Joint WRF and MPAS Users' Workshop Agenda

Program for WRF/MPAS Users’ Workshop - June 7 - 10, 2021

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June 7, 2021

Short Instruction Sessions:

9:00-10:30     VAPOR (Scott Pearse, NCAR/CISL)
9:00-10:30     MPAS Regional (NCAR/MMM)
10:30-12:00   WRF-Python (M. Sizemore, NCAR/CISL)

June 8, 2021

Session 1: Development Updates (Chairs: Jordan Powers and Jimy Dudhia)

9:00-9:15      Welcome Remarks
9:15-9:40      The Weather Research and Forecasting Model: 2021 Annual Update, Jimy Dudhia, MMM/NCAR
9:40-10:00    MPAS Updates, Bill Skamarock, MMM/NCAR
10:00-10:20  WRFDA 2021 Update and Status of MPAS DA with JEDI, Jake Liu and Chris Snyder, MMM/NCAR

10:20-10:40   Break

10:40-11:00   WRF-ChemV4.3: A Summary of Status, Updates, Applications, and Future Plans, Jordan Schnell, NOAA/GSL
11:00-11:20   Recent Updates on Land Model Physics of WRF Version 4.3, Cenlin He, RAL/NCAR
11:20-11:40   Using the WRF-Hydro, Hydrologic Modeling Extension Package to Enable Improved Hydrologic Process Representations and Hydrologic Predictions in the Coupled WRF Modeling System, David Gochis, RAL/NCAR 
11:40-12:00   Cloud Computing Support for the Weather Research and Forecasting Model, K. Werner, J. Powers, and D. Gill, MMM/NCAR

June 9, 2021

Session 2: Model Applications (Chairs: Brian Jewett and Cliff Mass)

9:00-9:20      Impact of Upstream Tropopause Polar Vortex Observations on the Evolution of Twin Arctic Cyclones in June 2020. Tomer Burg and Steve Cavallo, University of Oklahoma
9:20-9:40      Recent advances in the WRF-Solar model, Pedro Jimenez, RAL/NCAR
9:40-10:00    Tropical Convection and Subseasonal Weather Prediction in a Global Convection-Permitting model. Nick Weber, University of Washington
10:00-10:20   Modulation of Atmospheric Rivers by Mesoscale Frontal Waves and Latent Heating: Comparison of Two U.S. West Coast Events. Allison Michaelis et al., N. Illinois Uni.

10:20-10:40    Break

10:40-11:00   Convection-Permitting WRF Climate Modeling at Continental-Scales. Andreas Prein, R. Rasmussen, C. Liu, and K. Ikeda, NCAR
11:00-11:20   Design and Configuration of MPAS for Deep-Atmosphere NWP and Geospace Applications, Joe Klemp and B. Skamarock, MMM/NCAR
11:20-11:40   The NOAA RAP/HRRR orographic drag suite addition to WRF, Mike Toy, J. Olson, T. Smirnova, J. Kenyon, J. Brown, and G. Grell, NOAA/GSL
11:40-12:00   MPAS-Atmosphere in SIMA and CESM-CAM: Preliminary results, Bill Skamarock, Peter Lauritzen, Michael Duda, John Truesdale, Miles Curry, NCAR 

June 10, 2021

Session 3: Physics developments / Challenges (Chairs: Wayne Angevine and Lulin Xue)

9:00-9:30      An Overview of Physical Parameterization Development for the Unified Forecast System, Joe Olson, NOAA
9:30-9:50      Evaluation of Planetary Boundary Layer (PBL) Parameterizations Using Large-eddy Simulations (LES) in a Broad Range of Conditions, George Bryan, NCAR/MMM
9:50-10:10    The E-epsilon PBL Scheme in the WRF Model, Chunxi Zhang, IMSG@NOAA/NCEP/EMC
10:10-10:30  Simulations Across Scales over Complex Terrain: Lessons Learned from a Perdigao Case Study. Patrick Hawbecker, Branko Kosović, Domingo Muñoz-Esparza, Jeremy Sauer, Jimy Dudhia, Edward G. Patton, RAL/NCAR

10:30-10:50    Break

10:50-11:20   Microphysics: Basics of microphysics in weather and climate models. Hugh Morrison, MMM/NCAR
11:20-11:40   Does WRF Have a Warm Rain Problem? Robert Conrick, University of Washington
11:40-12:00   The Predicted Particle Properties (P3) Microphysics Scheme -- Applications for Research and Operational NWP, Jason Milbrandt, Environment Canada