MYSTIC has been documented in a series of seven publications:

B. Mayer. Radiative transfer in the cloudy atmosphere. European Physical Journal Conferences, 1:75-99, 2009.

B. Mayer, S.W. Hoch, and C.D. Whiteman. Validating the MYSTIC three-dimensional radiative transfer model with observations from the complex topography of Arizona's Meteor Crater. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10:8685-8696, 2010.

C. Emde, R. Buras, B. Mayer, and M. Blumthaler. The impact of aerosols on polarized sky radiance: model development, validation, and applications. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 383-396, 2010.

R. Buras and B. Mayer. Efficient unbiased variance reduction techniques for Monte Carlo simulations of radiative transfer in cloudy atmospheres: the solution. J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, 112, 434-447, 2011.

C. Emde, R. Buras, R., and B. Mayer. ALIS: An efficient method to compute high spectral resolution polarized solar radiances using the Monte Carlo approach. J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, 112, 1622-1631, 2011.

C. Emde and B. Mayer. Simulation of solar radiation during a total eclipse: a challenge for radiative transfer. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 7:2259-2270, May 2007.

Carolin Klinger, Bernhard Mayer, Three-dimensional Monte Carlo calculation of atmospheric thermal heating rates, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, Volume 144, September 2014, Pages 123-136, ISSN 0022-4073.


More information about MYSTIC:

An illustrative poster showing the virtues of MYSTIC: Poster from the Gordon Conference 2011 on Radiation & Climate, Waterville, Maine, USA

See also the old homepage.