Terrestrial hydrological processes have important implications for regional dynamic atmospheric models. However, often these processes are neglected in these simulations. WRF-Hydro provides an interface for the integration of hydrological and atmospheric compartments into a closed coupled system. As a framework, WRF-Hydro is not restricted to a distinct combination of models and can be adapted to adress a considerable range of research questions. The WRF-Hydro system is applied, e.g., for the Ammer catchment in southern Germany or the Sissili basin in West Africa. Moreover, a distributed groundwater component is developed and tested.
WRF-Hydro model homepage: http://www.ral.ucar.edu/projects/wrf_hydro/