Accession Number:

AD0734868

Title:

Some Design Experiments toward an Operational Primitive-Equation Model for the Tropics.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

A barotropic and two- and three-layer baroclinic primitive equation prediction models are developed from a ten-layer model previously designed for short range forecasts in the tropics. Twenty-four predictions from the models are compared to evaluate any degradation in the forecasts as the vertical resolution of the models decreases. The barotropic primitive equation model on a global tropical grid is used to evaluate the possibility of using a numerical variational analysis as an initialization technique. Initialization of data with the nonlinear balance equation is used as a comparison. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE