EPIC Workshop - Running the UFS Short Range Weather Application on the Cloud

This short course will teach students how to configure and run NOAA's Unified Forecast System’s (UFS) Short Range Weather (SRW) Application on the Amazon Web Service (AWS) cloud computing platform. The UFS SRW App is a numerical weather prediction framework that targets predictions of atmospheric behavior on a limited spatial domain and on time scales from less than an hour out to several days. It is the foundation for improving NOAA’s predictions of hazardous convective storms made by convection-allowing ensemble forecast systems. The application does this by bringing together the essential components of the UFS regional modeling system under a single umbrella that runs these components as separate but interdependent tasks. These components include the Finite Volume Cubed (FV3) based prognostic UFS Weather Model, pre- and post-processing codes, verification, and a workflow for running the system end-to-end. The App is designed to be used by both researchers and in operations.

January 8, 2023 at 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Mountain Time (Hybrid) - Colorado Convention Center: Room 507

Registration close date: December 29, 2022 (for in person attendance)
Participant cap: 50


Cancellation Policies

Accessibility, Safety, and Inclusivity at the Meeting

Course Description:

In this course participants will learn:

  • How to run the provided example configuration and visualize the output.
  • How to change the App configuration to use a different physics suite.
  • How to change the App configuration to use a different domain and resolution.

Requirements & Prerequisites

Each participant is asked to bring their own device and charging cord.


If you have questions regarding the course, please contact Jessica Wheeler or Mandy Parson.


Mandy Parson
Mandy Parson


Natalie Perlin
Natalie Perlin


Michael Kavulich
Michael Kavulich

NCAR/Developmental Testbed Center