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By Hiroaki Matsui (primary-developer)

University of California Davis

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Calypso is a set of codes for magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) dynamo simulation in a rotating spherical shell using spherical harmonics expansion methods.

  • Solve MHD equations in a rotating spherical shell
  • Treat conductive fluid with Boussinesq approximation
  • Inner core can have the same conductivity as that for the fluid core
  • Inner core can rotate by viscous torque and Lorentz force
  • Support thermal and compositional buoyancies
  • Thermal and compositional diffusivity can set independently
  • Heterogeneous thermal boundary condition is supported
  • Parallelized by MPI and OpenMP
  • Visualization output for arbitrary quadric surface (e.g. plane, cylinder, or sphere) and isosurfaces

Release Notes

calypso-1.2.0.tar.gz [2017-07-17] 

  • Add cross sectioning and isosurfacing module
  • Improve Legendre transform
  • Parallelization of assemble_sph
  • A number of bug fix
  • Solve a magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) simulation in a rotating spherical shell.
  • Treat Boussinesq fluid with electorical conductivity

Sponsored by

The development of Calypso was supported by NSF EAR 0509893, 0652882, 1045277,  0949446 and 1550901.