An adaptive multigrid model for hurricane track prediction
- Fulton, Scott R.
- Nov 1, 1993.
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- This paper describes a simple numerical model for hurricane track prediction which uses a multigrid method to adapt the model resolution as the vortex moves. The model is based on the modified barotropic vorticity equation, discretized in space by conservative finite differences and in time by a Runge-Kutta scheme. A multigrid method is used to solve an elliptic problem for the streamfunction at each time step. Nonuniform resolution is obtained by superimposing uniform grids of different spatial extent; these grids move with the vortex as it moves. Preliminary numerical results indicate that the local mesh refinement allows accurate prediction of the hurricane track with substantially less computer time than required on a single uniform grid.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19940019214., Accession ID: 94N23687., and NASA. Langley Research Center, The Sixth Copper Mountain Conference on Multigrid Methods, Part 1; p 207-214.
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