# Hot Start¶

HOT START OR INITIAL CONDITION

• INT_UVZ : logical parameter for initial condition, default is FALSE
• ETA_FILE: name of file for initial $$\eta$$, e.g., ETA_FILE= /Users/results/eta_00100, data could be the last results from a previous run. Data format is the same as the output/depth files.
• U_FILE: name of file for initial u, e.g.,U_FILE= /Users/results/u_00100. If no U_FILE specified, use zeros.
• V_FILE: name of file for initial v, e.g., V_FILE= /Users/results/v_00100. If no V_FILE specified, use zeros.
• MASK_FILE: name of file for initial MASK, e.g., MASK_FILE= /Users/results/mask_00100. A MASK_FILE could be from a model output and the format is REAL numbers. If there is no MASK_FILE, MASK values will be re-specified according to ETA and DEPTH.