Starburst99/Mappings Model Grid
The grids of stellar population synthesis and photoionization models described in Levesque, Kewley, & Larson (2010) are available here for download. The grids were run using the Starburst99 stellar population synthesis code and the Mappings III photoionization code.
The grids are available to download in their entirety as two large (~350 MB apiece) compressed .tar files. The models also include a README that explains the directory structure used to organize the models – please read this first!
Please also note that we’ve since carried out subsequent research on the impacts of rotation and binary evolution on massive stellar populations and their expected ionizing fluxes. This page remains up to prevent link rot, but please check out Levesque et al. (2012), Dorn-Wallenstein & Levesque (2018), and Dorn-Wallenstein & Levesque (2020) for more recent work!
(this file explains the directory structure used in the model grids and the naming conventions of the data files)
“HIGH” model grid* (624 MB)
(these models adopt the “high” mass loss rate evolutionary tracks of the Geneva group, described in Meynet et al. 1994)
*these are currently the models recommended by Levesque, Kewley, & Larson (2010) and the Geneva group
“STD” model grid (625 MB)
(these models adopt the “standard” mass loss rate evolutionary tracks of the Geneva group, described in Schaller et al. 1992, Schaerer et al. 1993a, 1993b, and Charbonnel et al. 1993.)