LOV3D: A Spectral Method to Compute the Tides of Laterally Heterogenous Bodies (v1.0)

doi: 10.4121/5511f97f-04b9-479f-9e87-41dc6095a86c.v1
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doi: 10.4121/5511f97f-04b9-479f-9e87-41dc6095a86c
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Rovira Navarro, Marc; Matsuyama, Isamu (2024): LOV3D: A Spectral Method to Compute the Tides of Laterally Heterogenous Bodies (v1.0). Version 1. 4TU.ResearchData. software. https://doi.org/10.4121/5511f97f-04b9-479f-9e87-41dc6095a86c.v1
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LOV3D is a Matlab package for obtaining the tidal response of viscoelastic self-gravitating bodies with lateral variations of interior properties. For a given interior structure and tidal load, the software solves the mass conservation, momentum conservation and Poisson equations and computes the tidal Love numbers. For more information please see the README file and the user manual in /Docs.

This repository contains the version of the software used to in Rovira-Navarro et al. 2024.

Please check https://github.com/mroviranavarro/LOV3D_open for updates.

Rovira-Navarro , M., Matsuyama, I., Berne, A. 2024. A Spectral Method to Compute the Tides of Laterally-Heterogeneous Bodies. The Planetary Science Journal, 5, doi:10.3847/PSJ/ad381f

  • 2024-05-08 first online, published, posted
Source files
  • The Tides of Laterally-Heterogenous Bodies (grant code 80NSSC20K0570) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
TU Delft, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Department of Space Engineering
University of Arizona, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory


To access the source code, use the following command:

git clone https://data.4tu.nl/v3/datasets/df230a4f-2c6d-4b7d-bf63-b3cc8ca10b8a.git