Parcels (Probably A Really Computationally Efficient Lagrangian Simulator) is a set of Python classes and methods to create customisable particle tracking simulations using output from Ocean Circulation models. Parcels can be used to track passive and active particulates such as water, plankton, plastic and fish.
The manuscript detailing the first release of Parcels, version 0.9, has been published in Geoscientific Model Development and can be cited as
Lange, M and E van Sebille (2017) Parcels v0.9: prototyping a Lagrangian Ocean Analysis framework for the petascale age. Geoscientific Model Development, 10, 4175-4186. https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2017-167
The manuscript detailing version 2.0 of Parcels is available at Geoscientific Model Development and can be cited as:
Delandmeter, P and E van Sebille (2019) The Parcels v2.0 Lagrangian framework: new field interpolation schemes. Geoscientific Model Development, 12, 3571-3584. https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-3571-2019
The manuscript detailing the performance of Parcels v2.4 is available at Computers & Geosciences and can be cited as:
Kehl, C, PD Nooteboom, MLA Kaandorp and E van Sebille (2023) Efficiently simulating Lagrangian particles in large-scale ocean flows — Data structures and their impact on geophysical applications, Computers and Geosciences, 175, 105322. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cageo.2023.105322