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What's New

NU-WRF version 11.1, AKA Ekman patch 1, has been released.


Upgrade includes:

  • WRF v4.3
  • WPS v4.3
  • Minor fixes to build system
  • Updated tests

For more information please refer to the user's guide under "Documentation".

NU-WRF version 11, AKA Ekman, has been released.


Upgrade includes:

  • WRF v4.2.1
  • WPS v4.2.1
  • LISF v7.3
  • Improvements to build system
  • Updated tests

For more information please refer to the user's guide under "Documentation".

NU-WRF development source code available in a Git repository


Development version includes

  • Various improvements (see below)
  • Significant refactoring of directory structure
  • Significant reduction of code base
  • Continuous integration (*)

(*) future

NU-WRF source code is available in a Git repository at https://git.mysmce.com/astg/nuwrf

Note that  access to the repository requires that users fill out a Software Usage Agreement.

To request access please contact

 

WRF Physics Improvements


Incorporation of three contributed codes into WRF physics.

  • DOE CRM (Department of Energy Cloud Resolving Model)
    • utilizes WRF as a CRM/LES using doubly periodic lateral boundaries
  • NTU physics (National Taiwan University microphysics)
    • is a multi-moment four-ice (pristine ice, aggregate, graupel, and hail) bulk microphysical scheme
  • WRF electrification
    • explicit charging/discharge model implemented into the NSSL(*) two-moment microphysics scheme

(*) NSSL: National Severe Storms Laboratory

Readers and data converters


Three new readers and data converters added in the development release. These tools facilitate the accessibility of reanalysis data sets for use within NU-WRF.

Updated pre-processing system


The following utilities test the physics scheme in off-line (no dynamics integration) mode.

  • GMP: Goddard MicroPhysics off-line testbed
  • GRAD: Goddard RADiation off-line test bed