Announcement: Unified Forecast System (UFS) Medium-Range Weather (MRW) Application Users' Training

October 30, 2020

The Developmental Testbed Center (DTC), in cooperation with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from NOAA's Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL), as well as NCAR’s Climate and Global Dynamics (CGD) Laboratory, will be hosting a live, virtual training session for the Unified Forecast System (UFS) Medium-Range Weather (MRW) Application from November 4-6 and November 9, 2020 (see to the training webpage). This training will be focused on teaching community users how to set up and run the latest officially released MRW Application (version 1.1) for their own experiments, with some optional material on the last day of the training session for developers who wish to modify code and contribute their changes back to the community code repository. The MRW Application targets predictions of global atmospheric behavior out to about two weeks; more details on the first MRW App release can be found here.

Attendees will be presented with live lectures from experts on the various UFS components, including the CIME-based workflow, the atmospheric model FV3 dynamic core and physics suite options, and pre/post-processing. In addition to lectures, live virtual practice sessions will be hosted to gain experience with building, running, and modifying the system to take full advantage of the supported capabilities for research and forecasting use. Participants will be able to ask questions and interact with SMEs to gain a deeper understanding of the system and how to configure it for their purposes. The final day will provide an optional "deeper dive" into the system for developers to cover advanced subjects, including code modification, domain configuration, and repository management protocols.

These "live training" spots will be limited to 40 students. For people who are unable to attend the live training, lectures and practice materials will be made available publicly after the event. 

**Registration is required, but at this time the event is planned to be free of charge. Please register using the registration tab found on the right navigation bar of this page. If it becomes necessary to move the practical session to a cloud computing platform, we will notify you as soon as possible of any associated fee. Registration status can be changed at that time if the fee impacts your ability to participate.