We're implementing an integrated WRF framework (I-WRF) for the Weather Research and Forecasting Model to enable multi-node containerized simulations complete with verification and visualization capabilities. I-WRF use case scientists will scale studies such as the impact of climate change on wind and solar power generation and air quality in U.S. cities.
Supporting New Scientists Adopting WRF
I-WRF will lower the bar for multi-disciplinary researchers who wish to use WRF in parallel on multiple platforms, ranging from desktops to clouds to supercomputers. The ability to run multi-node simulations on desktops will overcome current obstacles in training students to use WRF at NCAR and in university course curricula.Rich Knepper, PI