Articles | Volume 16, issue 11
Development and technical paper
09 Jun 2023
Development and technical paper |  | 09 Jun 2023

A comparison of 3-D spherical shell thermal convection results at low to moderate Rayleigh number using ASPECT (version 2.2.0) and CitcomS (version 3.3.1)

Grant T. Euen, Shangxin Liu, Rene Gassmöller, Timo Heister, and Scott D. King


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2022-252', Christian Hüttig, 06 Feb 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Grant Euen, 06 Feb 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2022-252', Anonymous Referee #2, 17 Feb 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Grant Euen, 24 Feb 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Grant Euen on behalf of the Authors (14 Mar 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (02 Apr 2023) by Ludovic Räss
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (23 Apr 2023)
ED: Publish as is (26 Apr 2023) by Ludovic Räss
AR by Grant Euen on behalf of the Authors (13 May 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Due to the increasing availability of high-performance computing over the past few decades, numerical models have become an important tool for research. Here we test two geodynamic codes that produce such models: ASPECT, a newer code, and CitcomS, an older one. We show that they produce solutions that are extremely close. As methods and codes become more complex over time, showing reproducibility allows us to seamlessly link previously known information to modern methodologies.