Natural Phenomena Simulation Group

University of Waterloo



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ABM-U (Algorithmic BDF Model for Unifacial Plant Leaves)

ABM-B (Algorithmic BDF Model for Bifacial Plant Leaves)

BioSpec (Biophysically-Based Spectral Model of Light Interaction with Human Skin)

BioSpec (Biophysically-Based Spectral Model of Light Interaction with Human Skin)

CLBlood (Cell-Based Light Interaction Model for Human Blood)

HyLIoS (Hyperspectral Light Impingement on Skin)

HyLIoS MS (Hyperspectral Light Impingement on Skin - Melanoma Simulation) (offline for maintenance)

ILIT (Iridial Light Transport Model)

SPLITS (Spectral Light Transport Model for Sand)

SPLITS-2 (Spectral Light Transport Model for Sand Ver.2)

SPLITSnow (Spectral Light Transport Model for Snow)

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