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Downloading, Installing, and Running ADIOS

Warning symbol Note:  This desktop version of NOAA’s oil weathering model, ADIOS, has been replaced by two products. ADIOS's oil weathering capabilities have been incorporated in WebGNOME, part of the GNOME Suite of oil spill modeling tools. ADIOS's oil database has been captured and expanded in the ADIOS Oil Database. Desktop ADIOS has not been updated since August 2016 and will be retired in the coming months.

Follow these steps to download, install, and use ADIOS.

Downloading ADIOS

To download ADIOS, click the appropriate link below.

ADIOS for Windows [Windows Installer, 2.5 MB]: For Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/10. Requires 7 MB available hard disk space for ADIOS files. Version 2.0.12 was posted on 08/03/2016.

ADIOS for Mac [StuffIt Archive, 2.3 MB]: For Macs (requires any PowerPC Macintosh and 6 MB of free space on your hard drive, and System 7.6 or later; System 8.1 or later is preferred). Posted on 12/28/2000. Note: This version does not run on Intel Mac computers.

Installing ADIOS

On a Windows PC: ADIOS for Windows comes as an installation package. Download the AdiosInstaller.msi​ file from the link provided above, then double-click the file icon. Follow the directions you'll see on your screen.

On a Mac: ADIOS has been compressed as a self-extracting zip file so that it can be downloaded more easily from the Internet. [Need help with compressed files?] Look for a folder called "Adios 2" on your desktop. Move this folder, which contains the program, supporting files, and the manual, to any location on your hard drive that's convenient for you.

Running ADIOS

In Windows: To start ADIOS, from the Start menu, under Programs, choose "ADIOS 2."

On a Mac: To start ADIOS, open the "Adios 2" folder, and then double-click the "ADIOS2" program icon.

To learn how to use ADIOS, choose "Help Topics" from the ADIOS Help menu. In the contents list, click "Training Materials" to access a quick "Getting Started" section, as well as some training exercises.

Find answers to common questions about ADIOS.  

Questions: Contact us with your questions, comments, or suggestions for ADIOS.

Last updated Wednesday, April 13, 2022 9:47pm PDT