WRF-Chem Development and Support Team

The WRF-Chem code development and maintenance is conducted by our team at the NOAA/ESRL/GSD in strong collaboration with other research groups at NOAA/ESRL, NCAR, PNNL, NASA and ERDC and many other institutes. Many researchers from various institutions, universities and government organizations from different countries have made significant contributions to the development of the WRF-Chem model since its inception. Majority of these contributions have been provided to the worldwide WRF-Chem community as in-kind support.

Users and developers may send WRF-Chem related questions to the help desk (wrfchemhelp.gsd@noaa.gov) maintained by our team. However, users need to be aware of that unfortunately there IS NOT dedicated funding for the WRF-Chem user support available to us. Therefore, we CANNOT guarantee timely and thorough support to the users. Users are strongly encouraged to check the WRF-Chem user’s guide, tutorial presentations and FAQs prior contacting the help desk. We also encourage users (especially new to WRF-Chem) to collaborate with other research groups on such tasks as obtaining and processing anthropogenic emissions for WRF-Chem modeling, development of new chemistry parameterizations, model evaluations and so on.

Users may take advantage of the annual tutorials provided by us (during winter) in conjunction with the regular WRF tutorials, which are held at NCAR in Boulder, CO. In addition, international WRF-Chem tutorials are occasionally offered depending on availability of funding and resources.

In publications, please cite relevant papers describing the WRF-Chem model and its parameterizations that are used in your research. Please acknowledge the specific developer groups (such as NOAA/ESRL for the help desk, PNNL, and/or NCAR) from which you received help and support with WRF-Chem questions.

Team Members

Georg Grell NOAA/ESRL/GSD (Team Leader)

Ravan Ahmadov NOAA/ESRL/GSD and CU Boulder CIRES

Megan Bela NOAA/ESRL/GSD and NRC


Li (Kate) Zhang NOAA/ESRL/GSD and CU Boulder CIRES

WRF-Chem Help Desk email: wrfchemhelp.gsd@noaa.gov

This page developed and maintained by Ka Yee Wong
Model questions should be directed to WRF-Chem help .
Last modified: Oct 25, 2016 15:47 PM

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