JURASSIC

The Juelich Rapid Spectral Simulation Code (JURASSIC) is a fast infrared radiative transfer model for the analysis of atmospheric remote sensing measurements.

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What JURASSIC can do for you

Features

  • JURASSIC uses the emissivity growth approximation (EGA) to conduct the radiative transfer calculations. Band transmittances are obtained from pre-calculated look-up tables from line-by-line calculations.
  • The model was carefully tested in intercomparisons with the Karlsruhe Optimized and Precise Radiative Transfer Algorithm (KOPRA), the Reference Forward Model (RFM), and the Stand-alone AIRS Radiative Transfer Algorithm (SARTA).
  • JURASSIC features an MPI-OpenMP hybrid parallelization for efficient use on HPC systems.

Getting started

Information for new users and developers is available from the JURASSIC GitHub repository.

Further information

These are the main references for citing the JURASSIC model in scientific publications:

  • Baumeister, P. F. and Hoffmann, L.: Fast infrared radiative transfer calculations using graphics processing units: JURASSIC-GPU v2.0, Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 1855–1874, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-1855-2022, 2022.

  • Hoffmann, L., and M. J. Alexander, Retrieval of stratospheric temperatures from Atmospheric Infrared Sounder radiance measurements for gravity wave studies, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D07105, https://doi.org/10.1029/2008JD011241, 2009.

  • Hoffmann, L., Kaufmann, M., Spang, R., Müller, R., Remedios, J. J., Moore, D. P., Volk, C. M., von Clarmann, T., and Riese, M.: Envisat MIPAS measurements of CFC-11: retrieval, validation, and climatology, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 8, 3671-3688, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-8-3671-2008, 2008.

Contributing

We are interested in sharing JURASSIC for operational or research applications.

Please do not hesitate to contact us, if you have any further questions or need support.

Contact

Dr. Lars Hoffmann

Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Forschungszentrum Jülich

e-mail: l.hoffmann@fz-juelich.de

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License
  • GPL-3.0-or-later
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