Frequently Asked Questions
We welcome and appreciate feedback on components of the Aerosol Modeling Testbed. Below is a list of frequently asked questions that will be addressed in the near future.
- What are the system requirements and resources needed to run components of the Aerosol Modeling Testbed?
Answer: WRF and the Analysis Toolkit should work on most Linux operating system. Most scientists run WRF on multi-processor machines with a Linux operation systems using either a recent Portland or Intel Fortran compilers. The Analysis Toolkit can be compiled with either the Portland or Intel compiler, and require NetCDF libraries to read WRF output files, Perl to execute the script files, and gnuplot (version 4.2 or greater) for 'quick-look' plots. A large amount of disk storage is needed to run WRF-Chem because a single run can produce several Tb of output, depending on domain configuration, simulation period, and frequency of output. The standard 2-nest domain for MILAGRO testbed case produces ~3 Tb of output. The MILAGRO testbed case data and extracted output from WRF-Chem is ~100 Gb.
- How do I download the toolkit and the MILAGRO dataset?
Answer: See our Download Page (coming soon) or contact Jerome Fast for further information.
- How do I download WRF-Chem?
Answer: The standard version is available from NCAR. To get a version of WRF-Chem used for the Aerosol Modeling Testbed, see our Download Page or contact Jerome Fast for further information.