History of Updates


11 MAY 2006:  - upgraded to WRF 2.1.2

16 NOV 2005:  - upgrade to WRF 2.1.1
              - MTSAT replaces GOES9 winds
              - 4 km grid temporarily unused
 
              WRF namelist.051116

13 AUG 2005:  - assimilation of GOES9 derived wind
              - change of cumulus parameterizations

              WRF namelist.050813

11 AUG 2005:    3DVAR 2.1. Assimilate QSCAT

 8 AUG 2005:    upgrade to WRF 2.1 with:
              - domains of 60/20/4 km grid sizes
              - no cumulus parameterization in 4 km domain

              WRF namelist.050808

 3 MAY 2005:    Lambert conformal projection replaces Mercator projection.

29 APR 2005:    Revised time steps for the 54 km domain. Smoothing of feedback turned off.
 
              WRF namelist.050429

28 APR 2005:    Using cumulus parameterization in the 6 km domain. Smoothing of feedback. New surface layer and boundary layer options.  

              WRF namelist.050428

26 APR 2005:    Noah LSM back to operation. Using GFS 1.0 degree soil fields.

25 APR 2005:    The Noah land surface model is temporarily replaced by a temperature diffusion scheme due to run-time errors.

              WRF namelist.050425

24 APR 2005:    Using GFS products of 0.5 degree resolution instead of 1.0 degree resolution

21 APR 2005:    Beginning of trial operation. Main features include:
              - WRF Version 2.0.3.1 EM core
              - Mercator projection, 54/18 km domains centered at 20N, 115E 
              - moving 6 km nest to resolve inner core of selected tropical cyclones
              - 31 vertical levels
              - NCEP GFS analysis and boundary conditions only 
              - 72 hour forecast, twice-daily (00Z and 12Z base time)

              WRF namelist.050421