WRF User Support and Information

Overall support to users for the WRF system is handled by the Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology (MMM) Division of NCAR, and the main page for information on WRF and user support may be found here: www.mmm.ucar.edu/wrf/users. The WRF system contains two dynamical solvers, referred to as the ARW (Advanced Research WRF) core and the NMM (Nonhydrostatic Mesoscale Model) core. The ARW has been largely developed and maintained by the MMM Division of NCAR, and its users' page is here: WRF-ARW Users' Page. The NMM core was developed by the National Centers for Environmental Prediction, and its user support is provided by the Developmental Testbed Center, with its users' page here: WRF-NMM Users' Page.

Recent WRF Major Release: Version 3.6

The most recent major WRF release is WRF Version 3.6, issued in April 2014. V3.6 contains new features and enhancements, and information on it may be found here: WRF Version 3.6 Release Information.

Information for Code Contributors

There are coding practices and code submission procedures for those seeking to contribute to the WRF system. These include coding standards, code testing requirements, and submission procedures. Prospective contributors should familiarize themselves with these requirements by consulting the document Information for WRF Code Contributors. They should also note the policies and procedures of WRF repository and WRF release administration, summarized below and described here: WRF Code Repository and Release Administration.

Contributor Code Testing Information

As described in Information for WRF Code Contributors, developers and prospective contributors of code to WRF must do preliminary testing of their codes. This consists of software testing and case testing, and the materials and information on this may be found here: Testing Data/Materials.

WRF Repository and Release Administration

NCAR is responsible for the support of WRF code to the user community and for the administration of the WRF repository and of WRF releases. This includes responsibility for oversight of the processes for source code modification, source code testing, and repository upkeep. It also includes responsibility for managing and overseeing the WRF release process. To guide these activities and to inform the WRF community, the document WRF Code Repository and Release Administration describes the policies and procedures.

WRF repository management is handled by the Developers' Committee, and release management is handled by the Release Committee. The Developers' Committee oversees additions to, and maintenance of, the repository, while the Release Committee oversees the release process. For information on contacting these committees, users may write to wrfhelp@ucar.edu .


















Related Links

WRF-ARW users' page: http://www2.mmm.ucar.edu/wrf/users

WRF-NMM users' page: http://www.dtcenter.org/wrf-nmm/users

WRF Users' Forum: http://forum.wrfforum.com