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By Gary Glatzmaier (primary-developer), Uli Christensen (primary-developer), Peter Olsen (primary-developer)

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We use MAG 1.0.2 ( Christensen et al., 2001; Glatzmaier and Olson, 1993; Olson and Glatzmaier, 1996; Olson and Glatzmaier, 1995; Olson et al., 1999; Christensen et al., 1999; Christensen and Aubert, 2006; Glatzmaier et al., 2007) published under the GPL2 license.


We thank the Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics ( which is funded by the National Science Foundation under awards EAR-0949446 and EAR-1550901.

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Glatzmaier, G.A.; Christensen, U.; Olson, P. (2007), MAG v1.0.2 [software], Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics, url:

Primary References

Christensen, U.R.; Aubert, J.; Cardin, P.; Dormy, E.; Gibbons, S.; Glatzmaier, G.A.; Grote, E.; Honkura, Y.; Jones, C.; Kono, M.; others (2001), A numerical dynamo benchmark, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 128 (1) , 25-34

Glatzmaier, G.A.; Olson, P. (1993), Highly supercritical thermal convection in a rotating spherical shell: centrifugal vs. radial gravity, Geophysical & Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, 70 (1-4) , 113-136

Olson, P.; Glatzmaier, G.A. (1996), Magnetoconvection and thermal coupling of the Earth's core and mantle, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 354 (1711) , 1413-1424

Olson, P.; Glatzmaier, G.A. (1995), Magnetoconvection in a rotating spherical shell: structure of flow in the outer core, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 92 (1) , 109-118

Olson, P.; Christensen, U.; Glatzmaier, G.A. (1999), Numerical modeling of the geodynamo: mechanisms of field generation and equilibration, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 104 (B5) , 10383-10404

Christensen, U.; Olson, P.; Glatzmaier, G.A. (1999), Numerical modelling of the geodynamo: a systematic parameter study, Geophysical Journal International, 138 (2) , 393-409

Christensen, U.R.; Aubert, J. (2006), Scaling properties of convection-driven dynamos in rotating spherical shells and application to planetary magnetic fields, Geophysical Journal International, 166 (1) , 97-114