WRF-Hydro® Model Code

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5.2.0
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Source Code DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4479912

Users must build the code (i.e. executable files) on their own machines. Please refer to the Technical Description & User Guides for support on how to build the stand-alone WRF-Hydro® and fully-coupled WRF/WRF-Hydro® executables.

Contents

As of June 2018 active development of the WRF-Hydro source code occurs in a public Github repository. The public repository provides an account of modern software development practices including but not limited to: versioning, issues, bug fixes, tags, testing, and guidelines for community contribution. 

Supported Releases

Version Download Date
5.2.0 WRF-Hydro® v5.2| Source Code DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4479912  | Release Notes WRF-Hydro® v5.2v5.2 Technical Description December 2021
5.1.1 WRF-Hydro® v5.1.1Source Code DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3625238 | Release Notes WRF-Hydro® v5.1.1v5.1.1 Technical Description January 2020
5.0.3 WRF-Hydro® v5.0.3Release Notes WRF-Hydro® v5.0.3 (Use the Technical Description for v5.0)  October 2018
5.0 WRF-Hydro® v5.0.0 Source Code DOI: 10.5065/D6J38RBJ |Release Notes WRF-Hydro v5.0 | v5Technical Description May 2018

WRF-Hydro® Coupling with Other Systems

Noah and NoahMP LSM/HRLDAS

WRF-Hydro® users who use the Noah land surface model will find information specific to the Noah and NoahMP LSM and the accompanying 'High Resolution Land Data Assimilation System (HRLDAS)' at https://ral.ucar.edu/hap/land-atmosphere-interactions

NASA Land Information System (LIS)

WRF-Hydro® users who are interested in using the NASA Land Information System (LIS) with WRF-Hydro® will find information specific to LIS at http://lis.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Note: The coupling to LIS is presently at a prototype stage and no user support for this is presently available.

NCAR Community Earth System Model/Community Land Model (CESM/CLM)

WRF-Hydro® users who are interested in using the NCAR Community Earth System Model/Community Land Model (CESM/CLM) with WRF-Hydro® will find information specific to those models at http://www.cgd.ucar.edu/tss/clm/.
Note: The coupling to CESM/CLM is presently at a prototype stage and no user support for this is presently available.

Resources

Citations

  • WRF-Hydro® modeling system technical description, (Version 5.2.0)
    Description

    Until further notice please cite the WRF-Hydro Modeling System V5.2.0 as follows

    Gochis, D.J., M. Barlage, R. Cabell, M. Casali, A. Dugger, K. FitzGerald, M. McAllister, J. McCreight, A. RafieeiNasab, L. Read, K. Sampson, D. Yates, Y. Zhang (2020).  The WRF-Hydro® modeling system technical description, (Version 5.2.0).  NCAR Technical Note. 108 pages. Available online at: https://ral.ucar.edu/sites/default/files/public/projects/wrf-hydro/technical-description-user-guide/wrf-hydrov5.2technicaldescription.pdf.

  • Citations for Past Releases
    Description

    For Citations to past releases, see the corresponding documentation for other releases.

Past Releases

We recommend using the most current version. Support is no longer provided for the following past versions.

Version Download Date
 3.0 WRF_Hydro®_v3.0.tar.gz | v3.0 Change Log | Technical Description & User Guide |Source Code DOI: https://doi.org/10.5065/D6DN43TQ 2015
2.0.1 WRF_Hydro®_v2.0.1.tar.gz | v2.0.1 major changes  
2.0 WRF_Hydro®_v2.0.tar.gz |  
1.0 WRF_Hydro®_v1.0_update.tar.gz | Technical Description & User Guide  2013

Contact

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WRF-Hydro Support