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WRF installation on a Linux machine

1. Introduction

This document outlines the steps to building WRF on a Linux-based machine. Firstly the compatibility of the system’s compilers will be checked. Then instruction for installing some necessary libraries will be given. These libraries will then be checked for compatility.

Producing a WRF forecast requires the building of two systems, WRF and WRF-Preprocessing System (WPS). Sections 5 and 6 describe the steps for setting up WRF and WPS. Lastly a description will be given for downloading the static data needed to run WPS.