Numerical Techniques for Global Atmospheric Models

ISBN: 978-3-642-11639-1 (Print) 978-3-642-11640-7 (Online)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi

  2. Equations of Motion and Basic Ideas on Discretizations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-27

      Some Basic Dynamics Relevant to the Design of Atmospheric Model Dynamical Cores

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      Pages 29-42

      Waves, Hyperbolicity and Characteristics

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      Pages 43-57

      Horizontal Discretizations: Some Basic Ideas

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      Pages 59-74

      Vertical Discretizations: Some Basic Ideas

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      Pages 75-104

      Time Discretization: Some Basic Approaches

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      Pages 105-140

      Stabilizing Fast Waves

  3. Conservation Laws, Finite-Volume Methods, Remapping Techniques and Spherical Grids

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 141-141

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      Pages 143-183

      Momentum, Vorticity and Transport: Considerations in the Design of a Finite-Volume Dynamical Core

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      Pages 185-250

      Atmospheric Transport Schemes: Desirable Properties and a Semi-Lagrangian View on Finite-Volume Discretizations

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      Pages 251-311

      Emerging Numerical Methods for Atmospheric Modeling

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      Pages 313-342

      Voronoi Tessellations and Their Application to Climate and Global Modeling

  4. Practical Considerations for Dynamical Cores in Weather and Climate Models

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 343-343

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      Pages 345-355

      Conservation in Dynamical Cores: What, How and Why?

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      Pages 357-380

      Conservation of Mass and Energy for the Moist Atmospheric Primitive Equations on Unstructured Grids

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      Pages 381-493

      The Pros and Cons of Diffusion, Filters and Fixers in Atmospheric General Circulation Models

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      Pages 495-512

      Kinetic Energy Spectra and Model Filters

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      Pages 513-537

      A Perspective on the Role of the Dynamical Core in the Development of Weather and Climate Models

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      Pages 539-556

      Refactoring Scientific Applications for Massive Parallelism

  5. Back Matter

    Pages 557-563