WRF (Weather Research and Forecast)

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Location: Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico

Soy Profesor del Departamento de Física de la Universidad de Sonora. Entre muchos de los temas que me interesan uno de ellos es la incorporación de las TIC en la Educación Superior.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Meteorology Research Main Sites

Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP)

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Weather Forecasting Models

WRF Output

  • NetCDF
  • HDF
  • GriB
  • binary

Post Proccesing

  • Vis5D. Vis5d+ is intended as a central repository for enhanced versions and development work on Vis5d, a free OpenGL-based volumetric visualization program for scientific datasets in 3+ dimensions.
  • D3D. Display 3-Dimensional (D3D) is part of the WFO-Advanced system development aimed at providing an advanced operational workstation to operational forecasters. It allows users to view model output and real-time meteorological data in a three-dimensional interactive display.
  • NCL NCAR Command Language. The NCAR Command Language (NCL) is a free interpreted language designed specifically for scientific data processing and visualization. NCL has robust file input and output. It can read in netCDF, HDF4, HDF4-EOS, GRIB, binary and ASCII data. The graphics are world class and highly customizable.
  • NCAR Graphics. NCAR Graphics is a Fortran and C based software package for scientific visualization.
  • GrADS. The Grid Analysis and Display System (GrADS) is an interactive desktop tool that is used for easy access, manipulation, and visualization of earth science data. The format of the data may be either binary, GRIB, NetCDF, or HDF-SDS (Scientific Data Sets)
  • RIP4 Tutorial. RIP (which stands for Read/Interpolate/Plot) is a Fortran program that invokes NCAR Graphics routines for the purpose of visualizing output from the Fourth and Fifth Generation versions of the PSU/NCAR Mesoscale Model (MM4/MM5) System.

The WRF Model is s a next-generation mesocale numerical weather prediction system designed to serve both operational forecasting and atmospheric research needs. It features multiple dynamical cores, a 3-dimensional variational (3DVAR) data assimilation system, and a software architecture allowing for computational parallelism and system extensibility. WRF is suitable for a broad spectrum of applications across scales ranging from meters to thousands of kilometers.

Group 5: WRF Model Physics.