Accession Number : AD0855530

Title :   Experiments with Atmospheric Primitive Equation Models.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Kesel, Philip Garland

Report Date : DEC 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : Two atmospheric prediction models, based upon the meteorological primitive equations, were programmed and tested on the CDC 6500 computer. A frictionless, barotropic model was integrated, using ten-minute time steps, at 500 MBS for periods up to four days. Then, an n-level, baroclinic model for an inviscid, adiabatic atmosphere was integrated for brief test periods at five uniformly-spaced zeta (sigma) surfaces over a smooth earth. Acceptability was based on measurements of energy and vorticity parameters, as well as on qualitative assessments of output fields. A limited number of test integrations was made with the five-level model. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, STABILITY, BOUNDARY LAYER, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, VORTICES, METEOROLOGICAL CHARTS, THESES, NUMERICAL INTEGRATION, DATA PROCESSING.

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE