ASPECT Newsletter #86

Hello everyone!

       This is ASPECT newsletter #86.

It automatically reports recently merged features and discussions about the ASPECT mantle convection code.

Below you find a list of recently proposed or merged features:

#3207: add comment to citing_aspect.bib (proposed by tjhei; merged)
#3206: Add a thesis using ASPECT. (proposed by bangerth; merged)
#3205: Make the to read only LAB (no Moho) (proposed by njinju)
#3204: Adiabatic boundary (proposed by njinju)
#3203: resurrect replace_lithosphere test (proposed by tjhei; merged)
#3202: Add test for multiple particle output formats. (proposed by gassmoeller; merged)
#3201: Clarifying variable name in Bilinear Least Squares (proposed by sac-bsa; merged)
#3200: revive a test (proposed by tjhei; merged)
#3199: remove invalid tests/ (proposed by tjhei; merged)
#3198: remove unused output files in tests/ (proposed by tjhei; merged)
#3197: Add load imbalance postprocessor (proposed by gassmoeller; merged)
#3196: extend a comment (proposed by tjhei; merged)
#3194: Add the VoF paper to the list of references in the manual. (proposed by bangerth; merged)
#3192: Simplify some logic (proposed by gassmoeller; merged)
#3174: Correct behavior of VoF interface refinement algorithm near MPI process boundaries (proposed by class4kayaker; merged)

And this is a list of recently opened or closed discussions:

#3208 3D particle interpolation test (opened)
#3195 Link to youtube videos from the gallery page (opened)

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