Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model
WRF NEWS !
(January 17, 2014)
The HiRes CWSU WRF (ver 3.1) has been upgraded to run four times a day at 00, 06, 12 and 18UTC. Recent upgrades to UAlbany’s RIT systems have allowed the model to complete within an hour of initiation time. During April and May this version of the WRF will be upgraded to the latest STRC version with significant upgrades to model layers, domain and physics. If you notice any WRF problems let me know via my NOAA email (below).
Warren Snyder – Science & Operations
The WEATHER RESEARCH and FORECASTING (WRF) model displayed
here are experimental local high resolution mesoscale models, run in real time
in collaboration with UAlbany. The
models are run at the Research IT (RIT) high performance computing center at
UAlbany, and transferred to WFO Albany, New York as part of the CSTAR
projects. They are used experimentally and to support the National
Weather Service Forecast Office at
The Northeastern US WRF domain covers much of the
The HiRes WRF is at 5km resolution as is nested in the Northeast US WRF domain. It covers both the CWSU Oberlin and
The WRF uses a variety of state of the art physics and dynamics packages. It is particularly adept at forecasting local effects, due to mountains, coastlines and lakes, winds, as well as localized heavy precipitation. It also is useful in identifying areas where thunderstorms are likely to form first.
This project is managed by Science and Operations Officer Warren R. Snyder and Information Technology Officer Vasil T. Koleci. Address any modeling questions to firstname.lastname@example.org . Problems with the webpage should be addressed to email@example.com .