WRF-Hydro Modeling System

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WRF-Hydro® Current Release

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.

githublogo Link to Model Code Development GitHub Repository

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.  Download the presentation by Kyle T. Mandli: Building an Open Source Community Around the National Water Model 

Contribution Guidelines

WRF-Hydro model source code is open for contribution. See our Contribution Guidelines.

 Click here to read about WRF-Hydro® V5 Updates from V3.

Citation for Versions 5.0 & 5.0.3

Until further notice please cite the WRF-Hydro® Modeling System Version 5 and 5.0.3 as follows

Gochis, D.J., M. Barlage, A. Dugger, K. FitzGerald, L. Karsten, M. McAllister, J. McCreight, J. Mills, A. RafieeiNasab, L. Read, K. Sampson, D. Yates, W. Yu, (2018).  The WRF-Hydro® modeling system technical description, (Version 5.0.x).  NCAR Technical Note. 107 pages. Available online at https://ral.ucar.edu/sites/default/files/public/WRF-HydroV5TechnicalDesc.... Source Code DOI:10.5065/D6J38RBJ

Past Releases

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

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

 

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 http://www.ral.ucar.edu/research/land/technology/lsm.php

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.

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