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Threshold Crossed on the Way to a Geodynamo in a Computer

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Science  15 Jul 2005:
Vol. 309, Issue 5733, pp. 364-365
DOI: 10.1126/science.309.5733.364a

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On page 459, Japanese geophysicists report that one of the world's fastest computers has pushed their geodynamo model into a new regime, in which for the first time a crucial aspect of the behavior of Earth's core matches theoretical expectations.