Summary and Info
This book gives an overview and detailed guidance toward the development of adaptive techniques for atmospheric modeling. Written in an educational style and featuring an exhaustive list of references, it functions as a starting point for everyone who is interested in adaptive modeling, in atmospheric sciences and beyond. The coverage includes paradigms of adaptive techniques, such as error estimation and adaptation criteria. Mesh generation methods are presented for triangular/tetrahedral and quadrilateral/hexahedral meshes, with a special section on initial meshes for the sphere. The book discusses efficiency issues, including techniques for accelerating unstructured mesh computations as well as parallelization. Written in an applications-focused manner, the book demonstrates several techniques for discretizing relevant conservation laws from atmospheric modeling. Finite volume, discontinuous Galerkin and conservative Semi-Lagrangian methods are introduced and applied in simplified real life simulations. The book is designed to motivate the reader to become involved with adaptive modeling techniques.