Last Verified : 2020-06-02
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.
Machines and Versions
See LC visualization software page.
Links to the latest version exist in /usr/tce/bin
Multiple versions may be accessible via modules. Type module avail vapor to see the available options. You can specify a particular version in the module command, e.g. module load vapor/2.6.0
The actual installation directories are in /usr/tce/packages/vapor
We recommend using the module load vapor command to setup your PATH and any other needed environment variables.
Alternatively, you may run the appropriate vapor-setup.* script manually. Attempting to run vaporgui without setting up your environment first will print additional instructions for using this setup script.
We recommend typing module load vapor before running any VAPOR utilities.
You can launch the main VAPOR application by typing vaporgui
VAPOR documentation is located at https://sgpearse.github.io/VAPOR-Sphinx/index.html
Help is available from the LC Hotline: firstname.lastname@example.org, (925) 422-4531
VAPOR can be downloaded and installed on a local desktop machine. Go to Getting started with VAPOR to download the latest version of VAPOR. You will be prompted to create a free account before you can access the downloads.