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Linear and weakly nonlinear thermal convection in a moderately thin spherical shell in the presence of a spherically symmetric gravity subject to a spherically symmetric boundary condition is systematically investigated through fully three-dimensional numerical simulations. The convection problem is self-adjoint and the linear convective stability is(More)
Large-scale simulation of the thermal convection in the Earth's outer core is studied. Starting from a legacy parallel code using Aztec and MPI, two optimized codes have been developed based on the PETSc software package. The first version gains several times acceleration with the help of the block-Jacobi preconditioners and the well-optimized libraries(More)
Based on ERA-Interim reanalysis wave field data for the 36 years from 1979 to 2014, the temporal and spatial distributions and development potential of wave energy are studied in detail in the offshore and relatively nearshore waters adjacent to the Zhoushan Islands. The results show that areas of relatively high wave energy are located in the offshore(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore the feasibility and diagnostic accuracy of a combined one-step high-pitch dual-source computed tomography angiography (CTA) technique for evaluation of coronary and carotid-cerebrovascular arteries. MATERIALS AND METHODS 85 symptomatic patients suspected of coronary artery and cerebrovascular disease referred for simultaneous(More)
Linear and nonlinear convection in a rotating annular cylinder, under experimental boundary conditions, heated from below and rotating about a vertical axis are investigated. In addition to the usual physical parameters such as the Rayleigh and Taylor number, an important geometric parameter, the ratio of the inner to outer radius, enters into the problem.(More)
Numerical simulation of thermal convection in the Earth's outer core requires extreme-scale computing due to the large temporal and spatial disparity, extreme physical parameters, rapid rotation and spherical geometry. In this work, the numerical simulation of the thermal convection in the Earth's outer core for CPU-MIC heterogeneous many-core systems is(More)
Linear and nonlinear counter-traveling waves in a fluid-filled annular cylinder with realistic no-slip boundary conditions uniformly heated from below and rotating about a vertical axis are investigated. When the gap of the annular cylinder is moderate, there exist two three-dimensional traveling waves driven by convective instabilities: a retrograde mode(More)
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