The Community WRF-Hydro Modeling System Abridged Virtual Training Workshop

Location: Virtual Training

Presenter(s):
David Gochis / NCAR

Virtual Workshop: The Community WRF-Hydro Modeling System Abridged Virtual Training Workshop

November 4 - 6, 2020 | Virtually via Zoom

The popular CUAHSI-NCAR The Community WRF-Hydro Modeling Systems Workshop is going Virtual! 

Due to concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in the cancellation of this workshop in June those previously accepted to the June workshop have been offered the opportunity to pre-register for this November 2020 workshop. 

An accelerated application period for the remaining spots will close on September 30, 2020 at 5:00 P.M. ET.

Fees: 

$75 per attendee

Overview: 

The WRF-Hydro Modeling System produces forecasts and analyses for all major terrestrial water-cycle components: Precipitations, Streamflow, Soil moisture, Snowpack, Flooding, Groundwater. These forecasts and analyses can be applied to a range of pursuits, such as flash-flood prediction, regional hydroclimate impact assessments, seasonal forecasting of water resources, and land-atmosphere coupling studies that supply forecasters, water managers, and government officials with data-driven science to better inform their decisions. This workshop will be abbreviated from previous offerings of this workshop to accommodate a virtual format. 

Intended Topics to be covered in this workshop: 

  • 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 

Attendee Knowledge Requirements 

Applications will be accepted from current and incoming graduate students, post-docs, academics, and professionals working in hydrology and/or the atmospheric sciences. 

  • 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. 

Attendee Computing Requirements

  • Reliable internet connection and speed
  • A computer with at least 2 CPUs, however much of the computing will be done on the cloud. 
  • Web browser - we recommend Google Chrome.

Eligibility and Requirements

You 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. 

Applicants will be notified of acceptance by October 5, 2020

If accepted into the workshop, applicants will receive a registration code to register for the workshop. Your spot will be held for the workshop until you register. 

To apply, click here.