Search Results

You are looking at 1 - 1 of 1 items for :

  • Author or Editor: Christiane Beaudoin x
  • Refine by Access: All Content x
Clear All Modify Search
Michel Béland
Christiane Beaudoin


A finite element formulation for the vertical discretization of a global spectral model is presented. Results obtained from a linearized version of the model are compared with both exact analytical solutions and those of a vertically staggered finite-difference scheme. A series of seven-day global integrations using the fully nonlinear model and simple physics is presented and compared with the corresponding series obtained using a vertically staggered finite-difference model. The finite-element version of the model seems to give better performance, particularly at medium range. The new formulation tested here is also shown to be free of a noise problem present in an older version of the model.

Full access