Discretization in space

  • C. B. Vreugdenhil
Part of the Water Science and Technology Library book series (WSTL, volume 13)


In this chapter, the spatial discretization of the shallow-water equations is discussed. The most common approach is that of finite differences, in which the region of interest is covered by a rectangular grid with grid sizes Δx, Δy and the spatial derivatives are approximatedby finite differences.


Grid Point Truncation Error Grid Line Stagger Grid Spectral Element Method 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. B. Vreugdenhil
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  1. 1.Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research Utrecht (IMAU)Utrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands

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