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Rayleigh is a 3-D convection code designed for the study of dynamo behavior in spherical shell geometry. It evolves the incompressible and anelastic MHD equations in spherical geometry using a pseudo-spectral approach.
Rayleigh employs spherical harmonics in the horizontal direction and Chebyshev polynomials in the radial direction. The code has undergone extensive accuracy testing using the Christensen et al. (2001) Boussinesq benchmarks and the Jones et al. (2011) anelastic benchmarks. Rayleigh has been developed with NSF support through the Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics (CIG).
Initial public release of Rayleigh.
The Rayleigh user manual is available online.
Visit the Rayleigh Wiki page for additional support with building, using, or modifying Rayleigh.
Rayleigh Publications List
If you are interested in getting the development version of this code from the CIG repository, use the following git command:
git clone --recursive --branch master https://github.com/geodynamics/rayleigh.git
You can also browse the history of modifications in the Git repository.
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