About I3RC

I3RC is an ongoing project initiated in the late 1990s. Its goals include:

  • comparing methods available for 3D atmospheric radiative transfer calculations
  • providing benchmark results for testing and debugging 3D radiative transfer codes
  • publishing an open source toolkit (community 3D Monte Carlo code)
  • helping atmospheric science education by creating an archive of illustrative images and other resources on 3D radiative transfer

Participation is open to anyone interested in 3D radiative transfer. (Please sign up here.)

Latest news
  • A session entitled Challenges for three-dimensional radiative transfer in the Earth and atmospheric sciences is planned for the 2015 AGU Joint Assembly held on May 3-7, 2015 in Montreal, Canada. The abstract submission deadline is January 14, 2015.
  • The I3RC online calculator of 3D radiative transfer has been released.
  • Updated consensus results of intercomparison experiments are now available for 3D radiation model testing.
  • In addition to the source code, Mac executable files and a new script are now also available for the I3RC community model of 3-D radiative transfer
  • Publications and publicly avaliable codes on 3D radiative transfer are now being collected

I3RC web site created by :
Ken Yetzer Tamás Várnai Stefani Huang
Web site contact: Tamás Várnai
Project contact: Robert Cahalan
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