Design of a Next-Generation Regional Weather Research and Forecast Model

11/24/98


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Table of Contents

Design of a Next-Generation Regional Weather Research and Forecast Model

Overview

Design Concerns

Impact of software design

WRF prototype: design features

WRF prototype: design features

WRF prototype: design features

Data organization in WRF

Parallelism: Two-level decomposition

Patches and tiles

Hierarchical software design

Driver layer

Driver layer

Driver layer

Model Layer

Model layer: subroutine interface

Explicit dimensioning in model layer subroutines

Patches and tiles

Mediation layer

Outstanding issues

Outstanding issues (more)

Summary

Author: John G. Michalakes

Email: michalak@ucar.edu

Home Page: www.mcs.anl.gov/~michalak

Other information:
8th ECMWF Workshop on Use of Parallel Processors in Meteorology, 16-20 Nov, 1998