Introduction to the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model
Training Workshop, 11 September 2016, Trieste

The workshop takes place in room Marconi

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:

09:00 Opening
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 is closed. Registration fees 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.