Accession Number : AD0743083

Title :   Numerical Experiments with Several Time Differencing Schemes with a Barotropic Primitive Equation Model on a Spherical Grid.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Heburn,George Washington

Report Date : MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : Four time differencing schemes were tested using a barotropic primitive equation model on a spherical staggered grid with an analytic input in order to compare amplitudes, phase speeds, and computation time for each. The methods tested were the leapfrog, Euler-backward, leapfrog-trapezoidal, and Adams-Bashford. One set of experiments was performed using an averaging technique to reduce the effects of gravity waves in the higher latitudes. Another set was performed without the averaging in order to determine the effects of this technique on the solutions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WEATHER FORECASTING, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS), DIFFERENCE EQUATIONS, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, WIND, MICROBAROMETRIC WAVES, ANALYTIC FUNCTIONS, FOURIER ANALYSIS, CURVE FITTING, INTERPOLATION, GRAPHICS, THESES

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE