User Guide

Tools to automatise WRF-Chem runs with re-initialised meteorology.

WRFotron created by Christoph Knote (

User guide created by Luke Conibear (

Helpful additions from Helen Burns, Carly Reddington, Ben Silver, Laura Kiely, Thomas Thorp, Ailish Graham, Douglas Lowe, Scott Archer-Nicholls, and Edward Butt.

Quick start

WRFotron uses pre-built executables on ARC4 from CEMAC. Everything required is loaded in config.bash, including Python, NCO, NCL, WPS, WRFMeteo, WRFChem, preprocessors, and ncview.

  1. Log into ARC4 and clone the WRFotron repo:
git clone
  1. Load the availability of CEMAC modules:
. /nobackup/cemac/
  1. Run WRFotron:
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