Environmental & Climate Sciences Department Seminar
"WRF-Solar: Model overview and ongoing developments"
Presented by Pedro Jiminez Munoz, NCAR
Thursday, January 24, 2019, 11:00 am — Conference Room Bldg 815E
The WRF-Solar model is an augmentation of the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model specifically designed for solar energy applications. The developments have focused on improving the representation of the aerosol-cloud-radiation physics. In this direction, WRF-Solar includes a fast radiative transfer parameterization to provide surface irradiance forecast only limited by the model time step; an improved representation of the aerosol-radiation feedback (aerosol direct effect); incorporation of the cloud-aerosol feedbacks (aerosol indirect effects); and improved cloud-radiation feedbacks. During this seminar I will provide an overview of the WRF-Solar model and present evaluations that illustrate the benefits of the augmentations. Ongoing developments including a better cloud initialization and extending the model to provide probabilistic forecasts will be also discussed.
Hosted by: Yangang Liu
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