Numerical Techniques for Global Atmospheric Models

  • Peter Lauritzen
  • Christiane Jablonowski
  • Mark Taylor
  • Ramachandran Nair

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering book series (LNCSE, volume 80)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Equations of Motion and Basic Ideas on Discretizations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Joseph Tribbia, Roger Temam
      Pages 29-42
    3. Dale R. Durran
      Pages 75-104
    4. Dale R. Durran
      Pages 105-140
  3. Conservation Laws, Finite-Volume Methods, Remapping Techniques and Spherical Grids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Peter H. Lauritzen, Paul A. Ullrich, Ramachandran D. Nair
      Pages 185-250
    3. Ramachandran D. Nair, Michael N. Levy, Peter H. Lauritzen
      Pages 251-311
    4. Lili Ju, Todd Ringler, Max Gunzburger
      Pages 313-342
  4. Practical Considerations for Dynamical Cores in Weather and Climate Models

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 557-563

About this book


This book surveys recent developments in numerical techniques for global atmospheric models. It is based upon a collection of lectures prepared by leading experts in the field. The chapters reveal the multitude of steps that determine the global atmospheric model design. They encompass the choice of the equation set, computational grids on the sphere, horizontal and vertical discretizations, time integration methods, filtering and diffusion mechanisms, conservation properties, tracer transport, and considerations for designing models for massively parallel computers. A reader interested in applied numerical methods but also the many facets of atmospheric modeling should find this book of particular relevance.


atmospheric general circulation models conservation laws numerical methods for global modeling partial differential equations spherical grids

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Lauritzen
    • 1
  • Christiane Jablonowski
    • 2
  • Mark Taylor
    • 3
  • Ramachandran Nair
    • 4
  1. 1.Atmospheric Research, Dept. Climate/Global Dyn.National Center forBoulderUSA
  2. 2.Dept. Atmospheric, Oceanic &, Space SciencesUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  3. 3.Organization 1433, MS-0370Sandia National LaboratoriesAlbuquerqueUSA
  4. 4.(NCAR), Inst. for Mathematics Applied toNational Center for Atmospheric ResearchBoulderUSA

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