ESSL LAR 2009: Imperative VI
Develop and transfer scientific applications, technology, and information products that address societal needs
- Develop, test, and transfer to operational agencies state-of-the-art numerical techniques for atmospheric, climatic, and space weather modeling, and support the research community by providing repositories of tested code, tutorials, and help desks
- WRF - MMM
Weather Research Forecasting (WRF) model
During the past year, NCAR continued to develop new capabilities for the Advanced Research WRF (ARW) and provide support for it to the community. Since last year, over 3,800 new users registered to download the code, bringing the total number of registered users to over 11,000. Over half of this total is non-U.S. users, and 131 countries are represented. There are 1,810 U.S. affiliations and over 4,350 university users.
As in the past, MMM continues its support to the community by providing a number of workshops and tutorials. In June 2009 MMM organized and conducted the 10th Annual WRF Users’ Workshop, with over 260 participants attending from many different countries. In addition, a WRF GRAPES Workshop, attended by 20 participants, was held in Boulder in late July 2009. The most current workshop, the Joint NCAR-NCAS WRF Workshop and Tutorial, began in FY09 and will end in FY10 (28 September 2009 thru 2 October 2009). This event was held at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge.
MMM personnel also conducted three other user tutorials on the ARW and WRF-VAR. Two WRF tutorials were held in Boulder with the first occurring January 26th through February 4th and the second during July from the 13th through the 24th. Both of these tutorials have been expanded to include specific tutorials to meet the needs of the community. The attendance varied for each tutorial component with the Jan/Feb session attracting 65 participants for the Basic, 33 for the WRF/VAR, and 34 for the WRF/MET. The July session had four components with 74 attending the Basic, 43 for the WRF/VAR, 40 for WRF/Chem, and 38 for WRF/MET. In addition, MMM divisional staff conducted the 3rd East Asia Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model Workshop and Tutorial at Seoul National University in Korea in April 2009, which attracted 60 attendees.