34th Solar Physics Division Meeting, June 2003
Session 19 The Changing Solar Interior I
Poster, Wednesday, June 18, 2003, 3:30-5:00pm, Mezzanine

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[19.04] Modeling of the Turbulent Dynamo

D. J. Bercik, G. H. Fisher, W. P. Abbett (Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley)

We report on the development progress of a 3-D spherical anelastic MHD code (SANMHD) that will be used to study the turbulent dynamo in solar and stellar interiors. SANMHD is a complement to the existing Cartesian anelastic MHD code, ANMHD; to model the interaction between penetrative turbulent convection and magnetic field deep in the interior of stars, it becomes necessary to consider a gravitationally stratified atmosphere in a spherical geometry. We discuss issues regarding the creation of a highly modular code that is portable across multiple platforms, code structuring to allow the flexibility to investigate a variety of physical scenarios and testing strategies.


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