Accession Number:

AD0719867

Title:

Numerical Studies of Planetary Circulations in a Model Atmosphere

Descriptive Note:

Final scientific rept. 1 Aug 1967-28 Feb 1970

Corporate Author:

HEBREW UNIV JERUSALEM (ISRAEL) DEPT OFMETEOROLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

238.0

Abstract:

A sequence of numerical experiments was performed modelling general features of the planetary circulation over a limited region. In the first experiment the results obtained from a primitive equation 2 level model are compared with the results of a geostrophic 2 level model. The equations were integrated over a Beta-plane with two lateral walls in the north and in the south. In the second experiment the results of a 3 level geostrophic model are compared with those of a 2 level geostrophic model. In the third experiment the smoothing effects of a lateral viscosity term are investigated and compared with the smoothing effect of the Matsuno approximation, of the time derivative. In the 4th experiment the spread of radon in a model atmosphere is investigated schematically, the source of the radon being located in the lower boundary.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE