Depending on whether you have obtained the Windows or the linux version, the executable is named
McArtim. Throughout this
McArtim is used.
Call without ArgumentsThe first step is to make oneself familiar with the program by executing McArtim without arguments:
There are two ways of calling McArtim. One way is to specify a
simulation.conffile and optionally pass the
-twhich means 'table' processing. Without
-tMcArtim produces a single row of output.
-tallows to process tables with data. The number of output rows will be the same as the number of lines in the data file specified in
Online Help with
-h and Object
-h option to McArtim allows to get command line support for the
If an object name listed in
McArtim -his passed as an argument (i.e.
McArtim -h object), McArtim produces a template of the corresponding
With the call
McArtim -h -c directory the program generates a configuration and directory structure skeleton, that can be used
as a starting point. The only information that one has to pass to the program is a fully qualified directory path
the configuration skeleton shall be created. The data that one will need in order to complete the configuration are
- ambient air profiles for pressure and temperature
- trace gas number density profiles along with their (temperature depending) absorption cross sections
- particles characterisation in terms of spatial distribution of optical or microphysical properties
- information on the ground topology and optical properties such as the spectral albedo(reflectivity)