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[MIS15-03] Investigation of Sub-Grid Scale (SGS) terms for dynamo simulations in a rotating spherical shell
Keywords:dynamo simulation, sub-grid scale model
In the present study, we adapt the dynamic scale similarity methods to Calypso, which is a numerical dynamo model using spherical harmonics expansion. Spatial filtering operations is required for the scale similarity model. The spatial filtering in the horizontal directions is done by taking the convolution of the Gaussian and spherical harmonics expansion by following Jekeli (1981). The Gaussian filter is applied explicitly in the radial direction. We evaluate the SGS terms in the fluid shell using a snapshot of a fully resolved dynamo simulation using 0.4 and 1/4 coarser resolution in each direction. The evaluated SGS term evaluated has a good correlation with the SGS term directly evaluated on the fine grid to 0.4 times coarser resolution of the reference resolution. The dynamic scale similarity model does not well represent SGS terms near the outer boundary around the equator. The reason is that smaller scale flow motion is excited near the outer boundary than that for the main convective region. Consequently, simulation domain does not have enough spatial resolution to satisfy the scale similarity model near the outer boundary around equator. The scale of the convection around equator near the outer boundary controls the required resolution to work the present SGS model properly.