Geostrophic Adjustment and the Finite-Difference Shallow-Water Equations

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  • 1 Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
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Abstract

Numerical simulation of geostrophic adjustment in shallow water is discussed for the case of an unstaggered grid for vorticity, divergence, and mass. The dispersion equation is shown to be very well behaved and superior to that obtained with the Arakawa grids A–E.

Abstract

Numerical simulation of geostrophic adjustment in shallow water is discussed for the case of an unstaggered grid for vorticity, divergence, and mass. The dispersion equation is shown to be very well behaved and superior to that obtained with the Arakawa grids A–E.

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