QuickBeam is meteorological radar simulation software
that produces profiles of radar reflectivity given input
profiles of hydrometeor mixing ratios and ambient
atmospheric conditions at any microwave frequency. Includes
Mie lookup tables at selected frequencies for expedited
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An article describing the
simulator appears in the November 2007 issue of the
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. You may
use the following to reference the simulator in
- Haynes, J.M., R.T. Marchand, Z. Luo, A.
Bodas-Salcedo, and G.L. Stephens, 2007: A
multi-purpose radar simulation package: QuickBeam.
Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 88,
- To compile the code yourself: You will need a Fortran
90 compatible compiler, and the abililty to handle
makefiles will make installation especially simple. Both
requirements are easily met on most Linux systems, and
can be met with a small amount of work on Windows
- For the less adventurous: Pre-compiled versions are
also available for a variety of platforms.
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- If you have a non-x86, big-endian processor (Sun
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