Introduction to the Weather Research and Forecasting model

This 1-day training workshop will be held in conjunction with the EMS2018, on 3 September 2018 at the Corvinus University in Budapest.

Gert–Jan Steeneveld (Wageningen Univ.),
Hugo Hartmann (MeteoGroup)

Content: The WRF model is a popular open-source mesoscale meteorological model that is widely used in forecasting, education, and academic and applied atmospheric research. The model is rather flexible in set-up concerning model domain, resolution, and physical parameterization schemes. This makes the model excellent for both theoretical as well as applied studies across a range of spatial and temporal scales in meteorology and climate. At the same time this requires user knowledge on the do’s and don’ts when working with the model.

Target group: We offer this workshop to PhD students, atmospheric researchers and scientists, as well as consultants. The workshop is meant for those who have little to no experience with WRF, as it will focus on the first steps of running WRF and analysing results. The workshop focuses on the first steps of running WRF and analysing results. Advanced WRF utilities will not be dealt with (e.g. data assimilation).
Expected knowledge: Basic Unix/Linux, affinity with modelling

For more details and update information on the programme see: EMS2018 – workshops


  • Participation is by pre-registration only. The workshop may be cancelled in the case of low registration numbers.
  • Minimum participant number: 12 // Maximum participant number: 20
  • The registration deadline is 2 July 2018.
  • Registration fees include catering (coffee breaks and lunch), a copy of the course manual, and use of the computer cluster to run the experiments. Participants are expected to bring their own laptop, and instructions to install (freely available) software will be provided.
  • Registration fee: Early bird registration (deadline 5 June 2018): €110
  • Standard registration (deadline 2 July 2018): €140
  • All participants are required to send a letter of motivation by the time of registration, but at the latest by 8 July 2018.
Motivation letter

To provide a focused and tailor-made workshop, participants will be asked to write a brief motivation letter about their background in atmospheric modelling and their interest in research or applications. Please send the letter to Gert-Jan Steeneveld (email address to be provided).

In addition to this workshop, there is also a WRF session in the EMS2018 session programme (session OSA1.2); the intention is to use the opportunity to bring the European WRF users and developers together. Such a European platform is currently not available.

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