Issue No.03 - May/June (2000 vol.2)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/5992.841797
A computer simulation of magnetic field generation by convection in the Earth's fluid outer core produces a time dependent field that, like the Earth's, is strongly dipole dominated outside the core and occasionally undergoes spontaneous dipole reversals. The computational challenge posed by this rapidly-rotating low-viscosity magnetohydrodynamic problem and the numerical method used are discussed.
Gary A. Glatzmaier, Thomas Clune, "Computational Aspects of Geodynamo Simulations", Computing in Science & Engineering, vol.2, no. 3, pp. 61-67, May/June 2000, doi:10.1109/5992.841797