The ICON (ICOsahedral Nonhydrostatic) modelling framework (Zangl et al., 2015) is a joint project between the German Weather Service (DWD) and the Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) for developing a uni ed next-generation global NWP and climate modelling system.

Lizenz:Use of the accompanying software is governed by a license handed out to you in hard copy. The application of this software is only allowed after your Institution has agreed to the terms of this agreement.
Developer:German Weather Service (DWD) and the Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M)


Users need to load the following modules to be able to compile ICON on mogon (you can simply download modules_for_ICON.src and source it source modules_for_ICON.src):

For foss-toolchain (GCC, OpenMPI) load:

module load data/netCDF-Fortran/4.4.4-foss-2018a
module load tools/ecCodes/2.8.2-foss-2018a

For Intel-toolchain load:

module load data/netCDF-Fortran/4.4.4-intel-2018.03
module load tools/ecCodes/2.8.2-intel-2018.03

The modules load dependencies automatically. Just check module list after loading the modules.

Additionally, you may want to load ecCodes-definitions

module load tools/ecCodes_definitions/2.8.0-1 

Change to the icon-directory and run


If you compile icon within an interactive job (srun –n1 -c64 -pnodeshort … –pty bash on Mogon1) you may call make -j 64 .

The configure, mh-linux, Makefile are managed in a private gitlab-Repo. Please contact if you need access.

You may need to add


to your submit file.

  • software/icon.txt
  • Last modified: 2019/01/18 14:06
  • by henkela