Training Workshop: The Community WRF-Hydro Modeling System

Training Workshop: The Community WRF-Hydro Modeling System

June 5 - 8, 2018

NCAR in Boulder, CO

Lead Instructor: Dave Gochis, NCAR

Application deadline has passed.

For more information on the workshop, including how to apply, click here.

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 v5.0
  • 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
  • Test cases and experimental runs
  • Setup and use of the open source Rwrfhydro hydrologic model evaluation package
  • Model calibration
  • 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.

Graduate students, post-docs, and professionals working in hydrology and/or the atmospheric sciences are invited to apply.

Prior hydrologic and/or atmospheric modeling experience is advised.

Must be comfortable working in a UNIX environment, running UNIX command line operations and text editors.

Familiarity with the R programming language is recommended.