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PCT_NAT_PFT problem

sunxupeng

hoperu/2016
New Member
I used to use surfdata_360x720cru_simyr1850_c130415.nc to run the CLM4.5 model perfectly for simulation, but now when I use surfdata_0.125x0.125_simyr2000_c150114.nc, I found that there is no PCF_PFT in the data, and there is a new variable PCF_NT_PFT. , What should I do?
 

oleson

Keith Oleson
CSEG and Liaisons
Staff member
Newer model versions use PCT_NAT_PFT on the newer surface datasets. PCT_NAT_PFT is the percentage of plant functional types on the natural vegetated landunit, whereas PCT_PFT was with respect to the gridcell.
 

sunxupeng

hoperu/2016
New Member
Newer model versions use PCT_NAT_PFT on the newer surface datasets. PCT_NAT_PFT is the percentage of plant functional types on the natural vegetated landunit, whereas PCT_PFT was with respect to the gridcell.
Hello, I am glad to get your answer. I have understood what you said, but I want to run CLM4.5. Can I use PCF_NAT_PFT directly? If not, how should I deal with PCT_NAT_PFT before it can be used?
 

sunxupeng

hoperu/2016
New Member
Newer model versions use PCT_NAT_PFT on the newer surface datasets. PCT_NAT_PFT is the percentage of plant functional types on the natural vegetated landunit, whereas PCT_PFT was with respect to the gridcell.
Hello, I am glad to get your answer. I have understood what you said, but I want to run CLM4.5. Can I use PCF_NAT_PFT directly? If not, how should I deal with PCT_NAT_PFT before it can be used?
 

oleson

Keith Oleson
CSEG and Liaisons
Staff member
No, those variables mean different things. If you were running with code that used a surface dataset with PCT_PFT and you now want to use a surface dataset with PCT_NAT_PFT you will need to use newer code.
 
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