Basic Description

7.5km WRF-ARW,  run every 6 hours out to 48 hours, 
using NAM initial conditions and boundary conditions. 

5.0km WRF-ARW, run every 12 hours out to 48 hours,
using NAM initial conditions and boundary conditions.

1.0km WRF-ARW,  run every 6 hours out to 24 hours,
as a decision support domain when necessary. Uses
NAM initial conditions and boundary conditions.


Domain Topograghy

Model Availability
0000 UTC 0030 LST
0600 UTC 0630 LST
1200 UTC 1230 LST
1800 UTC 1830 LST
Computational Domain
WRF Core Advanced Research WRF  (ARW)
Number of Domains 1
Grid Dimensions 104 x 94
Grid Spacing 7.5 km
Map Projection lambert-conformal
Center Lat./Lon. 34.70, -106.10
Time Step 3 hours
Vertical Levels 45
Pressure at Model’s Top 50 hPa
Dynamics Configuration
Model Dynamics Non-hydrostatic
Time Integration Runge-Kutta, 3rd Order
Turbulence and Mixing Evaluates Mixing terms in Coordinate Space
Eddy Coefficient Horizontal Smagorinsky, 1st Order
Upper level Damping On , W-Rayleigh relaxation layer
Vertical Velocity Damping On
Physics Configuration
Cumulus Scheme Off
Cumulus Time Step 5 minutes when On
Microphysics Scheme Lin et al.
Boundary Layer Scheme Yonsei
Boundary Layer Time Step 0 min, every timestep
Land-Surface Scheme Noah Land Surface Model
Number of Soil Layers 4
Source of Landuse and Soil Data Standard Initialization (SI)
Surface Layer Scheme Monin-Obukhov (Janjic Eta) Scheme
Longwave Radiation Rapid Radiative Transfer Model MCICA (RRTMG)
Short Wave Radiation Dudhia
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