graphical user interface
The design of the WRF Standard Initialization (WRFSI)
graphical user interface (GUI) is to present graphical
tools to complete running of the WRFSI processes in a robust manner that makes
sense to the users of the application.
Instead of making users read much documentation to begin
these tasks, the GUI provides partially and fully completed solutions for users
to choose from, and then modify, to satisfy their goals. This allows users to
bypass very complicated localization and configuration procedures, especially
for those unfamiliar with scripting. Users can get useful results without
knowing how to proceed from scratch.
An important and necessary first step of WRF is to prepare the
which provides two mandatory parts of WRF:
- To define and localize the three dimensional grid,
- To specify the 'static' surface characteristics of land, water
and vegetation, and
- To provide the initial and lateral boundary condition files by interpolating
larger scale model data to the domain.
These tasks can be assisted with the release of the WRFSI GUI. It
provides a safe and efficient method to manipulate the software and modify
files. The WRFSI development team highly recommends installing this software.
The scripting language used to configure the WRFSI is Perl and the GUI
is written in Perl/Tk.
The WRFSI Software Release includes this GUI.
AMS white paper
A Graphical User Interface To Prepare The Standard
Initialization for WRF
03 Nov 2003, in reference to WRFSI GUI 1.3.2.
User's Guide 2.0.1
31 Jan 2005 to be used with WRFSI GUI 2.0.1.
User's Guide 1.3.2
21 Aug 2003 to be used with WRFSI GUI 1.3.2.
User's Guide 1.3.1
16 June 2003 to be used with WRFSI GUI 1.3.1.
WRFSI GUI Installation README
John R. Smart 303.497.6590
Paula McCaslin 303.497.3187
Tue 13 Jul 2004