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2017-12-11: ARTS Microwave Single Scattering Properties Database version 0.9.2 (beta) released

A new beta version of the ARTS microwave single scattering properties database is now available. Changes include fixes and improvements in documentation, post DDA processing, and interface.

In specific, we have added an ATBD document, providing more detailed database documentation. Also, thanks to feedback given, we have improved upon the conversion of DDA to database stored scattering quantities. For example, this has an improved effect when deriving triple frequency signatures.

Furthermore, we have prepared a set of ARTS-ready and easy to use scattering data in the ARTS xml-format. A total of 16 so called standard habits are provided here.

As before, the database is still in beta, meaning that the database is not fully completed and issues are likely still present. We would be very happy to receive any feedback on issues and bugs encountered.

2017-09-04: New Single Scattering Database (Beta version)

A beta version of a new single scattering database of mainly ice particles that has been calculated using the discrete dipole approximation method (DDA) is now available for download.

2017-03-07: ARTS Workshop 2017

We are pleased to announce a new workshop in the series of "ARTS workshops". You don't need to be an ARTS user or developer to participate, the workshop is open for all with an interest in atmospheric radiative transfer. There is normally a strong focus on microwave to infrared radiative transfer, but also other wavelength regions are of interest.

The place is the same as last time, Kristineberg (about 100 km north of Gothenburg). Time for the actual workshop: September 6-8 (Wednesday morning to Friday lunch). We will arrange transport between Gothenburg and Kristineberg, and it will departure from Gothenburg around 15.00 September 5. That is you need to arrive to Gothenburg not too late Sep 5, and should have possibility to travel back Sep 8.

The general goal of the workshop is as usual, that the ARTS user community (and also people working with other RT models) can meet, get to know each other, solve practical problems, and discuss the further development of the program. As always, we will have only a relatively small number of talks, and instead more time for group work and discussions. The present/planned main development of ARTS is directed towards

  • Faster scattering calculations
  • Running OEM inside ARTS
  • Non-LTE

but the workshop is not restricted to these topics.

If you are interested in participating, then please fill in the pre-registration form in order to allow us plan the program. The deadline for pre-registration is March 31. Since the available space at Kristineberg is limited, we have to limit the meeting to roughly 25 persons. If more persons are interested, it will be first come first served.

Kristineberg is a marine research station. The station offers full board and lodging, but the number of rooms is limited and most workshop participants will need to share double rooms. At the moment there are only three single rooms at hand. If you require a single room indicate this under Comments. Transport to/from Gothenburg is arranged at start/end of workshop. You only pay for room and food at Kristineberg. We can not yet give you en exact price, but it should be in the order of 250 euro.

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