1. libcloudph++
  2. LIBCLOUDPH++
  3. libcloudph++

libcloudph++

SYNOPSIS

C++ library of algorithms for representing cloud microphysics in numerical models. A 1.0 version was released in June 2015 and the library is still in active development.

Currently, the library covers three warm-rain schemes: the single- and double-moment bulk schemes, and the particle-based scheme with Monte-Carlo coalescence.

EXAMPLE SIMULATION

animation

A 2D prescribed-flow simulation of a drizzling stratocumuls cloud using the particle-based Monte-Carlo scheme from libcloudph++. Particle collisions enabled after a two-hour spin-up period, total time 2.5 hours.

CODE

The code is available for download from a github repository.

It is released under the terms of GNU GPL v3.

Copyright: University of Warsaw.

DEPENDENCIES

The library is built upon Thrust and Boost (notably Boost.units). It requires a C++11 compiler and will benefit from availability of CUDA (OpenMP is used if CUDA is not available).

DOCUMENTATION

Documentation for libcloudph++ 1.0 was published as a research paper in Geoscientific Model Development.

SEE ALSO

libmpdata++

CREDITS

For a list of developers see the CREDITS file in libcloudph++ repository.

Development was funded by Polish National Science Centre grants no. 2011/01/N/ST10/0183 (PRELUDIUM) and 2012/06/M/ST10/00434 (HARMONIA).

  1. University of Warsaw
  2. June 2015
  3. libcloudph++