VAPOR Sample Data

VAPOR is the Visualization and Analysis Platform for Ocean, Atmosphere, and Solar Researchers. VAPOR provides an interactive 3D visualization environment that can also produce animations and still frame images. VAPOR runs on most UNIX and Windows systems equipped with modern 3D graphics cards.

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 and by the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information

This dataset contains sample files of model outputs from numerical simulations that VAPOR is capable of directly reading. They are not related to each other aside from being sample data for VAPOR.

To unpack the tar.gz files on Linux/OSX, issue the command tar -xzvf [myFile].tar.gz on the file you've downloaded. On Windows, a program like 7-zip can perform that operation. Once unpacked, the files can be directly imported into VAPOR, or converted to VDC. For more information see the "Getting Data Into VAPOR" Related Link below.

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Questions? Email Resource Support Contact:

  • John Clyne
    UCAR/NCAR - Computational and Information Systems Laboratory


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Related Links

VAPOR Software Home Page : VAPOR is the Visualization and Analysis Platform for Ocean, Atmosphere, and Solar Researchers.

Getting Started with VAPOR : Documentation related to the use and installation of the VAPOR software.

Getting Data into VAPOR : Documentation related to the using data with the VAPOR software.

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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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Resource Support Name John Clyne
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Author Clyne, John
Pearse, Scott
Li, Samuel
Jaroszynski, Stanislaw
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - GDEX
Publication Date 2019-08-19
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Metadata Date 2023-06-04T00:39:01-06:00
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.gdex::ac218b2a-d725-44a9-83ec-53ef6fd5a826
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Clyne, John, Pearse, Scott, Li, Samuel, Jaroszynski, Stanislaw. (2019). VAPOR Sample Data. UCAR/NCAR - GDEX. Accessed 04 June 2023.

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