Downloads

See below for our current release, as well as links to sample data and installation instructions.

Current Release: 3.6.0

February 24, 2022

Download here

3.6.0 is now live!


New improvements include:
  • Slice Renderers can now be arbitrarily oriented

  • The Contour Renderer now supports 3D variables, and can also be arbitrarily oriented

  • New Flow integration tools for data analysis along pathlines and streamlines

As well as many other reported issues from our users.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our recent user survey. Your feedback is what drove what we have now with version 3.6. Stay tuned for news on 3.7, where Vapor may become scriptable.

As always, please engage us on our forum.

Thank you!

-The Vapor Team

Sample Data

The following datasets are provided for user experimentation.

Dataset

Model

Loads as

Grid resolution

File size

Tornado

CM-1

NetCDF-CF

371 x 441 x 201

1.11 GB

Kauffman

ROMS

NetCDF-CF

226 x 642 x 43

495 MB

DUKU

WRF-ARW

WRF-ARW

181 x 166 x 35

734 MB

Marshall

WRF-Fire

DCP

Multi grid

827 MB

UGRIDsmall

UGRID

UGRID

Unstructured

5.1 MB

wmag

LES

BOV

128 x 128 x 128

7.1 MB

MultiTimeMultiVar

Synthetic

BOV

10 x 10 x 10

12 KB

Particles

Synthetic

DCP

N/A

119 KB

Note

Users can download a 500 meter resolution image of NASA’s BigBlueMarble for use in Vapor’s Image Renderer.

Installation Instructions

Citation

VAPOR is developed as an Open Source application by the National Center for Atmospheric Research, under the sponsorship of the National Science Foundation. Continued support for VAPOR is de pendent on demonstrable evidence of the software’s value to the scientific community. You are free to use VAPOR as permitted under the terms and conditions of the license. We kindly request, however, that you cite VAPOR in your publications and presentations. We suggest the following citations as appropriate:

For journal articles, proceedings, etc., we request:

Visualization & Analysis Systems Technologies. (2022) Visualization and Analysis Platform for Ocean, Atmosphere, and Solar Researchers (VAPOR version 3.6.1) [Software]. Boulder, CO: UCAR/NCAR - Computational and Information System Lab. doi:10.5065/d6j38qhc

For presentations, posters, etc., we suggest:

Imagery produced by VAPOR (www.vapor.ucar.edu), a product of the Computational Information Systems Laboratory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research

or simply the URL when space does not permit otherwise:

www.vapor.ucar.edu