Visualizing initial conditions

Dear UFS community,

Can anyone please provide some clarification on the vertical coordinate defined in the initial conditions generated by chgres_cube: I am using the SRW-App workflow for a CONUS 25-km grid with 64 levels (npz = 64).

In that file, the vertical dimensions are defined as lev = 65 and levp = 66. I believe this is predefined by fix_am/global_hyblev.l65.txt. Are the "lev"s defined at the layer interfaces (half levels)? The only variable in the file that has levp number of levels is zh. What does levp refer to here?

Ultimately, I want to simply visualize the initial conditions and I realized that the state variables at initial time are not included in the diagnostics output (

Thanks in advance for any pointers!