Joshua Kirk

Research interests

Magnetohydrodynamics

Planetary magnetic fields

Dynamo theory

The planets of the solar system have a wide variety of magnetic field structures. However, the one of most particular interest is Saturn's axisymmetric magnetic field. I am looking at the effects of a stable layer on Saturn's dynamo. This stable layer, believed to be deep within Saturn, is a strong candidate for producing an axisymmetric field.

Research groups and institutes

  • Astrophysical and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics