Introduction to the Community WRF-Hydro Modeling System: Interactive Hands-on Tutorial

This virtual short course will introduce the capabilities within WRF-Hydro® and provide participants with basic building blocks to conduct related research.

February 10, 2022 at 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

Registration close date: TBD
Participant cap: TBD

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Registration rates:

(Rates have not yet been determined for this course.)

Registration policy:

AMS requires a valid payment to be made within 5 days of the start of a course or sooner if registration has reached capacity. You will be contacted by AMS staff if payment is required. Refunds will not be issued to attendees within 7 days of the start of a course. Registrations are not transferable or exchangeable.

Course Description:

"WRF-Hydro®, an open-source community model, is used for a range of projects, including flash flood prediction, regional hydroclimate impacts assessment, seasonal forecasting of water resources, and land-atmosphere coupling studies. It was designed to link multi-scale process models of the atmosphere and terrestrial hydrology to provide:

  • An extensible multi-scale & multi-physics land-atmosphere modeling capability for conservative, coupled and uncoupled assimilation & prediction of major water cycle components such as precipitation, soil moisture, snow pack, ground water, streamflow, and inundation
  • Accurate and reliable streamflow prediction across scales (from 0-order headwater catchments to continental river basins and from minutes to seasons)
  • A research modeling testbed for evaluating and improving physical process and coupling representations

In this one day tutorial we will provide an introduction to the capabilities within WRF-Hydro and provide participants with the basic building blocks to start their research with it. Example studies of events and model simulations will be presented as a demonstration of WRF-Hydro’s capabilities. Participants will gain experience with hands-on model configuration and execution and run experimental model simulations and comparisons with a prepared example test case. Participants will also be provided with information on additional resources that can be used to further their familiarity with WRF-Hydro and build on the basics learned during this tutorial."            

Participants will need access to Zoom through either the web or desktop application.

Instructors:

David Gochis
David Gochis

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

Arezoo RafieeNasab
Arezoo RafieeNasab

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

Molly McAllister
Molly McAllister

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)