Two explicit schemes for the numerical solution of the shallow-water equations are examined. The directional-splitting fractional-step method permits relatively large time steps without an iterative process by using a treatment based on the characteristics of the governing equations. The interpolated differential operator (IDO) scheme has fourth-order accuracy in time and space by using a Hermite interpolation function covering local domains, and accurate results are obtained with coarse meshes. It is shown that the two schemes are very efficient for hydrostatic meteorological models from the viewpoints of numerical accuracy and central processing unit time, and the fact that they are explicit makes them suitable for computers with parallel architecture.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atmospheric Science