GIC and the University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka) held a virtual climate modeling training course from June 14-18, 2021.
The training course is the first in a series aimed at building climate modeling and downscaling capacities for a core team of officers from the Lao PDR Department of Climate Change (DCC) in order to support climate policy implementation in Lao PDR. Nine participants from the Lao PDR DCC took part in the training course, as well as a representative from Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the training course sponsor.
Course material addressed dynamical downscaling of climate data using the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model for Lao PDR. Training sessions included a Linux operating system overview, an introduction to downscaling, a review of WRF libraries, WRF/WPS setup, and a tutorial on how to visualize output. The second training course in this series is scheduled for July 08, 2021.
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