Papers presented at the 12th Annual WRF Users' Workshop                    


National Center for Atmospheric Research

June 20-24, 2011


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LECTURE SERIES: Fundamentals of WRF Physics (Part 2: Planetary Boundary Layer and Land-Surface)
1. An Overview of Planetary Boundary Layer Physics and Parameterization. Wayne Angevine, CIRES, University of Colorado ppt
2. Large-eddy simulation of the PBL. Chin-Hoh Moeng, National Center for Atmospheric Research ppt
3. Interaction of PBL and Precipitation Processes. Song-You Hong, Yonsei University, South Korea
4. Land Surface Processes and Their Modeling in Mesoscale Numerical Prediction Models. Fei Chen, National Center for Atmospheric Research ppt
Session 1: Model Development


WRF Version 3.3: New features and updates. Dudhia, Jimy, National Center for Atmospheric Research ppt


WRFDA 2011 overview. Huang, Xiang-Yu, National Center for Atmospheric Research ppt


WRF-Chem V3.3: Updates. current and future work. Grell, Georg, NOAA/ESRL, S.A. McKeen, S. E. Peckham, R. Ahmadov, J. D. Fast, W. I. Gustafson Jr., R. C. Easter, M. Shrivastava, Q. Yang, C. Zhao), M. Barth, G. Pfister, S. Wolters, J. Wong, S. Freitas, P. Webley, M. Stuefer, G. A. Creighton, and S. L. Jones ppt


WRF Architecture - Using the Existing Tools. Gill, David, National Center for Atmospheric Research ppt



Session 2: Model Development and Forecasting Systems (Part 1)


Hurricane WRF: Testing activities and Community Support by the DTC. Bernardet, Ligia, NOAA/ESRL and University of Colorado/CIRES, Shaowu Bao, Timothy Brown, Donald Stark, Mrinal Biswas, Laurie Carson, and Christopher Harrop ppt


4D-REKF: a next-generation FDDA for WRF. Liu, Yubao, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Linlin Pan, Yonghui Wu, Al Bourgeois, Jason Knievel, Tom Warner, Scott Swerdlin, Scott Halvorson, John Pace and Frank Gallagher ppt


The Air Force Weather Ensemble Prediction Suite. Kuchera, Evan, Air Force Weather Agency, Scott Rentschler, Sandra Jones, Adam Wilson, Glenn Creighton, Steve Rugg, and Jeff Hamilton ppt


The real-time High Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR): Recent enhancements and evaluation activities during the 2011 convective season. Alexander, Curtis, University of Colorado/ CIRES and NOAA/ESRL, Steve Weygandt, Tanya Smirnova, Stan Benjamin, John Brown, David Dowell, Patrick Hofmann, Eric James, Ming Hu, Kevin Brundage, Susan Sahm, and Brian Jamison ppt


Physics for Multi-Resolution Grids: The Elephant in the Closet. Gustafson, William I., Pacific Northwest National Laboratory ppt


Beyond WRF: Nonhydrostatic Global Modeling with MPAS. Skamarock, W., National Center for Atmospheric Research, J. Klemp, M. Duda, L. Fowler, and S.-H. Park ppt


Session 3: Physics Development and Testing (Part 1): Land-Surface Modeling


Implementation of Noah-MP land surface model in WRFV3.3 and preliminary results using coupled WRF/Noah-MP. Tewari, Mukul, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Fei Chen, Kevin Manning, Michael Barlage, Jimy Dudhia, Guo-Yue Niu, Zong-Liang Yang, and Jeffrey D. Cetola ppt


Land Surface Parameter and State Assimilation and Model Updates in Support of the Arctic System Reanalysis. Barlage, Michael, National Center for Atmospheric Research ppt


Simulating lake water surface temperature for USCONUS. Wu, Yihua, NOAA/NCEP ppt


Snow and ice enhancements to the RUC land-surface model in WRF and WRF-based Rapid Refresh. Smirnova, Tanya, University of Colorado/CIRES and NOAA/ESRL, John M. Brown and Stan Benjamin ppt


Impact of land processes on WRF precipitation process. Wong, Vince C. K., NOAA/EMC, and Michael Ek ppt


Implementation of water table dynamics and river routing into WRF: the LEAFHYDRO model as a new LSM option (WRFHYDRO system). Miguez-Macho, Gonzalo, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Ying Fan, Alexandre Rios-Enteza, Alberto Martinez de la Torre, and Lucia Gestal-Souto ppt


Adding Irrigation to WRF's Noah LSM. Sridhar,V., Boise State University, K. Nuss, and T. Jaksa ppt



Session 4: Model Development and Forecasting Systems (Part 2)


The rapid refresh: configuration, status, strengths and weaknesses. Brown, John M., NOAA/ESRL, Steve Weygandt, Tanya Smirnova, Ming Hu, Stan Benjamin, Curtis Alexander, and Joe Olson ppt


UPDATE ON WRF IN NCEP OPERATIONS. DiMego, Geoff, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, Zavisa Janjic, Tom Black, Eric Rogers, Matt Pyle, Jun Du, Hui-Ya Chuang, Brad Ferrier and Dusan Jovic ppt


Overview of the NOAA Environmental Modeling System (NEMS). Lapenta, B., NOAA/NWS/NCEP, Mark Iredell and Tom Back ppt


The Developmental Testbed Center: Facilitating Transition between Research and Operation in Numerical Weather Prediction. Kuo, Ying-Hwa, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Louisa Nance, Zoltan Toth, and Barbara Brown



Session 5: Physics Development and Testing (Part 2): Planetary Boundary Layer


The Total Energy - Mass Flux PBL scheme: Status and evaluation for shallow cloud cases. Angevine, Wayne M., University of Colorado/CIRES, and NOAA/ESRL ppt


Objective determination of PBL depth for evaluation of PBL schemes. LeMone, Margaret, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Mukul Tewari, Jimy Dudhia, Fei Chen, and Julie Lundquist ppt


Improve WRF nocturnal LLJ simulation by incorporating turbulence intermittency effect in the PBL parameterizations. Nagarajan, Badrinath, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Yubao Liu, William Y. Y. Cheng, and Thomas T Warner ppt


Simulating the Vertical Structure of the Wind with the WRF Model. Hahmann, Andrea N., Risoe-DTU, Caroline Draxl, Alfredo Pena, and Joakim R. Nielsen ppt


Improving the Representation of Resolved and Unresolved Topographic Effects on Surface Wind in the WRF Model. Jimenez, Pedro A., CIEMAT, and Jimy Dudhia ppt


Model-Physics and Data-Assimilation Sensitivity Studies for High Resolution Modeling of the Stable Boundary Layer. Reen, Brian P., The Pennsylvania State University, David R. Stauffer, Brian J. Gaudet, Nelson L. Seaman, Astrid Suarez, Scott J. Richardson, Larry Mahrt, and Joshua D. Hoover ppt



Session 6: Model Evaluation (Part 1)


The Impact of WRFDART Analyses on 3 km Explicit Convective Forecasts During the 2011 Spring Season. Weisman, Morris, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Wei Wang, Kevin Manning, and Glen Romine ppt


WRF-DART 2011 Real-time Mesoscale Analysis Spring Experiment. Romine, Glen, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Jeff Anderson, Chris Snyder, and Morris Weisman ppt


CAPS storm-scale ensemble forecasts in NOAA HWT 2011 Spring Experiment: Sensitivities of WRF model physics. Kong, Fanyou, University of Oklahoma, Ming Xue, and Kevin W. Thomas ppt


Testing and Evaluation of WRF Reference Configurations. Harrold, Michelle, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Jamie Wolff, Zach Trabold, and Louisa Nance ppt


Comparison of wind speed forecasts from MM5 and WRF-ARW ensembles over the Iberian Peninsula. Fish, Andrew, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Daniel Santos Munoz, and Francisco Valero


Streakiness and Snow-Induced Cold Anomalies: Some Physics Challenges in WRF. Mass, Cliff, University of Washington, and Dave Ovens ppt



Session 7A: Development and Testing for Regional Climate


Does nudging squelch the extremes in regional climate modeling? Otte, Tanya L., U.S. EPA, Christopher G. Nolte, Martin J. Otte, and Jared H. Bowden ppt


Different Seasonal Variations between the Surface and Near-surface Urban Heat Island over Mexico City in Observations, Remote Sensing, and Numerical Simulations. Cui, Yu Yan, Saint Louis University, and Benjamin de Foy ppt


Seasonal Temperature and Precipitation Biases in WRF as a Result of CCSM Forcing Data. McCoy, Ripley, Utah State University, Jiming Jin, Simon Wang, Chuck Hawkins, and David Tarboton ppt


CWRF Prediction of the U.S. Terrestrial Hydrology. Liang, Xin-Zhong, University of Maryland, Xing Yuan, Shenjian Su, Ligang Chen, and Min Xu ppt


Modeling the impact of irrigation on precipitation in the Great Plains. Harding, Keith J., University of Minnesota and Peter K. Snyder ppt


Understanding the effects of WRF resolution on winds and surface fluxes for an easterly tip jet during the Greenland Flow Distortion Experiment. Duvivier, Alice, University of Colorado/CIRES, and John Cassano ppt


Uncertainties in simulating tropical cyclone frequency with dynamical downscaling. Suzuki-Parker, Asuka, Georgia Institute of Technology, Greg Holland, James Done, and Cindy Bruyere ppt


Simulations of tropical intra-seasonal variability using a hierarchical regional modeling framework. Leung, L. Ruby, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Samson Hagos ppt



Session 7B: Development and Testing for WRF-Data Assimilation


Assimilating satellite microwave radiance measurements over the Antarctic. Schwartz, Craig, National Center for Atmospheric Research, and Zhiquan Liu ppt


Community Gridpoint Statistical Interpolation (GSI) System and its role in bridging research and operation data assimilation community. Huang, Xiang-Yu, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Ming Hu, Hui Shao, and Don Stark ppt


Recent upgrade and improvement of WRF 4D-Var system. Zhang, Xin, National Center for Atmospheric Research, and Xiang-Yu Huang ppt


Hybrid Variational Ensemble Data Assimilation with Initial Condition and Model Physics Uncertainty. Peffers, Luke, Florida State University, and Henry Fuelberg ppt


Radar data assimilation in the NCAR/RAL RTFDDA system using a hybrid approach of 3DVAR, latent heat adjustment and grid-nudging. Xu, Mei, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Yubao Liu, Wei Yu and Juanzhen Sun ppt


Model error representation in WRF/DART. Ha, So-Young, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Judith Berner, and Chris Snyder ppt


Data assimilation over Northern polar region using WRF and WRFDA. Zhiquan Liu, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Hui-Chuan Lin, Ying-Hwa Kuo, Dave H. Bromwich, and Lesheng Bai ppt


Assimilating cloudy radiances with MLEF using NCEP Operational HWRF system: A case study. Zhang, Man, CIRA/CSU, Milija Zupanski, Min-Jeong Kim, and John Knaff ppt



Session 8A: Development and Testing for WRF-Chemistry


The AFWA Dust Emission Scheme for WRF-Chem/GOCART. Jones, Sandra, AFWA/AER, and Glenn Creighton ppt


An upper boundary condition for chemical species. Barth, Mary, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Gabriele Pfister, Jean-Francois Lamarque, and Jeff Lee ppt


Wet deposition of fine particulate matter in WRF-CHEM. Ahmadov, R., NOAA/ESRL, S. McKeen, J. Kazil, and G. Grell ppt


Assimilating MODIS aerosol optical depth using WRF/Chem and GSI: Application to a Chinese dust storm. Liu, Zhiquan, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Quanhua Liu, Hui-Chuan Lin, Craig S. Schwartz, and Yen-Huei Lee ppt


The impact of Great Basin Desert on summer monsoon precipitation over Southwest North America: the role of mineral dust. Zhao, Chun, Pacific Northwest National Lab ppt


A new precipitation scavenging scheme for WRF-Chem. Pfister, G., National Center for Atmospheric Research, S. Walters, J.F. Lamarque, M. Barth, and J Neu ppt



Session 8B: Model Evaluation (Part 2)


Verification of the operational WRF-RTFDDA simulated surface variables over the Eastern Mediterranean. Pan, Linlin, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Yubao Liu, Dorita Rostkier-Edelstein, Gregory Roux, Yongxin Zhang, Yuewei Liu, Wei Yu, and Rong-Shyang Sheu ppt


A WRF investigation of 18th December 2010: a disruptive UK snow event during the coldest December for over a century. Allen, Clare, MeteoGroup ppt


Simulation of April 22-28 2011 devastating tornado outbreak using WRF-RTFDDA-LES. Wu, Wanli, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Y. Liu, G. Ge, J. Knievel, and T. Warner ppt


The performance Evaluation of PBL and SL parameterizations in the coastal complex terrain for the application of Photochemical Modeling. Lee, Sang-Mi, South Coast Air Quality Management District ppt


WRF Downscaling: "Choosing the Best Grid-Resolution and Model Configuration for Explicit Forecast of Precipitation". Lynn, Barry, Weather It Is, LTD, Ruby Leung, Guy Kelman, and Amir Givati ppt


Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF) Verification Comparison Between the Global Forecast System (GFS) and North American Mesoscale (NAM) Operational Models. Wolff, Jamie, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Barbara Brown, John Halley Gotway, Michelle Harrold, Zach Trabold, Louisa Nance, and Paul Oldenburg ppt


Session 9: Physics Development and Testing (Part 3): Others


A Framework for Evaluating the CAM5 Physics Suite at High Spatial Resolution in WRF. Fast, Jerome D., Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, William I. Gustafson Jr., Richard C. Easter, Balwinder Singh, and Philip J. Rasch ppt


Evaluation of Morrison, Milbrandt and Yau, and Thompson microphysics schemes in a suite of high-resolution, idealized supercell simulations. Syrowski, Ann, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Brian F. Jewett, and Robert B. Wilhelmson ppt


Verification of WRF wind forecasts at wind turbine height. Zelle, Hein, BMT ARGOSS, the Netherlands, Agnes Mika, and Joris de Vroom ppt


On improved representation of the diurnal cycle over a semi-arid, metropolitan area: WRF-ARW vs RAMS. Georgescu, M., Arizona State University, M. Moustaoui, and A. Mahalov ppt


Numerical Modelling of Wildland Fire Behaviour Under Foehn Wind Conditions in New Zealand. Simpson, Colin, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, Andrew Sturman and Peyman Zawar-Reza ppt


Ignition from a Fire Perimeter in a WRF Wildland Fire Model. Kondratenko, Volodymyr Y., University of Colorado Denver, Jonathan D. Beezley, Adam K. Kochanski, and Jan Mandel ppt



Poster Session
WRF Model Development


Interactive Analysis and Visualization of WRF output combining Python and VAPOR. Norton, Alan, National Center for Atmospheric Research, and John Clyne


Importing high-resolution datasets into Geogrid. Beezley, Jonathan D., University of Colorado - Denver


Tool for Geogrid Output. Nuss, Kevin, Boise State University


Coupling of WRF with CFD for Micrositing Studies of Wind Plants. Moriarty, Patrick, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Matt Churchfield, Sang Lee, Julie Lundquist, John Michalakes, Avi Purkayastha, and Michael Sprague


Skin surface temperature interpolation improvement. van Dijke, D., Meteo Group, The Netherlands, Wageningen B.R.A Vonk


WRF benchmark for regional applications. Arnold, Delia, Institute of Meteorology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria, Don Morton, Irene Schicker, Jan Zabloudil, Oriol Jorba, Kayla Harrison, Greg Newby, and Petra Seiber


Automated Detection of Software Errors in WRF. Collins, John, The University of Cape Town, South Africa, Mark Anderson, and Brian Farrimond


Physics Development and Testing


Sensitivity of Asymptotic Behavior of Idealized Tropical Cyclone Intensification to Physics: ARW vs HWRF. Michelson, Sara, University of Colorado/CIRES and NOAA/ESRL and Jian-Wen Bao


Sensitivity of WRF meteorology to changes in vertical distribution of ozone. Martini, Matus, University of Maryland, Dale J. Allen, Kenneth E. Pickering, and Elena A. Yegorova


Large-Eddy Simulation of Flow Over Askervein Hill Using WRF. Kosovic, Branko, National Center for Atmospheric Research, and Katherine A. Lundquist


Use of the AFWA-AWC Testbed Mesoscale Ensemble to determine sensitivity of convective high wind event simulations to boundary layer parameterizations. Adams-Selin, Rebecca, AER, Inc.


Evaluation of the three dimensional mesoscale model WRF for the GABLS3 intercomparison case study and improvement for the low-level jet model performance. Kleczek, Michal, Wageningen University, The Netherlands


Impacts of the lowest model level height on the simulated surface variables and PBL structures. Shin, Hyeyum Hailey, Yonsei University, Korea, Song-You Hong, and Jimy Dudhia


Improvement of Snow Processes in the Noah LSM in Support of JCSDA Land Modeling. Barlage, Michael, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Zhuo Wang, Fei Chen, Xubin Zeng


Cloud- and Global-Scale Simulations in MPAS and WRF. Fowler, Laura D, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Sang-Hun Park, Michael Duda, Joseph B. Klemp, and William C. Skamarock


Parameterization of wind farms in a mesoscale NWP model. Fitch, Anna, University of Bergen ,Alok Gupta, Joe Olson, Jimy Dudhia, John Michalakes, Idar Barstad and Julie Lundquis


Model Evaluation


Testing of a wind farm parameterization in the WRF-ARW as verified against tower and surface data. Olson, Joseph B., NOAA-ESRL, Anna Fitch, and John M. Brown


WRF and The Marine Planetary Boundary Layer. Krogsaeter, Olav, StormGeo/University of Bergen, Norway, Joachim Reuder, and Gard Hauge


Evaluating WRF PBL Scheme Evaluation Using Lidar Data. Kienzle, Mark, ENSCO, Inc., and Stephen Masters


The impact of differing mixed layer depth and PBL height formulations on fire weather and smoke indices derived from WRF simulations. Charney, Joseph J., U.S. Forest Service


Assessing the impact of soil moisture on the diurnal evolution of the PBL and on orographic cumulus development over the Santa Catalina Mountains during the 2006 Arizona monsoon. Zhou, Xin, University of Wyoming and Bart Geerts


Sensitivity of WRF forecasts of Great Plains Low-Level Jets to Planetary Boundary Layer schemes: A comparison with Lamont wind profiler data. Deppe, Adam J., Iowa State University, William A. Gallus, Jr., and Kristy Carter


DIAGNOSING THE NATURE OF LAND-ATMOSPHERE COUPLING DURING THE 2006-7 DRY/WET EXTREMES IN THE U. S. SOUTHERN GREAT PLAINS. Santanello, Jr., Joseph A., NASA/GSFC, Christa D. Peters-Lidard, Sujay V. Kumar, Xiquan Dong, and Aaron D. Kennedy


An evaluation of WRF mesoscale simulations for offshore wind energy applications. Marshall, Robert F., University of Colorado, Julie K. Lundquist, and John Michalakes


Case Study of a High Wind Event Off the Coast of the Prince Olav Mountains, Antarctica. Nigro, Melissa, University of Colorado/CIRES, and John Cassano


A 500m WRF hindcast of a microburst event in The Netherlands. van Dijke, D, Meteo Group, The Netherlands, Y.B.L. Hinssen, and F. Bijlsma


Evaluation of a Gap Wind Event in Matanuska Valley. Niebuhr, Emily, National Weather Service


Very high-resolution WRF simulations of a wind shear event in complex terrain at Juneau, Alaska. Harrison, Kayla, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Delia Arnold, Irene Schicker, Don Morton, and Carl Dierking


Extreme Events in Regional WRF Simulations. Outten, Stephen, Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Stephanie Mayer and, Michel d.S. Mesquita


The selective dynamical downscaling method for extreme wind atlases. Larsen,Xiaoli G., RISOE/DTU, J. Badger, A.N. Hahmann and S. Ott


Spatial Verification of Convective Systems during the 2010 NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed Spring Experiment. Harrold, Michelle, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Tara L. Jensen, Barb G. Brown, Steve J. Weiss, Patrick T. Marsh, Ming Xue, Fanyou Kong, Adam J. Clark, Kevin W. Thomas, John S. Kain, Mike C. Coniglio, and Russ S. Schneider


The Developmental Testbed Center (DTC) Objective Evaluation Performed During the Hazardous Weather Testbed (HWT) 2011 Spring Experiment. Jensen, Tara, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Steve Weiss, Mike Coniglio, Fanyou Kong, Michelle Harrold, Lisa Coco, Jack Kain, Adam Clark, Patrick Marsh, Brian Etherton, Israel Jirak, Chris Melik, Matthew Pyle, and Ming Xue


Comparing WRF Forecasts and SPC convective outlooks of severe weather events from 2003-2008. Shafer, Chad M., University of South Alabama, Lance M. Leslie, Michael B. Richman, and Charles A. Doswell III


Evaluating WRF Simulations of the 24-25 April 2010 Tornadic Outbreak. Chiu, Samantha L., University of Illinois, Brian F. Jewett, and Robert B. Wilhelmson


Using WRF-ARW based regional short-range ensemble forecast to drive the multi-column 1D ensemble cloud-seeding modeling. Jin, Ling, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, CAS, China, Fanyou Kong, Hengchi Lei, and Zhaoxia Hu


Comparison of convection-allowing WRF forecasts initialized from GFS and ECMWF for a severe storm in Southern China. Hou, Tuanjie, University of Oklahoma and Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, Fanyou Kong, and Xunlai Chen


Using dynamic forecasts cloud lightning to predict the development of severe (especially Tornadic) weather. Lynn, Barry, Weather It Is, LTD, and Guy Kelman


Evaluation of the operational WRF-RTFDDA simulated precipitation over the Eastern Mediterranean for February 2011. Liu, Yuewei, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Yubao Liu, Dorita Rostkier-Edelstein, Yongxin Zhang, Linlin Pan, Wei Yu, and Adam Piterkovski


A WRF-RTFDDA high-resolution operational system for the Eastern Mediterranean: development achievements and verification strategy...Yubao Liu, Yongxin Zhang, Will Y.Y. Cheng, Wanli Wu, Wei Yu, Yuewei Liu, Gregroy Roux, Rong Sheu, Laurie Carson, Adam Pietrkowski and Tom Warner


Evaluation of WRF-RTFDDA simulations over the Eastern Mediterranean: High-impact weather events. Zhang, Yongxin, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Yubao Liu, Dorita Rostkier-Edelstein, Wei Yu, William Y. Y. Cheng, Linlin Pan, Yuewei Liu, and Adam Piterkovski


Analysis of the surface temperature and wind biases of the operational WRF-RTFDDA forecasting system over CONUS. Wyszogrodzki, Andrzej, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Yubao Liu, Yongxin Zhang, Gregory Roux, Luca Delle Monache, Thomas Warner, Neil Jacobs, and Peter Childs


Quantitative verification statistics of WRF predictions over the Mediterranean region. Katsafados, Petros, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece, Anastasios Papadopoulos, Elias Mavromatidis, and Nikolaos Gikas


Performance of the WRF Model in simulating the Tropical Temperate Troughs over southern Africa. Bishoyi Ratna, Satyaban, Application Laboratory (JAMSTEC), J. Venkata Ratnam, Swadhin Behera, Keiko Takahashi, and Toshio Yamagata (poster)


A Numerical Study on the Slow Translation Speed of Typhoon Morakot (2009). Chien, Fang-Ching, National Taiwan Normal University


WRF in Tropical Channel and Global Simulations. King, Martin, Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Torleif Lunde, and Michel d.S. Mesquita


Assessing the Impact of Increased GPS-RO Satellite Coverage on Forecast Skill over North America with a WRF-based Observation System Simulation Experiment (OSSE). Austin, Brandon, University of North Dakota, and Jeffrey Tilley


A model study of stomatal uptake of ozone in a coastal Mediterranean maquis ecosystem. Rydsaa, Johanne, University of Oslo, Norway, Frode Stordal, Giacomo Gerosa, and Angelo Finco


WRF simulations of meteorological conditions for the Cross-Appalachian Tracer Experiment (CAPTEX 83'). Ngan, Fong, NOAA/ARL, and Roland Draxler


Coupling WRF-ARW with high-resolution CFD and acoustic propagation models to forecast highway noise pollution. Shaffer, S.R., Arizona State University, N.C. Ovenden, M. Moustaoui, A. Mahalov, and H.J.S. Fernando


Nonlinear modulation of tracers in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere using WRF-ARW. Moustaoui, M., Arizona State University A. Mahalov, V. Grubisic, and T. Compos


Effects of Map Projection on Seasonal Atmospheric Circulation Patterns Over the Contiguous United States . Meyer, Jonathan, Utah State University, and Jiming Jin


Characterizing Differences in Model Output Induced by Changes in High Performance Computing Platform. Harrop, Christopher, University of Colorado/CIRES and NOAA/GSD, and Ligia Bernardet


Offshore Wind Modeling Using the WRF Model. Nunalee, Chris, North Carolina State University, and Sukanta Basu


Simulations of Nocturnal Low-Level Jets Using the WRF Model. Russett, Heather, North Carolina State University, and Sukanta Basu


Horizontal Vortices on High Resolution Urban WRF Simulations for New York City. Gutierrez, Estatio, The City College of New York, Jorge E. Gonzalez, Robert Bornstein, and Alberto Martilli


Development and Testing for WRF Data Assimilation


On the operational use of LEAFHYDRO land surface model coupled with WRF. Penabad, Eduardo, MeteoGalicia, Xunta de Galicia, Spain, Gonzalo Miguez-Macho, Breogan Gomez, Guillermo Fernandez, and Pablo Carracedo


Impact of Vertical Resolution on WRF-Var Analysis. Chou, Shih-Hung, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center


Toward producing a state-of-the-art reanalysis wind field over the Chuckchi/Beaufort seas via the WRF-var Data Assimilation system. Liu, Fuhong, North Carolina A&T State University


Evaluation of Cycling 3DVAR Forecasts over Complex Terrain. Brewer, Joshua, South Dakota School of Mines, and William J. Capehart


Indirect assimilation of radar reflectivity with WRFDA-3DVAR and its impact on the prediction of a squall line. Wang, Hongli, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Juanzhen Sun, and Xiang-Yu Huang


Assimilation of wind speed and direction. Gao, Feng, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Xiaoyan Zhang, Xiang-Yu Huang, Xin Zhang, Peter Childs, and Neil Jacobs


DTC Testing and Evaluation of Surface Data Impacts on the GSI Data Assimilation System. Newman, Kathryn M., National Center for Atmospheric Research, C. Zhou, H. Shao, M. Hu, X.Y. Huang


Testing and Evaluation of Radiance Data Assimilation Using the WRF-GSI System. Zhou, Chunhua, National Center for Atmospheric Research, K.M. Newman, H. Shao, X.Y. Huang, and M. Hu


Improving the 0-6 Hour Wind Forecast through Wind Farm Data Assimilation in the NCAR/ATEC WRF-ARW RTFDDA. Cheng, William Y. , National Center for Atmospheric Research, Yubao Liu, Yuewei Liu, Bill Mahoney, Marcia Politovich, Thomas T. Warner, Keith Parks, and James Himelic


Improving lower tropospheric transport in retrospective WRF simulations. Gilliam, Robert, US EPA, James Godowitch, and S. T. Rao


Sensitivity Experiments of the NCAR WRF 4D-REKF Data Assimilation and Forecasting System.

Wu, Yonghui, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Yubao Liu, Linlin Pan, and Tom Warner


On the impact of the assimilation of nacelle winds and yaw angles with WRF-FDDA and WRF-DART for short-term wind energy predictions. Draxl, Caroline, Risoe DTU, Luca delle Monache, Yubao Liu, Gael Descombes, Francois Vandenberghe, Will Cheng, Andrea Hahmann, and Gregor Giebel


Application of the WRF-RTFDDA and WRF-3DVAR hybrid system over the Eastern Mediterranean: design and data impact studies. Yu , Wei, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Yubao Liu , Yongxin Zhang , Linlin Pan, Yuewei Liu, Zhiquan Liu , Craig Schwartz, Dorita Rostkier-Edelstein and Adam Piterkovski


WRF 4D-REKF-Proxy FDDA and Initial Tests. Pan, Linlin, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Yubao Liu, Yonghui Wu, Al Bourgeois, and Tom Warner


Development and Testing for Regional Climate Research


Coupling WRF with WaveWatchIII model: method, validation and applications. Descombes, Gael, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Francois Vandenberghe, Nat , Rudy Magne and Michel Aidonidis


Regional climate simulations of Europe: Sensitivity of surface variables to microphysics and longwave radiation. Mooney, Priscilla A, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Frank J. Mulligan, and R. Fealy


Sensitivity of Precipitation in WRF Regional Climate Simulations of North America. Bukovsky, Melissa S., National Center for Atmospheric Research, Changhai Liu, and Linda O. Mearns


Integration of Remote-Sensing Data with WRF to Improve Lake-Effect Precipitation Simulations over the Great Lakes Region. Zhao, Lin, Utah State University, and Jiming Jin


Impact of model resolution on rainfall for Arizona using WRF model. Sharma, Ashish, Arizona State University, and Huei-Ping Huang


Modeling the East Asian Monsoon with WRF: A comparison between WRF model output and observations over China. Laube, Natalie, Leibniz University of Hanover, Germany


Initial results from the Regional Arctic Climate system Model (RACM). Higgins, Matthew, University of Colorado and John Cassano


Sea Ice Treatment for Polar WRF. Hines, Keith, Ohio State University, David Bromwich, Aaron Wilson, and William Chapman


Representing Great Plains Prairie Wetland Feedbacks in WRF. Capehart, William J., South Dakota School of Mines, Parker A Norton, John F Stamm


Regional climate consequences of large-scale cool roof and photovoltaic array deployment. Millstein, Dev, LBNL, and Surabi Menon


Downscaling in WRF from Regional Climate to Storm Scales for Different Vegetation and Boundary Condition Sources.D'Amico, Daniel F., South Dakota School of Mines, William J Capehart, Christopher K. Wright and Geoffrey M. Henebry


Seamless weather simulation tool for habitat impacts and management. Towler, E. , National Center for Atmospheric Research, V. Saab, R. Sojda, C. Bruyere, K. Newlon, and D. Yates


A new Genesis Potential Index for Tropical Cyclones in the North Atlantic basin. Bruyere, Cindy, National Center for Atmospheric Research, and Greg Holland


Calculating a high-resolution Wind Resource Map with WRF using SOM (Self-Organizing Maps) clustering techniques. Otero-Casal, Carlos, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Gonzalo Miguez-Macho, Paz Lopez, and Felipe Canoura


Development and Testing for WRF Chemistry


A Computationally Efficient Aerosol Model from the CAM5 Climate Model Ported into WRF. Fast, Jerome D., Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richard C. Easter, Xiaohong Liu, Steve Ghan, and Philip J. Rasch


Impacts of Meteorological Conditions on Agricultural Dust Dispersion. Bao, Yan, Utah State University, Jiming Jin, Kori D. Moore, Michael D. Wojcik, Randal S. Martin, Chun Zhao, and Yun Qian


Simulating the April 2001 Asian Dust Storm Episode with WRF/CMAQ: Dust Module Development and Initial Application. Wang, Kai, North Carolina State University, and Yang Zhang


Effect of different PBL schemes on Taiwan's meteorological and air quality simulation. Cheng, Fang-Yi, National Central University, Taiwan


Estimating the source contribution to near-surface ozone over East Asia by using WRF/Chem. Takigawa, Masayuki, Japan Agency for Marine-Earch Science and Technology, Kazuyo Yamaji, Kohei Ikeda, and Itsushi Uno


Modeling marine boundary layer and stratocumulus clouds in the Southeast Pacific during VOCALS REx using WRF-Chem: configuration and aerosol-climate interactions. Saide, Pablo, University of Iowa, Gregory Carmichael, Scott Spak, and Marcelo Mena


A simplified framework for modeling secondary organic aerosols (SOA) from anthropogenic sources: quantifying the contribution of trash emissions to SOA in Mexico City. Hodzic, Alma, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Christine Wiedinmyer, and Jose L. Jimenez


Simulations of aerosol effects on precipitation in summertime convection using the WRF-Chem model. Eidhammer, T., National Center for Atmospheric Research, M. Barth, C. Wiedinmyer

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