AMS 2022 Short Course: Introduction to the Community WRF-Hydro Modeling System: Interactive Hands-on Tutorial

Feb. 10, 2022

10:00 am – 6:00 pm MST

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David Gochis

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

Arezoo RafieeNasab

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

Molly McAllister

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

WRF-Hydro®, an open-source community model, is used for a range of projects, including flash flood prediction, regional hydroclimate impacts assessment, seasonal forecasting of water resources, and land-atmosphere coupling studies. It was designed to link multi-scale process models of the atmosphere and terrestrial hydrology to provide:

  • An extensible multi-scale & multi-physics land-atmosphere modeling capability for conservative, coupled and uncoupled assimilation & prediction of major water cycle components such as precipitation, soil moisture, snow pack, ground water, streamflow, and inundation
  • Accurate and reliable streamflow prediction across scales (from 0-order headwater catchments to continental river basins and from minutes to seasons)
  • A research modeling testbed for evaluating and improving physical process and coupling representations

In this one day tutorial we will provide an introduction to the capabilities within WRF-Hydro and provide participants with the basic building blocks to start their research with it. Example studies of events and model simulations will be presented as a demonstration of WRF-Hydro’s capabilities. Participants will gain experience with hands-on model configuration and execution and run experimental model simulations and comparisons with a prepared example test case. Participants will also be provided with information on additional resources that can be used to further their familiarity with WRF-Hydro and build on the basics learned during this tutorial.

Please register through the AMS Website.



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