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Advances in Earth Science  2011, Vol. 26 Issue (11): 1191-1199    DOI: 10.11867/j.issn.1001-8166.2011.11.1191
Progress of Application of the Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) Model in China
Wang Xiaojun1, 2, Ma Hao3
1. Physical Oceanography Laboratory, Ocean University of China, Qingdao266100, China;
2. Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction and Climate Laboratory, Ocean University of China, Qingdao266100, China;
3. Zhejiang Province Climate Center, Hangzhou310017, China
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With the development of mesoscale atmospheric model, the next generation mesoscale Weather Research and Forecast Model is widely used at home and abroad, primarily because of its complete openness, easy portability, and fast update. The application of WRF model in China in recent decade is introduced from three aspects: the physical parameterization scheme, real-time simulation and comparison with MM5, which indicates the usefulness and advantage of WRF model in mesoscale simulation. Furthermore, two main prospects of WRF model in the near future are proposed: one is to develop Climate-Weather Research and Forecasting Model(CWRF), aiming to simulate and predict both weather and climate at mesoscale level, and the other is to couple WRF model with regional ocean model and construct a regional coupled model with high resolution. It is hoped that our summary can provide some necessary helps for the users of WRF model.

Key words:  WRF model      Physical progress      Simulation and forecast      Climate simulation     
Received:  30 May 2011      Published:  10 November 2011
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Wang Xiaojun, Ma Hao. Progress of Application of the Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) Model in China. Advances in Earth Science, 2011, 26(11): 1191-1199.

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