Introduction to the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model
Training Workshop, 11 September 2016, Trieste
Gert–Jan Steeneveld (Wageningen Univ.),
Hugo Hartmann (MeteoGroup),
Peter Kalverla (Wageningen Univ.)
The WRF model is a popular open source mesoscale meteorological model that is widely used in forecasting, education, academic and applied atmospheric research. The model is rather flexible in setup concerning model domain, resolution, and physical parameterization schemes. This makes the model excellent for both theoretical as well as applied studies across a range of spatial and temporal scales in meteorology and climate. At the same time this requires user knowledge on the do’s and don’ts when working with the model. We offer this new workshop to PhD students, atmospheric researchers and scientists, as well as consultants.
The one–day training session will be structured as follows:
|09:15 – 10:30||Lecture 1: “An introduction to the WRF modelling frame work” (G.J. Steeneveld)|
|10:30 – 10:45||Coffee break|
|10:45 – 12:45||Model set–up and running of case studies|
|12:45 – 13:45||Lunch|
|13:45 – 14:15||Lecture 2: “WRF applications in MeteoGroup” (Hugo Hartmann).|
|14:15 – 15:30||Analysis model results – part 1|
|15:30 – 15:45||Coffee break|
|15:45 – 17:00||Analysis model results – part 2|
|17:00 – 18:00||Presentation by each group on the results|
Please download the detailed programme.
|Target group:||PhD students, atmospheric researchers and scientists, consultants.|
|Expected knowledge:||Basic Unix/Linux, affinity with modelling|
|Min. number of participants:||12|
|Max. number of participants:||20|
The registration deadline will be 09 July 2016. Registration fees will include catering (coffee breaks and lunch), a copy of the course manual and use of the computer cluster to run the experiments. Participants are expected to bring their own laptop, and instructions to install (freely available) software will be provided.
Participation is by pre-registration only. The workshop may be cancelled in case of low registration numbers.
All participants are required to send a motivation letter by the time of registration, but at the latest by 09 July 2016.
|Registration deadline:||09 July 2016|
|Registration fee:||Early bird registration (deadline 15 June 2016): €145|
|Standard registration (deadline 09 July 2016): €170|
|Motivation letter:||To provide a focused and tailor–made workshop, participants will be asked to write a brief motivation letter about their background in atmospheric modelling and their interest in research or applications. Please send the letter to Gert-Jan Steeneveld.|
In addition to this workshop there is also a new WRF session in the EMS & ECAC session programme (session ASI16); the intention is to use the opportunity to bring the European WRF users and developers together. Such a European platform is currently not available.