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ITERATIVE SOLUTIONS TO THE STEADY-STATE AXISYMMETRIC BOUNDARY-LAYER EQUATIONS UNDER AN INTENSE PRESSURE GRADIENT

RICHARD A. ANTHESNational Hurricane Research Laboratory, Environmental Research Laboratories, NOAA, Miami, Fla.

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Abstract

Steady-state solutions to the complete axisymmetric Navier-Stokes equations are obtained by an iterative technique for an intense pressure-gradient force representative of the tropical cyclone. Solutions for the horizontal and vertical components of motion are compared for various horizontal and vertical mixing coefficients, drag coefficients, and Coriolis parameters. A multilevel model is used, and the results are compared with those from a simple one-level model.

Abstract

Steady-state solutions to the complete axisymmetric Navier-Stokes equations are obtained by an iterative technique for an intense pressure-gradient force representative of the tropical cyclone. Solutions for the horizontal and vertical components of motion are compared for various horizontal and vertical mixing coefficients, drag coefficients, and Coriolis parameters. A multilevel model is used, and the results are compared with those from a simple one-level model.

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