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All Topics | Topic "WEAP CLIMATED ARE NOT SHOWING VARIABLES FOR NETCDF - ERA5"
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Miss Maria Alejandra Higuera Barrios

Subject: WEAP CLIMATED ARE NOT SHOWING VARIABLES FOR NETCDF - ERA5   
Posted: 3/15/2024 Viewed: 497 times
Good morning, my name is María Alejandra.
Im working in Atrato river in Chocó, Colombia. I would like to use ERA 5 NETCDF file for the soil moisture method in WEAP. But now I can not read the variables, that is a problem that I had not before when I used the past WEAP version.
May I ask for a meeting with someone to talk about the topic, really I am very confused with the new version because I am using WEAP for my Thesis.

Thanks for yoaur time and your help, sincerelly

María Alejandra Higuera Barrios.
mail: mhiguerab@unbosque.edu.co
Mr. Doug Chalmers

Subject: Re: WEAP CLIMATED ARE NOT SHOWING VARIABLES FOR NETCDF - ERA5   
Posted: 3/15/2024 Viewed: 489 times
Maria,

In order to help, could you please describe the error message you are receiving and what you are trying to do?

If you end up finding a solution on your end, please post and let us know so other users can learn.

Cheers,
Doug

Miss Maria Alejandra Higuera Barrios

Subject: Re: WEAP CLIMATED ARE NOT SHOWING VARIABLES FOR NETCDF - ERA5   
Posted: 3/25/2024 Viewed: 168 times
Doug, thank you for your help.
I don’t have an error, just when I choose the NetCDF in the climate section, WEAP don’t show me variables.
I have using and reading my NETCDF in other softwares and I think that is not the problem, because my datas are good.
The problem is that it doesn’t show variables in WEAP.
Thank you again.




Mr. Doug Chalmers

Subject: Re: WEAP CLIMATED ARE NOT SHOWING VARIABLES FOR NETCDF - ERA5   
Posted: 3/25/2024 Viewed: 159 times
Maria,

Looking at your NETCDF file, it is giving an error because the climate variables have an extra dimension called expver which is giving WEAP problems. The dimensions for the climate variables for a NETCDF should only be time, latitude, longitude.

Here are some other tips from the WEAP help on using NetCDF files for climate in the catchment delineation:

When using your own NetCDF files for land cover or climate: the name for the longitude dimension must be "'lon", "longitude" or "X"; the latitude dimension must be named "lat", "latitude" or "Y." Climate variables must have a time dimension, which must be named "time". The timestep must be either daily or monthly. For climate variables, the order of dimensions must be time, latitude, longitude; for land cover variables it must be latitude, longitude. WEAP is compatible with NetCDF version 4 (and earlier) files, including the use of compression and packing. For more information about the NetCDF file format, see https://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf.

Cheers,
Doug
Topic "WEAP CLIMATED ARE NOT SHOWING VARIABLES FOR NETCDF - ERA5"