SCIWS9 Introduction to the Community WRF-Hydro Modeling System: Interactive Hands-on Tutorial

WRF-Hydro®, an open-source community model, is used for a range of projects, including flash flood prediction, regional hydroclimate impacts assessment, seasonal forecasting of water resources, and land-atmosphere coupling studies. It was designed to link multi-scale process models of the atmosphere and terrestrial hydrology to provide:

  • An extensible multi-scale & multi-physics land-atmosphere modeling capability for conservative, coupled and uncoupled assimilation & prediction of major water cycle components such as precipitation, soil moisture, snow pack, ground water, streamflow, and inundation
  • Accurate and reliable streamflow prediction across scales (from 0-order headwater catchments to continental river basins and from minutes to seasons)
  • A research modeling testbed for evaluating and improving physical process and coupling representations

In this one day tutorial we will provide an introduction to the capabilities within WRF-Hydro and provide participants with the basic building blocks to start their research with it.  Example studies of events and model simulations will be presented as a demonstration of WRF-Hydro’s capabilities. Participants will gain experience with hands-on model configuration and execution and run experimental model simulations and comparisons with a prepared example test case. 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.  Each participant is required to come with their own laptop, capable of accessing wireless internet.

December 2020

From Friday, 04 December 2020 09:00 AM

To Friday, 04 December 2020 03:00 PM

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