Evan Anders
George Ellery Hale Fellow

Stratified, compressible convection is ubiquitous in the atmospheres of both stars and planets.  I work with Ben Brown and use the Dedalus pseudospectral code to create simulations of fully compressible convection in simplified atmospheres.  These simulations allow us to ask tractable questions about the mechanisms of convection in a tractable parameter space and have revealed deep similarities between the more widely studied Rayleigh–Bénard convection and the complex, compressible flows we study.