A baroclinic instability test case for atmospheric model dynamical cores

  title={A baroclinic instability test case for atmospheric model dynamical cores},
  author={Christiane Jablonowski and David L. Williamson},
A deterministic initial-value test case for dry dynamical cores of atmospheric general-circulation models is presented that assesses the evolution of an idealized baroclinic wave in the northern hemisphere. The initial zonal state is quasi-realistic and completely defined by analytic expressions which are a steady-state solution of the adiabatic inviscid primitive equations with pressure-based vertical coordinates. A two-component test strategy first evaluates the ability of the discrete… CONTINUE READING
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