Dynamos driven by convection in rotating spherical shells

Busse, F.H. and Simitev, R. (2005) Dynamos driven by convection in rotating spherical shells. Astronomische Nachrichten, 326(3-4), pp. 231-240. (doi:10.1002/asna.200410382)

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The problem of the generation of magnetic fields by convection in rotating spherical fluid shells is reviewed with emphasis on possible applications to planets and rapidly rotating stars. Convection-driven dynamos exhibit a strong dependence on the Prandtl number P of the fluid. An overview of results obtained recently in the computationally accessible region of the parameter space is given with emphasis on the low Prandtl number regime. Of particular interest are various types of dynamo oscillations and torsional oscillations.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Simitev, Dr Radostin
Authors: Busse, F.H., and Simitev, R.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Mathematics and Statistics > Mathematics
Journal Name:Astronomische Nachrichten
ISSN (Online):1521-3994
Published Online:15 March 2005

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