SILO Weather Station Data Downloads
Queensland Government SILO Weather Station Data Download Mirror - You can use this link to download SILO Weather Station Patched Point Dataset (PPD) for use in APSIM.
nb. When downloading PPD from this website you have various formats you can select from. One of the available formats is the standard APSIM met file format. When downloading we recommend you select APSIM as the format option.
please note: SILO Weather Station Data is produced by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and therefore only contains Australian Weather Station Sites.
Create your own met file
To create your own APSIM met file, please follow the instructions in the "How To" section of the Training Manual: Creating an APSIM met file using Excel. (The Training Manual can be found under Products->APSIM->Documentation)
Load APSIM Output Files into R
There is an R package available on CRAN called APSIM that includes functions for importing APSIM .out files as well as functions that assist in creating met files including adding TAV and AMP constants. Support for APSIM 2014 database files is coming soon.
TAV_AMP (559kb) - Calculate values of annual average ambient temperature (TAV) and annual amplitude in mean monthly temperature (AMP) for an APSIM met file and insert these values with keywords into the met file. (nb. This is used when creating your own met files) Updated 2nd August 2011 to accept years out to 2300 Documentation.
For a GUI version of TAV AMP please click here to download and then unzip it to somewhere on your hard drive. Then double click "TavAmpGUI.exe", after browsing to and selecting your .met file, then click the GO button and you will see it has added the tav and amp to the top of the .met file. To do a test select test.txt in the folder instead of your .met file.
TAMET (1.91Mb) - This program was originally developed by B. H. Wall of the CSIRO Div. of Tropical Crops and Pastures in 1977. It performs a range of checks on weather files for consistency. It has been adapted to check APSIM .met files and now comes with a GUI. Documentation.
APSoil is the name given to both the official database of Soils we have created for Australia and other countries, as well as a product that comes installed with Apsim (See under "Start Menu" of windows -> "All Programs" -> "Apsim" folder) for creating and manipulating large numbers of soils and creating soils toolboxes.
See the Apsoil page for more information. click here
Analysis1.xls (116kb) - This spreadsheet, developed by Neil Huth, will import APSIM output files using a user specified filespec. When opening, click "Enable macros" if prompted by Excel.
Analysis2.xls (124kb) - This spreadsheet, developed by Neil Huth, will import specific APSIM output files using a user specified filespec. When opening, click "Enable macros" if prompted by Excel.
Control file generator
Control file generator (1.1Mb) - This tool generates APSIM control and parameters files in a factorial combination given a template file and parameter values that are specified in the user interface. Documentation.
APSIM File Generator
APSIMFileGen.zip (3.6Mb) - This file generator has been adapted from the Control File Generator. It is a very basic tool to facilitate generation of factorial simulations. It uses a macro substitution system where user macros in a control file template are replaced with values at generation time. Some documentation is included in the .zip file.