Experiments with Atmospheric Primitive Equation Models.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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Two atmospheric prediction models, based upon the meteorological primitive equations, were programmed and tested on the CDC 6500 computer. A frictionless, barotropic model was integrated, using ten-minute time steps, at 500 MBS for periods up to four days. Then, an n-level, baroclinic model for an inviscid, adiabatic atmosphere was integrated for brief test periods at five uniformly-spaced zeta sigma surfaces over a smooth earth. Acceptability was based on measurements of energy and vorticity parameters, as well as on qualitative assessments of output fields. A limited number of test integrations was made with the five-level model. Author
- Atmospheric Physics