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pyLRT - A simple python interface for LibRadTran

A python interface to LibRadTran, along with usage examples (see below). Simplifies the repeated running of uvspec and parses the verbose output

Atmospheric extinction by component, created using LibRadTran and pyLRT

PYQUICKBEAM - Radar simulation in python

Do you want to simulate radar reflectivity profiles from model output? Of course you do!

pyQuickBeam is a simple way to do this, providing a simulator equivalent to QuickBeam v1.1a. This is approximately equivalent to the radar simulator in COSPv2, but can handle a variety of droplet size distribution.

This simulator was used in White et al. (ACP, 2017) to produce the figure below.

Simulated reflectivity profiles using pyQuickBeam