WRF

Free Met Data from NCAR

Real-time Data from NCEP

 

 

 

WRF Source Codes and Graphics Software Download Page

The latest release is Version 3.0.1.1, available August 22, 2008:

WRF Model Version 3.0.1.1 (Released August 22, 2008)

WRF model tar file (Version 3.0.1.1) - Please read the details for updates. Also see "Known Problems" in this release.

WRF model tar file (Version 3.0.1): Released August 6, 2008. Details and Known Problems.

WRF model tar file (Version 3.0): Released April 4, 2008. Details and Known Problems.

Please read this special note if you are using NCAR's IBMs.

Last WRF Model Release is 2.2.1 (November 1, 2007)

WRF model tar file (Version 2.2.1) - details and Known Problems.
WRF model tar file (Version 2.2) - details and Known Problems.
Test data and others

If you are a first-time WRF user, learn how to run the programs via the online tutorial.

WRF Model Test Data (generated for V3 WRF)

January 2000 WPS output data: 30 km data from 1200 UTC Jan 24 - 0000 UTC Jan 26 2000 at 6 h interval (Source: ETA AWIP data archived at NCAR). Both domain 1 and 2 files are included.

January 2000 real output data: 30 km model input data for 1200 UTC Jan 24 - 1200 UTC Jan 25 2000 using above WPS data and namelist.input.jan00 in test/em_real/ directory.

January 2000 wrf output data: Model output at 24 hour forecast time from above IC/BC.

June 2001 WPS output data: 10 km data from 1200 UTC June 11 - 1200 UTC June 12, 2001 at 3 hour interval. A domain 2 file is included.

WRF-Var Code and Test Data V3.0.1.1 (Released August 29, 2008)

WRF-Var source code tar file (Version 3.0.1.1) - Details.

WRF-Var source code tar file (Version 3.0.1): Released August 6, 2008. Details, Known Problems.

WRF-Var source code tar file (Version 3.0): Released April 4, 2008; updated June 10, 2008. Details, Known Problems.
- The tar file is re-tared to have a standalone directory, called WRFDA (June 6, 2008). Please follow the updated instructions in the User's Guide to compile and run this code.
- The tar file is updated on June 10 to correct some compiler issue for WRF-Var code with PGI 7.1+, and for compiling obsproc code generally.

WRF 3DVAR test data

To learn more about WRF-Var and how to use it, please visit the WRF-Var home page.

Last WRF-Var Release is 2.2 (December 22, 2006)

WRF-Var source code tar file (details) (Updated December 22, 2006)

WRF BC update code tar file (Updated August 5, 2005)

WRF-Var observation pre-processor (Updated December 22, 2006)

WRF 3DVAR test data (Updated August 5, 2005)

WRF-Chemistry Code V3.0.1 (Released August 6, 2008)

The WRF-Chem code had no bug fixes since the release of V3.0.1. Thus version 3.0.1 released on August 6 is compatible with the August 22 WRF model release (V3.0.1.1)

WRF-Chem source code tar file (Obtain WRFV3 tar file first, untar it, and then untar WRF-Chem code inside WRFV3 directory. This will create a sub-directory chem/.)

Last Release: WRF-Chemistry Code V3.0 (Released April 4, 2008)

WRF-Chem source code tar file (Obtain WRFV3 tar file first, untar it, and then untar WRF-Chem code inside WRFV3 directory. This will create a sub-directory chem/.)

Please go to http://ruc.fsl.noaa.gov/wrf/WG11 for WRF-Chem information and support.

WRF Preprocessing System V3.0.1 (WPS, Released August 6, 2008)

WPS had no bug fixes since the release of V3.0.1. Thus version 3.0.1 released on August 6 is compatible with the August 22 WRF model release (V3.0.1.1)

WRF Pre-Processing System tar file

WRF Preprocessing System input data

The following are external libraries one must install for running ungrib for GRIB 2 data:

WRF Preprocessing System test data (FNL/GFS data: 3 time periods from Jan 24 - 25, 2000). Use the default namelist.wps provided with the WPS tar file to run this test case.

WPS GUI: If you are interested in using a graphical user interface for WPS, please visit http://wrfportal.org/DomainWizard.html

Previous WPS Releases

WPS tar file (Version 3.0.0)
WPS tar file (Version 2.2.1)

WRF Post-Processing Software

NCL
Download and install at least NCL version 5.1.0. All functions needed to view WRF data with NCL are located inside the NCL libraries. Details on how to use the functions are available from the WRF NCL web pages. These pages also contain a number of example scripts to get you started.

RIP4 version 4.4 (updated 4/4/2008): document

RIP4 version 4.3 + no CRAY pointers (updated 02/20/08)
Experimental version without CRAY pointers. Work with G95. If you do not NEED this option, use version 4.4 above.

ARWpost version 2.0 (4/4/08)

WRF Utilities

read_wrf_nc (Updated: 02/13/09 - fix for -ts & -rot, when reading U10 and V10, a new add feature is that all variables will be unstaggered when -ts is used);
iowrf
(Updated: 02/26/08 - FIX: ratio in -thin option; ADDITION: option -A for de-staggered output);
p_interp (Version 1.0 - September 2008)
v_interp (Beta version - June 2008)
OBSGRID (Updated: October 3, 2008 - version 1.0.1: Fix metat data when domain is cut down. New Objective Analysis package - for details regarding this package, please see the online User's Guide)
diffwrf

The Model Evaluation Tools

MET 1.1 is released on July 11, 2008. For more information, please visit http://www.dtcenter.org/met/users.

 

 


 
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