The
Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model is a numerical weather prediction
(NWP) model designed to carry out research operations on the atmospheric
system. The spectrum of options available in it for performing operations
pertaining to physics and dynamics is very broad. It is suitable for a broad
span of applications across scales ranging from large-eddy to global
simulations. Such applications include real-time NWP, data assimilation
development and studies, parameterized-physics research, regional climate simulations,
air quality modeling, atmosphere-ocean coupling, and idealized simulations.