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 version 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, BEAR Cloud VMs, and CaStLeS VMs):

module load TIE-GCM/2.0-foss-2018b

BEAR Apps Version




The listed architectures consist of two part: OS-CPU.

  • BlueBEAR: The OS used on BlueBEAR 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.
  • BEAR Cloud and CaStLeS VMs: These VMs can have one of two OSes. Those with access to a BEAR Cloud or CaStLeS VM should check that the listed architectures for an application include the OS of VM being used. The VMs, irrespective of OS, will use the haswell CPU type.


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, BEAR Cloud VMs, and CaStLeS VMs). These will be retained in accordance with our Applications Support and Retention Policy.

Last modified on 28th November 2019