Apply Now for the WRF-Hydro June 2020 Training Workshop

NCAR is pleased to partner with CUAHSI to offer the Training Workshop: The Community WRF-Hydro Modeling System, a 3.5-day hands-on training workshop on the use and applications of the Community WRF-Hydro Modeling System. June 2-5, 2020 in Boulder, CO at NCAR Foothills Lab. 

How to Apply:

The application period opened 7 January 2020 and closes 5:00pm ET 28 February 2020. Fill out this form Complete applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. EDT on 28 Feb 2020.

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. We reserve the right to review only the first 50 applications. Past offerings of this course have filled up very quickly. Note: Preference will be given to those who have not yet attended a WRF-Hydro training, and are from the academic and nonprofit sectors in addition to the first-come-first-serve policy. Also note: The number of accepted representatives per institution is limited to 2.

See the event website: for full course information.  

Workshop Eligibility Applicants must apply to attend the workshop. Applications will be accepted from current and incoming graduate students, post-docs, academics, and professionals working in hydrology and/or the atmospheric sciences. Instructors will review applications to verify in advance that the applicant has the necessary skills and experience to successfully participate in the workshop and get the most out of the course topics.


  • 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.

This training workshop will provide graduate students and early-career scientists with formal instruction on the structure and application of the WRF-Hydro system and will offer hands-on experience in setting up and running the system for several different research and prediction applications. Preference will be given to applicants in the Academic and Nonprofit sectors.

Topics to be covered during the workshop include but are not limited to:

  • 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

Class participants will receive in-depth training via lectures and hands-on activities on the implementation and use of the WRF-Hydro system where all hands-on tutorial activities will be conducted in a formal computer laboratory located at NCAR in Boulder, CO.

Lead Instructor: Dave Gochis, NCAR


Dave Gochis, NCAR Aubrey Dugger, NCAR Kevin Sampson, NCAR Laura Read, NCAR Arezoo RafieeiNassab, NCAR Katelyn FitzGerald, NCAR Ryan Cabell, NCAR Matt Casali, NCAR

Announcement Timing: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 to Friday, February 28, 2020

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