WRF-Hydro Modeling System

Training & Materials

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Training & Materials

What people are saying:

“Nothing compares to the real-time training environment” - Post Doc

“Best training I’ve had.” - Private Sector Professional

“I will get to learn from and share with the other participants about the real world applications.”
- Ph.D. Student


“I believe the face-to-face environment is critical to building new research network and learning how others are using WRF-Hydro.” - Research Faculty

 

Hands-on Training Materials:

The Community WRF-Hydro Modeling System 
November 2020 Abridged VirtualTraining Workshop Materials 
Model Code v5.2.x beta

Presentations:
WRF-Hydro System Overview
WRF-Hydro System Conceptualization
WRF-Hydro Physics Components Overview
Channel Routing and Lakes/Reservoirs in WRF-Hydro
WRF-Hydro GIS Pre-processing Tool Overview
WRF-Hydro Forcing Engine Overview
Overview of WRF-Hydro/NWM Calibration
WRF-Hydro Implementation & Best Practices

Requirements for Online Utilities and Lessons: Docker Logo

Docker (Community) = > v.17.12 (currently we use 2.1.0.3)
Web browser (Google Chrome recommended) for accessing the Jupyter notebooks/Jupyter Lab. 
Note: Each machine is different. You will need to alternate your Docker settings such as CPUs, Memory, and Disk Space allocations according to your machine to optimize runtime. If you find a bug or other technical issue please log it on the github issues site

Lessons walk you through input preprocessing steps as well as model compiliation and various model simulations with different configurations.
Click Here to download a .zip file of the completed  jupyternotebook lessons for reference

The video below walks you through the steps of starting the online training platform.

 

The Community WRF-Hydro Modeling System
October 2019 Training Workshop Materials Model Code v5.1.1

Presentations: 

WRF-Hydro System Overview
WRF-Hydro System Conceptualization
WRF-Hydro Physics Components Overview
Noah-MP Column Land Surface Model Overview
Channel Routing and Lakes/Reservoirs in WRF-Hydro
Defining the Model Domain & Initial Conditions
WRF-Hydro GIS Pre-processing Tool Overview
WRF-Hydro Forcing Engine Overview
Overview of WRF-Hydro/NWM Calibration
WRF-Hydro Coupling with the Weather Research and Forecasting model (WRF)
WRF-Hydro Implementation & Best Practices

Below is the WRF-Hydro GIS Pre-processing Tool version 5 Tutorial Demo from August 2018

Upcoming Training Workshops & Short Courses:

Current Topics in Tropical Island Hydrology Water Hazard & Resource Prediction + WRF-Hydro Modeling SystemIn partnership with University of HawaiiVirtual30 September 9am-12:30pm HST| 1pm-4:30pm MDT
The Community WRF-Hydro Modeling System -Abridged - Virtual Training WorkshopIn partnership with CUAHSIVirtual4,5,6 November 2020
AGU 2020 Short Course: Introduction to the Community WRF-Hydro Modeling System: Interactive Hands-on TutorialIn partnership with AGU Annual Meeting Virtual4, December 2020 10am-4pm MT
AMS 2021 Short Course: Introduction to the Community WRF-Hydro Modeling System: Interactive Hands-on TutorialIn partnership with the American Meteorological Society (AMS)Virtual
23 February 2021 Virtual 8am-4pm MST
The Community WRF-Hydro Modeling System Training WorkshopIn partnership with CUAHSIBoulder, CO USATBD
2nd European Fully-Coupled Atmospheric-Hydrological Modeling & WRF-Hydro Users Workshop In partnership with the Unversity of Calabria, Italy & the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Calabria, Italy
14-18 June 2021
The 2nd Community WRF-Hydro Modeling System Training Workshop - Costa RicaIn partnership with the University of Costa Rica, San JoseSan Jose, Costa RicaTBD

 

Introduction to WRF-Hydro Modeling System 1-Day Virtual Short Course Hosted by AMS

Join us Tuesday 23 February 2021 at 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time (Virtual). This virtual course will provide an introduction to the capabilities within WRF-Hydro® and provide participants with the basic building blocks to start their research with it. Participants will gain experience with hands-on model configuration and execution and run experimental model simulations and comparisons with a prepared example test case utilizing cloud-based technology. 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. This is a synchronous course and will not be recorded. Registration closes on Wednesday, 17 February 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. See the course webpage for full information and to Register

2nd European Fully Coupled Atmospheric-Hydrological Modeling and WRF-Hydro® Users Workshop

Join us at the University of Calabria, Rende (Cosenza, Italy), June 14-18, 2021 for the 2nd European Fully Coupled Atmospheric-Hydrological Modeling and WRF-Hydro® Users Workshop!


This Workshop is an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas and experiences with coupled atmospheric-hydrological modelers from research groups around the world to address the challenge of improving hydrometeorological forecasts and the need for accurate projections of hydrological impacts due to climate change.
 
We invite abstracts focusing on the complex interactions between surface water, groundwater, and regional climate as well as those that focus on the development of fully-coupled hydrometeorological prediction systems for flood and water resources prediction. Presentations on novel coupled modeling systems that bridge spatial scales through dynamic regridding or upscaling/downscaling methodologies are also welcome, as are comparative studies between one-way and fully-coupled modeling systems, combined dynamical-statistical approaches, data assimilation in coupled models, field studies with measurements supporting multi-variable validation of coupled modeling systems.

The latter part of the workshop (from June 17 to 19) will be dedicated to the Community WRF-Hydro® modeling system that was released by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in 2013, by means of 2.5 days hands-on tutorial. There are 20 spots available for this hands-on tutorial. 

WRF-Hydro® Tutorial Description:
This 2.5-day workshop will provide graduate students, early-career scientists, and professionals with formal instruction on the structure and application of the WRF-Hydro system in a coupled instance. It will offer hands-on experience in setting up and running the system for several different research and prediction applications.
Topics covered during the workshop may include:
  • Conceptualization and structure of the WRF-Hydro system
  • Description of physics components and options within WRF-Hydro
  • Model input data preparation
  • Hands-on model configuration and execution of an example test case
  • Hands-on experimental model simulations and comparisons with a prepared example test case
  • Overview of model calibration
  • Open discussion on class participant interests and applications
Tutorial Requirements:
Participants of the hands-on tutorial are required to bring their own laptop computer with:
  • SSH and X-server capability
  • Google Chrome web browser
  • (Optional) ArcGIS 10.7 with Spatial Analyst extension activated and 64GB background geoprocessing - this will be for creating the hydrologic routing input files
More information on the WRF-Hydro® system can be found at 
https://ral.ucar.edu/projects/wrf_hydro/ 
More information on the workshop can be found at
The deadline for abstract submission is April 30, 2021.
Early registration fees expire on April 30, 2021.