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Tutorials (Videos)

About The Tutorial Videos

These video tutorials require the Macromedia Flash player in order to run. If the Flash plugin isn't already part of your browser, you can download it from here.

Most of the videos are reasonably small (around 2-3 Mb in size) and run a few minutes long.

Quick Overview Videos

 

WRF Portal (133 seconds)
WRF Domain Wizard (105 seconds)

 

How To Launch Software

 

How to launch WRF Portal or WRF Domain Wizard from Firefox browser

 

WRF Portal Tutorials

These Flash tutorials demonstrate how to use WRF Portal.

1) Portal Wizard (configures WRF Portal)
2) Define a workflow
3) Run a workflow, Diagnose and Fix Errors
4) Diff tool
5) Visualize NetCDF/GRIB output files (maps) in Panoply
6) Download Jan 2000 test data, and run real and wrf
Note: if you get the fatal error "not enough info for a p sfc computation", add the following flag to the "domains" section of namelist.input:
sfcp_to_sfcp = .true.
Note: if you get a seg fault fatal error from wrf.exe, try running "ulimit -s unlimited" from a startup script and then re-running WRF.
7) Run WRF Portal "locally" on a remote machine using X forwarding
You might do this if WRF Portal's built-in SSH support doesn't work with the token card security of the computer that WRF is installed on.
8) How to determine which run date to use (using File Browser and Julian Day Calc Tool)
9) How to create custom tasks (scripts), add them to a workflow, run them, view the log files and output.
10) Ensemble workflows

 

WRF Domain Wizard Tutorials

These Flash tutorials demonstrate how to use WRF Domain Wizard.

>>NEW VIDEO>> Domain Wizard 2.00 In A Nutshell (installing, configuring, creating domain, running WPS, visualizing NetCDF output)
1) Configuring WRF Domain Wizard
2) Create a new domain
3) Open a domain, create nests
4) Editing namelist.wps, namelist.input, Vertical Editor
5) Run WPS programs after creating Lat-Lon global domain with a nest
6) Setting a Job Command (for running WPS)
7) Visualizing NetCDF output files in Panoply
8) Run WRF Domain Wizard "locally" on a remote machine using X forwarding
You might do this if WRF Domain Wizard's built-in SSH support doesn't work with the token card security of the computer that WPS is installed on.
9) Domain Wizard for LAPS
10) Create a new domain over North Pole
11) Create an HWRF Domain
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