2018 Hurricane WRF Tutorial

Autumn 2017

The DTC is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2018 Hurricane WRF (HWRF) tutorial to be held 23–25 January 2018 at the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP) in College Park, MD. Registration, a draft agenda, and information about hotel accommodations and other logistics can be found on our tutorial website:

2018 HWRF tutorial

The HWRF tutorial will be a three-day event organized by the Developmental Testbed Center (DTC) and by the NOAA Environmental Modeling Center (EMC). The Hurricane Weather Research and Forecast system (HWRF) is a coupled atmosphere-ocean model suitable for tropical cyclone (TC) research and forecasting in all Northern and Southern Hemisphere ocean basins.

Tutorial participants can expect to hear lectures on all aspects of HWRF, including model physics and dynamics, nesting, initialization, coupling with the ocean, postprocessing, and vortex tracking. Additionally, enrichment lectures on HWRF's multistorm capability, TC verification, HWRF ensemble system, and NCEP's future plans for TC numerical weather prediction will be presented. Practical sessions will give tutorial participants hands-on experience in running HWRF.

We look forward to seeing you in College Park. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact:

Evan Kalina (NOAA DTC): Evan.Kalina@noaa.gov
Kathryn Newman (NCAR DTC): knewman@ucar.edu
Zhan Zhang (NOAA EMC): Zhan.Zhang@noaa.gov
Bin Liu (NOAA EMC): Bin.Liu@noaa.gov>

HWRF Tutorial organizing committee