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[DYN] = Geodynamics



2015
Effects of the Earth's rotation on the early differentiation of a terrestrial Magma Ocean
Maas, C., U. Hansen
JGR, Solid Earth, 2015
DOI: 10.1002/2015JB012053
Anelastic versus fully compressible turbulent Rayleigh-Bénard convection
Verhoeven, J., Wiesehöfer, T., and Stellmach, S.
The Astrophysical Journal, 805(1), 62.
DOI:10.1088/0004-637X/805/1/62
Kinetic energy transport in Rayleigh-Bénard convection
Petschel, K., S. Stellmach, M. Wilzcek, J. Lülff and U. Hansen
Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 773, 2015, S. 395 - 417
Doi: 10.1017/jfm.2015.216
Influences on the positioning of mantle plumes following supercontinent formation
Heron, P.J., Lowman, J.P. and C. Stein
J. Geophys. Res. , 2015, accepted
Laboratory-numerical models of rapidly rotating convection in planetary cores
J. S. Cheng, S. Stellmach, A. Ribeiro, A. Grannan, E. M. King, J. M. Aurnou
Geophys. J. Int. (April, 2015) 201 (1): 1-17.
Doi: 10.1093/gji/ggu480
2014
Double-Diffusive mixing in stellar interiors in the presence of horizontal gradients
Medrano, M.,  P. Garaud,  S. Stellmach
Astrophysical Journal Letters, 792 (2014), Article number: L30
Double-diffusive recipes. Part II: Layer-merging events
Radko, T., J. D. Flanagan, S. Stellmach, et. al.
Journal of Physical Oceanography, 44 (2014), 1285 - 1305
Numerical investigation of a layered temperature-dependent viscosity convection in comparison to convection with a full temperature dependence
Claudia Stein, Ulrich Hansen
Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 226 (2014).
Doi: 10.1016/j.pepi.2013.11.004
Approaching the asymptotic regime of rapidly rotating convection: Boundary layers versus interior dynamics
S. Stellmach, M. Lischper, K. Julien, G. Vasil, J.S. Cheng, A. Ribeiro, E. M. King, and J. M. Aurnou
Physical Review Letters,
Doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.254501
The feedback between surface mobility and mantle compositional heterogeneity: Implications for the Earth and other terrestrial planets
S. J. Trim, P. J. Heron, C. Stein, J. P. Lowman
Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. (2014), Vol 4.5, 1-14
Doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2014.08.019
A comparison of mantle convection models featuring plates
Stein,C., Lowman, J., Hansen, U.
Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., Vol. 15, Issue 6, June 2014, Pages 2689-2698
Doi: 10.1002/2013GC005211
The compressional beta effect: A source of zonal winds in planets ?
Verhoeven, J., Stellmach, S.
Icarus 237 (2014) 143-158
Doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2014.04.019
2013
Scaling behaviour in Rayleigh-Bénard convection with and without rotation
King, E., S. Stellmach, B. Buffett
Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 717 (2013), 449 - 471
Influence of rotation on the metal rain in a Hadean magma ocean
Möller, A., U. Hansen
Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, Vol 14, S. 1226 - 1244
Doi: 10.1002/ggge.20087
Finite volume simulations of dynamos in ellipsoidal planets
Ernst-Hullermann, J., H. Harder, U. Hansen
Geophys. J. Int. Vol. 195, (2013), S. 1395 - 1405
Doi: 10.1093/gji/ggt303
Numerical investigation of a layered temperature-dependent viscosity convection in comparison with a full temperature dependence
Stein, C., U. Hansen
Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors,
Doi: 10.1016/j.pepi.2013.11.004
Using pattern recognition to automatically localize reflection hyperbolas in data from ground penetrating radar
Maas, C., J. Schmalzl
Computers and geosciences, Volume 58, August 2013, Pages 116-125
Doi: 10.1016/j.cageo.2013.04.012
Chemical transport and spontaneous layer formation in fingering convection in astrophysics
Brown, J., P. Garaud, S. Stellmach
Astrophysical Journal (2013)
Doi: 10.1088/0004-637X768/1/34
A new model for mixing by double-diffusive convection (semi-convection).II. The transport of heat and composition through layers
Wood, T., P. Garaud, S. Stellmach
Astrophysical Journal (2013) in press
arXiv:12.121218[astro-ph.SR
Arrhenius rheology vs. Frank-Kamenetskii rheology - Implications for Mantle Dynamics
Stein, C., U.  Hansen
Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, Vol. 14,  2013
Doi 10.1002/ggge.20158
Influence of rotation on the metal rain in a Hadean magma ocean
Möller, A., U. Hansen
Geochemistry, geophysics, geosystems, Vol. 14,  2013
Doi: 10.1002/ggge.20087
Dissipation Layers in Rayleigh-Bénard Convection: A Unifying View
Petschel, K., Stellmach, S.,Wilczek, M., Lülff, J., Hansen, U.
Physical Review Letters E110 (2013)
Doi:10.1103/RhysRevLett.110.114502
The influence of mantle internal heating on lithospheric mobility: implications for super-Earths
Stein, C., Lowman, J. Hansen, U.
Earth Planet Sci. Lett. 361, 448-459 (2013)
Doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2012.11.011
2012
Heat transfer by rapidly rotating Rayleigh-Bénard Convection
King, E. M., Stellmach, S., Aurnou, J. M.
Journal of Fluid Mechanics 691 (2012), 568 - 582
Doi: 10.1017/jfm.2011.493
Numerical study on double-diffusive convection in the Earth's core
T. Trümper, M. Breuer, U. Hansen
Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 194-195 (2012) 55-63
Doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2012.01.004
A new model for mixing by double-diffusive convection (semi-convection). I. The donditions for layer formation
Mirouh, G., P. Garaud, S. Stellmach, A. Traxler and T. Woods
Astrophysical Journal, 750 (2012)
Doi:10.1088/0004-637X/750/1/61
2011
The pressure-weakening effect in super-Earths: Consequences of a decrease in lower mantle viscosity on surface dynamics
Stein, C., A. Finnenkötter, J. P. Lowman, and U. Hansen
Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L21201
Doi: 10.1029/2011GL049341
Statistical analysis of global wind dynamics in vigorous Rayleigh-Bénard Convections
K. Petschel, M. Wilczek, M. Breuer, R. Friedrich and U. Hansen
Physical Review E 84
Doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.84.026309 (2011)
Dynamics of fingering convection. Part 1. Small-scale fluxes and large-scale instabilities
A. Traxler, S. Stellmach, P. Geraud, T. Radko and N. Brummell
Journal of Fluid Mechanics
Doi: 10.1017S0022112011009X (2011)
Dynamics of fingering convection. Part 2. The formation of thermohaline staircases
S. Stellmach, A. Traxler, P. Geraud, N. Brummell and T. Radko
Journal of Fluid Mechanics
Doi: 10.1017/jfm.2011.99 (2011)
Numerically determined transportlaws for fingering (thermohaline) convection in astrophysics
A. Traxler, P. Geraud and S. Stellmach
Astrophysical Journal, 728, L29 (2011)
Turbulent mixing and layer formation in double-diffusive convection: 3D numerical simulations and theory
E. Rosenblum, P. Geraud, A. Traxler and S. Stellmach
Astrophysical Journal, 731, 66 (2011)
2010
A model of the entropy flux and Reynolds stress in turbulent convection
Garaud, P., G. I. Ogilvie, N. Miller et al.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 407 (2010), 2451 - 2467
Resurfacing events on Venus: Implications on plume dynamics and surface topography
Claudia Stein,  A. Fahl, and U. Hansen
Geophys. Res. Lett., 37 (2010),  L01201
Doi: 10.1029/2009GL041073
A numerical method for investigating crystal settling in convecting magma chambers
   Jan Verhoeven, Jörg Schmalzl
   Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, Vol 10 (2009),Q12007, doi:10.1029/2009GC002509
   Martin Breuer, Ulrich Hansen
EPL, 86 (2009), 24004
The Bent Hawaiian-Emperor Hotspot Track: Inheriting the Mantle Wind
John Tarduno, Hans-Peter Bunge, Norm Sleep, Ulrich Hansen
Science, 324 (2009), 50 - 53
Boundary layer control of rotating convection systems
Eric M. King, Stephan Stellmach, Jerome Noir, Ulrich Hansen, Jonathan M. Aurnou
Nature, 457 (2009), 301 - 304
2008
An efficient spectral method for the simulation of dynamos in Cartesian geometry and its implementation on massively parallel computers
Stellmach, S., U. Hansen
Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 9, 2008, Article number: Q05003
Plate motions and the viscosity structure of the mantle - insights from numerical modelling
Claudia Stein, Ulrich Hansen
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 272 (2008), 29 - 40
2007
Electromagnetic induction effects and dynamo action in the Hermean system
Glassmeier, K.-H., J. Grosser, Auster, U. et al.
Space Science Reviews, 132 (2007), 511 - 527
2006
Temporal variations in the convective style of planetary mantles
Alexander Loddoch, Claudia Stein, Ulrich Hansen
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 251 (2006), 79-89
Dynamics of metal-silicate separation in a terrestrial magma ocean
Tobias Höink, Jörg Schmalzl, Ulrich Hansen
 Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 7 (2006), Q09008, doi:10.1029/2006GC001268
A new method to simulate convection with strongly  temperature- and pressure-dependent viscosity in a spherical shell: Applications to the Earth's mantle
Kai Stemmer, Helmut Harder, Ulrich  Hansen
Physics of the  Earth and Planetary Interiors 157 (2006), 223-249
Variable quality compression of fluid dynamical data sets using a 3-D DCT technique
Alexander Loddoch, Jörg Schmalzl
Geochemistry,  Geophysics, Geosystems, 7 (2006), 1-13
 A finite- volume solution method for thermal convection and dynamo problems in spherical shells
Helmut Harder, Ulrich Hansen
Geophysical  Journal  International, 161 (2005), 522-532
2004
Cartesian convection driven dynamos at low Ekman number
Stephan Stellmach, Ulrich Hansen
Physical Review, E 70 (2004), 5, ID 056312
Formation of compositional structures by sedimentation in vigorous convection
Jörg Schmalzl, Martin Breuer, Ulrich Hansen
 Europhys. Lett. 67 (2004),  390-396
 On the validity of two-dimensional numerical approaches to time-dependet thermal convection 
 Jörg Schmalzl, Martin Breuer, Ulrich Hansen
Europhys. Lett. 67 (2004),  390-396
Effect of intertia in Rayleigh-Bénard convection 
Martin Breuer, Stephan Wessling, Jörg Schmalzl, Ulrich Hansen
 Physical Review E 69 (2004), 026302,  1-10
The effect of rheological parameters on plate behaviour in a self-consistent model of mantle convection 
Claudia Stein, Jörg Schmalzl, Ulrich Hansen
Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 142 (2004),  225-255
2003
 Using subdivision surfaces and adaptive surface simplification algorithms for modeling chemical heterogeneities in geophysical flows  
 Jörg Schmalzl, Alexander Loddoch
Geochemistry Geophysics, Geosystems G3,  4  (2003),  1-17
Using standard image compression algorithms to store data from computational fluid dynamics
 Jörg Schmalzl
 Computer & Geosciences 29 (2003), 1021-1031
2002
The Influence Of The Prandtl Number On The Style Of Vigorous Thermal Convection
 Jörg Schmalzl, Martin Breuer, Ulrich Hansen
Geophys. Astrophys. Fluid Dynamics, Vol.0 (2002), 1-23
2000
A fully implicit model for simulating dynamo action in a Cartesian domain
Jörg Schmalzl, Ulrich Hansen
Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 120 (2000), 339-349
1998
Mantle convection simulations with rheologies that generate plate-like behaviour
Ron A. Tromoert, Ulrich Hansen
Nature, Vol. 395 (1998), 686-689
On the Rayleigh number dependence of convection with a strongly temperature-dependent viscosity
Ron A. Trompert, Ulrich Hansen
Physics of Fluids, Vol.10 (1998),  351-360
1996
Mixing in vigorous, time dependent three-dimensional convection and application to Earth's mantle
Jörg Schmalzl, Greg A. Houseman, Ulrich Hansen
Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol.101, B10 (1996),  21.847-21.858
The Application of a finite volume multigrid method to three-dimensional flow problems in a highly viscous fluid with a variable viscosity
Ron A. Trompert, Ulrich Hansen
Geophys. Astrophys. Fluid Dynamics, Vol. 83 (1996),  261-291
1994
Mixing the Earth's mantle by thermal convection: A scale dependent phenomenon
Jörg Schmalzl, Ulrich Hansen
Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 21 (1994),  987-990
Dynamical consequences of depth-dependent thermal expansivity and viscosity on mantle circulations and thermal structure
Ulrich Hansen, David A. Yuen, Sherri E. Kroening, T.B. Larsen
Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 77 (1994),  987-990
1992
 Mass and heat transport in strongly time-dependent thermal convection at infinite Prandtl number  
 Ulrich Hansen, David A. Yuen, Sherri E. Kroening
 Geophys. Astrophys, Fluid Dynamics, Vol.63 (1992),  67-89
1990
Transition to hard turbulence in thermal convection at infinite Prandtl number
Ulrich Hansen, David A. Yuen, Sherri E. Kroening
Physics of  Fluids, A , Vol.2 (1990), 2157-2163
1989
Subcritical double-diffusive convection at infinite Prandtl number
Ulrich Hansen, David A. Yuen
 Geophys. Astrophys. Fluid Dynamics, Vol.47 (1989),  199-224


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