Numerical Algorithms for ESM: Future Perspectives for Atmospheric Modelling

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Earth System Sciences book series (BRIEFSEARTHSYST, volume 1)


In the past two decades, a number of factors have reenlivened the debate on the optimal numerical techniques for the highly demanding tasks of climate simulation. The increasing amount of computer power available has made viable options that would have appeared unfeasible not long ago. This growth in computational power has also been accompanied by major changes in computer architecture, such as the development of massively parallel computers. Therefore, great emphasis has been placed on the application of highly scalable techniques that can employ most efficiently large numbers of relatively small sized CPUs.


Spectral Element Spectral Element Method Primitive Equation Model Optimal Numerical Technique High Order Finite Element 
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  1. 1.Dipartimento di MatematicaMOX-Politecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly

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