Vol. 474 – Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows (ASTRONUM 2012)
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Editor(s): Nikolai V. Pogorelov, Edouard Audit, and Gary P. Zank
Print ISBN: 978-1-58381-832-9
e-Book ISBN: 978-1-58381-833-6
This Volume contains the Proceedings of ASTRONUM-2012 -- the seventh in a series of international conferences organized by the Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and Maison de la Simulation at the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA). 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, and 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 other astrophysical phenomena.
The problems discussed at the conference are characterized by different temporal and spatial scales, regions, or particle populations, for which different sets of defining equations or concepts are necessary to understand the physical systems in their entirety. This book will be of interest to 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 will also be useful to graduate students who want to get acquainted with the fundamental approaches to solving fluid dynamics and kinetic equations governing space plasma flows.
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