2014 PDEs Workshop

Partial Differential Equations on the Sphere


A fundamental issue in climate and weather modeling is the dependence of errors in general circulation models on their basic dynamical cores and their subgrid scale parameterizations. To advance the state-of-the-art for numerical weather prediction and climate simulation, this organization encourages research on numerical algorithms and solution methods for partial differential equations (PDEs) posed in a spherical geometry. We also foster the development of tests and diagnostics for atmospheric and ocean model dynamical cores. The development of new methods in spherical geometry and how these eliminate shortcomings of current methods include applications to the shallow water equations and to complete hydrostatic and non-hydrostatic baroclinic models.

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