Model Evaluation Tools (MET) | MET Online Tutorial for METv8.0

Welcome to the MET Online Tutorial

  • This tutorial is designed for use with MET versions 8.0 (September 2018) and 8.1 (May 2019).
  • The exercises have been expanded to include examples for all of the MET tools.
  • It describes step-by-step how to compile, configure MET, and run MET, or how to use pre-compiled versions of MET either on an HPS platform or using a docker container.
  • We recommend that you work through this tutorial before you try to run MET on your own.
  • A description of what's new since the previous tutorial can be found in the release notes for MET versions 8.0 and 8.1.
  • For comments, suggestions, errors, or help concerning this online tutorial (or other MET issues) please send email to

Thanks for the support!

Many thanks are owed to our sponsors for their support of MET and the development of this tutorial, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the United States Air Force. Thanks also go to the registered MET users and the MET workshop participants for your feedback and ideas. Thanks also go to the staff at the Developmental Testbed Center for their help, advice, and many types of support.

Using the MET Online Tutorial

Throughout this tutorial, the following conventions are used:

  • Bold font is used for directory and filenames and occasionally to simply indicate emphasis.
  • The following formatting is used for things to be typed on the command line:
echo "Hello World"
  • Use the forward arrow " > " at the bottom of each page to continue.
  • Use the backward arrow " < " to return to the previous page.

Look for tips and hints.

Start the MET Online Tutorial

Throughout this tutorial, you will have to type several commands on the command line and edit settings in several files. Those commands are displayed in this tutorial in such a way that it is easy to copy and paste them directly from the webpage. You are encouraged to do so to avoid typing mistakes and speed your progress through the tutorial.

Just click the forward arrow to begin.