Accession Number:

AD0855530

Title:

Experiments with Atmospheric Primitive Equation Models.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE