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Title:Modification of a variational objective analysis model for new equations for pressure gradient and vertical velocity in the lower troposphere and for spatial resolution and accuracy of satellite data
Author(s):Achtemeier, Gary L.
Subject(s):Satellite data
Atmospheric modelling
Abstract:Since late 1982 NASA has supported research to develop a numerical variational model for the diagnostic assimilation of conventional and space-based meteorological data. In order to analyze the model components, four variational models are defined dividing the problem naturally according to increasing complexity. The first of these variational models (MODEL I), the subject of this report, contains the two nonlinear horizontal momentum equations, the integrated continuity equation, and the hydrostatic equation. This report summarizes the results of research (1) to improve the way the large nonmeteorological parts of the pressure gradient force are partitioned between the two terms of the pressure gradient force terms of the horizontal momentum equations, (2) to generalize the integrated continuity equation to account for variable pressure thickness over elevated terrain, and (3) to introduce horizontal variation in the precision modulus weights for the observations.
Issue Date:1986-10
Series/Report:ISWS Miscellaneous Publication MP-093
NASA Contractor Report NASA-CR-4025
Genre:Technical Report
Sponsor:NASA NAS8-36474
Rights Information:Public domain, federal government document.
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-05-11
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