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THOR explores the atmosphere of WASP-43b

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Summary In a recent publication, THOR helped unveiling the “dark-side” of WASP-43b ([view paper]). Running 3D simulations of cloudy atmospheres,  THOR produced multi-phase emission spectra that constrain a cloud deck to be confined to the nightside of the planet and have a finite cloud-top pressure. The produced spectra also suggests the possibility of enhanced carbon dioxide in the atmosphere […]

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THOR: A New Global Circulation Model to Study Planetary Climates (Open-Source)

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THOR is now open-source on this link. THOR is a flexible Global Circulation Model (GCM) that solves the three-dimensional non-hydrostatic Euler equations on an icosahedral grid, and was designed to run on Graphics Processing Units (GPUs). THOR was developed from ground-up with the propose of exploring a large diversity of planets and avoiding physical approximations brought from other research fields. This model has […]