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




ICIMOD Headquarters

Date & Time

01 June 2014 to 05 June 2014

Vanisa Surapipith

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

  1. To build the capacity of atmospheric scientists in the HKH region on chemical transport modeling (CTM)
  2. 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
  3. 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.

WRF-Chem Tutorial agenda available at