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ENLIL is a time-dependent 3D MHD model of the heliosphere. It solves equations for plasma mass, momentum and energy density, and magnetic field, using a Flux-Corrected-Transport (FCT) algorithm. Its inner radial boundary is located beyond the sonic point, typically at 21.5 or 30 solar radii. It can accept boundary condition information from either the WSA or MAS models. The outer radial boundary can be adjusted to include planets or spacecraft of interest (eg 2 AU to include both Earth and Mars, 5 AU to include Ulysses, 10 AU to include Cassini). It covers 60 degrees north to 60 degrees south in latitude and 360 degrees in azimuth.
- Odstrcil, D.: 2003, Modeling 3-D solar wind structure. Advances in Space Research 32, 497 - 506. doi:10.1016/S0273-1177(03)00332-6.
- Odstrcil, D., Pizzo, V.J.: 1999a, Three-dimensional propagation of CMEs in a structured solar wind flow: 1. CME launched within the streamer belt. J. Geophys. Res. 104, 483 - 492. doi:10.1029/1998JA900019.
- Odstrcil, D., Pizzo, V.J.: 1999b, Three-dimensional propagation of coronal mass ejections in a structured solar wind flow 2. CME launched adjacent to the streamer belt. J. Geophys. Res. 104, 493 - 504. doi:10.1029/1998JA900038.
- Odstrcil, D., Riley, P., Zhao, X.P.: 2004, Numerical simulation of the 12 May 1997 interplanetary CME event. J. Geophys. Res. 109, 2116. doi:10.1029/2003JA010135.
- Odstrcil, D., Smith, Z., Dryer, M.: 1996, Distortion of the heliospheric plasma sheet by interplanetary shocks. Geophys. Res. Lett. 23, 2521 - 2524. doi:10.1029/96GL00159.
- General description of ENLIL model
- Description of the data structure and organization in the ENLIL
- General description of Solar wind, time description systems & coordinate systems used and more. This file also contains instructions for installation.
- CUA Space Weather Youtube tutorial describing the basic features of the WSA-Enlil model and its application for prediction of solar wind conditions in the heliosphere.