Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF)

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In this section of the lab we’ll setup the Weather Research and Forecasting Model (WRF). The WRF model is a mesoscale numerical weather prediction system designed for both atmospheric research and operational forecasting applications. It is developed and maintained by by National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).

It’s easy to install with the package manager Spack.

To do so we’ve broken it down into the following steps:

  1. Install WRF with Spack
  2. Download CONUS 12km model
  3. Run the forecast
  4. Visualize results