The Weather Research and Forecasting Model (WRF): Development, Research and Applications
Convener: Gert-Jan Steeneveld  | Co-Convener: Hugo Hartmann 
 / Mon, 12 Sep, 14:00–16:00  / Room Oceania C
 / Attendance Mon, 12 Sep, 18:30–19:30  / Gallery

The Weather Research and Forecasting model (WRF) is a widely used high-resolution meteorological model for weather forecasting, fundamental and applied research in meteorology, air quality, wind energy engineering, and consultancy studies. Its user’s community consists of universities, weather forecasters, and consultancy agencies world-wide. The goal of this session is to create a European forum to discuss research results concerning all aspects of the WRF modelling framework.
Aspects we would like to address are:
• Initialization, and role of boundary conditions and landuse maps.
• Numerical and grid spacing aspects
• Studies concerning data assimilation.
• Development of physical parameterization schemes.
• Model evaluation and validation against a broad range of available observations.
• Future WRF development.
• Tailored WRF versions, e.g. polar WRF, WRF-LES, WRF-Chem, H-WRF, the WRF single-column model
• WRF applications in weather forecasting, air quality studies, wind energy engineering.
• Regional climate studies
• Mesoscale meteorological phenomena studied with WRF.