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

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 the capacity to simulate 3D virtual atmospheres coupling the physics self-consistently.

A detail technical description of the model can be found here.

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