Advanced simulation methods for the coupled solar interior and atmosphere

  • Cally, Paul (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Shelyag, Sergiy (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This project aims to develop world-class numerical methods for complex magnetohydrodynamic simulations capable of handling sharp and dynamically evolving inhomogeneities, spherical geometries, and dramatic variations in density and wave speed across the simulation domain. These methods will be developed within the context of solar wave processes, which are fundamental to the transfer of energy from the sun's interior to its outer atmosphere, to the acceleration of the solar wind that rushes past the Earth continually, and to solar activity in general. This will provide the best available modelling of how the sun's atmosphere works, with direct implications for how the Earth's space environment is determined by solar storms and eruptions.
Effective start/end date30/09/1631/12/18


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$403,100.00
  • Monash University