Source code

Current version

Version : 5.2.6

  • update: 2018/09/07
  • source code: scale-5.2.6.tar.gz
  • MSTRNX parameter files (scale/scale-rm/test/data/rad) were updated in version 5.2. It is recommended to use the new parameter files provided in the source code, when using the latest version of SCALE-RM.

SCALE-RM (old name SCALE-LES) is included in SCALE library

Old versions

All releases can be found in Release Archive.


  • bugfix from 5.2.5 to 5.2.6
    • Fix wrong flux of tracers at the lateral boundaries
  • bugfix from 5.2.4 to 5.2.5
    • Fix the surface precipitation flux to include that calculated by the cumulus parameterization
    • Add some parameters of NAMELIST groups to the list of the reference which is missed in the list
    • Fix a bug in the initialization process of SCALE-GM
    • Fix a bug in unit for the time in the ico2ll
    • Change default value of "Z_LEV_TYPE" of the net2g from "plev" to "original"
  • bugfix from 5.2.3 to 5.2.4
    • Fix bugs in calculation of the cloud fraction and effective radius in the Suzuki10 scheme
    • Fix a bug in checking domain size
    • Fix wrong axes in file: LCDZ, UCDZ
    • Fix an error in generating reference manual
  • bugfix from 5.2.2 to 5.2.3
    • Fix the nuding at the lateral boundary region with the SN14 and Suziki10 schemes
    • Fix the CP scheme in the case with the SN14 scheme
    • Fix the online nesting in the case using the Tomita08 and SN14 scheme in the parent and daughter domains, respectively
  • bugfix from 5.2.1 to 5.2.2
    • Fix wrong loop range in the SUZUKI10 bin microphysics scheme
    • Fix wrong soil water content in the init process with the WRF file
    • Fix wrong density in the init process with the SCALE file
    • Fix the grib2grads converter for MacOS
  • bugfix from 5.2.0 to 5.2.1
    • Changes:
      • Change the netcdf checker for Cent OS and Fedora
    • Bug fixes:
      • Fix the friction velocity in the MYNN scheme
      • Fix a sign of the convective velocity scale in the B91W01 scheme
      • Fix unit of the time dimension in the history file
      • Fix spurious land fraction
      • Fix wrong soil water at the bottom land layer
  • minor updates from 5.1.5 to 5.2.0
    • Changes:
      • Add prefix of 'SCALE_' to all the environmental variable names
      • Change namelist parameters for the nesting
      • Change namelist parameters for the horizontal eddy viscosity
      • Change name of the TKEs in the turbulent schemes for outputs
      • Split the Rayleigh damping at upper layer from nudging in the buffer region
    • New features:
      • Enable to give external radiation forcing
      • Add Thick-SLAB land surface scheme
      • Add new options for the Tomita08 scheme
      • Enable to set the number of grids in global domain
      • Enable to set buffer size with the number of grids
      • Enable to output complete namelist parameter sets to a file separately from the log file
      • Support single file I/O with PnetCDF (requires PnetCDF >= 1.7.0)
      • Enable to output history data with pressure and height coordinates
      • Add options for restart file name
      • Support converter for FNL data with grib2 format for the real init
      • Support different grid points for atmosphere, land and ocean data for the real init
      • Provide English User Guide
    • Improvements:
      • Update table for radiational data
      • Improve spatial interpolation
      • Implore numerical stability for steep terrains
    • Bug fixes:
      • Fix bugs in the partial condensation in the MYNN scheme
      • Fix several bugs in the KF scheme
      • Fix wrong Prandtle number for stable case in the B91W01 scheme
      • Many minor bug fixes
  • bugfix from 5.1.4 to 5.1.5
    • Fix wrong land fraction when GLCCv2 data is used
  • bugfix from 5.1.3 to 5.1.4
    • Fix wrong cloud fraction of the Tomita08 scheme
  • bugfix from 5.1.2 to 5.1.3
    • Fix wrong gamma function
  • bugfix from 5.1.0 to 5.1.2
    • Fix wrong metric for the terrain-following coordinate
    • Fix wrong tendency of the density
    • Fix wrong sign of the metric terms
    • Fix invalid value of some monitor variables
  • minor updates from 5.0.1 to 5.1.0
    • Change the tutorial test cases
    • Update documents
    • Add the Kain and Fritsch (1990) cumulus parameterization (experimental)
    • Provide the script to prepare the configurations for real atmospheric experiments
    • Implove netCDF I/O handling
    • Fix bug in the Suzuki10 scheme
    • Fix treatment the boundary data for restart experiment
    • Fix handling for cyclic outer data
  • bugfix from 5.0.0 to 5.0.1
    • Fix wrong dependency for making SCALE-GM
  • major updates from 0.3.3 to 5.0.0
    • change name SCALE-LES to SCALE-RM (also name of binary)
    • change time format of restart file name (yyyymmdd-hhmmss.mmm)
    • Enable to select schemes for advection flux (CD2, UD3, UD3Koren1993, CD4, UD5, CD6; default is changed)
    • Enable to select schemes for time step (RK3, RK3WS2002, RK4; default is changed)
    • Enable to real temporally varied sea surface temperature data
    • Enable to integrate with tendencies of physical processes without advection
    • Enable to output clear-sky radiation flux
    • Add the Deardroff (1980) scheme for SGS turbulence
    • Add the Kajino (2013) scheme for aerosol microphisics (experimental)
    • Enable to use multiple data sources for topography and landuse
    • Enable to put barrier at call of the rap time routine
    • change algorighm of local filter in smoothing topography
    • Fix wrong calculation of internal energy
    • Fix negative fixer in the Tomita08 scheme
  • bugfix from 0.3.1 to 0.3.3
    • Fix a bug in the divergence dumping
    • Fix possible zero division in the MSTRN-X scheme
  • bugfix from 0.3.0 to 0.3.1
    • Fix a bug in the Suzuki10 scheme used with the MSTRN-X scheme
    • Fix wrong liquid water content in calculation of the hydrostatic profile in the real init
  • minor updates from 0.2.6 to 0.3.0
    • implove the init program for real case
    • enable to change parameters of the Tomita08 scheme
    • enable to output some statistics (CAPE, CIN, PBL height, etc)
    • confirm the single precision calculation
    • add a CFL checker
    • implove computational performace
    • many bugfixes


The documents for SCALE are available at SCALE Document page


Database (topo/landuse) [scale_database.tar.gz]

  • update: 2015/07/22
  • size: 759MB (795325305)
  • MD5: f63cff8a209e73e8ceac71e33becbd60

Database (horizontal grid and icosahedral->latlon mapping table for SCALE-GM)