Template:Unsupported: CLEX CMS does not ordinarily provide support for this configuration, either due to its age or it being outside the scope of the Centre's research. Please contact us before starting any major work with this configuration

MPAS has not been brought across from Raijin to Gadi

The Model for Prediction Across Scales (MPAS) is a collaborative project for developing atmosphere, ocean and other earth-system simulation components for use in climate, regional climate and weather studies. [[1]]. The Atmospheric component of the model is now available for use on Raijin.



Pre-built Module

A pre-built version of MPAS is available in the ACCESS modules:

module use ~access/modules
module load mpas/5.0

Once the module is loaded the data files are located in the directory $MPAS_DATA:


Building MPAS

ARCCSS CMS maintains a branch of MPAS at This branch has some minor changes required to build the model on Raijin. To set up the build environment:

$ git clone
$ cd MPAS-Release
$ source environment.raijin

You can then build individual cores with e.g. make ifort CORE=atmosphere, see the | User's Guide for full details


See the | User's Guide for details on how to run the model. A number of idealised test cases as well as meshes for different resolutions are available from the | MPAS download site. The $MPAS_DATA directory has all of the TBL, DBL and namelist files required to run MPAS

cp $MPAS_DATA myrun
cd myrun
# Edit configuration then qsub `run-atmosphere.pbs`


| MPAS Home Page | Atmosphere User's Guide

| ARCCSS MPAS Github | Main MPAS Github