Running Normbeis 3


I already have my area, point and mobile emission, and I plan to generate the biogenic emissions inline in CMAQ. Therefore, I am interesting in run only the program Normbeis 3. How can I do that?

Appreciate your help


Perhaps the steps provided by Jeff Vukovich of EPA would help?



Thank you for your quick answer. The file that I require is B3GRID, which is the output of Normbeis3, however, I am not sure which scripts I have to use just to run Normbesi3.


normbeis3 takes two input files: B360FAC and BELD4 and one output file: B3GRD. You can set environmental variables pointing those to proper files and just run it interactively without a script.


Hi Whao

I am trying your suggestion but when I run the Norbeis3 program appears the next message (after that the program stops):
“Please verify that both the operating system and the processor support Intel® X87, CMOV, MMX, FXSAVE, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4_1, SSE4_2 and POPCNT instructions.”

I was looking in internet but don’t find any solution. Do you have any idea or possible solution?

Appreciate your help.

This suggests that the executable was built on a system with newer processor than you’re running on – you seem to be running on a processor from more than a decade ago. (Note that by default the Portland Compilers compile for the processor-version that is running the compile itself; with Intel or Gnu, you have a choice, but they default to Nehalem (SSE4_2).

You can re-compile on your machine, making sure to set the host for the compile to your processor –
cat /proc/cpuinfo
will help with that…

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