VAPOR is the Visualization and Analysis Platform for Ocean, Atmosphere, and Solar Researchers. It provides an interactive 3D visualization environment that can produce animations and still frame images, and runs on Windows, OSX, Ubuntu, and CentOS.

Current Release: 3.5.0

August 4, 2021

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Vapor’s release cycle is accelerating, and now 3.5.0 is live.

New improvements include:
  • New particle data reader: Data Collection Particles (DCP)
  • New raw data reader: Brick of Values (BOV)
  • Easily, and visually save your state with the new bookmarking feature
  • Further improvements that streamline Vapor’s GUI
  • Faster data access with OpenMP

As well as many other reported issues, including the 1/4 canvas bug on BigSur.  Thanks to users ViggoHanst and Fortran for reporting this.

Thank you to everyone who has helped steer us by filling out our survey for 3.6 features.  The survey is still live, so please fill it out if you have 5 minutes to spare.

Please engage us on our forum.

Thank you!

-The Vapor Team



VAPOR is a product of the National Center for Atmospheric Research’s Computational and Information Systems Lab. Support for VAPOR is provided by the U.S. National Science Foundation (grants # 03-25934 and 09-06379, ACI-14-40412), and by the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information