Accession Number:

AD0775076

Title:

Certain Finite Difference Methods for the Solution of Large Scale Circulation Problem II.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Dec 71-30 Jun 73,

Corporate Author:

NORTHEASTERN UNIV BOSTON MASS

Report Date:

1973-11-08

Pagination or Media Count:

238.0

Abstract:

A program description for a large scale multi-level general circulation model of the atmosphere is presented. Several time integration scheme algorithms are discussed, and a linear stability analysis of finite difference approximation to a meteorological equation of motion is given. In addition, experiments involving the numerical solution of the non-divergent barotropic general circulation problem, using overlapping grid systems, are described and evaluated. Problems involving the numerical solution, via relaxation, of Poissons equation on the sphere, and the evaluation of finite difference derivations of interpolated quantities are discussed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE