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A Finite Volume Scheme on the Cubed Sphere Grid

By William M. Putman and S. J. Lin


The performance of a multidimensional finite-volume scheme for global atmospheric dynamics is evaluated on the cubed-sphere geometry. We will explore the properties of the finite volume scheme through traditional advection and shallow water test cases. Baroclinic evaluations performed via a recently developed deterministic initial value baroclinic test case from Jablonowski and Williamson that assesses the evolution of an idealized baroclinic wave in the Northern Hemisphere for a global 3-dimensional atmospheric dynamical core. Comparisons will be made when available to the traditional latitude longitude discretization of the finite-volume dynamical core, as well as other traditional gridpoint and spectral formulations for atmospheric dynamical cores

Topics: Meteorology and Climatology
Year: 2008
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