EULAGMHD: simulation of global solar dynamo

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EULAGMHD: simulation of global solar dynamo*National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A. Piotr K Smolarkiewicz*,
http://www.mmm.ucar.edu/eulag/

Toroidal component of B in the uppermost portion of the stable layer underlying the convective envelope at r/R0 .7

Mihai Ghizaru, Paul Charbonneau, PK Smolarkiewicz, MAGNETIC CYCLES IN GLOBAL LARGEEDDY SIMULATIONS OF SOLAR CONVECTION, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 715:L133L137, 2010;
R. Bhattacharyya, B.C. Low, and P.K. SmolarkiewiczOn spontaneous formation of current sheets: Untwisted magnetic fields. PHYSICS OF PLASMAS 17, 112901 2010
Etienne Racine, P Charbonneau, M Ghizaru, Amelie Bouchat, PK Smolarkiewicz, ON THE MODE OF DYNAMO ACTION IN A GLOBAL LARGEEDDY SIMULATION OF SOLAR CONVECTION, The Astrophysical Journal, 735:46 (22pp), 2011;
Patrice Beaudoin, P. Charbonneau, E. Racine, P.K. Smolarkiewicz, Torsional Oscillations in a Global Solar Dynamo,Solar Physics (2012) in press http://arxiv.org/abs/1210.1209
Piotr K Smolarkiewicz, Paul Charbonneau EULAG, a Computational Model for Multiscale Flows: an MHD ExtensionJournal of Computational Physics, submitted

Standard anelastic equations of solar magnetohydrodynamicsBrun, Miesch & Toomre,

Elemental EULAG formulation; Bauer, 1908

Coordinate dependent form

Coordinate dependent form

Numerical approximations; background elliptic problems for potentials

Specialized MHD implementationHydrodynamic block

Magnetic block Thermodynamics

Model setups stable up to and unstable stable aloft

Power of ILES

Magnetic cycles

Mode of largescale dynamo action

RemarksNotwithstanding some departures from the real solar climate, global MHD simulations of solarlike cycles have landed.
EULAGMHD offers an outstanding virtual MHD laboratory allowing to address quantitatively a number of questions that could until now only be speculatedupon on the basis of simplified model formulations.
There is much to be learned. For example, our calculations suggest that the entire magnetic variability involves less then 10% of solar luminosity connection to physics of other dissipative structures (QBO, MJO, .)
Numericswise we have learned that work of elliptic solvers is adaptive rather than additive

Deriving the entropy equation

What is A operator? Multidimensional positive definite advection transport algorithm (MPDATA):
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