Removal of Content Advisory - April 2024

Advisory to Hurricane WRF (HWRF) users: As of the beginning of April 2024, all support assets for Hurricane WRF (HWRF) will be removed from the DTC website. Users should download all reference materials of interest prior to April 2024.

Hurricane WRF (HWRF) | Documentation

HWRF Documents - HWRF 4.0a release (2018)

  • HWRF Users' Guide v4.0a (PDF)
  • HWRF Scientific Documentation - November 2018 (PDF)
  • WRF-NMM V4 User's Guide (PDF)

Tutorial Presentations



Kalina, E. A., M. K. Biswas, J. A. Zhang, K. M. Newman, 2021: Sensitivity of an Idealized Tropical Cyclone to the Configuration of the Global Forecast System–Eddy Diffusivity Mass Flux Planetary Boundary Layer Scheme. Atmosphere, 12(2):284.

Bao, S., L. Bernardet, G. Thompson, E. Kalina, K. Newman, and M. Biswas, 2020: Impact of the Hydrometeor Vertical Advection Method on HWRF’s Simulated Hurricane Structure. Wea. Forecasting, 35, 723–737,

Biswas, M.K., J.A. Zhang, E. Grell, E. Kalina, K. Newman, L. Bernardet, L. Carson, J. Frimel, and G. Grell, 2020: Evaluation of the Grell-Freitas convective scheme in the Hurricane Weather Research and Forecasting (HWRF) model. Wea. Forecasting, 0,

Biswas M. K., L. Bernardet, S. Abarca, I. Ginis, E. Grell, E. Kalina, Y. Kwon, B. Liu, Q. Liu, T. Marchok, A. Mehra, K. Newman, D. Sheinin, J. Sippel, S. Subramanian, V. Tallapragada, B. Thomas, M. Tong, S. Trahan, W. Wang, R. Yablonsky, X. Zhang, and Z. Zhang, 2017: Hurricane Weather Research and Forecasting (HWRF) Model: 2017 Scientific Documentation, NCAR Technical Note NCAR/TN-544+STR, doi: 10.5065/D6MK6BPR

Bernardet, L. Tallapragada, V., Bao, S., Trahan, S., Kwon, Y., Liu, Q., Tong, M., Biswas, M., Brown, T., Stark, D., Carson, L., Yablonsky, R., Uhlhorn, E., Gopalakrishnan, S., Zhang, X., Marchok, T., Kuo, B., and Gall, R.: 2014, Community Support and Transition of Research to Operations for the Hurricane Weather Research and Forecast (HWRF) Model, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc doi:

Biswas, M. K., L. Bernardet, and J. Dudhia, 2014: Sensitivity of hurricane forecasts to cumulus parameterizations in the HWRF model. Geophysical Research Letters, 41, doi: 10.1002/2014GL062071.