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Underworld2: Python Geodynamics Modelling for Desktop, HPC and Cloud

Mansour, J A; Giordani, Julian; Moresi, Louis; Beucher, Romain; Kaluza, Owen; Velic, Mirko; Farrington, R; Quenette, Steve; Beall, Adam

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The modelling of long time-scale solid-Earth processes presents challenges on many fronts. Typically a large range of length scales must be resolved, and computational requirements can easily go beyond a desktop machine’s capability, even in 2-dimensions. Rheological behaviours are diverse and modellers often wish to investigate a spectrum of dynamics. With this also comes the requirement of robust solution strategies capable of capturing a system of large dynamic range. Time dependent...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorMansour, J A
dc.contributor.authorGiordani, Julian
dc.contributor.authorMoresi, Louis
dc.contributor.authorBeucher, Romain
dc.contributor.authorKaluza, Owen
dc.contributor.authorVelic, Mirko
dc.contributor.authorFarrington, R
dc.contributor.authorQuenette, Steve
dc.contributor.authorBeall, Adam
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-18T00:46:36Z
dc.date.available2021-02-18T00:46:36Z
dc.identifier.issn2475-9066
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/223244
dc.description.abstractThe modelling of long time-scale solid-Earth processes presents challenges on many fronts. Typically a large range of length scales must be resolved, and computational requirements can easily go beyond a desktop machine’s capability, even in 2-dimensions. Rheological behaviours are diverse and modellers often wish to investigate a spectrum of dynamics. With this also comes the requirement of robust solution strategies capable of capturing a system of large dynamic range. Time dependent aspects of a model also require careful consideration such that numerical artefacts do not subsume the required signal. Underworld2 is a Python API which seeks to meet these challenges, while also providing a friendly and intuitive interface to model development.
dc.description.sponsorshipUnderworld development was financially supported by AuScope (https://www.auscope.org.au) and the Australian Government via the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS). Additional funding for specific improvements and additional functionality has come from the Australian Research Council (http://www.arc.gov.au). The Python tool-kit was funded by the NeCTAR eResearch Tools program.
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dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherGitHub
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dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.sourceThe Journal of Open Source Software
dc.titleUnderworld2: Python Geodynamics Modelling for Desktop, HPC and Cloud
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume5
dc.date.issued2020
local.identifier.absfor040402 - Geodynamics
local.identifier.absfor080204 - Mathematical Software
local.identifier.ariespublicationu5771643xPUB19
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationMansour, J A, Monash University
local.contributor.affiliationGiordani, Julian, University of Melbourne
local.contributor.affiliationMoresi, Louis, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationBeucher, Romain, University of Melbourne
local.contributor.affiliationKaluza, Owen, Monash University
local.contributor.affiliationVelic, Mirko, The University of Melbourne
local.contributor.affiliationFarrington, R, School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne
local.contributor.affiliationQuenette, Steve, Monash University
local.contributor.affiliationBeall, Adam, Cardiff University
local.bibliographicCitation.issue47
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1797
local.identifier.doi.21105/joss.01797
local.identifier.absseo970104 - Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
dc.date.updated2021-08-01T08:41:21Z
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dc.provenanceThis is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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