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Numerical techniques for models of magnetic field generation in the Earth's core

English title Numerical techniques for models of magnetic field generation in the Earth's core
Applicant Jackson Andrew
Number 113466
Funding scheme Project funding
Research institution Institut für Geophysik ETH Zürich
Institution of higher education ETH Zurich - ETHZ
Main discipline Geophysics
Start/End 01.08.2007 - 31.07.2010
Approved amount 141'586.00
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Keywords (9)

Geomagnetsim; Dynamo Theory; Earth's Magnetic Field; Magnetic field; geomagnetism; Earth's core; numerical methods; inner core; seismic anisotropy

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We will use numerical methods to simulate magnetic field generation within a spherical, rotating shell within which is contained liquid metal. Of interest are the magnetic forces which can affect the solid inner core of the Earth. Our aim is to understand how these forces may be able to affect the growth of the solid inner core, leading to the development of seismic anisotropy. Such anisotropy has been observed seismically, but its origin is, as yet, incompletely understood.
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