WRF for Hurricanes Tutorial

WRF for Hurricanes Tutorial

  • Information
  • Schedule
  • Registration
  • Payment
  • Travel and Lodging
February 24 - 26, 2010


The hands on tutorial will not provide basic WRF training; therefore all participants must have demonstrable skill using and running WRF. Registration for the tutorial will be limited to 40.

Registration & Payment

The three day tutorial registration fee is: $300.00.

Payments are due by 15 November 2009 and there will be no refunds for cancellations made after 31 December 2009. 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. If we do not receive your payment by 15 November then you will be removed from the tutorial and your spot given to someone on the waiting list. 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: workshop@ucar.edu.

Summary of Important Dates:

15 October 2009: Registration Opens
15 November 2009: Payment Due
After 31 December 2009: No refunds for cancellation

If you need to cancel your attendance at the WRF Tutorial, please be aware of our policy:
Before 31 December, we will refund your registration fee less $25.00 to cover administrative fees.
After 31 December 2009, there will be no refunds.

We are looking forward to your attendance!




  8:30      Opening
  8:50      AHW Overview
  9:05      HWRF Overview
  9:50      Break
10:20      Compilation
11:20      AHW physics
11:50      Lunch
12:45      HWRF physics
  1:30      HWRF dynamics
  1:45      HWRF nesting
  2:15      AHW nesting and ocean initialization
  3:00      Break
  3:30      HWRF vortex initialization
  4:15      AHW vortex initialization


  8:30      HWRF ocean
  9:30      AHW - how to setup and run
10:00      Break
10:30      HWRF - how to set up and run WPS and WRF
11:30      AHW postprocessing
12:00      Lunch
  1:00      Practical Session overview
  1:15      Practical Session
  3:15      Break
  3:45      Vortex Tracker
  4:30      WRF Post-processor


  8:30      HWRF - set up and run analysis, relocation, vortex
  9:30      Practical Session
10:00      Break
11:00      Practical Session
12:00      Lunch
  1:00      Practical Session
  3:00      Break
  3:30      Practical Session


If you have any questions or are unable to register please e-mail: workshop@ucar.edu.

Payment Methods

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:

Sudie Kelly
MMM Workshops
P.O.Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307-3000
Fax: 303-497-8181
e-mail: workshop@ucar.edu

Travel Links

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):

Transportation between the Denver International Airport and Boulder

About Boulder:

Special Lodging Deals

Golden Buff Lodge
1725 28th Street, Boulder, CO 80301
Phone: 1-800-999-2833 or 303-442-7450
Email: bwgoldenbuff@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.goldenbufflodge.com
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: "MMM workshops" or "WRF tutorials" to get the special rate.

Homewood Suites
4950 Baseline Road, Boulder 80308
Phone: 303-499-9922
Email: gm@boulderhie.com
Website: http://homewoodsuites1.hilton.com/en_US/hw/hotel/BOUCOHW-Homewood-Suites-by-Hilton-Boulder-Colorado/index.do
Rate: $103 plus tax per night
Amenities: wireless, breakfast, internet, kitchenette, afternoon happy hour featuring a complimentary light meal and beverages Monday through Thursday evenings
When making your reservation please use the following Group Code: "WRF Tutorial".


Transportation via NCAR shuttle will be provided each morning and evening to the hotels listed. Please indicate on your registration form if you plan to use this service and at which hotel you are staying.