OWS Weather Forecaster, Alistair McKelvie, attended the WRF Tutorial and Workshop held at the University of New South Wales in Sydney on February 24-28, 2014 to keep up to date with the model system, latest developments, evaluations and applications.
The event was run by members of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), a consortium of more than 100 member colleges and universities focused on research and training in the atmospheric and related Earth system sciences. The WRF tutorial and workshop is the first to be held outside of the USA. The four day tutorial explained the model system, how to run, customize, and use the output. The workshop was held on the final day which included talks from visiting UCAR members, local academics and students about research relating to WRF and its applications.
The WRF is the next-generation mesoscale numerical weather prediction system designed to serve the atmospheric research and operational forecasting. WRF features multiple dynamical cores allowing parallel computation and system extensibility. WRF serves a wide range of meteorological applications giving spatial resolution ranging from a few meters to thousands of
Offshore Weather Services have already set up WRF atmospheric model grids over the entire South China Sea, Gulf of Thailand, NW Shelf and Bass Strait in Australia.
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