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Numerical experiments with a five-level global atmospheric prediction model using a staggered, spherical, sigma coordinate system.

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Authors
Elias, William Theodore.
Subjects
numerical
atmospheric
global
baroclinic
staggered grid
spherical coordinates
sigma coordinate system
primitive equation
Advisors
Haltiner, George
Williams, Roger
Date of Issue
1973-03
Date
March 1973
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
Three cases of analytic data and one case of real data were numerically integrated using a 5-level baroclinic primitive equations model of the general circulation. Experiments were performed using initial winds derived from the linear balance equation and also winds derived analytically. The feasibility of using the linear balance equation to initialize the wind field was examined. In all cases, the forecasts remained meteorological and reasonably well-behaved. Nevertheless, the forecasts derived from initial winds generated by the linear balance equation excited large, operationally-undesirable inertial-gravity waves, while the forecasts from analytically determined initial winds remained virtually free of such small scale "noise".
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Meteorology
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Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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