JULES users training

There is an increasing number of contributed tutorials for getting set up using JULES on various platforms. The following overlap a lot in terms of material and vary in level of detail, so best advice is to skim through a few of them before you decide which one(s) to go through in detail.

  • Please see the JULES manual pages, which contain links to (a) the manual for your version of JULES (the first few sections of which give you an overview of the model and steps for Building and running JULES) and (b) all Kerry Smout-Day's JULES-Rose tutorials.
  • The JULES TRAC contains a large number of information pages and self-teach tutorials (e.g. the Unofficial How-to Guide to using JULES on Jasmin) as well as links to useful pages like the JULES Tip of the Day, JULESWithRose, JULESRosePractical and UsingGriddedDatasets.
  • You might also want to try Toby's JULES from scratch tutorial (May 2017, though with later updates).
  • In July 2017 Charlie Williams wrote an Idiot's guide to Rose/Cylc for JULES on JASMIN PDF icon Idiot's guide to RoseCylc for JULES v1.pdf.
  • In March 2018 Patrick McGuire wrote a tutorial for teaching people at Univ. Reading about how to use Rose/Cylc for JULES on JASMIN.
  • Training is also available for ARCHER here.

Also, be aware of MAJIC, a web application designed for easy use that allows users to run JULES ‘in the cloud’.


JULES short course 2016

Demonstrators during the Short Course (left to right: Karina Williams, Alberto Martínez de la Torre, Beccy Wilebore, Toby Marthews, Heather Ashton, Emma Robinson, Helen Johnson, Richard Gilham and Kerry Smout-Day.

A short, hands-on training course was held in the use of JULES directly following the Annual Science Meeting at Lancaster Environment Centre 28-29th June 2016. The course was led by Toby Marthews and included instructions from JULES users at both the Met Office and CEH. The course was aimed at all existing or potential users of JULES and provided a general guide to compiling and running the stand-alone version of the model, including explanation of the resources needed and how to interpret the output, and an overview of JULES development and version control. There was also a workshop component giving participants an opportunity to run the model themselves, following tutorial examples at their own pace, under the guidance of demonstrators. 

Practical session resources (all are designed to be self-guided practicals so please just download and get started):

Special thanks to: Oliver Wild for all his fantastic organisation of the venue and facilities in Lancaster; Andy Everitt at CEH Wallingford for setting up and making available to us a temporary server for use with our practical sessions; my speakers and practical preparers who assembled their material and presented them in the course all on their free time and my great Demonstrators (see photo) who put in a huge amount of work on the days helping everyone with their questions and dealing with issues and a few unforeseen problems as they arose.


Archive tutorials

These are still worth going through to pick up tips, but n.b. they do not refer to (and therefore cannot help with) the latest versions of JULES.