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The Weather Research and Forecast Model: software architecture and performance [presentation]
The WRF 2.0 release supports the fullrange of functionality envisioned for the model including efficient scalable performance on a range of high-performance computing platforms, multiple dynamic cores and physics options, low-overhead two-way interactive nesting, moving nests, model coupling, and interoperability with other common model infrastructure efforts such as ESMF. Expand
A numerical study of the effects of atmospheric and wake turbulence on wind turbine dynamics
Although the atmospheric sciences community has been studying the effects of atmospheric stability and surface roughness on the planetary boundary layer for some time, their effects on wind turbineExpand
Development of a next-generation regional weather research and forecast model.
An overview of the project and current status of the WRF development effort in the areas of numerics and physics, software and data architecture, and single-source parallelism and performance portability is provided. Expand
Local and mesoscale impacts of wind farms as parameterized in a mesoscale NWP model
A new wind farm parameterization has been developed for the mesoscale numerical weather prediction model, the WeatherResearchand Forecasting model (WRF). The effects of wind turbinesare representedExpand
The Weather Research and Forecasting Model: Overview, System Efforts, and Future Directions
AbstractSince its initial release in 2000, the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model has become one of the world’s most widely used numerical weather prediction models. Designed to serve bothExpand
GPU acceleration of numerical weather prediction
This paper presents an alternative method of scaling model performance by exploiting emerging architectures using the fine-grain parallelism once used in vector machines, and shows the promise of this approach by demonstrating a 20 times speedup for a computationally intensive portion of the WRF model on an NVIDIA 8800 GTX graphics processing unit (GPU). Expand
The Weather Research and Forecasting Model's Community Variational/Ensemble Data Assimilation System: WRFDA
  • D. Barker, Xiang-Yu Huang, +15 authors Xiaoyan Zhang
  • Computer Science
  • 1 June 2012
An overview of the scientific capabilities of WRFDA is provided, and together with results from sample operation implementations at the U.S. and international levels, the challenges associated with balancing academic, research, and operational data assimilation requirements in the context of the WRF effort to date are discussed. Expand
Evaluating techniques for redirecting turbine wakes using SOWFA
Wind plant control is an active field of research in which controllers are developed that seek to maximize overall wind-plant performance in terms of power production, turbine structural loads, orExpand
Prediction of Landfalling Hurricanes with the Advanced Hurricane WRF Model
Abstract Real-time forecasts of five landfalling Atlantic hurricanes during 2005 using the Advanced Research Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) (ARW) Model at grid spacings of 12 and 4 kmExpand
Application of a multiscale, coupled MM5/chemistry model to the complex terrain of the VOTALP valley campaign
Abstract A coupled complex meteorology/chemistry model has been used to simulate the flow field and the concentration fields of atmospheric pollutants in Alpine valleys during the VOTALP (VerticalExpand