WRF-Hydro Modeling System

Technical Description & User Guides

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Technical Description & User Guides

The WRF-Hydro V5.1.1 Technical Description describes the WRF-Hydro model architecture and physics options, released in January 2020. Please send feedback to wrfhydro@ucar.edu

Most documents listed in the table below can be viewed in a web browser or a PDF reader and have interactive tables of contents and bookmark navigation. 

WRF-Hydro V5.1.1 Documentation

WRF-Hydro v5.1.1 Technical Description

How To Build & Run WRF-Hydro 5.1.1 in Standalone Mode

How To Build & Run WRF-Hydro V5.1.1 Coupled to WRF

WRF-Hydro V5.1.1 Standalone Test Case User Guide

Coupled WRF|WRF-Hydro V5.1.1 Test Case User Guide

WRF-Hydro V5.1.1 Output Variable Matrix

Noah-MP namelist Options Indicators of usage with WRFHydro v5.1.1/NWM

WRF-Hydro V5.0.x Documentation

WRF-Hydro V5 Technical Description
How To Build & Run WRF-Hydro in Standalone Mode
How To Build & Run WRF-Hydro V5 Coupled to WRF
Noah namelist.hrldas file with description of options for use with V5
Noah-MP namelist.hrldas file with description of options for use with V5
Noah-MP namelist Options Indicators of usage with WRFHydro v5/NWM
WRF-Hydro V5.0 hydro.namelist file with description of options
WRF-Hydro V5.0 Output Variable Matrix
WRF-Hydro V5 Standalone Test Case User Guide
Coupled WRF|WRF-Hydro V5 Test Case User Guide
 Using Restart Files in WRF-Hydro Simulations
Documentacion WRF-Hydro V5.0 en Espanol
Descripción técnica del Sistema de modelado WRF-Hydro v5 de NCAR
 Cómo compilar y ejecutar WRF-Hydro V5 en modo autónomo
 Guía del usuario de casos de prueba de WRF-Hydro V5
 Matriz de variables de salida de WRF-Hydro V5
WRF-Hydro V3.0 Documentation
WRF-Hydro V3 Technical Description & User Guide
 NoahMP namelist.hrldas with a Description of OptionsFor use with V3

  V3 Input Variables

 V3 Output Variables

Citations: 

  • Until further notice please cite the WRF-Hydro Modeling System V5.1.1 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 5.1.1).  NCAR Technical Note. 107 pages. Available online at: https://ral.ucar.edu/sites/default/files/public/WRFHydroV511TechnicalDescription.pdf. Source Code DOI:10.5281/zenodo.3625238

  • Until further notice please cite the WRF-Hydro Modeling System V5.0.x 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).  NCAR Technical Note. 107 pages. Available online at https://ral.ucar.edu/sites/default/files/public/WRF-HydroV5TechnicalDesc...Source Code DOI:10.5065/D6J38RBJ

  • Until further notice please cite the WRF-Hydro Modeling System V3 as follows 

Gochis, D.J., W. Yu, D.N. Yates, 2015: The WRF-Hydro model technical description and user's guide, version 3.0. NCAR Technical Document. 123 pages. Available online at https://ral.ucar.edu/sites/default/files/public/WRF_Hydro_User_Guide_v3..... Source Code DOI:10.5065/D6DN43TQ