bq536 in Archer.


Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 10 months ago by dcase

Would you mind giving me a path to the log file with the error? Wherever I look I see jobs succeeding.. Thanks

comment:2 Changed 10 months ago by amenon

Thanks for looking into this, Dave. Here is the path:

comment:3 Changed 10 months ago by dcase

Have you managed to run this with a shorter timestep? I can't see one which isn't 75s

comment:4 Changed 9 months ago by amenon

Hi Dave,

As you suggested offline, I ran this simulation by reducing the time step to 25s and it succeeded one cycle without generating the above error. Now I have changed it back to 75s. I will let you know if the same error appears again.


comment:5 Changed 9 months ago by dcase

That's a nice result (I was hopeful rather than confident of that working).

If you are happy, then can we close the ticket? You can always re-open it if the error reappears and can't be solved like this.

comment:6 Changed 9 months ago by amenon

Sure, we can close the ticket now. Thanks Dave.

comment:7 Changed 9 months ago by dcase

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