Emnevisning

  • Generelt

    Hi everyone,

    Welcome to our Weather Research and Forecasting model course! This course is part of the Establishing Operational Capacity for Building, Deploying and Using Numerical Weather and Seasonal Prediction Systems in SIDs in Africa project, co-ordinate by Dr. Ólafur Rögnvaldsson at UiB and Dr. Joseph Intsiful at UNECA. The project is focused on weather and climate applications in the African Small Island Developing states (SIDs) and is funded with the support of DFID and the European Union to the ClimDev work programme.

    This e-course gives an introduction to the WRF atmospheric modeling system and once finished you should be able to successfully set up, and run, the WRF model.

    The contents are divided into six parts (from 0 to 5). You can go through each part at your own time and pace. If you have questions along the way, you can post them on our Facebook group. To get started, you can work on the contents of PART 0 and PART 1. There, you will learn more about the objectives of the course and how to install the necessary software. Please, join us on Facebook!

    We wish you all a wonderful WRF Tutorial!

    Dr. Michel d. S. Mesquita, Dr. Ólafur Rögnvaldsson and Dr. Morgan Yarker

    (Bergen, Norway)

  • PART 0: Course Preparation

    This is our preparatory week. You can start working on this week's activities before the course starts. You just need to click on "First Tutorial" below and then go through the lecture. If you have any questions, please feel free to post them on our Facebook group.

  • PART 1: SETTING UP e-WRF

    Here we will be studying about how to setup the e-WRF software. This is taught in our "Second Tutorial" link below. In addition to that, we will have two important reading activities. You can already start reading the sections assigned from the textbook by Warner (2011): "Numerical Weather and Climate Prediction". The reading pages are indicated below, for example, one of the reading tasks this week is to read pages 1-5 indicated as: "Reading: Warner (2011) Chapter 1, pp.1-5". It is very important that you read these sections, since they will help you understand how working with WRF really works.

  • PART 2: EXPERIMENT DESIGN

  • PART 3: DESIGNING EXPERIMENTS WITH WPS

    Here, we will study about how to create your design using the WRF Preprocessing System (WPS). It is in this Tutorial that you will be able to start creating the WRF setup for your computer simulations. Make sure you read Warner's book assignment for this week as well. There are also a few activities for you to practise. 

  • PART 4: UNGRIB AND METGRID

    Here, we will learn how to convert Lateral Boundary Condition (LBC) data to be used by WRF. We will also see how to obtain and download LBC data for your weather or climate simulations. 

  • PART 5: REAL and WRF

    In this Tutorial, we will learn how to run the two WRF programs called real.exe and wrf.exe. These are the last steps needed to complete a full simulation.

  • Here is where you can download the certificate of completion of our WRF course. This certificate is issued automatically after you have completed the two assignments, the two Reflective Learning pieces and the Feedback. Each certificate comes with your printed name and a unique identifying number. The certificate is issued as a PDF-format file, so that you can include it in your curriculum vitae (CV) or attach it as part of a future job application, a job promotion or when applying for graduate school.