Articles | Volume 16, issue 2
Model evaluation paper
26 Jan 2023
Model evaluation paper |  | 26 Jan 2023

Evaluation of a cloudy cold-air pool in the Columbia River basin in different versions of the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) model

Bianca Adler, James M. Wilczak, Jaymes Kenyon, Laura Bianco, Irina V. Djalalova, Joseph B. Olson, and David D. Turner

Data sets

Selected HRRRv4 model output and plotting scripts for 'Evaluation of a cloudy cold-air pool in the Columbia River Basin in different versions of the HRRR model' Bianca Adler

Model code and software

joeolson42/WFIP2: WFIP2 Experimental HRRR version 1.0 Joseph B. Olson and Jaymes Kenyon

joeolson42/WRFv3.9_HRRRv4: WRFv3.9_HRRRv4 Joseph B. Olson

Short summary
Rapid changes in wind speed make the integration of wind energy produced during persistent orographic cold-air pools difficult to integrate into the electrical grid. By evaluating three versions of NOAA’s High-Resolution Rapid Refresh model, we demonstrate how model developments targeted during the second Wind Forecast Improvement Project improve the forecast of a persistent cold-air pool event.