Accession Number : AD0781362

Title :   Solving the Linear Balance Equation Globally.

Descriptive Note : Preliminary rept. 1 Apr-30 Jun 74,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Comstock,Craig

Report Date : JUN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The linear balance equation, which is used in meteorology to relate the geopotential phi and the stream function psi, is studied. The analytic solutions to the homogeneous equation are analyzed and shown to have singularities which influence numerical integration. A new approach, using finite elements, is proposed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Wind, *Differential equations, Geopotential, Coriolis effect, Numerical integration, Complex variables

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE