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How to Cite the WRF-ARW Model

For referencing in publications or other texts any work that involves using WRF or WRF output, we encourage the citation of the model. This allows others to understand what was used and helps the WRF support effort in assessing the scope of the model's use and broader impacts. The WRF-ARW Model (Version 3) may be cited as follows.

Skamarock, W. C., J. B. Klemp, J. Dudhia, D. O. Gill, D. M. Barker, M. G Duda, X.-Y. Huang, W. Wang, and J. G. Powers, 2008: A Description of the Advanced Research WRF Version 3. NCAR Tech. Note NCAR/TN-475+STR, 113 pp.
doi:10.5065/D68S4MVH


NOTE: The previous version of WRF (Version 2) may be cited as follows.

Skamarock, W. C., J. B. Klemp, J. Dudhia, D. O. Gill, D. M. Barker, W. Wang, and J. G. Powers, 2005: A description of the Advanced Research WRF Version 2. NCAR Tech. Note NCAR/TN-468+STR, 88 pp.
doi:10.5065/D6DZ069


For citation references for WRF physics packages and specialty systems, see this page.


WRF-ARW DOI
The WRF-ARW Model also has a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which is a persistent identifier for web-based resources. The WRF-ARW DOI (see link below) provides a persistent link to the WRF information web page, which connects users to the model source code, documentation, previous versions, and other resources.

WRF-ARW DOI
doi:10.5065/D6MK6B4K

 



 
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