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=Introduction=
 
=Introduction=
 
WRF-GC is a online coupling of the regional meteorology model WRF and the chemical transport model GEOS-Chem. The coupling structure is designed to be easy to use, massively parallel, and ready for the future. In particular, either one of the two parent models can be updated independently. This allows WRF-GC to take full advantage of the updates in WRF and GEOS-Chem, respectively, and stay state-of-the-science.
 
WRF-GC is a online coupling of the regional meteorology model WRF and the chemical transport model GEOS-Chem. The coupling structure is designed to be easy to use, massively parallel, and ready for the future. In particular, either one of the two parent models can be updated independently. This allows WRF-GC to take full advantage of the updates in WRF and GEOS-Chem, respectively, and stay state-of-the-science.
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The development of WRF-GC was led by [[Tzung-May FU]], [[Haipeng LIN]], and [[Xu FENG]]. In addition, the GEOS-Chem Support Team provided valuable assistance in updating the GEOS-Chem code to accommodate the coupling.
 
The development of WRF-GC was led by [[Tzung-May FU]], [[Haipeng LIN]], and [[Xu FENG]]. In addition, the GEOS-Chem Support Team provided valuable assistance in updating the GEOS-Chem code to accommodate the coupling.
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An ''alpha'' version of WRF-GC will be released on January 1st, 2019. This is intended to be a test version to invite interested users to get their hands dirty with WRF-GC and provide feedback to the development team. A ''beta'' release is planned for May 2019.
 
An ''alpha'' version of WRF-GC will be released on January 1st, 2019. This is intended to be a test version to invite interested users to get their hands dirty with WRF-GC and provide feedback to the development team. A ''beta'' release is planned for May 2019.
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A few notes about the ''alpha'' version:  
 
A few notes about the ''alpha'' version:  
 
* The coupling between WRF and GEOS-Chem is only one-way, i.e., there is no feedback from GEOS-Chem to WRF.
 
* The coupling between WRF and GEOS-Chem is only one-way, i.e., there is no feedback from GEOS-Chem to WRF.
 
* The nested domain capability of WRF is not yet supported. This is a high-priority item that we hope to resolve in the beta version.
 
* The nested domain capability of WRF is not yet supported. This is a high-priority item that we hope to resolve in the beta version.
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If you download WRF-GC and give it a spin, we would like to hear about it! Please send us an email (tmfu AT pku DOT edu DOT cn) and tell us your name, institution, and intended general application.
 
If you download WRF-GC and give it a spin, we would like to hear about it! Please send us an email (tmfu AT pku DOT edu DOT cn) and tell us your name, institution, and intended general application.

Revision as of 16:48, 18 December 2018

Introduction

WRF-GC is a online coupling of the regional meteorology model WRF and the chemical transport model GEOS-Chem. The coupling structure is designed to be easy to use, massively parallel, and ready for the future. In particular, either one of the two parent models can be updated independently. This allows WRF-GC to take full advantage of the updates in WRF and GEOS-Chem, respectively, and stay state-of-the-science.


The development of WRF-GC was led by Tzung-May FU, Haipeng LIN, and Xu FENG. In addition, the GEOS-Chem Support Team provided valuable assistance in updating the GEOS-Chem code to accommodate the coupling.


An alpha version of WRF-GC will be released on January 1st, 2019. This is intended to be a test version to invite interested users to get their hands dirty with WRF-GC and provide feedback to the development team. A beta release is planned for May 2019.


A few notes about the alpha version:

  • The coupling between WRF and GEOS-Chem is only one-way, i.e., there is no feedback from GEOS-Chem to WRF.
  • The nested domain capability of WRF is not yet supported. This is a high-priority item that we hope to resolve in the beta version.


If you download WRF-GC and give it a spin, we would like to hear about it! Please send us an email (tmfu AT pku DOT edu DOT cn) and tell us your name, institution, and intended general application.


Getting started

Downloading WRF-GC

Installing WRF-GC

Running WRF-GC

Analyzing outputs


Contact us

If you encounter any problems running WRF-GC or have suggestions for model improvements, please email us (tmfu AT pku DOT edu DOT cn).