Re: Turbulent kinetic energy

From: Mary Haley <haley_at_nyahnyahspammersnyahnyah>
Date: Tue Jun 25 2013 - 16:44:59 MDT

You can use the direct method to read *any* variable off a wrf output file. For example, if the variable is called "TKE":

  a = addfile("","r")
  tke = a->TKE

You can then plot "tke" like you do any other variable that you read with "wrf_user_getvar".

You can also use "wrf_user_getvar" to pull off "TKE" directly:

  tke = wrf_user_getvar(a,"TKE",-1)

If you need to do cross sections, you can also do this like you do any other variable. See the WRF examples on cross sections at:

Please do not email me directly if you have further questions about this. Questions should be directed to if you have questions about WRF data, or to if you have NCL-specific questions.

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Thanks for your consideration,


On Jun 25, 2013, at 4:08 PM, Pranav Deshpande wrote:

> I am pleased you CC'd my mail to them.My basic concern is to how should I import variables like Turbulent Kinetic Energy/ Turbulent Stresses/ Turbulent eddy Viscosity into my NCL script to plot cross-section or contours, just like we do for variables like pressure or temperature.
> Thanking You
> Pranav

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