Catalogue for Astrophysical Turbulence Simulations

Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) Turbulence is of critical importance for many problem and sub-fields of astrophysics. This includes star formation, the dynamics of the interstellar medium, cosmic ray physics, galaxy evolution, and heat transport in galaxy clusters.


The purpose of the CATS database is to foster increased collaboration between different groups working on simulations of astrophysical turbulence and to provide open source simulation resources to the broader community of researchers interested in turbulence. The database is hosted and managed by Dr. Blakesley Burkhart at the Center for Computational Astrophysics and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

ENZO; Collins et al. 2012


Driven MHD turbulent box simulations with and without gravity. 

1) MHD gravo-turbulence simulations from Collins et al. 2012. 

2) Supernova driven turbulence from Li et al. 2020.

Driven MHD turbulent box simulations with varying sonic and Alfvenic Mach numbers and no gravity. This database also includes synthetic HI observations and multiple driving scales.



Driven MHD turbulent box simulations with and without gravity/sinks. 

Driven mixing layer turbulence simulations. 

Open source turbulence statistics, visualization tools, movies, additional databases and other useful links!


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© 2020 by Blakesley Burkhart. We thank the generous support of the Simons Foundation Flatirion Institute for hosting this database.