LAST DAY to apply to participate in the Community WRF-Hydro Modeling System Training Workshop

The Community WRF-Hydro Modeling System Workshop

June 2 - 5, 2020 | NCAR Foothills Lab | Boulder, Colorado

Application Deadline:

5:00 p.m. EDT on February 28, 2020


  • CUAHSI Member – Student $350
  • Non-CUAHSI Member – Student $400
  • CUAHSI Member – Professional $450
  • Non-CUAHSI Member – Professional $500


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. Preference will be given to applicants in the Academic and Nonprofit sectors.

Topics to be covered during the workshop include but are not limited to:

  • Conceptualization and structure of the WRF-Hydro system
  • Description of physics components and options within WRF-Hydro
  • Model porting and compilation, and an overview of parallel computing with WRF-Hydro
  • Hands-on model input data preparation and creation of an example test case
  • Hands-on model configuration and execution
  • Hands-on experimental model simulations and comparisons with a prepared example test case
  • Hands-on example WRF|WRF-Hydro model coupled simulation
  • Overview of model calibration
  • Open discussion on class participant interests and applications & interactive activities

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 in Boulder, CO.

Eligibility and Requirements

Applicants must apply to attend the workshop. Applications will be accepted from current and incoming graduate students, post-docs, academics, and professionals working in hydrology and/or the atmospheric sciences. Instructors will review applications to verify in advance that the applicant has the necessary skills and experience to successfully participate in the workshop and get the most out of the course topics. 


  • Prior hydrologic and/or atmospheric modeling experience is required.
  • Must be comfortable working in a UNIX environment, running UNIX command-line operations and text editors.
  • Familiarity with the R and/or Python programming language is recommended.

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