MCIP error when processing WRF V4.0.3 output

Dear all,

I am having trouble to run MCIP v4.5 with WRF V4.0.3. because the model in complaining about the WRF version. This is the error:

*** SUBROUTINE: SETUP
***   UNKNOWN OR UNSUPPORTED WRF OUTPUT VERSION
***   VERSION =  OUTPUT FROM WRF V4.0.3 MODEL

I changed the MCIP code at /src/setup.f90 and /src/setup_wrfem.f90 to also accept the V4 version:

in /src/setup.f90 at line 131
from:
IF (wrfversion(18:19) == "V3" ) THEN
to:
IF ( (wrfversion(18:19) == "V3") .OR. (wrfversion(18:19) == "V4") ) THEN

in /src/setup_wrfem.f90 at line 918
from:
IF ( (wrfversion(18:21) == "V2.2") .OR. (wrfversion(18:19) >= "V3") ) THEN

to:
IF ( (wrfversion(18:21) == “V2.2”) .OR. (wrfversion(18:19) >= “V3”) &
.OR. (wrfversion(18:19) >= “V4”)) THEN

My question is, if I make this changes, MCIP will keep its consistency or I will problems?
My WRF V4.0.3 is with terrain following sigma levels and not with hybrid vertical levels.

Here is the link to the github issue that I opened

Thank you so much for your help

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As long as you are not using the hybrid vertical coordinate in WRF (that is, the hybrid option is set to “0”), then I think you will be fine. MCIP is not yet set up to handle the hybrid vertical coordinate. The next release of MCIP (which will accompany CMAQv5.3) will support WRFv4.0+ and the hybrid vertical coordinate.

Tanya Spero,

Thank you for your reply and explanation.

Regards

Hello @rpedruzzi @tlspero @cjcoats @lizadams @bbaek
I have made the changes suggested by @rpedruzzi but the error still persists. What do I do next, please? Kindly help. Thanks.

Catalyst

Dear @tlspero and @lizadams

I am retuning the processing of WRF v4.1 to CMAQ and I am having some troubles.

My WRF configuration was:
No hybrid vertical levels;
WRF Mosaic with 10 categories; and,
Analysis nudging (FDDA and SFDDA).

I have changed the MCIP code to be able to accept the WRF v4+ as described in this post.

I faced another issue using WRF nudging option grid_sfdda = 2. The error was:

 **********************************************************************
 *** SUBROUTINE: CHKWRFHDR
 ***   WRF FILES DO NOT SEEM TO BE FROM SAME DOMAIN
 ***   VARIABLE = GUV_SFC

 ***   FIRST FILE = /proj/ie/proj/KNRF/pedruzzi_cases/004_MCIP_SouthEast/mcip_input_WRFfiles/wrfout_d01_2015-07-22_00:00:00
 ***   VALUE IN FIRST FILE =        -1.000
 ***   NEW FILE = /proj/ie/proj/KNRF/pedruzzi_cases/004_MCIP_SouthEast/mcip_input_WRFfiles/wrfout_d01_2015-07-22_00:00:00
 ***   VALUE IN NEW FILE =         0.001
 **********************************************************************

     *** ERROR ABORT in subroutine CHKWRFHDR
     ABNORMAL TERMINATION IN CHKWRFHDR
     Date and time  1:00:00   July 22, 2015   (2015203:010000)

So I added in line 1049 in setup_wrfem.f90 these command to identify the grid_sfdda option 2:

ELSE IF ( met_fdda_sfan == 2 ) THEN

  rcode = nf90_get_att (cdfid, nf90_global, 'GUV_SFC', met_fdda_gvsfc)
  IF ( rcode /= nf90_noerr ) THEN
    WRITE (*,f9400) TRIM(pname), 'GUV_SFC', TRIM(nf90_strerror(rcode))
    CALL graceful_stop (pname)
  ENDIF

  rcode = nf90_get_att (cdfid, nf90_global, 'GT_SFC', met_fdda_gtsfc)
  IF ( rcode /= nf90_noerr ) THEN
    WRITE (*,f9400) TRIM(pname), 'GT_SFC', TRIM(nf90_strerror(rcode))
    CALL graceful_stop (pname)
  ENDIF

  rcode = nf90_get_att (cdfid, nf90_global, 'GQ_SFC', met_fdda_gqsfc)
  IF ( rcode /= nf90_noerr ) THEN
    WRITE (*,f9400) TRIM(pname), 'GQ_SFC', TRIM(nf90_strerror(rcode))
    CALL graceful_stop (pname)
  ENDIF

After this, MCIP ran but it returning a warning massage:

MCIP execution is returning the following warning:
WARNING: Vertical grid/coordinate type: -9999 “MISSING” in file “LUFRAC_CRO”

 >>--->> WARNING in subroutine CKFILE3
 WARNING:  Vertical grid/coordinate type:     -9999  "MISSING" in file "LUFRAC_CRO"

Besides this warning, I noticed that MCIP is creating two extra files, SOI_CRO and LUFRAC_CRO. Is this an indication that there is something wrong?

Even with this warning and these new files I tried to run SMOKE and it ran okay with no problem. Then I inserted it into CMAQ v5.2.1 and the model is stopping and it returns an issue with GRID_BDY_2D:

 "GRID_BDY_2D" opened as OLD:READ-ONLY   
 File name "/proj/ie/proj/KNRF/pedruzzi_cases/CMAS_Trainning/cmaq_5.2.1//../smoke_BR_9km_MASP/mcip//GRIDBDY2D_d01.nc"
 File type BNDARY3 
 Execution ID "mcip"
 Grid name "GRIDOUT_BR_9km_M"
 Dimensions: 25 rows, 25 cols, 1 lays, 28 vbles, 1 cells thick
 NetCDF ID:    720896  opened as READONLY            
 Time-independent data.
 Checking header data for file: GRID_BDY_2D

NCVGT: : NetCDF: Index exceeds dimension bound

Can you help me figure it out how to solve this?
Thank you so much for your attention.

Regards

should only happen if the number of layers is greater than 1 (which it should not be, I think, for land-use fractions; in any case, the note in the "ckfile3.f " code is
"other" -- legal but unusual
fwiw, for that.

NCVGT: : NetCDF: Index exceeds dimension bound means an attempt to read beyond end-of-file, which for a time independent file should happen only if the relevant data has not been written. Which is not expected… What does ncdump -h (and then ncdump -v TFLAG) say about the file?

Dear @cjcoats, thank you for your reply.

this is the ncdump -h output:

ncdump -h GRIDBDY2D_d01.nc
netcdf GRIDBDY2D_d01 {
dimensions:
        TSTEP = 1 ;
        DATE-TIME = 2 ;
        LAY = 1 ;
        VAR = 28 ;
        PERIM = 104 ;
variables:
        int TFLAG(TSTEP, VAR, DATE-TIME) ;
                TFLAG:units = "<YYYYDDD,HHMMSS>" ;
                TFLAG:long_name = "TFLAG           " ;
                TFLAG:var_desc = "Timestep-valid flags:  (1) YYYYDDD or (2) HHMMSS                                " ;
        float LAT(TSTEP, LAY, PERIM) ;
                LAT:long_name = "LAT             " ;
                LAT:units = "DEGREES         " ;
                LAT:var_desc = "latitude (south negative)                                                       " ;
        float LON(TSTEP, LAY, PERIM) ;
                LON:long_name = "LON             " ;
                LON:units = "DEGREES         " ;
                LON:var_desc = "longitude (west negative)                                                       " ;
        float MSFX2(TSTEP, LAY, PERIM) ;
                MSFX2:long_name = "MSFX2           " ;
                MSFX2:units = "(M/M)**2        " ;
                MSFX2:var_desc = "squared map-scale factor (CROSS)                                                " ;
        float HT(TSTEP, LAY, PERIM) ;
                HT:long_name = "HT              " ;
                HT:units = "M               " ;
                HT:var_desc = "terrain elevation                                                               " ;
        float DLUSE(TSTEP, LAY, PERIM) ;
                DLUSE:long_name = "DLUSE           " ;
                DLUSE:units = "CATEGORY        " ;
                DLUSE:var_desc = "dominant land use category from classification MODIS NOAH                       " ;
        float LWMASK(TSTEP, LAY, PERIM) ;
                LWMASK:long_name = "LWMASK          " ;
                LWMASK:units = "CATEGORY        " ;
                LWMASK:var_desc = "land-water mask (1=land, 0=water)                                               " ;
        float PURB(TSTEP, LAY, PERIM) ;
                PURB:long_name = "PURB            " ;
                PURB:units = "PERCENT         " ;
                PURB:var_desc = "urban percent of cell based on land                                             " ;
        float LUFRAC_01(TSTEP, LAY, PERIM) ;
                LUFRAC_01:long_name = "LUFRAC_01       " ;
                LUFRAC_01:units = "FRACTION        " ;
                LUFRAC_01:var_desc = "MODIS NOAH: Evergreen Needleleaf Forest                                         " ;
        float LUFRAC_02(TSTEP, LAY, PERIM) ;
                LUFRAC_02:long_name = "LUFRAC_02       " ;
                LUFRAC_02:units = "FRACTION        " ;
                LUFRAC_02:var_desc = "MODIS NOAH: Evergreen Broadleaf Forest                                          " ;
        float LUFRAC_03(TSTEP, LAY, PERIM) ;
                LUFRAC_03:long_name = "LUFRAC_03       " ;
                LUFRAC_03:units = "FRACTION        " ;
                LUFRAC_03:var_desc = "MODIS NOAH: Deciduous Needleleaf Forest                                         " ;
        float LUFRAC_04(TSTEP, LAY, PERIM) ;
                LUFRAC_04:long_name = "LUFRAC_04       " ;
                LUFRAC_04:units = "FRACTION        " ;
                LUFRAC_04:var_desc = "MODIS NOAH: Deciduous Broadleaf Forest                                          " ;
        float LUFRAC_05(TSTEP, LAY, PERIM) ;
                LUFRAC_05:long_name = "LUFRAC_05       " ;
                LUFRAC_05:units = "FRACTION        " ;
                LUFRAC_05:var_desc = "MODIS NOAH: Mixed Forests                                                       " ;
        float LUFRAC_06(TSTEP, LAY, PERIM) ;
                LUFRAC_06:long_name = "LUFRAC_06       " ;
                LUFRAC_06:units = "FRACTION        " ;
                LUFRAC_06:var_desc = "MODIS NOAH: Closed Shrublands                                                   " ;
        float LUFRAC_07(TSTEP, LAY, PERIM) ;
                LUFRAC_07:long_name = "LUFRAC_07       " ;
                LUFRAC_07:units = "FRACTION        " ;
                LUFRAC_07:var_desc = "MODIS NOAH: Open Shrublands                                                     " ;
        float LUFRAC_08(TSTEP, LAY, PERIM) ;
                LUFRAC_08:long_name = "LUFRAC_08       " ;
                LUFRAC_08:units = "FRACTION        " ;
                LUFRAC_08:var_desc = "MODIS NOAH: Woody Savannas                                                      " ;
        float LUFRAC_09(TSTEP, LAY, PERIM) ;
                LUFRAC_09:long_name = "LUFRAC_09       " ;
                LUFRAC_09:units = "FRACTION        " ;
                LUFRAC_09:var_desc = "MODIS NOAH: Savannas                                                            " ;
        float LUFRAC_10(TSTEP, LAY, PERIM) ;
                LUFRAC_10:long_name = "LUFRAC_10       " ;
                LUFRAC_10:units = "FRACTION        " ;
                LUFRAC_10:var_desc = "MODIS NOAH: Grasslands                                                          " ;
        float LUFRAC_11(TSTEP, LAY, PERIM) ;
                LUFRAC_11:long_name = "LUFRAC_11       " ;
                LUFRAC_11:units = "FRACTION        " ;
                LUFRAC_11:var_desc = "MODIS NOAH: Permanent Wetlands                                                  " ;
        float LUFRAC_12(TSTEP, LAY, PERIM) ;
                LUFRAC_12:long_name = "LUFRAC_12       " ;
                LUFRAC_12:units = "FRACTION        " ;
                LUFRAC_12:var_desc = "MODIS NOAH: Croplands                                                           " ;
        float LUFRAC_13(TSTEP, LAY, PERIM) ;
                LUFRAC_13:long_name = "LUFRAC_13       " ;
                LUFRAC_13:units = "FRACTION        " ;
                LUFRAC_13:var_desc = "MODIS NOAH: Urban and Built-Up                                                  " ;
        float LUFRAC_14(TSTEP, LAY, PERIM) ;
                LUFRAC_14:long_name = "LUFRAC_14       " ;
                LUFRAC_14:units = "FRACTION        " ;
                LUFRAC_14:var_desc = "MODIS NOAH: Cropland-Natural Vegetation Mosaic                                  " ;
        float LUFRAC_15(TSTEP, LAY, PERIM) ;
                LUFRAC_15:long_name = "LUFRAC_15       " ;
                LUFRAC_15:units = "FRACTION        " ;
                LUFRAC_15:var_desc = "MODIS NOAH: Snow and Ice                                                        " ;
        float LUFRAC_16(TSTEP, LAY, PERIM) ;
                LUFRAC_16:long_name = "LUFRAC_16       " ;
                LUFRAC_16:units = "FRACTION        " ;
                LUFRAC_16:var_desc = "MODIS NOAH: Barren or Sparsely Vegetated                                        " ;
        float LUFRAC_17(TSTEP, LAY, PERIM) ;
                LUFRAC_17:long_name = "LUFRAC_17       " ;
                LUFRAC_17:units = "FRACTION        " ;
                LUFRAC_17:var_desc = "MODIS NOAH: Water                                                               " ;
        float LUFRAC_18(TSTEP, LAY, PERIM) ;
                LUFRAC_18:long_name = "LUFRAC_18       " ;
                LUFRAC_18:units = "FRACTION        " ;
                LUFRAC_18:var_desc = "MODIS NOAH: Wooded Tundra                                                       " ;
        float LUFRAC_19(TSTEP, LAY, PERIM) ;
                LUFRAC_19:long_name = "LUFRAC_19       " ;
                LUFRAC_19:units = "FRACTION        " ;
                LUFRAC_19:var_desc = "MODIS NOAH: Mixed Tundra                                                        " ;
        float LUFRAC_20(TSTEP, LAY, PERIM) ;
                LUFRAC_20:long_name = "LUFRAC_20       " ;
                LUFRAC_20:units = "FRACTION        " ;
                LUFRAC_20:var_desc = "MODIS NOAH: Barren Tundra                                                       " ;
        float LUFRAC_21(TSTEP, LAY, PERIM) ;
                LUFRAC_21:long_name = "LUFRAC_21       " ;
                LUFRAC_21:units = "FRACTION        " ;
                LUFRAC_21:var_desc = "MODIS NOAH: Lake (if from WRFv3.8 or later)                                     " ;

// global attributes:
                :IOAPI_VERSION = "ioapi-3.2: $Id: init3.F90 98 2018-04-05 14:35:07Z coats $                       " ;
                :EXEC_ID = "mcip                                                                            " ;
                :FTYPE = 2 ;
                :CDATE = 2019182 ;
                :CTIME = 175644 ;
                :WDATE = 2019182 ;
                :WTIME = 175644 ;
                :SDATE = 2015266 ;
                :STIME = 0 ;
                :TSTEP = 0 ;
                :NTHIK = 1 ;
                :NCOLS = 25 ;
                :NROWS = 25 ;
                :NLAYS = 1 ;
                :NVARS = 28 ;
                :GDTYP = 2 ;
                :P_ALP = -26.5 ;
                :P_BET = -13.5 ;
                :P_GAM = -45.9000015258789 ;
                :XCENT = -45.9000015258789 ;
                :YCENT = -23.550500869751 ;
                :XORIG = -198000. ;
                :YORIG = -132500. ;
                :XCELL = 9000. ;
                :YCELL = 9000. ;
                :VGTYP = 7 ;
                :VGTOP = 5000.f ;
                :VGLVLS = 1.f, 0.9983f ;
                :GDNAM = "GRIDOUT_BR_9km_M" ;
                :UPNAM = "GRIDOUT         " ;
                :VAR-LIST = "LAT             LON             MSFX2           HT              DLUSE           LWMASK          PURB            LUFRAC_01       LUFRAC_02       LUFRAC_03       LUFRAC_04       LUFRAC_05       LUFRAC_06       LUFRAC_07       LUFRAC_08       LUFRAC_09       LUFRAC_10       LUFRAC_11       LUFRAC_12       LUFRAC_13       LUFRAC_14       LUFRAC_15       LUFRAC_16       LUFRAC_17       LUFRAC_18       LUFRAC_19       LUFRAC_20       LUFRAC_21       " ;
                :FILEDESC = "US EPA COMMUNITY MULTISCALE AIR QUALITY MODEL                                   METEOROLOGY-CHEMISTRY INTERFACE PROCESSOR                                                                                                                       MCIP V4.5  FROZEN 03/16/2018                                                                                                                                                                                                                    INPUT METEOROLOGY DATA FROM WRF ARW V4.1                                        INPUT RUN INITIALIZED:  2015-07-22-00:00:00.0000                                                                                                                CUMULUS PARAMETERIZATION:  Multi-Scale Kain-Fritsch                                                                                                             SHALLOW CONVECTION:  No shallow convection                                                                                                                      MICROPHYSICS:  Morrison 2-moment                                                                                                                                LONGWAVE RADIATION:  RRTMg                                                                                                                                      SHORTWAVE RADIATION:  Goddard                                                                                                                                   PBL SCHEME:  YSU                                                                                                                                                SURFACE LAYER SCHEME:  Revised MM5 (Jimenez)                                                                                                                    LAND-SURFACE SCHEME:  NOAH Land-Surface Model                                                                                                                   URBAN MODEL:  No urban physics                                                                                                                                  LAND USE CLASSIFICATION:  MODIFIED_IGBP_MODIS                                                                                                                   3D ANALYSIS NUDGING:  GRID                                                         WIND COEFF:   6.000E-04 s-1                                                     TEMP COEFF:   3.000E-04 s-1                                                     MOIS COEFF:   1.000E-05 s-1                                                     GEOP COEFF:  not applicable                                                                                                                                  SFC ANALYSIS NUDGING:  OFF                                                         WIND COEFF:  not applicable                                                     TEMP COEFF:  not applicable                                                     MOIS COEFF:  not applicable                                                                                                                                  OBS NUDGING:  OFF                                                                  WIND COEFF:  not applicable                                                     TEMP COEFF:  not applicable                                                     MOIS COEFF:  not applicable                                                                                                                                  EARTH RADIUS ASSUMED IN MCIP:  6370000.000 m                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    " ;
                :HISTORY = "" ;
data:

 TFLAG =
  0, 0,
  0, 0,
  0, 0,
  0, 0,
  0, 0,
  0, 0,
  0, 0,
  0, 0,
  0, 0,
  0, 0,
  0, 0,
  0, 0,
  0, 0,
  0, 0,
  0, 0,
  0, 0,
  0, 0,
  0, 0,
  0, 0,
  0, 0,
  0, 0,
  0, 0,
  0, 0,
  0, 0,
  0, 0,
  0, 0,
  0, 0,
  0, 0 ;
}

Also this is the ncdump -h of my WRF file:

 ncdump -h wrfout_d01_2015-09-01_September_W014
netcdf wrfout_d01_2015-09-01_September_W014 {
dimensions:
        Time = UNLIMITED ; // (726 currently)
        DateStrLen = 19 ;
        west_east = 190 ;
        south_north = 160 ;
        bottom_top = 34 ;
        bottom_top_stag = 35 ;
        soil_layers_stag = 4 ;
        west_east_stag = 191 ;
        south_north_stag = 161 ;
        seed_dim_stag = 2 ;
variables:

// global attributes:
                :TITLE = " OUTPUT FROM WRF V4.1 MODEL" ;
                :START_DATE = "2015-09-01_00:00:00" ;
                :SIMULATION_START_DATE = "2015-07-22_00:00:00" ;
                :WEST-EAST_GRID_DIMENSION = 191 ;
                :SOUTH-NORTH_GRID_DIMENSION = 161 ;
                :BOTTOM-TOP_GRID_DIMENSION = 35 ;
                :DX = 9000.f ;
                :DY = 9000.f ;
                :AERCU_OPT = 0 ;
                :AERCU_FCT = 1.f ;
                :IDEAL_CASE = 0 ;
                :DIFF_6TH_SLOPEOPT = 0 ;
                :AUTO_LEVELS_OPT = 2 ;
                :DIFF_6TH_THRESH = 0.1f ;
                :DZBOT = 50.f ;
                :DZSTRETCH_S = 1.3f ;
                :DZSTRETCH_U = 1.1f ;
                :SKEBS_ON = 0 ;
                :SPEC_BDY_FINAL_MU = 1 ;
                :USE_Q_DIABATIC = 0 ;
                :GRIDTYPE = "C" ;
                :DIFF_OPT = 1 ;
                :KM_OPT = 4 ;
                :DAMP_OPT = 0 ;
                :DAMPCOEF = 0.2f ;
                :KHDIF = 0.f ;
                :KVDIF = 0.f ;
                :MP_PHYSICS = 10 ;
                :RA_LW_PHYSICS = 4 ;
                :RA_SW_PHYSICS = 2 ;
                :SF_SFCLAY_PHYSICS = 1 ;
                :SF_SURFACE_PHYSICS = 2 ;
                :BL_PBL_PHYSICS = 1 ;
                :CU_PHYSICS = 11 ;
                :SF_LAKE_PHYSICS = 0 ;
                :SURFACE_INPUT_SOURCE = 3 ;
                :SST_UPDATE = 0 ;
                :GRID_FDDA = 1 ;
                :GFDDA_INTERVAL_M = 180 ;
                :GFDDA_END_H = 99999999 ;
                :GRID_SFDDA = 2 ;
                :SGFDDA_INTERVAL_M = 180 ;
                :SGFDDA_END_H = 99999999 ;
                :HYPSOMETRIC_OPT = 2 ;
                :USE_THETA_M = 1 ;
                :GWD_OPT = 0 ;
                :SF_URBAN_PHYSICS = 0 ;
                :SF_SURFACE_MOSAIC = 0 ;
                :SF_OCEAN_PHYSICS = 0 ;
                :SHCU_PHYSICS = 0 ;
                :MFSHCONV = 0 ;
                :FEEDBACK = 1 ;
                :SMOOTH_OPTION = 0 ;
                :SWRAD_SCAT = 1.f ;
                :W_DAMPING = 0 ;
                :DT = 25.f ;
                :RADT = 5.f ;
                :BLDT = 0.f ;
                :CUDT = 0.f ;
                :AER_OPT = 0 ;
                :SWINT_OPT = 0 ;
                :AER_TYPE = 1 ;
                :AER_AOD550_OPT = 1 ;
                :AER_ANGEXP_OPT = 1 ;
                :AER_SSA_OPT = 1 ;
                :AER_ASY_OPT = 1 ;
                :AER_AOD550_VAL = 0.12f ;
                :AER_ANGEXP_VAL = 1.3f ;
                :AER_SSA_VAL = 0.85f ;
                :AER_ASY_VAL = 0.9f ;
                :MOIST_ADV_OPT = 1 ;
                :SCALAR_ADV_OPT = 1 ;
                :TKE_ADV_OPT = 1 ;
                :DIFF_6TH_OPT = 0 ;
                :DIFF_6TH_FACTOR = 0.12f ;
                :FGDT = 0.f ;
                :GUV = 0.0006f ;
                :GT = 0.0003f ;
                :GQ = 1.e-05f ;
                :IF_RAMPING = 1 ;
                :DTRAMP_MIN = 60.f ;
                :GUV_SFC = 0.0006f ;
                :GT_SFC = 0.0003f ;
                :GQ_SFC = 1.e-05f ;
                :RINBLW = 5000.f ;
                :OBS_NUDGE_OPT = 0 ;
                :BUCKET_MM = -1.f ;
                :BUCKET_J = -1.f ;
                :PREC_ACC_DT = 0.f ;
                :ISFTCFLX = 0 ;
                :ISHALLOW = 0 ;
                :ISFFLX = 1 ;
                :ICLOUD = 1 ;
                :ICLOUD_CU = 2 ;
                :TRACER_PBLMIX = 1 ;
                :SCALAR_PBLMIX = 0 ;
                :YSU_TOPDOWN_PBLMIX = 0 ;
                :GRAV_SETTLING = 0 ;
                :DFI_OPT = 0 ;
                :SIMULATION_INITIALIZATION_TYPE = "REAL-DATA CASE" ;
                :WEST-EAST_PATCH_START_UNSTAG = 1 ;
                :WEST-EAST_PATCH_END_UNSTAG = 190 ;
                :WEST-EAST_PATCH_START_STAG = 1 ;
                :WEST-EAST_PATCH_END_STAG = 191 ;
                :SOUTH-NORTH_PATCH_START_UNSTAG = 1 ;
                :SOUTH-NORTH_PATCH_END_UNSTAG = 160 ;
                :SOUTH-NORTH_PATCH_START_STAG = 1 ;
                :SOUTH-NORTH_PATCH_END_STAG = 161 ;
                :BOTTOM-TOP_PATCH_START_UNSTAG = 1 ;
                :BOTTOM-TOP_PATCH_END_UNSTAG = 34 ;
                :BOTTOM-TOP_PATCH_START_STAG = 1 ;
                :BOTTOM-TOP_PATCH_END_STAG = 35 ;
                :GRID_ID = 1 ;
                :PARENT_ID = 1 ;
                :I_PARENT_START = 1 ;
                :J_PARENT_START = 1 ;
                :PARENT_GRID_RATIO = 1 ;
                :CEN_LAT = -19.70001f ;
                :CEN_LON = -45.90039f ;
                :TRUELAT1 = -13.5f ;
                :TRUELAT2 = -26.5f ;
                :MOAD_CEN_LAT = -19.70001f ;
                :STAND_LON = -45.9f ;
                :POLE_LAT = 90.f ;
                :POLE_LON = 0.f ;
                :GMT = 0.f ;
                :JULYR = 2015 ;
                :JULDAY = 203 ;
                :MAP_PROJ = 1 ;
                :MAP_PROJ_CHAR = "Lambert Conformal" ;
                :MMINLU = "MODIFIED_IGBP_MODIS_NOAH" ;
                :NUM_LAND_CAT = 21 ;
                :ISWATER = 17 ;
                :ISLAKE = 21 ;
                :ISICE = 15 ;
                :ISURBAN = 13 ;
                :ISOILWATER = 14 ;
                :HYBRID_OPT = 0 ;
                :ETAC = 0.f ;
}

In my past MCIP cases, I have never seen the SOI_CRO and LUFRAC_CRO being written in a separate file. Is this normal?

According to the "ckfile3.f " code, my VGTYP3 is being set to -999, but in the header of WRF and MCIP files, the VGTYP3 =7, which is supported by IOAPI.

IF ( VGTYP3(FID) .EQ. IMISS3  ) THEN   !  "other" -- legal but unusual

    WRITE( MESG, 94010 )
 &              'WARNING:  Vertical grid/coordinate type:',
 &              VGTYP3(FID),
 &              '"MISSING" in file "' //
 &              TRIM( FLIST3( FID ) ) // '"'
    CALL M3WARN( 'CKFILE3', 0, 0, MESG )

ELSE IF ( ( VGTYP3(FID) .NE. VGSGPN3 ) .AND.
 &                ( VGTYP3(FID) .NE. VGSGPH3 ) .AND.
 &                ( VGTYP3(FID) .NE. VGSIGZ3 ) .AND.
 &                ( VGTYP3(FID) .NE. VGPRES3 ) .AND.
 &                ( VGTYP3(FID) .NE. VGZVAL3 ) .AND.
 &                ( VGTYP3(FID) .NE. VGHVAL3 ) .AND.
 &                ( VGTYP3(FID) .NE. VGWRFEM ) .AND.
 &                ( VGTYP3(FID) .NE. VGWRFNM ) ) THEN

What do you think is causing this problem?

Thank you so much for your time and attention.

Rizzieri