Massachusetts Water Resources Research Center at UMass Amherst

Training Workshop: The Community WRF-Hydro Modeling System

Event date/time: 
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 8:15am to Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 5:15pm

Course details: 
This training workshop will provide graduate students and early career scientists with formal instruction on the structure and application of the WRF-Hydro system and will offer hands-on experience in setting up and running the system for several different research and prediction applications.

Specific topics to be covered during the workshop include:

·         Conceptualization and structure of the WRF-Hydro system

·         Description of physics components options within WRF-Hydro v3.0

·         Model porting and compilation and overview of parallel computing with WRF-Hydro

·         Model input data preparation

·         Model configuration and execution

·         Visualization and post-processing of model output

·         Case studies (participants learn how to use the system in both one-way uncoupled and two-way coupled modes with the community WRF atmospheric model)

·         Highlight presentation on the implementation and use of the RAPID channel routing model within the WRF-Hydro system

  •          Open discussion on class participant interests and applications

Class participants will receive in-depth training via lectures and hands-on activities on the implementation and use of the WRF-Hydro system where all hands-on tutorial activities will be conducted in a formal computer laboratory located at NCAR.


Prior hydrologic and/or atmospheric modeling experience is advised. Unix/Linux command line operation strongly recommended.

The course will be held at the Foothills Campus at NCAR in Boulder, Colorado. Tuition, breakfast and lunch (Monday – Wednesday), and shuttle transportation from the Holiday Inn Express to the Foothills Campus (Monday – Wednesday), and to the Denver International Airport (Thursday) are included in the registration fee.

Visit the event website for more information and to register.

Boulder, CO
United States
Boulder CO