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By Dimitri Komatitsch (primary-developer)1, Jean-Pierre Vilotte, Jeroen Tromp (primary-developer)2, Daniel Peter (primary-developer), SPECFEM Development Team

1. CNRS, France 2. Princeton University, USA

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SPECFEM3D_GLOBE simulates global and regional (continental-scale) seismic wave propagation.

Effects due to lateral variations in compressional-wave speed, shear-wave speed, density, a 3D crustal model, ellipticity, topography and bathymetry, the oceans, rotation, and self-gravitation are all included.


Release Notes

New in SPECFEM3D_GLOBE v8.1.0 [2023-12-20]:

  • adds EMC model support
  • minor fixes and code improvements (including newer HIP and CUDA configuration)
  • updates ADIOS2 and LIBXSMM calls

with many thanks for contributions to this version:
Daniel Peter, Julien Thurin, and Lucas Sawade.

For latest the version, download the software from GitHub.

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This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation under Grants No. EAR-0406751 and EAR-0711177, by the French CNRS, French INRIA Sud-Ouest MAGIQUE-3D, French ANR NUMASIS under Grant No. ANR-05-CIGC-002, and European FP6 Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant No. MIRG-CT-2005-017461. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. National Science Foundation, CNRS, INRIA, ANR or the European Marie Curie program.


The cover graphic of the manual was created by Santiago Lombeyda from Caltech’s Center for Advanced Computing Research (CACR), USA, with free satellite clipart pictures from and http: // added to it.