Revision History

The changes that are visible to users are given in the following table. The changes that are made for software maintenance and minor bug fixes are not listed here, although they are tracked in the EOL software revision control system. 

Select Linux distributions available.

March, 2024

Windows 10 OSX 12.6 (Monterey) Intel OSX 13.6 (Ventura) Apple Silicon OSX 14.2 (Sonoma) Intel

February, 2024

Windows 10 OSX 12.6 (Monterey) Intel OSX 13.6 (Ventura) Apple Silicon OSX 14.2 (Sonoma) Intel


August, 2023

Windows 10 OSX 12.6 (Monterey) Intel OSX 11.6 (BigSur) Intel


June 10, 2022

Windows 10 OSX 12.4 (Monterey) Intel OSX 11.6 (BigSur) Intel



Date Revision Details
March, 2024 1.5-273 Fix OAP display to work with Fast2DS probe data.
February, 2024 1.5-271 Fix wind barbs in skew-T plot.  Incorrect aspect ratio.
January, 2024 1.5-257
  • Clean up formatting in ASCII and list plots.
  • ...and add option to change column sizing policy (interactive vs fit to content).  Default is fit to contents.
  • Restore SavePNG for track plot.
August, 2023 1.5-229
  • Legacy zero bin in netCDF size-distributions has been removed.  Add support.  Old aeros will not work correctly with new netCDF size-distributions.
  • Add initial support for SPEC 2DS.
  • Fix slow SQL connect times.  This was a real-time only issue.
June, 2020 1.5-40
  • 3D Track Plot re-enabled  to work with Qt5
March, 2019 1.0-400
  • Add support for reading Optical Array Probe files (*.2d).
  • Update to save-ascii. Size-distributions now save cell sizes.
  • Ported from Qt4 to Qt5.
April 3, 2017 1.0-45
  • Updates to histogram functionality
August08, 2016 1.0-31
  • On Connect IWG1, ask user for subnet. NASA aircraft do not use the same subnet as RAF.
July13, 2016 1.0-29
  • We have moved from Subversion to git.  Version numbering has been reset.
  • This rev fixes a bug with University of Wymoing netCDF files that was introduced in January of 2015.
June24,2015 5140
  • Added Page Fwd and Page Bkd (fn-upArrow and fn-downArrow on OSX) to scroll through data.
June15,2015 5137
  • Fixed the broken OSX distribution, so that Aeros will run on all Mac hardware.
  • Track plot is more flexible in the variable names that it wil use for plotting.
  • Behind-the-scene changes to datastore handling of the time dimension.
May12,2015 5122
  • Configuration storing/restoring has been improved. Other behind-the-scenes software maintenance.
Jan21,2015 5079
  • Fixed missing library in the W7 distribution.
Jan13,2015 5076
  • Beta: Trackplot has been refactored with new components, and a slight change to the user interface. Limited testing has been successful, but please report any bugs that you discover.
Jan03,2014 5035
  • Build for Mac OSX 10.9 (Mavericks). Track plot is temporarily disabled in the Mavericks version only.
Dec06,2013 5029
  • FIxed missing libraries in the Windows distribution.
Nov18,2013 5027
  • The built-in help manual was redesigned. No support for Windows XP after this version.
  • End of support for OSX 10.7 (Lion)



Originally developed as part of the NCAR Gulfstream V aircraft project. Aeros was designed to replace WINDS and ncplot, ncpp and xpms2d.


Generic Mapping Tools (GMT) from University of Hawaii is used for the Geo-Political boundaries. 

  • Redhat/CentOS 7 users can use yum to install GMT (e.g. "yum install GMT").
  • MacOS works with the Homebrew installation (e.g. "brew install gmt").
Operating System

The Airborne Environmental Research Observation System (AEROS), is a visualization package for real-time and post-deployment of aircraft observations. Time-series, XY, Size-distributions, Skew-T, 3D Track, Optical Array Probes.

Level of Support
Used by these EOL facilities
Maintenance Status
Software Domain
Public Software
Acquisition, Operations and Instrument Control
Post-Processing, Curation and Data Management
Archival, Delivery and Scientific Support