Call for Participation: WRF-Chem Tutorial - Training Workshop for Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) Region


The Weather Research and Forecast with Chemistry (WRF-Chem) Tutorial - Training Workshop for Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region will be held at ICIMOD headquarters in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 1 – 5 June 2014. The workshop will be sponsored by International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Germany, within the framework of the project “Sustainable Atmosphere for the Kathmandu Valley” (SusKat). SusKat has been initiated by ICIMOD and IASS to conduct a comprehensive assessment of various aspects of air pollution in the Himalayas region, and in particular the Kathmandu Valley.

The Tutorial has been developed to meet the needs of the HKH region, and will be delivered by experts from National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) with high experiences on the WRF-Chem Tutorial. The workshop will focus on how to set-up and run WRF, in particular the WRF-Chem, over the South Asian – Himalaya domain. The event will be followed by the Second Annual Regional Atmospheric Science (SARAS) Workshop that brings together atmospheric scientists doing research in the region.

Training Workshop Objectives

To build the capacity of atmospheric scientists in the HKH region on chemical transport modeling (CTM)

To provide atmospheric modelers in the HKH region an opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge about WRF-Chem, with a focus on tools for tackling air quality issues in the region

To identify technical issues in WRF modelling specific to the HKH region and open up possibilities for future collaboration 


20 scientists selected by applications from HKH/South Asian countries, as well as within ICIMOD and partner institutes.

Application Deadline

To qualify as a participant, applicants should apply via the online application form before 2 May 2014.

Selection Process

All applications will be reviewed by a selection committee. Only successful applicants will be notified by e-mail by 9 May 2014. 

WRF-Chem Tutorial agenda available at

If you face problems while submitting the application form or have specific questions about the workshop, please email  

Email inquiries regarding the status of the application and/or the selection process will not be entertained. 

We are no longer accepting applications.