Models

Model development efforts within the meteorological and hydrologic disciplines have evolved largely separate from one another. The current description of meteorological and hydrological modeling systems…

WRF-Hydro System
Multi-scale/Multi-physics modeling

WRF-Hydro System

 Meteorological Modeling Systems
Weather Research and Forecasting Model (WRF):

  1. Non-hydrostatic regional model
  2. Multiple physics options
  3. Modestly extensible
  4. Complete but ‘limited’ suite of pre/post processors
  5. High-performance computing enabled, moderately portable

Hydrological Modeling Systems
WRF-Hydro modeling system:

  1. Model coupler for various column and routing physics components
  2. Multiple physics options
  3. Multi-scale capabilities
  4. High-performance computing enabled, moderately portable
  5. ‘Continuum’ coupling

CSDMS via EarthCube Project

  1. More general surface dynamics coupling framework
  2. Limited portability at present