The WRF-Hydro domain over the PamPanga River Basin.
RAL is a project partner in the Water Security for Resilient Economic Growth and Stability (Be Secure) Project in support of USAID/Philippines. This effort seeks to support water security in selected sites in the Philippines by increasing sustainable access to water supply services and wastewater services, and increasing resilience to climate-related water stress and hydrologic extremes. In partnership with AECOM and local groups, RAL is providing the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) with technical and training assistance to improve its ability to share, use and manage weather and climate and hydrometeorological data, forecasts, and future climate projections to improve analysis and data management capacity and enhance regional weather forecasting capabilities in the country.
This project began in the fall of 2014 and is expected to run through the spring of 2017. Accomplishments to date include: The project has conducted several training activities on tropical cyclone forecasting, on the general use of NCAR’s Weather Research Forecast (WRF) model for both weather and regional climate applications; the management and operation of high performance Linux computer clusters; and the development and application of flood forecasting capabilities using NCAR’s WRF-Hydro system. In the spring of 2017, we will conduct a final regional climate modeling workshop and continue on the development of a flood forecasting system for the Pampanga Basin in the Philippines using WRF-Hydro.