What is WRF? ¶
WRF stands for the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model developed by NCAR. WRF makes it possible to create weather and climate simulations at high resolution. It is widely used around the world for weather forecasting and for climate change studies.
Since 2012, Mesquita has taught the WRF model in Asia, Europe and Latin America. Also, through M2Lab and in collaboration with Yarker Consulting, we have taught more than 1600 participants around the world. You can read more about our approach in this BAMS paper, written in collaboration with Dr. Peter Walton (University of Oxford, UK).
In order to teach WRF online, we have created one of the first virtualised versions of the model. We called it e-WRF (WRF for educational purposes). Below you can see an animation on how e-WRF works. It takes just a few minutes to set it up. If you are interested in using e-WRF or learning more about WRF, please get in touch.
WRF Docker ¶
We have also created a containerized version of WRF, which faciliates learning about the model and deploying it later on. You can visit our Docker Hub page and the Github repository for more installation instructions and further information.