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WRF Modeling System Known Problems and Fixes

WRF Version 3.6.1 was released on August 14, 2014.

WRF Version 3.6.1

(Posted 10/15/2014)

Problem: Trouble Building WRFV3 for Various Compilers, and testing on IBM Platforms

Solution: Download this tar file
You will need to place the files in the following directories:
   Makefile - in the top WRFV3/ directory
   fortran_2003_fflush_test.F - in the WRFV3/tools/ directory
   fortran_2003_flush_test.F - in the WRFV3/tools/ directory
   configure -in the top WRFV3/ directory
   module_wrf_error.F - in the WRFV3/frame/ directory
Once you have these files in the right places, do a 'clean -a', then reconfigure and recompile WRFV3.

Compilation Troubles (Posted 10/15/2014)

Problem: There is an additional space between 'mpi_x_comm_size' and the opening parentheses in one of the if-def lines in the 'module_io_quilt.F' file. This causes the compile to break for some compilations, since the substitution pattern is not found.

Solution:Replace with this newer version of module_io_quilt.F. Place in the WRFV3/frame/ directory and change the name to 'module_io_quilt.F', then recompile code (no need to do a 'clean -a' or to reconfigure).

Building WRF Serially (Posted 10/15/2014)

Problem: WRF is not capable of building serially with no nest.

Solution: Replace with this version of mediation_feedback_domain.F. This has some additional code that will now allow it to build serially with no nest. Place in the WRFV3/share/ directory and rename to 'mediation_feedback_domain.F', then recompile the code (there is no need to do a 'clean -a' or to reconfigure).

IBM Compilers (Posted 10/15/2014)

Problem: Some IBM compilers (particularly older ones) complain that the code is too complex to build (referring specifically to 'module_first_rk_step_part1.o).

Solution: Replace with this version of module_first_rk_step_part1.F, which removes unnecessary code. Place in the WRFV3/dyn_em/ directory and rename to 'module_first_rk_step_part1.F', then recompile the code (there is no need to do a 'clean -a' or to reconfigure).

Restart Issues (Posted 8/14/2014)

Problem: Tests revealed that the following options do not produce correct restart results: TEMF, Thompson aerosol-aware (mp_physics=28), and global runs

Solution: Work will be underway to fix these; a fix will be provided when available

MAC Mavericks OS (Posted 8/14/2014)

Problem: Current WRF/WPS code does not support CLANG, the default c compiler on this Mac OS

Solution: Work is underway to resolve this issue. In the meantime, one can install gcc instead

Previous known problems and fixes

WRF Version 3.6

WRF Version 3.5

WRF Version 3.4.1

WRF Version 3.4

WRF Version 3.3.1

WRF Version 3.3

WRF Version 3.2.1

WRF Version 3.2

WRF Version 3.1.1

WRF Version 3.1

WRF Version 3.0.1.1

WRF Version 3.0.1

WRF Version 3.0

WRF Version 2.2.1

WRF Version 2.2