We are pleased to announce the official release of Trident, a universal, Python-based, open-source tool for post-processing hydrodynamics simulations to produce synthetic absorption spectra and related data.
Trident's features include:
--Creates absorption-line spectra for any trajectory through a simulated dataset --Reproduces the spectral characteristics of common spectrographs like COS --Operates across the ultraviolet, optical and infrared using customizable absorption line lists --Traces simulated physical structures directly to spectral features --Approximates the presence of ion species absent from the simulation outputs --Generates column density maps for any ion --Provides support for all major astrophysical hydrodynamical codes. --Fully parallelizable using MPI and MPI4PY --Built as an extension of the yt analysis code http://yt-project.org
For more information about its features, including a video demonstrating its use, and links to its documentation and source code, please see our website: http://trident-project.org .
There is an accompanying method paper that was released today on the arXiv available at: https://arxiv.org/abs/1612.03935
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The Trident Developer Team-- Cameron Hummels, Britton Smith, Devin Silvia