GET Source Code

The source code for the RIP4 package is available from the download page:

NOTE: From the above page, go to New Users (users will be asked to register - it is free), or Returning Users (users must supply their email address before they can download the code again).

If you are running the code on a MAC, or if you plan on compiling the code with G95 get the "no_pointer" code, as the original code makes use of CRAY pointers which are not supported by G95 compilers


gunzip and un-tar the code

It is best to untar the code at the same level as your WRFV3 and WPS code, rather than inside either of these directories.


Once untarred, you will see the following files and directories under the main RIP4/ directory:

CHANGES               Changes log
Doc/                  RIP users guide
A directory containing configure and compilation control
clean                 Script to clean compiled code
compile               Script to compile the code
configure             Script to configure the compilation for your system
Makefile              Top-level make file used to compile and link RIP
README                Basic information on running RIP
color.tbl             A file used to define the colors you want to have available for RIP plots
eta_micro_lookup.dat  Look-up table data for the Ferrier microphysics scheme
psadilookup.dat       Look-up table data for obtaining temperature on a pseudoadiabat
sample_infiles/       Sample user input files for RIP and related programs
src/                  Source code files for RIP, RIPDP, and several other utility programs
stationlist           Station location information


Environment variables