Welcome to the KRC Wiki
KRC is a planetary surface temperature model developed by H. H. Kieffer.
KRC Stands for: -K = k = conductivity -R = rho = density -C = Cp = specific heat
Download the latest version of KRC here.
Instructions to compile the latest version of KRC here.
KRC on the Web
KRC is now available as a web application. To use KRC on the web, click here
- 2013 KRC Workshop at Arizona State University: Design and Use of the KRC Thermal Model
- H. H. Kieffer - March 2017 Presentation
- A brief introduction to the Davinci interface is presented here.
Documentation for KRC
- Thermal model for analysis of Mars infrared mapping - published in 2013 in the Journal of Geophysical Research. The paper contains lots of details on the inner workings of KRC and comparisons to other relevant models.
- Videos of Hugh Kieffer describing the Model in a 2 day workshop.
- KRC Planetary Surface Temperatures: Helplist
- Guide to KRC version 3.4, and background
- The KRC Planetary ORBit (PORB) system
- How to change to a body other than Mars: The KRC Planetary ORBit (PORB) System Users Guide
- Tuning KRC accuracy/precision vs run time: KRC version 2 and 3: Thin/deep layers and long runs
How to Guide
- Adequately Scale Dust Opacity
- Adjust default Atmospheric Properties
- Run KRC for non-tidally locked airless bodies
KRC validation report
- KRC validation reports are available here
Ls on the Web
A Ls Tool is now available as a web application. To use the Ls Tool on the web, click here