Icosahedral grids

  • Masaki Satoh
Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)


In this chapter, we describe an icosahedral grid method for spherical grid discretization of global atmospheric models. An icosahedral grid is applied to a shallow-water model in this chapter, and application to a global three-dimensional model will be shown in the next chapter.


Control Volume Shallow Water Equation Atmospheric General Circulation Model Centered Grid Standard Grid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masaki Satoh
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  1. 1.Atmosphere and Ocean Research InstituteThe University of TokyoKashiwaJapan

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