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HC is a global mantle circulation solver following Hager & O'Connell (1981) which can compute velocities, tractions, and geoid for simple density distributions and plate velocities.

This particular implementation illustrates one possible way to combine the HC solver routines. Based on code by Brad Hager, Richard O'Connell, and Bernhard Steinberger, this version is by Thorsten Becker and Craig O'Neill.

Current Release

Source Packages

hc-1.0.7.tar.gz [2017-08-07]

Bugfix release

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hc-1.0.5.tar.gz [2016-05-09]

First new release on Github, including all updates since 2009.

User Resources

Community Wiki

Visit the HC Wiki page for additional support with building, using, or modifying HC.

HC Publications List

Research publications using HC.

Community Discussion

Browse the CIG Mailing List Archive to find past discussions and previous troubleshooting help, or post to the CIG forum with questions or comments.

Developer Resources

Development Version

If you are interested in getting the development version of this code from the CIG repository, use the following git command:

git clone --recursive

You can also browse the history of modifications in the Git repository.

Issue/Bug Tracker on Github

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Doxygen Documentation

Auto-generated Doxygen documentation is available for the Development and Release codebases.

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