Training Workshop: The Community WRF-Hydro Modeling System

Location: Boulder, CO

David Gochis / NCAR

Training Workshop: The Community WRF-Hydro Modeling System

October 23 - 26, 2018

NCAR in Boulder, CO

Lead Instructor: Dave Gochis, NCAR

Application period now closed.

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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 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
  • Overview of the open source Rwrfhydro hydrologic model evaluation package  with example vignettes
  • Overview of model calibration
  • Overview of data assimilation
  • 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 Modeling System where all hands-on tutorial activities will be conducted in a formal computer laboratory located at NCAR in Boulder, CO.

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 and/or Python programming language is recommended.