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Introduction to Modeling Convection in Planets and Stars: Magnetic Field, Density Stratification, Rotation

Gary A. Glatzmaier


This book provides readers with the skills they need to write computer codes that simulate convection, internal gravity waves, and magnetic field generation in the interiors and atmospheres of rotating planets and stars. Using a teaching method perfected in the classroom, the book begins by offering a step-by-step guide on how to design codes for simulating nonlinear time-dependent thermal convection in a 2D box using Fourier expansions in the horizontal direction and finite differences in the vertical direction. It then describes how to implement more efficient a nd accurate numerical methods ... More

Keywords: computer code, convection, internal gravity waves, magnetic field generation, thermal convection, Fourier expansions, magnetic field, density stratification, rotation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780691141725
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691141725.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gary A. Glatzmaier, author
University of California, Santa Cruz