Accession Number : AD0734868

Title :   Some Design Experiments toward an Operational Primitive-Equation Model for the Tropics.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Steinbruck,Charles George

Report Date : SEP 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : A barotropic and two- and three-layer baroclinic primitive equation prediction models are developed from a ten-layer model previously designed for short range forecasts in the tropics. Twenty-four predictions from the models are compared to evaluate any degradation in the forecasts as the vertical resolution of the models decreases. The barotropic primitive equation model on a global tropical grid is used to evaluate the possibility of using a numerical variational analysis as an initialization technique. Initialization of data with the nonlinear balance equation is used as a comparison. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WEATHER FORECASTING, TROPICAL REGIONS), (*ATMOSPHERE MODELS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION), WIND, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, CLIMATOLOGY, INTEGRATION, THESES

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE