Associate Professor David Ivers

F07 - Carslaw Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone 9351 3561
Fax 9351 4534

Research interests

David Ivers is a member of the Applied Mathematics Research Group, working in the area of Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics. The dynamics of planetary and stellar atmospheres and interiors is inherently complex, involving a vast range of spatial and temporal scales. This poses a great challenge for the analytical and computational treatment.

Specific research areas: nonlinear waves, numerical methods, dynamo theory, magnetohydrodynamics, atmospheric dynamics, data assimilation, vortex dynamics

Teaching and supervision

Timetable

Selected grants

2013

  • Space SyReNS; Cairns I, Müller R, Bland-Hawthorn J, Crawford J, Lenzen M, Odeh I, Ivers D, Wu X, Sukkarieh S, Khachan J, Rey P, Vila-Concejo A, Bruce E, Murphy R, Leon-Saval S; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).

2001

  • New global and regional analyses of satellite magnetic data; Winch D, Stening R, Ivers D; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Large Research Grants (LRG).

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Phillips, C., Ivers, D. (2014). From isotropic to rapidly rotating anisotropic alpha-squared dynamos. Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, 108(1), 60-82. [More Information]
  • Ivers, D., Phillips, C. (2014). Homogeneous planar and two-dimensional mean-field antidynamo theorems with zero mean flow. Geophysical & Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, 108(6), 716-733. [More Information]
  • Ivers, D., Phillips, C. (2012). Anisotropic turbulent thermal diffusion and thermal convection in a rapidly rotating fluid sphere. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 190-191(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Gubbins, D., Ivers, D., Masterton, S., Winch, D. (2011). Analysis of lithospheric magnetization in vector spherical harmonics. Geophysical Journal International, 187, 99-117. [More Information]
  • Farmer, D., Ivers, D. (2011). Aspects of a hybrid hp-finite element/spectral method for the linearised magnetohydrodynamic equations in spherical geometries. ANZIAM Journal, 52, C379-C394.
  • Latter, H., Ivers, D. (2010). Spherical single-roll dynamos at large magnetic Reynolds numbers. Physics of Fluids, 22(6), 066601-1-066601-12.
  • Cameron, D., Ivers, D., Evans, T., Myerscough, M. (2008). Optimal reproduction strategies in two species of mound-building termites. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 70(1), 189-209. [More Information]
  • Ivers, D., Phillips, C. (2008). Scalar and Vector Spherical Harmonic Spectral Equations of Rotating Magnetohydrodynamics. Geophysical Journal International, 175, 955-974.
  • Stening, R., Reztsova, T., Ivers, D., Turner, J., Winch, D. (2008). Spherical cap harmonic analysis of magnetic variations data from mainland Australia. Earth, Planets and Space, 60, 1177-1186.
  • Turner, J., Winch, D., Ivers, D., Stening, R. (2007). Regular daily variations in satellite magnetic total intensity data. Annales Geophysicae: atmospheres, hydrospheres and space sciences, 25(10), 2167-2174.
  • Bachtiar, A., Ivers, D., James, R. (2006). Planar velocity dynamos in a sphere. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 462(2072), 2439-2456.
  • Stening, R., Reztsova, T., Ivers, D., Turner, J., Winch, D. (2005). A critique of methods of determining the position of the focus of the Sq current system. Journal of Geophysical Research, 110(A4), 1-9.
  • Ivers, D. (2005). An angular spectral method for solution of the heat equation in spheroidal geometries. The A N Z I A M Journal, 46(E), C854-C870.
  • Turner, J., Winch, D., Ivers, D., Stening, R. (2005). Analysis of satellite magnetic data. Exploration Geophysics, 36(3), 317-321.
  • Winch, D., Ivers, D., Turner, J., Stening, R. (2005). Geomagnetism and Schmidt quasi-normalization. Geophysical Journal International, 160(2), 487-504.
  • Stening, R., Reztsova, T., Ivers, D., Turner, J., Winch, D. (2005). Morning quiet-time ionospheric current reversal at mid to high latitudes. Annales Geophysicae: atmospheres, hydrospheres and space sciences, 23(2), 385-391.
  • Phillips, C., Ivers, D. (2005). Spherical Magnetic Instabilities in the Earth's Core and Equatorial Symmetries. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 153(1-3), 83-100.
  • Ivers, D. (2003). A time-stepping dynamically-consistent spherical-shell dynamo code. The A N Z I A M Journal, 44, C400-C422.
  • Ivers, D., Phillips, C. (2003). A vector spherical harmonic spectral code for linearised magnetohydrodynamics. The A N Z I A M Journal, 44, C423-C442.
  • Ivers, D., Stening, R., Turner, J., Winch, D. (2003). Equatorial electrojet from Ørsted scalar magnetic field observations. Journal of Geophysical Research, 108(A2), SIA 5-1-SIA 5-9.
  • Phillips, C., Ivers, D. (2003). Strong field anisotropic diffusion models for the Earth's core. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 140(1-3), 13-28.

Conferences

  • Winch, D., Ivers, D., Turner, J., Stening, R. (2003). Satellite magnetic data and geomagnetic daily variations. 3rd Australian Space Science Workshop, : Academic Press.
  • Britton, S., Coleman, C., Ivers, D., James, R., Macaskill, C. (2003). Using Acrotex to provide a structured learning environment for mathematics. Fourth Southern Hemisphere Symposium on Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics Teaching And Learning, NZ: New Zealand Mathematical Society.

2014

  • Phillips, C., Ivers, D. (2014). From isotropic to rapidly rotating anisotropic alpha-squared dynamos. Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, 108(1), 60-82. [More Information]
  • Ivers, D., Phillips, C. (2014). Homogeneous planar and two-dimensional mean-field antidynamo theorems with zero mean flow. Geophysical & Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, 108(6), 716-733. [More Information]

2012

  • Ivers, D., Phillips, C. (2012). Anisotropic turbulent thermal diffusion and thermal convection in a rapidly rotating fluid sphere. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 190-191(1), 1-9. [More Information]

2011

  • Gubbins, D., Ivers, D., Masterton, S., Winch, D. (2011). Analysis of lithospheric magnetization in vector spherical harmonics. Geophysical Journal International, 187, 99-117. [More Information]
  • Farmer, D., Ivers, D. (2011). Aspects of a hybrid hp-finite element/spectral method for the linearised magnetohydrodynamic equations in spherical geometries. ANZIAM Journal, 52, C379-C394.

2010

  • Latter, H., Ivers, D. (2010). Spherical single-roll dynamos at large magnetic Reynolds numbers. Physics of Fluids, 22(6), 066601-1-066601-12.

2008

  • Cameron, D., Ivers, D., Evans, T., Myerscough, M. (2008). Optimal reproduction strategies in two species of mound-building termites. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 70(1), 189-209. [More Information]
  • Ivers, D., Phillips, C. (2008). Scalar and Vector Spherical Harmonic Spectral Equations of Rotating Magnetohydrodynamics. Geophysical Journal International, 175, 955-974.
  • Stening, R., Reztsova, T., Ivers, D., Turner, J., Winch, D. (2008). Spherical cap harmonic analysis of magnetic variations data from mainland Australia. Earth, Planets and Space, 60, 1177-1186.

2007

  • Turner, J., Winch, D., Ivers, D., Stening, R. (2007). Regular daily variations in satellite magnetic total intensity data. Annales Geophysicae: atmospheres, hydrospheres and space sciences, 25(10), 2167-2174.

2006

  • Bachtiar, A., Ivers, D., James, R. (2006). Planar velocity dynamos in a sphere. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 462(2072), 2439-2456.

2005

  • Stening, R., Reztsova, T., Ivers, D., Turner, J., Winch, D. (2005). A critique of methods of determining the position of the focus of the Sq current system. Journal of Geophysical Research, 110(A4), 1-9.
  • Ivers, D. (2005). An angular spectral method for solution of the heat equation in spheroidal geometries. The A N Z I A M Journal, 46(E), C854-C870.
  • Turner, J., Winch, D., Ivers, D., Stening, R. (2005). Analysis of satellite magnetic data. Exploration Geophysics, 36(3), 317-321.
  • Winch, D., Ivers, D., Turner, J., Stening, R. (2005). Geomagnetism and Schmidt quasi-normalization. Geophysical Journal International, 160(2), 487-504.
  • Stening, R., Reztsova, T., Ivers, D., Turner, J., Winch, D. (2005). Morning quiet-time ionospheric current reversal at mid to high latitudes. Annales Geophysicae: atmospheres, hydrospheres and space sciences, 23(2), 385-391.
  • Phillips, C., Ivers, D. (2005). Spherical Magnetic Instabilities in the Earth's Core and Equatorial Symmetries. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 153(1-3), 83-100.

2003

  • Ivers, D. (2003). A time-stepping dynamically-consistent spherical-shell dynamo code. The A N Z I A M Journal, 44, C400-C422.
  • Ivers, D., Phillips, C. (2003). A vector spherical harmonic spectral code for linearised magnetohydrodynamics. The A N Z I A M Journal, 44, C423-C442.
  • Ivers, D., Stening, R., Turner, J., Winch, D. (2003). Equatorial electrojet from Ørsted scalar magnetic field observations. Journal of Geophysical Research, 108(A2), SIA 5-1-SIA 5-9.
  • Winch, D., Ivers, D., Turner, J., Stening, R. (2003). Satellite magnetic data and geomagnetic daily variations. 3rd Australian Space Science Workshop, : Academic Press.
  • Phillips, C., Ivers, D. (2003). Strong field anisotropic diffusion models for the Earth's core. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 140(1-3), 13-28.
  • Britton, S., Coleman, C., Ivers, D., James, R., Macaskill, C. (2003). Using Acrotex to provide a structured learning environment for mathematics. Fourth Southern Hemisphere Symposium on Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics Teaching And Learning, NZ: New Zealand Mathematical Society.

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