TIE-GCM 2.0-foss-2018b

Deprecated: Use of this version of TIE-GCM is deprecated. More information on our Applications Support and Retention Policy.

There is a newer install of TIE-GCM

The NCAR Thermosphere-Ionosphere-Electrodynamics General Circulation Model (TIE-GCM) is a comprehensive, first-principles, three-dimensional, non-linear representation of the coupled thermosphere and ionosphere system that includes a self-consistent solution of the middle and low-latitude dynamo field. The model solves the three-dimensional momentum, energy and continuity equations for neutral and ion species at each time step, using a semi-implicit, fourth-order, centered finite difference scheme on each pressure surface in a staggered vertical grid. It can be run in either serial or parallel mode on a variety of platforms, including Linux workstations and supercomputers.

Accessing TIE-GCM 2.0-foss-2018b

To load the module for TIE-GCM 2.0-foss-2018b please use this command on the BEAR systems (BlueBEAR and BEAR Cloud VMs):

📋 module load TIE-GCM/2.0-foss-2018b

BEAR Apps Version




The listed architectures consist of two part: OS-CPU. The OS used is represented by EL and there are several different processor (CPU) types available on BlueBEAR. More information about the processor types on BlueBEAR is available on the BlueBEAR Job Submission page.


These environment variables are defined once the TIE-GCM module has been loaded:

  • TIEGCM_MAKEBLUEBEAR - the filename of a TIE-GCM makefile suitable for use on BlueBEAR
  • TIEGCM_RES50 - the TIE-GCM 5.0 data
  • TIEGCM_RES25 - the TIE-GCM 2.5 data

More Information

For more information visit the TIE-GCM website.


This version of TIE-GCM has a direct dependency on: ESMF/7.1.0r-foss-2018b foss/2018b

Other Versions

These versions of TIE-GCM are available on the BEAR systems (BlueBEAR and BEAR Cloud VMs). These will be retained in accordance with our Applications Support and Retention Policy.

Last modified on 28th November 2019