The Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model tutorial will be offered during a one and a half week period from January 28 - February 5, 2013 at the NCAR Foothills Laboratory, Boulder, Colorado.
The tutorial will be divided into 2 sessions. Participants can attend any combination of these sessions.
1. Basic WRF Tutorial (28 January - 1 February 2013)
The tutorial will consist of lectures on various components of the WRF modeling system for both the Advanced Research WRF (WRF-ARW) and the Nonhydrostatic Mesoscale Model (WRF-NMM), along with hands-on practice sessions. The topics include:
a. WRF Pre-processing System
b. WRF Dynamics and Numerics
c. WRF Physics
d. Software Framework
e. Post-processing and Graphical Tools
2. WRF MET Tutorial (4-5 February 2013) A tutorial on the Model Evaluation Tools (MET) will be offered for 2 days during the second week. MET is a package of state-of-the-art forecast evaluation (i.e., verification) tools designed for use with WRF model output. The tutorial will include some training on verification practices as well as the application of MET, with lectures and hands-on practical sessions. Users may attend this tutorial without attending the basic WRF tutorial; however, a basic understanding of the WRF model is desirable in order to make full use of the MET tutorial.
Basic knowledge of atmospheric science and numerical modeling, as well as working in a Unix computer environment, is required for the class. All participants are strongly encouraged to work through one or more of the online tutorials for WRF-ARW, WRF-NMM, and MET depending on your interest, prior to attending the tutorial classes.
Due to the constraints of physical space and computers, we can only accommodate a maximum of 60 participants for the WRF Basic tutorial and a maximum of 40 participants for the WRF-MET tutorial.
Register early, as registration always exceeds capacity! After these seats have been filled, a wait list will be established and the status will remain as pending until a seat becomes available.
The registration fees are:
$450.00 for the basic WRF tutorial
$180.00 for the WRF-MET tutorial
Payments are due by 07 December 2012 and there will be no refunds for cancellations made after 14 January 2013.
Upon registering, you will receive an email acknowledging that we have received your registration application. At this point your registration will be "pending." Once we have received your application and we still have seats available you will receive an email stating you have been accepted, at which time your credit card will be charged. We will not charge your credit card until you are accepted.
If you have any questions or are unable to register please e-mail: email@example.com.
Please see the Registration & Payment Page for more details.
19 October 2012: Registration Opens
07 December 2012: Payment Due
After 14 January 2013: No refunds for cancellation
28 January - 1 February 2013: WRF Basic Tutorial
4-5 February 2013: WRF-MET Tutorial
You can cancel your registration at any time by going into the website registration page and clicking on cancel. However, if you need to cancel your attendance at the WRF Tutorial, please be aware of our policy:
Beginning 25 December 2012, we will refund your registration fee less $25.00 to cover administrative fees.
After 14 January 2013, there will be no refunds.
We are looking forward to your attendance!