mesa-users] How can I find the base of convective zone in MESA?

Aaron Dotter aaron.dotter at
Thu Mar 18 10:13:23 EDT 2010

Hi Zahra,

If you want to know where the base of the surface convection zone is in the
output, you can look for conv_mx1_top, conv_mx1_bot, etc. in the log file.
See the file mesa/data/star_data/log_columns.list for more option.  In the
profiles, you can use conv_mixing_type where the different values are
defined in mesa/mlt/public/mlt_def.f.  If that doesn't answer your question,
please provide more information about what you want to do and we'll try

Best wishes,

On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 12:45 AM, zahra altaha motahar
<zami7965 at>wrote:

> Hi,
> I am using the Mesa for study the stellar evolution of low mass stars.
> Actually, I have run the code for 1 solar mass and I need to find the base
> of convective zone and remove the results for larger radius.
> How can I do that ?
> I wanted to add my own code but it doesn't work.
> Thank you
> Zahra
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