Vol. 459 – 6th International Conference of Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows (ASTRONUM 2011)

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Volume CS-459
Editor(s): Nikolai V. Pogorelov
Print ISBN: 978-1-58381-800-8
e-Book ISBN: 978-1-58381-801-5
Published: 2012

This Volume contains the Proceedings of ASTRONUM-2011 -- the sixth in a series of international conferences now organized by the Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, the Laboratory for Research into the Fundamental Laws of the Universe at the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, and the University of Valencia, Spain.

The subjects of the conference include such topics as turbulence and cosmic ray transport, astrophysical and space plasma flows, kinetic and hybrid simulations, numerical methods,algorithms,frameworks, and data handling and visualization. All of these topics are of great importance for scientists investigating solar structure, the heliosphere, the Sun-Earth connection, and various astrophysical phenomena.

The problems discussed at the conference are characterized by different time and space scales, regions, or particle populations, for which different sets of defining equations or concepts are necessary to understand the physical system in its entirety. This book is of interest for specialists in applied mathematics, astrophysics, space physics, and computer science working on the application of novel numerical algorithms to contemporary problems arising in these fields. It can also be used by graduate students to get acquainted with the fundamental approaches to solving fluid dynamics and kinetic equations governing space plasma flows.

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