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

VAPOR overview ...

  • A visual data discovery environment tailored towards the specialized needs of the astro and geosciences CFD community
  • A desktop solution capable of handling terascale size data sets
  • Advanced interactive 3D visualization tightly coupled with quantitative data analysis
  • Support for multi-variate, time-varying data
  • Integrated with Python.
  • Support for 3D visualization of WRF-ARW datasets


VAPOR development is led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research's Scientific Computing Division in collaboration with U.C. Davis and Ohio State University. Support for VAPOR is provided by the U.S. National Science Foundation (grants # 03-25934 and 09-06379) and through a TeraGrid GIG award.