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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 stable beta version release is planned for May 2019.

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.