Model Information
Home Page http://maespa.github.io/
Source Code http://maespa.github.io/download.html
Authors Belinda Medlyn and Remko Duursma
PEcAn Integration Tony Gardella, Martim DeKauwe, Remki Duursma


PEcAn configuration file additions

Model specific input files

Model configuration files

MODEL is configured using 3 files which are placed in the run folder, as well as a symbolic link to the met file.

  • file1 : template for this file is located at models/MODEL/inst/file1 and is not modified.
  • file2 : template for this file is located at models/MODEL/inst/file2 and is not modified.
  • file3 : template for this file is in models/MODEL/inst/file3 or it is specified in the <model> section as <template>. The values in this template are replaced by those computed in the earlier stages of PEcAN.

Installation notes

Installing the MAESPA model requires cloning the MAESPA Bitbucket Repository, executing the makefile, and ensuring that the Maeswarp R package is correctly installed.

To clone and compile the model, execute this code at the command line

git clone https://bitbucket.org/remkoduursma/maespa.git

cd maespa

make clean


maespa.out is your executable. Example input files can be found in the inputfiles directory. Executing measpa.out from within one of the example directories will produce output.

MAESPA developers have also developed a wrapper package called Maeswrap. The usual R package installation method install.packages may present issues with downloading an unpacking a dependency package called rgl. Here are a couple of solutions:

Solution 1

From the Command Line

sudo apt-get install r-cran-rgl

then from within R


Solution 2

From the Command line

sudo apt-get install libglu1-mesa-dev

then from within R


This section contains notes on how to compile the model. The notes for the VM might work on other machines or configurations as well.