Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model Winter 2017 Tutorial

Teaching new users how to use and understand the concepts and mechanisms of the WRF modeling system
A five-day tutorial aimed at teaching new users how to use and understand the concepts and mechanisms of the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) modeling system was conducted in the week of January 30 - February 3. This was one of the twice-a-year training classes that is conducted by the MMML (since 2005). Participants came from universities and professional/governmental organizations from the U.S. and around the world. The classes consist of lectures on how each component of the WRF system works, including model dynamics, numerics, physics, initialization, nesting, pre- and post-processing programs, software framework, and instructions for installing, setting-up, and running the programs. Hands-on sessions are included in the training, and allow students to work on laboratory exercises to obtain an understanding of how to use the model. The next class will be offered in the week of July 17, 2017.