WRF for Hurricanes Tutorial
- Schedule and Presentations
WRF for Hurricanes Tutorial Overview
A WRF for Hurricanes Tutorial is being planned for 26 - 29 April 2011 and will be held at the NCAR Foothills Lab in Boulder, CO. This will be a four day joint venture shared by the NCAR MMM Division, NOAA/NCEP Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) and the Developmental Testbed Center.
The week will begin with one day of invited scientific talks on numerical weather prediction for tropical storms. These will cover a range of topics such as general and operational hurricane modeling, use of numerical guidance in hurricane forecasting, synoptic- and vortex-scale data assimilation, observations used in hurricane modeling, and model diagnostics. The intent of these talks is to provide the students with some perspective on the hurricane modeling systems that will serve the basis of this tutorial, i.e. NCAR's Advanced Hurricane Research WRF (AHW) and NCEP/EMC's operational Hurricane WRF (HWRF). Three-days of instruction on how use AHW and HWRF will follow the scientific talks, with instructional lectures and hands-on practical sessions. Participants can choose to attend only the first day of the tutorial (scientific overview) or the the entire four-day event.
There are no requirements for attending the first day of the Tutorial, which will consist of a scientific overview on tropical storm numerical forecasting. However, the hands on tutorial portion will not provide basic WRF training; therefore all participants of the full tutorial must have demonstrable skill using and running WRF. Registration for the full tutorial will be limited to 40.
Registration & Payment
Registration for the first day of tutorial only, is free. The four-day tutorial registration fee is $300.00.
Seats are still available. There will be no refunds for cancellations made after 31 March 2011. Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation that you have registered and that your acceptance is pending. Once you have been confirmed for the tutorial the credit card information that you entered into the registration will be charged. At this point another confirmation that you have been accepted to the tutorial class will be sent once payment has been received. If you choose to pay by another option then while you have been accepted into the tutorial you will only be confirmed once we receive your payment. Participants on the waiting list will be notified as soon as possible regarding available space in the class. If you have any questions or are unable to register please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summary of Important Dates:11 February 2011: Registration Opens
After 31 March 2011: No refunds for cancellation
If you need to cancel your attendance at the WRF for Hurricanes Tutorial, please be aware of our policy:
Before 31 March, we will refund your registration fee less $25.00 to cover administrative fees.
After 31 March 2011, there will be no refunds.
We are looking forward to your attendance!
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
8:15 Morris Bender: Challenges Facing Numerical Hurricane Prediction
9:00 Mike Brennan: Operational Use of Dynamical TC Model Guidance at
the National Hurricane Center
10:15 Rob Rogers: Observations of hurricanes for improving numerical
11:00 Fuqing Zhang: Assimilation of fine-scale hurricane observations
1:15 Chris Snyder: Mesoscale Data Assimilation for Hurricanes
2:00 Vijay Tallapragada: Advancing Hurricane Modeling Efforts at EMC
Using the Operational HWRF System
3:15 Chris Davis: Predicting Hurricanes with Explicit Convection
4:00 Mark DeMaria: Hurricane Model Diagnostics: Synoptic to Cloud Scale
5:00 Adjourn to Ice Breaker
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
8:45 AHW Overview
9:00 HWRF Overview
10:30 AHW Physics
11:00 HWRF Physics
11:30 HWRF Dynamics
11:50 HWRF Nesting
1:15 AHW Nesting and Ocean Initialization
2:15 AHW Vortex Initialization
3:30 HWRF initilization and vortex relocation
4:15 GSI Overview
4:45 GSI for HWRF
Thursday, April 28, 2011
8:30 HWRF Ocean
9:15 HWRF Coupler
9:45 HWRF - how to set up and run WPS and WRF
11:15 AHW - how to setup and run
11:45 AHW Postprocessing
1:15 Unified Post-processor
1:45 Vortex Tracker
2:15 Practical Session overview
2:30 Practical Session
Friday, April 29, 2011
8:30 Practical Session
1:30 Optional Practical Session
If you have any questions or are unable to register please e-mail: email@example.com.
1. Credit Card
After you register online, you will receive a confirmation message letting you know that you are registered for the workshop. If you cannot pay the day you register, visit the registration page and re-sign in at your convience to pull up your invoice and pay by credit card.
2. Personal Check
You may choose this method when you register just be sure to send your check.
3. Purchase Order
Another option you can choose when you register, once again just be sure to provide the Purchase Order #.
4. Bank Check
5. Money Order
6. In-house Transfer
This is an option ONLY for those attendees who are having their registration fee paid by a UCAR/NCAR Lab/Division/Program.
For Methods 2 - 5: Make payable to "MMM Workshops" and mail to:
NCAR / MMM / FL3
Boulder, CO 80307-3000
The tutorial will be held at the NCAR Foothills Lab, 3450 Mitchell Lane, in Boulder, Colorado. A detailed Boulder Map is available, as well as a more specific NCAR / Hotel map. Below you will find directions from Denver International Airport and transportation links.
When you arrive at Denver International Airport (DIA):
- The DIA website (Denver International Airport)
- Map from Denver International Airport to Boulder
- Boulder Map
Transportation between the Denver International Airport and Boulder
- Things to see and do while you are in Boulder
Special Lodging Deals
Golden Buff Lodge
1725 28th Street, Boulder, CO 80301
Phone: 1-800-999-2833 or 303-442-7450
Rate: $64 plus tax per night
Amenities: Deluxe breakfast coupons for each date of their stay, internet access
When making your reservation please use the following Group Code: "Hurricane Tutorial".
Transportation will be provided each morning and evening to the Golden Buff for the Tutorial. Please indicate on your registration form if you plan to use this service.