Apply Now for the Community WRF-Hdyro Modeling System- abridged virtual training workshop


When: 4,5,6 November 2020 9am-1pm MST |

Where: Virtual via Zoom

About: The WRF-Hydro Modeling System produces forecasts and analyses for all major terrestrial water-cycle components: Precipitation, Streamflow, Soil moisture, Snowpack, Flooding, Groundwater. These forecasts and analyses can be applied to a range of pursuits, such as flash-flood prediction, regional hydroclimate impact assessments, seasonal forecasting of water resources, and land-atmosphere coupling studies that supply forecasters, water managers, and government officials with data-driven science to better inform their decisions.

In this abridged virtual training workshop we will provide an indepth look into the capabilities within WRF-Hydro and provide participants with the 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.

Intended Topics to be covered in this workshop:

  • Conceptualization and structure of the WRF-Hydro system
  • Description of physics components and options within WRF-Hydro
  • Model porting and compilation, and an overview of parallel computing with WRF-Hydro
  • Hands-on model input data preparation and creation of an example test case
  • Hands-on model configuration and execution
  • Hands-on experimental model simulations and comparisons with a prepared example test case
  • Hands-on example WRF|WRF-Hydro model coupled simulation
  • Overview of model calibration
  • Open discussion on class participant interests and applications & interactive activities

How to Apply:

See the event Website for details. Fill out this application form. 20 spots are available. Applications will be accepted beginning the week of September 15 until 5pm ET, Wednesday, 30 September 2020.

Attendee Knowledge Requirements:

Applications will be accepted from current and incoming graduate students, post-docs, academics, and professionals working in hydrology and/or the atmospheric sciences.

Prior hydrologic and/or atmospheric modeling experience is required.

Must be comfortable working in a UNIX environment, running UNIX command-line operations and text editors.

Familiarity with the R and/or Python programming language is recommended.

Attendee Computing Requirements:

Reliable internet connection and speed

A computer with at least 2 CPUs, however much of the computing will be done on the cloud. Web browser - we recommend Google Chrome


  • David Gochis
  • Aubrey Dugger
  • Kevin Sampson
  • Laura Read
  • Katelyn FitzGerald
  • Arezoo RafieeNasab
  • Matt Casali
  • Yongxin Zhang


Type of event:

Will this event be webcast to the public by NCAR|UCAR?: 
Announcement Timing: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 to Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Calendar Timing: 
Repeats every day until Fri Nov 06 2020.
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm MST
Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm MST
Friday, November 6, 2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm MST

Posted by Molly McAllister at ext. 5793335,

Quick Facts

NCAR is managed by the nonprofit University Corporation for Atmospheric Research on behalf of NSF and the UCAR university community.

  • NCAR is not a federal agency and its employees are not part of the federal personnel system.
  • Our activities complement those of the federal agencies and we work closely with them.

More about us