Welcome to WRF-GC!
WRF-GC (WRF coupled with GEOS-Chem chemistry) is an online coupled model based on the regional meteorology model, WRF (Weather Research and Forecasting Model), and the GEOS-Chem chemical transport model.
This is the new web-based WRF-GC documentation. We are actively working on adding content.
Check out the WRF-GC website at the Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Group at SUSTech.
This documentation is under active development. Some content may still be under the old documentation, with step-to-step instructions, in this PDF.
The key references for WRF-GC are:
Lin et al., 2020: Lin, H., Feng, X., Fu, T.-M., Tian, H., Ma, Y., Zhang, L., Jacob, D. J., Yantosca, R. M., Sulprizio, M. P., Lundgren, E. W., Zhuang, J., Zhang, Q., Lu, X., Zhang, L., Shen, L., Guo, J., Eastham, S. D., and Keller, C. A.: WRF-GC (v1.0): online coupling of WRF (v220.127.116.11) and GEOS-Chem (v12.2.1) for regional atmospheric chemistry modeling – Part 1: Description of the one-way model, Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 3241–3265, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-3241-2020, 2020.
Feng et al., 2021: Feng, X., Lin, H., Fu, T.-M., Sulprizio, M. P., Zhuang, J., Jacob, D. J., Tian, H., Ma, Y., Zhang, L., Wang, X., Chen, Q., and Han, Z.: WRF-GC (v2.0): online two-way coupling of WRF (v18.104.22.168) and GEOS-Chem (v12.7.2) for modeling regional atmospheric chemistry–meteorology interactions, Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 3741–3768, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-3741-2021, 2021.
Most useful pages
Frequently Asked Questions about WRF-GC.
Common errors for when you run into errors.
Command+F) will be your friend in this comprehensive page.
The Pre-flight checklist has a list of all steps you have to go through for a successful WRF-GC run. Make sure you follow all steps.
Table of contents
- Getting started
- Preparing your system
- Downloading WRF-GC
- Compiling WRF-GC
- Domain, meteorology, and configuration
- Chemical Initial/Boundary Conditions (IC/BC)
- Running WRF-GC
- Guide to outputs
- Pre-flight checklist
- Common errors
- Nudging meteorology
- Additional diagnostics
- Adding species or updating chemical mechanism
- Lightning NOx emissions