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Mohamed Zerroukat
UK Met Office

June 29, 2009
Mesa Laboratory- Main Seminar Room
Lecture 10:00am

A Mass Conserving Semi-implicit Semi-Lagrangian Scheme for the Shallow Water Equations on the Sphere

A semi-implicit semi-Lagrangian inherently mass conserving shallow water model as a prototype of the next generation of the UK Met Office dynamical core is presented.

In this talk, a general stable approach of coupling a mass conserving scheme for the continuity equation to the momentum equations is presented. The approach uses a reference state of the geopotential. In general, the resulting scheme has a weak dependency on the reference profile.
Also in this talk, an alternative approach to reduce the impact of this reference state on the solution is presented. The performance of the scheme is tested on various test problems from the literature.