Polar Optimized Version of the Weather Research and Forecasting (PWRF) Model

Version 4.x.x/3.x.x

The standard version of WRF can be downloaded from the official WRF Users website.

Please contact Keith Hines (khines1@columbus.rr.com) and David Bromwich (bromwich.1@osu.edu) with the following following information to register to use Polar WRF.

First Name:
Last Name (Surname):
Street Address:
State: (US only)
ZIP code (US) / Postal Code (International):
Phone Number:
Fax Number: (optional)
E-mail address:
A brief description of your plans for Polar WRF:

After your application is reviewed, a gzipped tar file will be sent to your e-mail address.


Polar WRF has been tested on the Ohio Supercomputer Center and Linux environment. We cannot guarantee it will compile or perform correctly on all computer platforms, nor can we guarantee it is free from bugs. We will provide assistance to users within our available resources.

We ask that you reference our relevant Polar WRF publications, such as those included in the Polar Meteorology Group publications page in your own publications. Also, when you publish, please notify us, so the list of publications resulting from Polar WRF can be updated.