Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#585 closed error (fixed)

Cannot get new 1.5km LAM domain to run

Reported by: cbirch Owned by: um_support
Component: UM Model Keywords: LAM new domain
Cc: Platform:
UM Version: 7.1



I am trying to set up a new 1.5km LAM domain over the Sahara. I have been successfully running Grenville's vn7.1 12km and 4km Cascade jobs over the Sahel. I changed the domain of these to be over the Sahara desert and have run them successfully to get the LBCs for the 1.5km job. I then changed the location and reduced the size of Grenville's 1.5km cascade job to a region over the Sahara. This is job xftdh. It failed with the error below (xftdh000.xftdh.d11049.t113306.leave), which isn't too helpful:

/work/n02/n02/hum/vn7.1/pathscale_quad/scripts/qsmaster: Failed in qsexecute in model xftdh


Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by grenville


Same problem with the absence of a bin directory where its expecting to find your executable.


comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by cbirch

Hi Grenville,

Copying the bin directory as you suggested in ticket 584 worked and the 1.5 km resolution domain works now.

Thanks a lot, you can close this ticket now.


comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by ros

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

Hi Cathryn,

The problem with the absence of a $DATAW/bin directory has been tracked down to a bug in the UMUI. The variables set in the "Defined Environment Variables for Directories" table in UMUI window Input/Output? Control and Resources → Time Convention and SCRIPT environment variables weren't being exported in the job compile script. So if a variable in this table was used to define $DATAW (e.g. $DATA_OUT) then the script wouldn't know anything about it.

All variables defined in the above table are now exported in the compile script and the problem has been fed back to the Met Office.

If you do encounter any more problems with the bin directory not being correctly made, please let us know.

I would also recommend that you add the following lines to your .profile to ensure that the environment variables $DATADIR and $WORKDIR are available for use in the compile job scripts.

export UMDIR=/work/n02/n02/hum

# Setup UM Variables
if test -f $HOME/.umsetvars_$VN; then
  . $HOME/.umsetvars_$VN
  . $UMDIR/vn$VN/$TARGET_MC/scripts/.umsetvars_$VN


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