Tropical cyclones


The dynamic behavior of the atmosphere is driven by processes on a wide range of spatial and temporal scales. In this project, those parts of model systems which describe the fluid dynamics and the temperature evolution were investigated. The models are formulated in terms of the velocity, temperature, pressure, and density. We employ a hierarchy of different physical models with an increasing degree of complexity.

Why using HiFlow3?

The flexibility of HiFlow3 allows us to choose appropriate finite element discretizations (Q2/Q1) as well as to implement efficient and effective stabilization schemes (SUPG/PSPG) with respect to the considered model. Furthermore, the scalability and efficiency of the linear algebra and solver modules facilitate the implementation of highly scalable and efficient model-adapted solvers/preconditioners.


Related information

The model developments have been achieved as parts of the DFG funded project MetStröm: Goal Oriented Adaptivity for Tropical Cyclones as well as the BMBF funded project HD(CP)2: High Definition Clouds and Precipitation for Advancing Climate Prediction.


Baumann, M., Heuveline, V., Scheck, L. & Jones, S. C.: Goal-oriented adaptivity for idealised tropical cyclones: A binary interaction scenario. Meteorologische Zeitschrift, Schweizerbart Science Publishers, 2015

Baumann, M., Heuveline, V., Scheck, L. & Jones, S. C.: Construction of Economical Meshes for Tropical Cyclone Forecasting. 30th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, 2012

Baumann, M.: Numerical Simulation of Tropical Cyclones using Goal-Oriented Adaptivity. Ph.D. thesis, Engineering Mathematics and Computing Lab (EMCL) -- Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), 2012