April 29-May 1, 1998
The development of new methods for and application of new and existing
methods for computing fluid flow in spherical geometry; in particular,
how new methods eliminate shortcomings of current methods and how
they address the problems unique to spherical geometry. Application
to the shallow water equations and to complete baroclinic models
are of interest as well as pure transport for chemistry models.
The workshop will also cover:
Topics of interest include monotone advection, geodesic grid systems,
TVD methods, flux correction methods, vector and scalar spectral methods,
spectral element methods,
alternative discretizations, and Eulerian and semi-Lagrangian methods.
These can be applied to three dimensional baroclinic equations, two
dimensional shallow water equations, or pure transport in spherical
The presentation of results from current or new methods is encouraged.
The comparison of these methods is facilitated by application to
standard test sets.
Performance of current methods of choice and new methods on parallel
computers, including limitations associated with algorithm and computer
design are appropriate. Implementation details for new distributed
and shared memory architectures as well as discussion of attendant
difficulties are of interest. Characteristics of parallel computers that
may affect computational algorithms, in particular, future design
aspects could be considered as they might affect algorithm
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