MPAS Atmosphere Public Releases

MPAS Atmosphere 7.1 was released on 3 September 2021.

For information on the GPU-enabled MPAS-Atmosphere model, please refer to this documentation


As of September 2018, official support for MPAS-Atmosphere has migrated from the Google Groups forum to a web forum hosted by NCAR's Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology. Users are encouraged to post any questions related to building and running MPAS-Atmosphere to the appropriate sub-topic in the MPAS-Atmosphere forum at http://forum.mmm.ucar.edu/phpBB3/. Posting to the forum requires the creation of an account, but no account is needed to browse the forum.


MPAS Atmosphere 7.1 release notes

Source code downloads:

MPAS-Atmosphere Users' Guide

MPAS-Atmosphere tutorial

MPAS-Atmosphere meshes

Configurations for idealized test cases

Sample input files for real-data simulations

Visualization and analysis tools


A variable resolution MPAS Voronoi mesh