WRF Development Teams & Working Groups

In the initial development of the WRF system five development teams were set up, covering the areas of Numerics and Software, Data Assimilation, Analysis and Verification, Community Involvement, and Operational Implementation. Each team coordinated efforts from various working groups within its broad area of WRF development. The chart below shows the original teams and personnel. While the teams are no longer active, a number of the working groups still communicate and meet at the WRF Users' Workshop. Rosters of working groups seen in links below may not be current.

Teams

Numerics and Software Development

Joe Klemp

Data Assimilation Development

Craig Bishop

Analysis and Verification

Kelvin Droegemeier

Community Involvement Development

Bill Kuo

Operational Implementation Development

Geoff DiMego

Numerics and Software (wg1)
Lead:
Bill Skamarock

Software Architecture, Standards, and Implementation (wg2)
Lead:
John Michalakes

Standard Initialization Procedures (wg3)
Lead:
Wei Wang

3D-VAR Data Assimilation System (wg4)
Lead:
John Derber

Advanced Data Assimilation (wg10)
Lead:
Dale Barker

Post Processing (wg6)
Lead:
Cindy Bruyere

Model Testing and Verification (wg7)
Lead:
Chris Davis

Ensemble Forecasting (wg13)
Lead:
David Stensrud

Model Physics (wg5)
Lead:
John Brown

Website, Workshops and Model Support (wg8)
Lead:
Jimy Dudhia

Atmospheric Chemistry (wg11)
Lead:
Georg Grell

Land Surface Modeling (wg14)
Lead:
Jerry Wegiel

Regional Climate Modeling (wg16)
Lead:
Ruby Leung

Operational Implementation (wg9)
Lead:
Geoff DiMego

Data Handling and Archive (wg12)
Lead:
Dennis Keyser

Operational Forecaster Training (wg15)
Lead:
Tim Spangler