HopWRF-ARW Member Configuration

  Basic Configuration Settings for Each HopWRF Member


  • Member #1
    • RAP Initial Conditions (with radar)
    • RAP Boundary Conditions
    • 4 km Horizontal Grid Spacing (nested within 20 km outer grid)
    • 45 Vertical Levels
    • Non-hydrostatic Dynamics
    • No Convective Scheme (explicit), Kain-Fritsch Used in 20 km outer grid
    • Goddard Single-moment 6-class Microphysics Scheme
    • Quasi-normal Scale Elimination (QNSE) PBL Scheme
    • Noah Land Surface Model w/QNSE Monin-Obukhov Similarity Theory Surface Layer Scheme
    • RRTMG Long Wave Radiation Scheme
    • RRTMG Shortwave Radiation Scheme
  • Member #2
    • RAP Initial Conditions (with radar)
    • RAP Boundary Conditions
    • 4 km Horizontal Grid Spacing (nested within 20 km outer grid)
    • 45 Vertical Levels
    • Non-hydrostatic Dynamics
    • No Convective Scheme (explicit), Kain-Fritsch Used in 20 km outer grid
    • Milbrandt-Yau Double-moment 7-class Microphysics Scheme
    • Asymmetrical Convective Model V2 (ACM2) PBL Scheme
    • RUC/RAP Land Surface Model w/Revised MM5 Surface Layer Scheme
    • CAM3 Long Wave Radiation Scheme
    • CAM3 Shortwave Radiation Scheme
  • Member #3
    • RAP Initial Conditions (with radar)
    • NAM Boundary Conditions
    • 4 km Horizontal Grid Spacing (nested within 20 km outer grid)
    • 45 Vertical Levels
    • Non-hydrostatic Dynamics
    • No Convective Scheme (explicit), Kain-Fritsch Used in 20 km outer grid
    • Thompson Double-moment (rain & ice) 6-class Microphysics Scheme
    • Bougeault and Lacarrere PBL Scheme
    • Noah Land Surface Model w/MYJ Monin-Obukhov Similarity Theory Surface Layer Scheme & Single-layer Noah Urban Canopy Model
    • Goddard (new) Long Wave Radiation Scheme
    • Goddard (new) Shortwave Radiation Scheme
  • Member #4
    • RAP Initial Conditions (with radar)
    • GFS Boundary Conditions
    • 4 km Horizontal Grid Spacing (nested within 20 km outer grid)
    • 45 Vertical Levels
    • Non-hydrostatic Dynamics
    • No Convective Scheme (explicit), Kain-Fritsch Used in 20 km outer grid
    • WDM6 Double-moment 6-class Microphysics Scheme
    • Mellor-Yamada Nakanishi Niino 2.5 (MYNN2) Level TKE PBL Scheme
    • RUC/RAP Land Surface Model w/MYNN Monin-Obukhov Similarity Theory Surface Layer Scheme
    • Fu-Liou-Gu (UCLA) Shortwave Radiation Scheme
    • Fu-Liou-Gu (UCLA) Shortwave Radiation Scheme
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