Some of you may know libRadtran – the library for radiative transfer. It’s a great tool for all those interested in radiative transfer of the atmosphere. The library is open source and freely available on http://www.libradtran.org/.
For those users not so familiar with unix environments, it may be a little bit tricky sometimes to get those kinds of tools compiled and running. Especially if we include the dependencies the software requires for some (not all) features.
Therefore I just made some notes during the latest full installation of libradtran on my system (which is a Macbook Air running Mountain Lion [Mac OS X 10.8]).