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1

Topographic Vorticity-Mode Mesoscale-? (TVM) Model. Part I: Formulation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The three-dimensional, flat-terrain, finite-difference URBMET vorticity, mode mesoscale-? model has been modified to include topographic effects. The resulting topographic vorticity-mode mesoscale-? (TVM) model is hydrostatic, Boussinesq, and ...

G. Schayes; P. Thunis; R. Bornstein

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Atmospheric Mesoscale Dispersion Modeling System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The mesoscale dispersion modeling system (MDMS) described herein is under development as a simulation tool to investigate atmospheric flow and pollution dispersion over complex terrain for domains up to several hundred kilometers. The system ...

Marek Uliasz

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

3

A Mesoscale Modeling Study of the 1996 Saguenay Flood  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A mesoscale simulation of the 19–21 July 1996 Saguenay flood cyclone was performed using the Canadian Mesoscale Compressible Community (MC2) model to study the processes leading to the explosive development and the large amount of precipitation. ...

J. A. Milbrandt; M. K. Yau

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Prediction of Convectively Driven Mesoscale Pressure Systems. Part II. Mesoscale Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A 20-level, three-dimensional, primitive equation model with 20 km horizontal resolution is used to predict the development of convectively driven mesoscale pressure systems. Systems produced by the model have life histories and structural ...

J. M. Fritsch; C. F. Chappell

1980-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

5

Local and Mesoscale Impacts of Wind Farms as Parameterized in a Mesoscale NWP Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new wind farm parameterization has been developed for the mesoscale numerical weather prediction model, the Weather Research and Forecasting model (WRF). The effects of wind turbines are represented by imposing a momentum sink on the mean flow; ...

Anna C. Fitch; Joseph B. Olson; Julie K. Lundquist; Jimy Dudhia; Alok K. Gupta; John Michalakes; Idar Barstad

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recent Applications of the Penn State/NCAR Mesoscale Model to Synoptic, Mesoscale, and Climate Studies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper summarizes recent studies of a variety of atmospheric phenomena in different parts of the world using the Penn State/NCAR mesoscale model. These phenomena include explosive cyclogenesis over the North Pacific and North Atlantic swans, ...

Richard A. Anthes

1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

7

A Composite Model of Mesoscale Convective Complexes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A composite analysis technique is used to investigate the evolution of mesoscale features of mesoscale convective complexes (MCCs). The early stage of the MCC lifecycle is characterized by convergence, vertical motion and heating being centered ...

William R. Cotton; Ming-Sen Lin; Ray L. McAnelly; Craig J. Tremback

1989-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of a Mesoscale Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling System with Observations from the 1980 Great Plains Mesoscale Tracer Field Experiment. Part I: Datasets and Meteorological Simulations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Colorado State University mesoscale atmospheric dispersion (MAD) numerical modeling system, which consists of a prognostic mesoscale meteorological model coupled to a mesoscale Lagrangian particle dispersion model, has been used to simulate ...

Michael D. Moran; Roger A. Pielke

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Statistical Performance of Several Mesoscale Atmospheric Dispersion Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Seventeen mesoscale dispersion models were statistically evaluated with data from krypton-85 emissions from the Savannah River Plant, Aiken, SC. Widely accepted statistical parameters were used for the statistical evaluation. The models were able ...

A. H. Weber; M. R. Buckner; J. H. Weber

1982-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

10

Gridpoint Predictions of High Temperature from a Mesoscale Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mesoscale model gridpoint temperature data from simulations in the southwestern United States during the summer of 1990 are compared with both observations and statistical guidance from large-scale models over a 32-day period. Although the raw ...

David J. Stensrud; Jon A. Skindlov

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

11

A Global Version of the PSU–NCAR Mesoscale Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A global version of the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesoscale Model (PSU–NCAR MM5) is described. The new model employs two polar stereographic projection domains centered on each pole. ...

Jimy Dudhia; James F. Bresch

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

12

A Lightning Data Assimilation Technique for Mesoscale Forecast Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Lightning observations have been assimilated into a mesoscale model for improvement of forecast initial conditions. Data are used from the National Lightning Detection Network (cloud-to-ground lightning detection) and a Lightning Mapping Array (...

Edward R. Mansell; Conrad L. Ziegler; Donald R. MacGorman

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

13

A Nonhydrostatic Mesoscale Model Designed to Simulate Scale Interaction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A three-dimensional nonhydrostatic mesoscale model is presented that is designed to optimally represent the scale-interaction process among inertially balanced and unbalanced modes occurring within convective weather systems. Because scale-...

Gregory J. Tripoli

1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

14

Surface Boundary Conditions for Mesoscale Regional Climate Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper utilizes the best available quality data from multiple sources to develop consistent surface boundary conditions (SBCs) for mesoscale regional climate model (RCM) applications. The primary SBCs include 1) fields of soil characteristic (...

Xin-Zhong Liang; Hyun I. Choi; Kenneth E. Kunkel; Yongjiu Dai; Everette Joseph; Julian X. L. Wang; Praveen Kumar

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Model Simulations of a Mesoscale Gravity Wave Event: Sensitivity Tests and Spectral Analyses  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study presents numerical model experiments and spectral investigations involving a mesoscale gravity wave event. Its purposes are to determine the sensitivity of mesoscale gravity wave simulation to model configuration and physics and to ...

Jordan G. Powers

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ability of a Regional-Scale Model to Predict the Genesis of Intense Mesoscale Convective Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents the mesoscale part of a two-part evaluation of thirty forecasts produced by a mesoscalenumerical weather prediction model (MASS 2.0). The general approach taken to evaluate the mesoscale predictivecapabilities of the model is ...

Steven E. Koch

1985-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Scale Interaction and Predictability in a Mesoscale Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Scale interaction is examined in the limited-area PSU/NCAR mesoscale model, with emphasis on the forcing of small scales by the small-scale fields themselves. Output data from the model are filtered by expanding fields at each level in two-...

Andrew H. Van Tuyl; Ronald M. Errico

1989-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mesoscale Forecasts Generated from Operational Numerical Weather-Prediction Model Output  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A technique called Model Output Enhancement (MOE) has been developed for the generation and display of mesoscale weather forecasts. The MOE technique derives mesoscale or high-resolution (order of 1 km) weather forecasts from synoptic-scale ...

John G. W. Kelley; Joseph M. Russo; Toby N. Carlson; J. Ronald Eyton

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Application of an Evolutionary Algorithm to the Optimization of a Mesoscale Meteorological Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is shown that a simple evolutionary algorithm can optimize a set of mesoscale atmospheric model parameters with respect to agreement between the mesoscale simulation and a limited set of synthetic observations. This is illustrated using the ...

Lance O’Steen; David Werth

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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STATISTICAL MECHANICS MODELING OF MESOSCALE DEFORMATION IN METALS  

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The research under this project focused on a theoretical and computational modeling of dislocation dynamics of mesoscale deformation of metal single crystals. Specifically, the work aimed to implement a continuum statistical theory of dislocations to understand strain hardening and cell structure formation under monotonic loading. These aspects of crystal deformation are manifestations of the evolution of the underlying dislocation system under mechanical loading. The project had three research tasks: 1) Investigating the statistical characteristics of dislocation systems in deformed crystals. 2) Formulating kinetic equations of dislocations and coupling these kinetics equations and crystal mechanics. 3) Computational solution of coupled crystal mechanics and dislocation kinetics. Comparison of dislocation dynamics predictions with experimental results in the area of statistical properties of dislocations and their field was also a part of the proposed effort. In the first research task, the dislocation dynamics simulation method was used to investigate the spatial, orientation, velocity, and temporal statistics of dynamical dislocation systems, and on the use of the results from this investigation to complete the kinetic description of dislocations. The second task focused on completing the formulation of a kinetic theory of dislocations that respects the discrete nature of crystallographic slip and the physics of dislocation motion and dislocation interaction in the crystal. Part of this effort also targeted the theoretical basis for establishing the connection between discrete and continuum representation of dislocations and the analysis of discrete dislocation simulation results within the continuum framework. This part of the research enables the enrichment of the kinetic description with information representing the discrete dislocation systems behavior. The third task focused on the development of physics-inspired numerical methods of solution of the coupled dislocation kinetics and crystal mechanics framework. To a large extent, this task has also been successfully started. We have developed a custom finite-element approach with mesh points being a subset of the underlying crystal structure. When used to predict the evolution of the dislocation system, the planar motion of dislocations is naturally captured for all slip systems, thus minimizing numerical errors and providing simple ways to investigate cross slip and dislocation reactions. Preliminary results in this direction show that we are closer than ever in building a predictive framework for dislocation dynamics and mesoscale plasticity based on the first principles of dislocation dynamics. The rest of the report gives and overview of the research performed under this project and highlights the key results and open questions left for future investigations.

Anter El-Azab

2013-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

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21

The New NMC Mesoscale Eta Model: Description and Forecast Examples  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In mid-1994 a new version of the Eta Model will begin producing operational forecast guidance down to mesoscale ranges. This version will have a horizontal resolution of approximately 30 km and about 50 layers in the vertical. A summary of the ...

Thomas L. Black

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

22

WIND ATLAS FOR EGYPT: MEASUREMENTS, MICRO-AND MESOSCALE MODELLING  

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WIND ATLAS FOR EGYPT: MEASUREMENTS, MICRO- AND MESOSCALE MODELLING Niels G. Mortensen1 , Jens Enevoldsen Wind Energy Department, Risø National Laboratory, Roskilde, Denmark Laila Georgy Youssef, Usama Said Said, Ashour Abd El-Salam Moussa, Mohammad Akmal Mahmoud Wind Energy Department, New and Renewable

23

Wind resource assessment with a mesoscale non-hydrostatic model  

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Wind resource assessment with a mesoscale non- hydrostatic model Vincent Guénard, Center for Energy is developed for assessing the wind resource and its uncertainty. The work focuses on an existing wind farm mast measurements. The wind speed and turbulence fields are discussed. It is shown that the k

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Mesoscale Model Experimental Forecasts of the Haar of Northeast Scotland  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A mesoscale model is used to simulate the diurnal evolution of sea fog off the northeast Scottish coast observed on 27 April 1984. It is shown that the accuracy of the early part of the forecast is very dependent on the specification of the ...

S. P. Ballard; B. W. Golding; R. N. B. Smith

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mesoscale Modeling of LX-17 Under Isentropic Compression  

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Mesoscale simulations of LX-17 incorporating different equilibrium mixture models were used to investigate the unreacted equation-of-state (UEOS) of TATB. Candidate TATB UEOS were calculated using the equilibrium mixture models and benchmarked with mesoscale simulations of isentropic compression experiments (ICE). X-ray computed tomography (XRCT) data provided the basis for initializing the simulations with realistic microstructural details. Three equilibrium mixture models were used in this study. The single constituent with conservation equations (SCCE) model was based on a mass-fraction weighted specific volume and the conservation of mass, momentum, and energy. The single constituent equation-of-state (SCEOS) model was based on a mass-fraction weighted specific volume and the equation-of-state of the constituents. The kinetic energy averaging (KEA) model was based on a mass-fraction weighted particle velocity mixture rule and the conservation equations. The SCEOS model yielded the stiffest TATB EOS (0.121{micro} + 0.4958{micro}{sup 2} + 2.0473{micro}{sup 3}) and, when incorporated in mesoscale simulations of the ICE, demonstrated the best agreement with VISAR velocity data for both specimen thicknesses. The SCCE model yielded a relatively more compliant EOS (0.1999{micro}-0.6967{micro}{sup 2} + 4.9546{micro}{sup 3}) and the KEA model yielded the most compliant EOS (0.1999{micro}-0.6967{micro}{sup 2}+4.9546{micro}{sup 3}) of all the equilibrium mixture models. Mesoscale simulations with the lower density TATB adiabatic EOS data demonstrated the least agreement with VISAR velocity data.

Springer, H K; Willey, T M; Friedman, G; Fried, L E; Vandersall, K S; Baer, M R

2010-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Extracting Synoptic-Scale Diagnostic Information from Mesoscale Models: The Eta Model, Gravity Waves, and Quasigeostrophic Diagnostics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Fine-mesh models, such as the eta model, are producing increasingly detailed predictions about mesoscale atmospheric motions. Mesoscale systems typically produce stronger vertical motions than do synoptic-scale storms, making it more difficult ...

Stanley L. Barnes; Fernando Caracena; Adrian Marroquin

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Prediction of the 10–11 June 1985 Squall Line with the Canadian Regional Finite-Element Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In an effort to improve operational forecasts of mesoscale convective systems (MCSs), a mesoscale version of the operational Canadian Regional Finite-Element (RFE) Model with a grid size of 25 km is used to predict an intense MCS that occurred ...

Stéphane Bélair; Da-Lin Zhang; Jocelyn Mailhot

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

28

Some Effects of Different Cloud Parameterizations in a Mesoscale Model and a Chemistry Transport Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Chemistry transport models often ignore the cloud parameters that can be provided by meteorological pre-processors like mesoscale meteorological models. They often recalculate these parameters with algorithms that differ from those used in the ...

Nicole Mölders; Heinz Hass; Hermann J. Jakobs; Manfred Laube; Adolf Ebel

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a Land Surface Model. Part I: Application in a Mesoscale Meteorological Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Parameterization of land surface processes and consideration of surface inhomogeneities are very important to mesoscale meteorological modeling applications, especially those that provide information for air quality modeling. To provide crucial, ...

Aijun Xiu; Jonathan E. Pleim

2001-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

30

Hydrostatic Adjustment in Nonhydrostatic, Compressible Mesoscale Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The ability of various numerical techniques used in compressible, nonhydrostatic models to handlehydrostatic adjustment is intercompared. The exact solution of a linearized model of an isothermal, compressible, nonrotating atmosphere is compared ...

Dean G. Duffy

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Parameterization of Convective Precipitation in Mesoscale Numerical Models: A Critical Review  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Current approaches for incorporating cumulus convection into mesoscale numerical models are divided into three groups. The traditional approach utilizes cumulus parameterization at convectively unstable points and explicit (nonparameterized) ...

John Molinari; Michael Dudek

1992-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Parameterizing Mesoscale Wind Uncertainty for Dispersion Modeling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A parameterization of numerical weather prediction uncertainty is presented for use by atmospheric transport and dispersion models. The theoretical development applies Taylor dispersion concepts to diagnose dispersion metrics from numerical wind ...

Leonard J. Peltier; Sue Ellen Haupt; John C. Wyngaard; David R. Stauffer; Aijun Deng; Jared A. Lee; Kerrie J. Long; Andrew J. Annunzio

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

33

A Coupled Air–Sea Mesoscale Model: Experiments in Atmospheric Sensitivity to Marine Roughness  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A coupled air–sea numerical model comprising a mesoscale atmospheric model, a marine circulation model, and a surface wave model is presented. The coupled model is tested through simulations of an event of frontal passage through the Lake Erie ...

Jordan G. Powers; Mark T. Stoelinga

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Implementation and Validation of a Condensation Scheme in a Nonhydrostatic Mesoscale Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper a condensation scheme is implemented in a nonhydrostatic mesoscale model (MEMO). An overview of the model and the modified Sundqvist condensation scheme are given. The model, including condensation (MEMOIC), is tested on two well-...

Anne Dagrun Sandvik

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

35

The Use of Surface Observations in Four-Dimensional Data Assimilation Using a Mesoscale Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A system for the frequent intermittent assimilation of surface observations into a mesoscale model is described. The assimilation begins by transforming the surface observations to model coordinates. Next, the lowest-level model fields of ...

Frank H. Ruggiero; Keith D. Sashegyi; Rangarao V. Madala; Sethu Raman

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model Uncertainty in a Mesoscale Ensemble Prediction System: Stochastic versus Multiphysics Representations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A multiphysics and a stochastic kinetic-energy backscatter scheme are employed to represent model uncertainty in a mesoscale ensemble prediction system using the Weather Research and Forecasting model. Both model-error schemes lead to significant ...

J. Berner; S.-Y. Ha; J. P. Hacker; A. Fournier; C. Snyder

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Influence of Mesoscale Humidity and Evapotranspiration Fields on a Model Forecast of a Cold-Frontal Squall Line  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Satellite imagery and rain gauge data are combined to create mesoscale detail in the initial states of relative humidity (RH) and surface moisture availability (M) for a mesoscale model simulation. The most profound impact of inserting the ...

Steven E. Koch; Ahmet Aksakal; Jeffery T. McQueen

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sensitivity of a Mesoscale Model to Microphysical Parameterizations in the MAP SOP Events IOP2b and IOP8  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The sensitivity of a mesoscale model to different microphysical parameterizations is investigated for two events of precipitation in the Mediterranean region, that is, the Mesoscale Alpine Program (MAP) intensive observation periods (IOP) 2b (19–...

Stefano Serafin; Rossella Ferretti

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A New Single-Layer Urban Canopy Model for Use in Mesoscale Atmospheric Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new single-layer urban canopy model for use in mesoscale atmospheric models is developed and validated. The urban canopy model represents a built-up area as a street canyon, two facing buildings, and a road. In this model, the two facing walls ...

Young-Hee Ryu; Jong-Jin Baik; Sang-Hyun Lee

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

40

Assimilation of DMSP and TOVS Satellite Soundings in a Mesoscale Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A modeling investigation explores the impacts of the assimilation of satellite-retrieved soundings on forecast error in the Fifth-Generation Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesoscale Model (MM5). Simulations ...

Jordan G. Powers; Kun Gao

2000-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tests of an Adjoint Mesoscale Model with Explicit Moist Physics on the Cloud Scale  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An adjoint modeling system based upon the Naval Research Laboratory’s Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System’s atmospheric component has been developed. The system includes the adjoint model of the explicit moist physics ...

Clark Amerault; Xiaolei Zou; James Doyle

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

42

A One-Level, Mesoscale Model for Diagnosing Surface Winds in Mountainous and Coastal Regions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes a one-level, sigma-coordinate, mesoscale model suitable for diagnosing surface winds in mountainous and coastal regions. The model requires only modest computer resources and needs little data for initialization. Energy and ...

Clifford F. Mass; David P. Dempsey

1985-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Investigation of an Arctic Front with a Vertically Nested Mesoscale Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A vertically mesoscale regional numerical weather prediction model is used to simulate an arctic front. The front was observed during the Arctic Cyclone Expedition of 1984. The regional model employs a unique vertical nesting scheme in which the ...

William T. Thompson; Stephen D. Burk

1991-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

44

Mesoscale Weather Prediction with the RUC Hybrid Isentropic–Terrain-Following Coordinate Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A mesoscale atmospheric forecast model configured in a hybrid isentropic–sigma vertical coordinate and used in the NOAA Rapid Update Cycle (RUC) for operational numerical guidance is presented. The RUC model is the only quasi-isentropic forecast ...

Stanley G. Benjamin; Georg A. Grell; John M. Brown; Tatiana G. Smirnova; Rainer Bleck

2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

45

QNH: Design and Test of a Quasi-Nonhydrostatic Model for Mesoscale Weather Prediction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new mesoscale weather prediction model, called QNH, is described. It is characterized by a parameter that multiplies the hydrostatic terms in the vertical equation of motion. Models of this type are referred to generically as “quasi-...

A. E. MacDonald; J. L. Lee; S. Sun

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Importance of Understanding Mesoscale Model Parameterization Schemes for Weather Forecasting  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A severe weather outbreak that occurred on 21–23 November 1992 in the southern United States is used to illustrate how an understanding of model parameterization schemes can help in the evaluation and utilization of mesoscale model output. ...

John V. Cortinas Jr.; David J. Stensrud

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluations of Mesoscale Models' Simulations of Near-Surface Winds, Temperature Gradients, and Mixing Depths  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mesoscale meteorological models are being used to provide inputs of winds, vertical temperature and stability structure, mixing depths, and other parameters to atmospheric transport and dispersion models. An evaluation methodology is suggested ...

Steven R. Hanna; Ruixin Yang

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of the NCEP Mesoscale Eta Model Convective Boundary Layer for Air Quality Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Atmospheric models are a basic tool for understanding the processes that produce poor air quality, for predicting air quality problems, and for evaluating proposed solutions. At the base of many air quality models is a mesoscale meteorological ...

Wayne M. Angevine; Kenneth Mitchell

2001-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigating the Influence of Synoptic-Scale Monsoonal Winds and Mesoscale Circulations on Diurnal Weather Patterns over Kenya Using a Mesoscale Numerical Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS) developed at Colorado State University (CSU) was used to investigate the influence of the large-scale monsoonal winds and the mesoscale local circulations on the diurnal precipitation pattern over ...

Joseph R. Mukabana; Roger A. Piekle

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mesoscale Modeling of Boundary Layer Refractivity and Atmospheric Ducting  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study four mesoscale forecasting systems were used to investigate the four-dimensional structure of atmospheric refractivity and ducting layers that occur within evolving synoptic conditions over the eastern seaboard of the United States. ...

Tracy Haack; Changgui Wang; Sally Garrett; Anna Glazer; Jocelyn Mailhot; Robert Marshall

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

51

Evaluating Mesoscale NWP Models Using Kinetic Energy Spectra  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Kinetic energy spectra derived from observations in the free atmosphere possess a wavenumber dependence of k?3 for large scales, characteristic of 2D turbulence, and transition to a k?5/3 dependence in the mesoscale. Kinetic energy spectra ...

William C. Skamarock

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mesoscale Eddy Energy Locality in an Idealized Ocean Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper investigates the energy budget of mesoscale eddies in wind-driven two-layer quasigeostrophic simulations. Intuitively, eddy energy can be generated, dissipated, and fluxed from place to place; regions where the budget balances ...

Ian Grooms; Louis-Philippe Nadeau; K. Shafer Smith

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modifying a Mesoscale Meteorological Model to Better Incorporate Urban Heat Storage: A Bulk-Parameterization Approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A simple bulk-parameterization scheme is implemented in modifying a mesoscale meteorological model to better incorporate urban heat storage. The objective is to improve the quantification of the fluxes associated with heat storage change and to ...

Haider Taha

1999-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the Use of Mesoscale and Cloud-Scale Models in Operational Forecasting  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the near future, the technological capability will be available to use mesoscale and cloud-scale numerical models for forecasting convective weather in operational meteorology. We address some of the issues concerning effective utilization of ...

Harold E. Brooks; Charles A. Doswell III; Robert A. Maddox

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulating Typhoon Floods with Gauge Data and Mesoscale-Modeled Rainfall in a Mountainous Watershed  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A physically based distributed hydrological model was applied to simulate typhoon floods over a mountainous watershed in Taiwan. The meteorological forcings include the observed gauge rainfall data and the predicted rainfall data from a mesoscale ...

Ming-Hsu Li; Ming-Jen Yang; Ruitang Soong; Hsiao-Ling Huang

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Intercomparison of Mesoscale Model Simulations of the Daytime Valley Wind System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Three-dimensional simulations of the daytime thermally induced valley wind system for an idealized valley–plain configuration, obtained from nine nonhydrostatic mesoscale models, are compared with special emphasis on the evolution of the along-...

Juerg Schmidli; Brian Billings; Fotini K. Chow; Stephan F. J. de Wekker; James Doyle; Vanda Grubiši?; Teddy Holt; Qiangfang Jiang; Katherine A. Lundquist; Peter Sheridan; Simon Vosper; C. David Whiteman; Andrzej A. Wyszogrodzki; Günther Zängl

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mesoscale Modeling of Katabatic Winds over Greenland with the Polar MM5  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Verification of two months, April and May 1997, of 48-h mesoscale model simulations of the atmospheric state around Greenland are presented. The simulations are performed with a modified version of The Pennsylvania State University–National ...

David H. Bromwich; John J. Cassano; Thomas Klein; Gunther Heinemann; Keith M. Hines; Konrad Steffen; Jason E. Box

2001-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Implementation of an Urban Canopy Parameterization in a Mesoscale Meteorological Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An urban canopy parameterization (UCP) is implemented into the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesoscale Model (MM5) to improve meteorological fields in the urban boundary layer for ...

Tanya L. Otte; Avraham Lacser; Sylvain Dupont; Jason K. S. Ching

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aerosol–Cloud Interactions in a Mesoscale Model. Part II: Sensitivity to Aqueous-Phase Chemistry  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The feedbacks between aerosols, cloud microphysics, and cloud chemistry are investigated in a mesoscale model. A simple bulk aqueous-phase sulfur chemistry scheme was fully coupled to the existing aerosol and microphysics schemes. The ...

Irena T. Ivanova; Henry G. Leighton

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mesoscale Modeling of a Cold Front and Its Interaction with a Diurnally Heated Land Mass  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A mesoscale numerical model incorporating a detailed planetary boundary-layer scheme, including momentum, heat and moisture exchange with the lower boundary, is used to study the change in structure of a dry summertime front as it moves towards a ...

William L. Physick

1988-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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61

A Model of Marine Boundary-Layer Cloudiness for Mesoscale Applications  

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A one-dimensional version of a multilevel mesoscale model is used to represent the cloud-topped boundary layer (CTBL). Turbulent exchanges are parameterized with a prognostic equation for the turbulent kinetic energy and an improved length-scale ...

Peter Bechtold; Jean Pierre Pinty; Charles Fravalo

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

62

The Effects of Subgrid Model Mixing and Numerical Filtering in Simulations of Mesoscale Cloud Systems  

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Using the newly developed Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model, this study investigates the effects of subgrid mixing and numerical filtering in mesoscale cloud simulations by examining the sensitivities to the parameters in turbulence-...

Tetsuya Takemi; Richard Rotunno

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

63

A Study of Rainfall Interception Using a 1And Surface Parameterization for Mesoscale Meteorological Models  

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Rainfall interception by vegetation canopies is studied using a parameterization of land surface Processes for mesoscale meteorological models. The interception scheme allows for a single vegetation canopy, and manages interception through a ...

Jean-François Mahfouf; Bruno Jacquemin

1989-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

64

Water and Energy Budgets of a Florida Mesoscale Convective System: A Combined Observational and Modeling Study  

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Mesoscale water and energy budgets are diagnosed for a squall line during the Convection and Precipitation Electrification Experiment and combined with the results of the two-dimensional Goddard Cumulus Ensemble Model. The fine temporal and ...

J. Halverson; M. Garstang; J. Scala; W-K. Tao

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

65

Mesoscale Model Simulations of Three Heavy Precipitation Events in the Western Mediterranean Region  

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A mesoscale numerical model with parameterized moist convection is applied to three cases involving heavy rainfall in the western Mediterranean region. Forecast precipitation fields, although not perfect when compared to the observations of ...

Romualdo Romero; Clemente Ramis; Sergio Alonso; Charles A. Doswell III; David J. Stensrud

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

66

Evaluating Mesoscale Model Predictions of Clouds and Radiation with SGP ARM Data over a Seasonal Timescale  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study evaluates the predictions of radiative and cloud-related processes of the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research (PSU–NCAR) Mesoscale Model (MM5). It is based on extensive comparison of ...

Françoise Guichard; David B. Parsons; Jimy Dudhia; James Bresch

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

67

Evaluation of an Urban Canopy Parameterization in a Mesoscale Model Using VTMX and URBAN 2000 Data  

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A modified urban canopy parameterization (UCP) is developed and evaluated in a three-dimensional mesoscale model to assess the urban impact on surface and lower-atmospheric properties. This parameterization accounts for the effects of building ...

Hung-Neng S. Chin; Martin J. Leach; Gayle A. Sugiyama; John M. Leone Jr.; Hoyt Walker; J. S. Nasstrom; Michael J. Brown

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

68

An Upper Boundary Condition Permitting Internal Gravity Wave Radiation in Numerical Mesoscale Models  

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A radiative upper boundary condition is proposed for numerical mesoscale models which allows vertically propagating internal gravity waves to pass out of the computational domain with minimal reflection. In this formulation, the pressure along ...

Joseph B. Klemp; Dale R. Durran

1983-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

69

Mesoscale Modeling and Four-Dimensional Data Assimilation in Areas of Highly Complex Terrain  

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A multiscale four-dimensional data assimilation (FDDA) technique, based on Newtonian relaxation, is incorporated into a mesoscale model and evaluated using meteorological and tracer data collected during the Atmospheric Studies in Complex Terrain ...

J. D. Fast

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

70

A Shallow-Convection Parameterization for Mesoscale Models. Part I: Submodel Description and Preliminary Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A shallow-convection parameterization suitable for both marine and continental regimes is developed for use in mesoscale models. The scheme is closely associated with boundary layer turbulence processes and can transition to either a deep-...

Aijun Deng; Nelson L. Seaman; John S. Kain

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

71

Mesoscale Modeling During Mixed-Phase Arctic Cloud Experiment  

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Mixed-phase arctic stratus clouds are the predominant cloud type in the Arctic (Curry et al. 2000) and through various feedback mechanisms exert a strong influence on the Arctic climate. Perhaps one of the most intriguing of their features is that they tend to have liquid tops that precipitate ice. Despite the fact that this situation is colloidally unstable, these cloud systems are quite long lived - from a few days to over a couple of weeks. It has been hypothesized that mixed-phase clouds are maintained through a balance between liquid water condensation resulting from the cloud-top radiative cooling and ice removal by precipitation (Pinto 1998; Harrington et al. 1999). In their modeling study Harrington et al. (1999) found that the maintenance of this balance depends strongly on the ambient concentration of ice forming nucleus (IFN). In a follow-up study, Jiang et al. (2002), using only 30% of IFN concentration predicted by Meyers et al. (1992) IFN parameterization were able to obtain results similar to the observations reported by Pinto (1998). The IFN concentration measurements collected during the Mixed-Phase Arctic Cloud Experiment (M-PACE), conducted in October 2004 over the North Slope of Alaska and the Beaufort Sea (Verlinde et al. 2005), also showed much lower values then those predicted (Prenne, pers. comm.) by currently accepted ice nucleation parameterizations (e.g. Meyers et al. 1992). The goal of this study is to use the extensive IFN data taken during M-PACE to examine what effects low IFN concentrations have on mesoscale cloud structure and coastal dynamics.

Avramov, A.; Harringston, J.Y.; Verlinde, J.

2005-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

72

The impact of agricultural intensification and irrigation on landatmosphere interactions and Indian monsoon precipitation --A mesoscale modeling perspective  

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and Indian monsoon precipitation -- A mesoscale modeling perspective E.M. Douglas a, , A. Beltrán-Przekurat b: irrigation Indian monsoon Regional Atmospheric Modeling System agriculture Land Use Land Cover Change Using convergence, mesoscale convection, and precipitation patterns over the Indian monsoon region. Four experiments

Niyogi, Dev

73

The impact of agricultural intensification and irrigation on landatmosphere interactions and Indian monsoon precipitation --A mesoscale modeling perspective  

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and Indian monsoon precipitation -- A mesoscale modeling perspective E.M. Douglas a, , A. Beltrán-Przekurat b Keywords: irrigation Indian monsoon Regional Atmospheric Modeling System agriculture Land Use Land Cover and regional convergence, mesoscale convection, and precipitation patterns over the Indian monsoon region. Four

Douglas, Ellen M.

74

Numerical Simulation of Dispersal of Inert Seeding Material in Israel Using a Three-Dimensional Mesoscale Model  

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A mesoscale model RAMS (the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System) was used to investigate the effectiveness of the broadcast static seeding method for dispersing particles into clouds, as it is used in Israel. The model was run using three nested ...

Zev Levin; Shimon O. Krichak; Tamir Reisin

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

75

Mesoscale Model Simulation of the 4–5 January 1995 Lake-Effect Snowstorm  

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The Pennsylvania State University–NCAR Mesoscale Model version 5 (MM5), running on a triply nested grid, was used to simulate the intense lake-effect snowstorm of 4–5 January 1995. On the finest grid (5-km resolution) centered over Lake Ontario, ...

Robert J. Ballentine; Alfred J. Stamm; Eugene E. Chermack; Gregory P. Byrd; Donald Schleede

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

76

A Rapidly Deployable Operational Mesoscale Modeling System for Emergency-Response Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An operational mesoscale model–based forecasting system has been developed for use by U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command meteorologists in their support of test-range operations. This paper reports on the adaptation of this system to permit ...

Thomas T. Warner; James F. Bowers; Scott P. Swerdlin; Brian A. Beitler

2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

77

Transformed Shoreline-following Horizontal Coordinates in a Mesoscale Model: A Sea?Land-Breeze Case Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A hydrostatic and incompressible mesoscale model with transformed horizontal coordinates is presented. The model is applied to study the sea-land-breeze circulation over Río de La Plata. One of the new coordinates is shoreline-following and the ...

Guillermo J. Berri; Mario N. Nuńez

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

78

Electrification of Stratiform Regions in Mesoscale Convective Systems. Part II: Two-Dimensional Numerical Model Simulations of a Symmetric MCS  

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Model simulations of a symmetric mesoscale convective system (MCS; observations discussed in Part I) were conducted using a 2D, time-dependent numerical model with bulk microphysics. A number of charging mechanisms were considered based on ...

Terry J. Schuur; Steven A. Rutledge

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

79

The Impact of GPS Precipitable Water Assimilation on Mesoscale Model Retrievals of Orographic Rainfall during SALPEX'96  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The potential of GPS precipitable water (PW) to improve mesoscale model retrievals of orographic precipitation is investigated for a prolonged rainfall event observed during the 1996 Southern Alps Experiment (SALPEX'96). The model is the Advanced ...

Mark Falvey; John Beavan

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

80

Aerosol–Cloud Interactions in a Mesoscale Model. Part I: Sensitivity to Activation and Collision–Coalescence  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High-resolution numerical simulations of the aerosol–cloud feedbacks are performed with a mesoscale model. The multimodal aerosol species, added to the model, and the cloud species were represented by two spectral moments. The aerosol sources ...

Irena T. Ivanova; Henry G. Leighton

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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81

Sensitivity of Convective Cloud Growth to Mesoscale Lifting: A Numerical Analysis of Mesoscale Convective Triggering  

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Numerical model simulation of mesoscale lifting of the convective environment indicates that the ability of the environment to develop deep moist convection increases as mesoscale lifting increases. Mesoscale lifting produces increases in modeled ...

David A. Matthews; Bernard A. Silverman

1980-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

82

Evaluation of a Mesoscale Model with Different Surface Parameterizations and Vertical Resolutions for the Bay of Valencia  

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Two different setups of the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–NCAR Mesoscale Model (MM5) are used and the results of 71 forecasts are evaluated with a focus on the accuracy of meteorological surface data including wind, temperature, ...

Hinnerk Ries; K. Heinke Schlünzen

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

83

Radiative Transfer Simulations Using Mesoscale Cloud Model Outputs: Comparisons with Passive Microwave and Infrared Satellite Observations for Midlatitudes  

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Real midlatitude meteorological cases are simulated over western Europe with the cloud mesoscale model Méso-NH, and the outputs are used to calculate brightness temperatures at microwave frequencies with the Atmospheric Transmission at Microwave (...

Ingo Meirold-Mautner; Catherine Prigent; Eric Defer; Juan R. Pardo; Jean-Pierre Chaboureau; Jean-Pierre Pinty; Mario Mech; Susanne Crewell

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

84

A Comparison of Simple and Complex Treatments of Surface Hydrology and Thermodynamics Suitable for Mesoscale Atmospheric Models  

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Alternative treatments of the hydrologic and thermodynamic processes at the earth's surface within a mesoscale model are discussed in this study. Specifically, the question of under what circumstances it is necessary to use a complex surface ...

Mercedes N. Lakhtakia; Thomas T. Warner

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

85

Feasibility of the Direct Method to Solve the Anelastic Pressure Equation in Nonhydrostatic Two-Dimensional Mesoscale Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For anelastic nonhydrostatic mesoscale models, the pressure has to be solved from the Poisson partial differential equation. This can be done in various ways. Here the usually neglected direct method is compared to widely used (iterative) ...

Antoon Meesters

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

86

Resolved turbulence characteristics in large-eddy simulations nested within mesoscale simulations using the Weather Research and Forecasting model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One-way concurrent nesting within the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model is examined for conducting large-eddy simulations (LES) nested within mesoscale simulations. Wind speed, spectra, and resolved turbulent stresses and turbulence ...

Jeff Mirocha; Branko Kosovi?; Gokhan Kirkil

87

A Study of Convection Initiation in a Mesoscale Model Using High-Resolution Land Surface Initial Conditions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A coupled convection-resolving mesoscale atmosphere–land surface model (LSM) is used to investigate land surface–planetary boundary layer (PBL) interactions responsible for the initiation of deep, moist convection over the southern Great Plains ...

Stanley B. Trier; Fei Chen; Kevin W. Manning

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

Numerical Sensitivity Experiments of Varying Model Physics on the Structure, Evolution and Dynamics of Two Mesoscale Convective Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The effects of different model physics and different convective and boundary layer parameterization schemes are investigated using an 18-h nested-grid numerical simulation of the mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) that were responsible for the ...

Da-Lin Zhang; J. Michael Fritsch

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

A Climatological Study of Boundary Layer Wind Speed Using a Meso-?-Scale Higher-Order Closure Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A mesoscale higher-order closure atmospheric boundary layer model has been used to get more detailed information than is possible from observations regarding horizontal and vertical variations of the wind in an area in southeastern Sweden. To ...

Hans Bergström

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

90

Impact of a Newtonian Assimilation and Physical Initialization an the Initialization and Prediction by a Tropical Mesoscale Model  

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This study illustrates the capability of Newtonian nudging and physical initialization in improving the initialized state and forecasts in the Florida State University high-resolution regional tropical mesoscale model. In particular it is shown ...

Kok-Seng Yap

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

Mesoscale Modeling of Springtime Arctic Mixed-Phase Stratiform Clouds Using a New Two-Moment Bulk Microphysics Scheme  

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A new two-moment bulk microphysics scheme is implemented into the polar version of the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–NCAR Mesoscale Model (MM5) to simulate arctic mixed-phase boundary layer stratiform clouds observed during ...

H. Morrison; J. O. Pinto

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

92

An Evaluation of Microphysics Fields from Mesoscale Model Simulations of Tropical Cyclones. Part I: Comparisons with Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study presents a framework for comparing hydrometeor and vertical velocity fields from mesoscale model simulations of tropical cyclones with observations of these fields from a variety of platforms. The framework is based on the Yuter and ...

Robert F. Rogers; Michael L. Black; Shuyi S. Chen; Robert A. Black

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

Development and Evaluation of a Coupled Photosynthesis-Based Gas Exchange Evapotranspiration Model (GEM) for Mesoscale Weather Forecasting Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Current land surface schemes used for mesoscale weather forecast models use the Jarvis-type stomatal resistance formulations for representing the vegetation transpiration processes. The Jarvis scheme, however, despite its robustness, needs ...

Dev Niyogi; Kiran Alapaty; Sethu Raman; Fei Chen

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

94

The Influence of Hydrologic Modeling on the Predicted Local Weather: Two-Way Coupling of a Mesoscale Weather Prediction Model and a Land Surface Hydrologic Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A two-way coupling of the operational mesoscale weather prediction model known as Lokal Modell (LM; German Weather Service) with the land surface hydrologic “TOPMODEL”-Based Land Surface–Atmosphere Transfer Scheme (TOPLATS; Princeton University) ...

G. Seuffert; P. Gross; C. Simmer; E. F. Wood

2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

95

Formulation and Evaluation of a Nonhydrostatic Mesoscale Vorticity Model (TVM)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes the formulation and the application of the nonhydrostatic anelastic vorticity model (TVM). This model is constructed using a method involving two horizontal streamfunctions and two horizontal vorticity components. The ...

P. Thunis; A. Clappier

2000-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

Mesoscale Modeling for Mountain Weather Forecasting Over the Himalayas  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Severe weather has a more calamitous effect in the mountainous region-because the terrain is complex and the economy is poorly developed and fragile. Such weather systems occurring on a small spatiotemporal scale invite application of models with ...

Someshwar Das; S. V. Singh; E. N. Rajagopal; Robert Gall

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

Validation of the Coupled NCEP Mesoscale Spectral Model and an Advanced Land Surface Model over the Hawaiian Islands. Part II: A High Wind Event  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A high wind event (14–15 February 2001) over the Hawaiian Islands associated with a cold front is simulated using the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Mesoscale Spectral Model (MSM) coupled with an advanced land surface model (...

Yongxin Zhang; Yi-Leng Chen; Kevin Kodama

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Improved Simulation of Florida Summer Convection Using the PLACE Land Model and a 1.5-Order Turbulence Parameterization Coupled to the Penn State–NCAR Mesoscale Model  

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Three major modifications to the treatment of land surface processes in the Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research mesoscale model MM5, are tested in a matrix of eight model experiments. Paired together in each ...

Barry H. Lynn; David R. Stauffer; Peter J. Wetzel; Wei-Kuo Tao; Pinhas Alpert; Nataly Perlin; R. David Baker; Ricardo Muńoz; Aaron Boone; Yiqin Jia

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

GCM Grid-Scale Evaporation from Mesoscale Modeling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper investigates the problem of aggregation of land surface properties in a large area comparable in size with a model grid box of a GCM. The study is based on 3D numerical results obtained for atmospheric situations encountered during ...

J. Noilhan; P. Lacarrčre

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

Mesoscale to plant-scale models of nuclear waste reprocessing.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Imported oil exacerabates our trade deficit and funds anti-American regimes. Nuclear Energy (NE) is a demonstrated technology with high efficiency. NE's two biggest political detriments are possible accidents and nuclear waste disposal. For NE policy, proliferation is the biggest obstacle. Nuclear waste can be reduced through reprocessing, where fuel rods are separated into various streams, some of which can be reused in reactors. Current process developed in the 1950s is dirty and expensive, U/Pu separation is the most critical. Fuel rods are sheared and dissolved in acid to extract fissile material in a centrifugal contactor. Plants have many contacts in series with other separations. We have taken a science and simulation-based approach to develop a modern reprocessing plant. Models of reprocessing plants are needed to support nuclear materials accountancy, nonproliferation, plant design, and plant scale-up.

Noble, David Frederick; O'Hern, Timothy John; Moffat, Harry K.; Nemer, Martin B.; Domino, Stefan Paul; Rao, Rekha Ranjana; Cipiti, Benjamin B.; Brotherton, Christopher M.; Jove-Colon, Carlos F.; Pawlowski, Roger Patrick

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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101

Coupled Mesoscale-Large-Eddy Modeling of Realistic Stable Boundary Layer Turbulence  

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Site-specific flow and turbulence information are needed for various practical applications, ranging from aerodynamic/aeroelastic modeling for wind turbine design to optical diffraction calculations. Even though highly desirable, collecting on-site meteorological measurements can be an expensive, time-consuming, and sometimes a challenging task. In this work, we propose a coupled mesoscale-large-eddy modeling framework to synthetically generate site-specific flow and turbulence data. The workhorses behind our framework are a state-of-the-art, open-source atmospheric model called the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model and a tuning-free large-eddy simulation (LES) model. Using this coupled framework, we simulate a nighttime stable boundary layer (SBL) case from the well-known CASES-99 field campaign. One of the unique aspects of this work is the usage of a diverse range of observations for characterization and validation. The coupled models reproduce certain characteristics of observed low-level jets....

Wang, Yao; Manuel, Lance

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

A meso-scale unit-cell based material model for the single-ply flexible-fabric armor M. Grujicic a,*, W.C. Bell a  

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A meso-scale unit-cell based material model for the single-ply flexible-fabric armor M. Grujicic a April 2008 Accepted 12 February 2009 Available online 20 February 2009 Keywords: Flexible armor Meso-scale unit-cell based material model for a prototypical plain-woven single-ply flexible armor is developed

Grujicic, Mica

103

Simulations of the Climatological Wind Field in the Baltic Sea Area Using a Mesoscale Higher-Order Closure Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A three-dimensional mesoscale numerical model is utilized to investigate the climatological wind field over the Baltic Sea. To cover all synoptic and boundary layer conditions, a large number of model runs have to be made. Since this type of ...

Stefan Sandström

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Data Assimilation of Satellite-Derived Heating Rates as Proxy Surface Wetness Data into a Regional Atmospheric Mesoscale Model. Part I: Methodology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A satellite data assimilation method is developed which incorporates satellite-observed infrared heating rates into a mesoscale atmospheric model to retrieve model soil moisture. The method builds upon previous work with the model’s surface ...

Andrew S. Jones; Ingrid C. Guch; Thomas H. Vonder Haar

1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Effects of Downdrafts and Mesoscale Convective Organization on the Heat and Moisture Budgets of Tropical Cloud Clusters. Part I: A Diagnostic Cumulus Ensemble Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A diagnostic cumulus ensemble model is developed to study the effects of convective-scale downdrafts and mesoscale convective organization on the heat and moisture budgets of tropical cloud clusters. The model adopts the spectral representation ...

Ming-Dean Cheng

1989-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

An Evaluation of Mesoscale Model Predictions of Down-Valley and Canyon Flows and Their Consequences Using Doppler Lidar Measurements during VTMX 2000  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A mesoscale model, a Lagrangian particle dispersion model, and extensive Doppler lidar wind measurements during the Vertical Transport and Mixing (VTMX) 2000 field campaign were used to examine converging flows over the Salt Lake valley in Utah ...

Jerome D. Fast; Lisa S. Darby

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

Data Assimilation of Satellite-Derived Heating Rates as Proxy Surface Wetness Data into a Regional Atmospheric Mesoscale Model. Part II: A Case Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A satellite data assimilation method is applied which incorporates satellite-observed heating infrared rates into a mesoscale atmospheric model to retrieve model soil moisture. In a 3D case study, the method is successful at retrieving realistic ...

Andrew S. Jones; Ingrid C. Guch; Thomas H. Vonder Haar

1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

Development and Analysis of Prognostic Equations for Mesoscale Kinetic Energy and Mesoscale (Subgrid Scale) Fluxes for Large-Scale Atmospheric Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mesoscale circulations generated by landscape discontinuities (e.g., sea breezes) are likely to have a significant impact on the hydrologic cycle, the climate, and the weather. However, these processes are not represented in large-scale ...

Roni Avissar; Fei Chen

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

The 13–14 December 2001 IMPROVE-2 Event. Part I: Synoptic and Mesoscale Evolution and Comparison with a Mesoscale Model Simulation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes the large-scale synoptic and mesoscale features of a major precipitation event that affected the second Improvement of Microphysical Parameterization through Observational Verification Experiment (IMPROVE-2) study area on 13–...

Matthew F. Garvert; Brian A. Colle; Clifford F. Mass

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

The reduction of plankton biomass induced by mesoscale stirring: a modeling study in the Benguela upwelling  

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Recent studies, both based on remote sensed data and coupled models, showed a reduction of biological productivity due to vigorous horizontal stirring in upwelling areas. In order to better understand this phenomenon, we consider a system of oceanic flow from the Benguela area coupled with a simple biogeochemical model of Nutrient-Phyto-Zooplankton (NPZ) type. For the flow three different surface velocity fields are considered: one derived from satellite altimetry data, and the other two from a regional numerical model at two different spatial resolutions. We compute horizontal particle dispersion in terms of Lyapunov Exponents, and analyzed their correlations with phytoplankton concentrations. Our modelling approach confirms that in the south Benguela there is a reduction of biological activity when stirring is increased. Two-dimensional offshore advection and latitudinal difference in Primary Production, also mediated by the flow, seem to be the dominant processes involved. We estimate that mesoscale processes are responsible for 30 to 50% of the offshore fluxes of biological tracers. In the northern area, other factors not taken into account in our simulation are influencing the ecosystem. We suggest explanations for these results in the context of studies performed in other eastern boundary upwelling areas.

Ismael Hernández-Carrasco; Vincent Rossi; Emilio Hernández-García; Veronique Garçon; Cristóbal López

2011-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

111

The reduction of plankton biomass induced by mesoscale stirring: a modelling study in the Benguela upwelling  

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Recent studies, both based on remote sensed data and coupled models, showed a reduction of biological productivity due to vigorous horizontal stirring in upwelling areas. In order to better understand this phenomenon, we consider a system of oceanic flow from the Benguela area coupled with a simple biogeochemical model of Nutrient-Phyto-Zooplankton (NPZ) type. For the flow three different surface velocity fields are considered: one derived from satellite altimetry data, and the other two from a regional numerical model at two different spatial resolutions. We compute horizontal particle dispersion in terms of Lyapunov Exponents, and analyzed their correlations with phytoplankton concentrations. Our modelling approach confirms that in the south Benguela there is a reduction of biological activity when stirring is increased. Two-dimensional offshore advection and latitudinal difference in Primary Production, also mediated by the flow, seem to be the dominant processes involved. We estimate that mesoscale processes are responsible for 30 to 50% of the offshore fluxes of biological tracers. In the northern area, other factors not taken into account in our simulation are influencing the ecosystem. We suggest explanations for these results in the context of studies performed in other eastern boundary upwelling areas.

Ismael Hernández-Carrasco; Vincent Rossi; Emilio Hernández-García; Veronique Garçon; Cristóbal López

2011-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

112

Cloud Shading Retrieval and Assimilation in a Satellite-Model Coupled Mesoscale Analysis System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A retrieval-assimilation method has been developed as a quantitative means to exploit the information in satellite imagery regarding shading of the ground by clouds, as applied to mesoscale weather analysis. Cloud radiative parameters are ...

Alan E. Lipton

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Mesoscale Analysis by Numerical Modeling Coupled with Sounding Retrieval from Satellites  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The development and evaluation of a system for time-continuous mesoscale analysis is presented, with a focus on retrieving water vapor concentrations and ground surface temperatures from VISSR Atmospheric Sounder (VAS) data. The analysis system ...

Alan E. Lipton; Thomas H. Vonder Haar

1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

Simulating the Transition from Drizzling Marine Stratocumulus to Boundary Layer Cumulus with a Mesoscale Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A case of coastal California summer season boundary layer cloud has been simulated with the U.S. Navy Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System and the results analyzed in the context of consistency with conclusions derived from large ...

David B. Mechem; Yefim L. Kogan

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Effects of Initial and Boundary Conditions of Mesoscale Models on Simulated Atmospheric Refractivity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Radar ducting is caused by sharp vertical changes in temperature and, especially, water vapor at the top of the atmospheric boundary layer, both of which are sensitive to variations in the underlying surface conditions, local mesoscale weather, ...

Changgui Wang; Damian Wilson; Tracy Haack; Peter Clark; Humphrey Lean; Robert Marshall

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

Sensitivity of the Simulated Distributions of Water Masses, CFCs, and Bomb 14C to Parameterizations of Mesoscale Tracer Transports in a Model of the North Pacific  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A basinwide ocean general circulation model of the North Pacific Ocean is used to study the sensitivity of the simulated distributions of water masses, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), and bomb carbon-14 isotope (14C) to parameterizations of mesoscale ...

Yongfu Xu; Shigeaki Aoki; Koh Harada

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Simple Modifications to Improve Fifth-Generation Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesoscale Model Performance for the Phoenix, Arizona, Metropolitan Area  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The diurnal temperature cycle in the Phoenix, Arizona, metropolitan area, as represented in the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesoscale Model (MM5), is examined using a high-resolution 2-...

Joseph A. Zehnder

2002-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Modeling Mesoscale Cellular Structures and Drizzle in Marine Stratocumulus. Part II: The Microphysics and Dynamics of the Boundary Region between Open and Closed Cells  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This is the second of two companion papers on modeling of mesoscale cellular structures and drizzle in marine stratocumulus. In the first, aerosol–cloud–precipitation interactions and dynamical feedbacks were investigated to study the formation ...

Hailong Wang; Graham Feingold

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

A Cumulus Parameterization Including Mass Fluxes, Convective Vertical Velocities, and Mesoscale Effects: Thermodynamic and Hydrological Aspects in a General Circulation Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A cumulus parameterization based on mass fluxes, convective-scale vertical velocities, and mesoscale effects has been incorporated in an atmospheric general circulation model (GCM). Most contemporary cumulus parameterizations are based on ...

Leo J. Donner; Charles J. Seman; Richard S. Hemler; Songmiao Fan

2001-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Use of Four-Dimensional Data Assimilation in a Limited-Area Mesoscale Model Part II: Effects of Data Assimilation within the Planetary Boundary Layer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A four-dimensional data assimilation (FDDA) scheme based on Newtonian relaxation or nudging has been developed and evaluated in the Pennsylvania State University/National Center for Atmospheric Research (PSU/NCAR) Limited-Area Mesoscale Model. It ...

David R. Stauffer; Nelson L. Seaman; Francis S. Binkowski

1991-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Estimating the Effects on the Regional Precipitation Climate in a Semiarid Region Caused by an Artificial Lake Using a Mesoscale Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The effects on the regional precipitation climate by the construction of an artificial lake, in a semiarid region are studied. The study is performed using a mesoscale model to identify the larger-scale meteorological conditions when ...

Leif Enger; Michael Tjernström

1991-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

On the Validation of the Simulation of Early Season Precipitation on the Island of Puerto Rico Using a Mesoscale Atmospheric Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The ability of a mesoscale atmospheric model to reproduce the spatial distribution of the precipitation of the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico during an early rainfall season month (April) is evaluated in this paper, taking the month of April ...

Daniel E. Comarazamy; Jorge E. González

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Use of a Radar Simulator on the Output Fields from a Numerical Mesoscale Model to Analyze X-Band Rain Estimators  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A full radar simulator, which works with the 3D output fields from a numerical mesoscale model, has been developed. This simulator uses a T-matrix code to calculate synthetic radar measurements, accounts for both backscattering and propagation ...

E-P. Zahiri; M. Gosset; J-P. Lafore; V. Gouget

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Multiphase Modeling of Flow, Transport, and Biodegradation in a Mesoscale Landfill Bioreactor  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The need to control gas and leachate production and minimize refuse volume in municipal solid waste landfills has motivated the development of landfill simulation models to predict and design optimal treatment processes. We have developed a multiphase and multicomponent nonisothermal module called T2LBM for the three-dimensional TOUGH2 flow and transport simulator. T2LBM can be used to simulate aerobic or anaerobic biodegradation of municipal solid waste and the associated flow and transport of gas and liquid through the refuse mass. Acetic acid is used as a proxy for all biodegradable substrates in the refuse. T2LBM incorporates a Monod kinetic rate law for the biodegradation of acetic acid by either aerobic or anaerobic microbes as controlled by the local oxygen concentration. We have verified the model against published data, and applied it to our own mesoscale laboratory aerobic landfill bioreactor experiments. We observe spatial variability of flow and biodegradation consistent with permeability heterogeneity and the geometry of the radial grid. The model is capable of matching results of a shut-in test where the respiration of the system is measured over time.

Oldenburg, Curtis M.; Borglin, Sharon E.; Hazen, Terry C.

2002-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Thermal Effects of Urban Canyon Structure on the Nocturnal Heat Island: Numerical Experiment Using a Mesoscale Model Coupled with an Urban Canopy Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A single-layer urban canopy model is incorporated into a simple two-dimensional atmospheric model in order to examine the individual impacts of anthropogenic heating, a large heat capacity, and a small sky-view factor on mesoscale heat island ...

Hiroyuki Kusaka; Fujio Kimura

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Rigorous evaluation of a soil heat transfer model for mesoscale climate change impact studies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The influence of Climate Change on plant development as well as on carbon and nitrogen cycling in soils is an important research topic for Global Change impact assessment at the regional scale. These changes affect the availability and quality of ground ... Keywords: Energy balance, GLOWA-Danube, Land surface, Mesoscale, Soil temperature

Markus Muerth; Wolfram Mauser

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Modeling Metal Powder Compaction Using Combined Finite and ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Presentation Title, Modeling Metal Powder Compaction Using Combined Finite ... Optimization of Thermal Cycle for Rails with Respect to the Wear Resistance.

128

The Free Kelvin Wave in Finite-Difference Numerical Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The effects of viscosity and finite- differencing on free Kelvin waves in numerical models (which employ the Arakawa B- or C-grid difference schemes) are investigated using the f-plane shallow-water equations with offshore finite-difference grids,...

William W. Hsieh; Michael K. Davey; Roxana C. Wajsowicz

1983-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Mesoscale Predictability of an Extreme Warm-Season Precipitation Event  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A mesoscale model is used to investigate the mesoscale predictability of an extreme precipitation event over central Texas on 29 June 2002 that lasted through 7 July 2002. Both the intrinsic and practical aspects of warm-season predictability, ...

Fuqing Zhang; Andrew M. Odins; John W. Nielsen-Gammon

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

A Reanalysis System for the Generation of Mesoscale Climatographies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The use of a mesoscale model–based four-dimensional data assimilation (FDDA) system for generating mesoscale climatographies is demonstrated. This dynamical downscaling method utilizes the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–National ...

Andrea N. Hahmann; Dorita Rostkier-Edelstein; Thomas T. Warner; Francois Vandenberghe; Yubao Liu; Richard Babarsky; Scott P. Swerdlin

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Mesoscale modeling of irreversible volume growth in powders of anisotropic crystals  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Careful thermometric analysis (TMA) on powders of micron-sized triamino-trinitrobenzene (TATB) crystallites are shown to display irreversible growth in volume when subjected to repeated cycles of heating and cooling. Such behavior is counter-intuitive to typical materials response to simulated annealing cycles in atomic-scale molecular dynamics. However, through coarse-grained simulations using a mesoscale Hamiltonian we quantitatively reproduce irreversible growth behavior in such powdered material. We demonstrate that irreversible growth happens only in the presence of intrinsic crystalline anisotropy, and is mediated by particles much smaller than the average crystallite size.

Gee, R; Maiti, A; Fried, L

2006-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

132

Evaluation of a Data Assimilation Technique for a Mesoscale Meteorological Model Used for Air Quality Modeling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An observational data assimilation (ODA) technique was evaluated based on both its direct effect on meteorological model fields and its indirect effect on the results of two air quality models that input these meteorological fields: a Lagrangian ...

Takato Umeda; Philip T. Martien

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

The Use of Cloud-Resolving Simulations of Mesoscale Convective Systems to Build a Mesoscale Parameterization Scheme  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A method is described for parameterizing thermodynamic forcing by the mesoscale updrafts and downdrafts of mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) in models with resolution too coarse to resolve these drafts. The parameterization contains ...

G. David Alexander; William R. Cotton

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

A frequency domain finite element model for tidal circulation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A highly efficient finite element model has been developed for the numerical prediction of depth average circulation within small scale embayments which are often characterized by irregular boundaries and bottom topography.

Westerink, Joannes J.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Free Planetary Waves in Finite-Difference Numerical Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The effects of spatial finite-differencing, viscosity and diffusion on unbounded planetary waves in numerical models are investigated using a quasi-geostrophic approximation to the midlatitude, ?-plane, shallow-water equations. The two-...

Roxana C. Wajsowicz

1986-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Use of Four-Dimensional Data Assimilation by Newtonian Relaxation and Latent-Heat Forcing to Improve a Mesoscale-Model Precipitation Forecast: A Case Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Penn State/NCAR mesoscale model has been used in a study of special static- and dynamic-initialization techniques that improve a very-short-range forecast of the heavy convective rainfall that occurred in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas during 9–...

Wei Wang; Thomas T. Warner

1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Airmass Modification over the Gulf of Mexico: Mesoscale Model and Airmass Transformation Model Forecasts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Several numerical models are used to examine strong air-sea fluxes and resultant airmass modification following a cold-frontal passage over the Gulf of Mexico. Data from the Gulf of Mexico Experiment (GUFMEX), which was conducted in February-...

Stephen D. Burk; William T. Thompson

1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Modeling of passive microwave responses in convective situations using output from mesoscale models  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

, given the high sensitivity of these frequencies to the particle characteristics, especially in the ice phase. This result gives us strong confidence not only in the radiative transfer model but also column. Using a microphysical parameterization of heat and water exchanges, the sources and sinks

Pardo-CarriĂłn, Juan R.

139

An approach for modelling concrete spalling in finite strains  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new approach for modelling concrete spalling process is here proposed, taking into account a fully nonlinear-displacement/strain theory able to catch complex interactions between pressure, thermal and mechanical fields. The micro-structural modelling ... Keywords: Concrete spalling, Finite strains, Micro-structural modelling

C. E. Majorana; V. A. Salomoni; G. Mazzucco; G. A. Khoury

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Finite Element Modeling of Pharmaceutical Powder Compaction ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

First Principles Modeling of Shape Memory Alloy Magnetic Refrigeration Materials ... of Lithium Battery Materials LiMPO4 (M = Mn, Fe, Co, and Ni): A Comparative ... Forming-Crush Simulation Optimization Using Internal State Variable Model.

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141

Efficient Finite Element Modeling of Shallow Geothermal Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a finite element modeling technique for double U-tube borehole heat exchangers (BHE) and the surrounding soil mass. Focus is placed on presenting numerical analyses describing the capability of a BHE model, previously introduced by ... Keywords: Geothermic, BHE, Heat transfer

Rafid Al-Khoury

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

A Numerical Study of a Mesoscale Convective System during TOGA COARE. Part I: Model Description and Verification  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A 16-h numerical simulation of the growing and mature stages of the 15 December 1992 Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Response Experiment (TOGA COARE) mesoscale convective system (MCS) is performed to demonstrate the ...

Badrinath Nagarajan; M. K. Yau; Da-Lin Zhang

2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Tests of an Ensemble Kalman Filter for Mesoscale and Regional-Scale Data Assimilation. Part II: Imperfect Model Experiments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In Part I of this two-part work, the feasibility of using an ensemble Kalman filter (EnKF) for mesoscale and regional-scale data assimilation through various observing system simulation experiments was demonstrated assuming a perfect forecast ...

Zhiyong Meng; Fuqing Zhang

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Development of a Two-Dimensional Finite-Element PBL Model and Two Preliminary Model Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We have developed a two-dimensional finite-element model for simulating atmospheric flow in the planetary boundary layer (PBL) of the earth. The finite-element method provides a useful alternative to the conventional finite-difference method in ...

L. P. Chang; E. S. Takle; R. L. Sani

1982-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Evaluation of Snow Depth and Soil Temperatures Predicted by the Hydro–Thermodynamic Soil–Vegetation Scheme Coupled with the Fifth-Generation Pennsylvania State University–NCAR Mesoscale Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Hydro–Thermodynamic Soil–Vegetation Scheme (HTSVS) coupled in a two-way mode with the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Mesoscale Meteorological Model (MM5) is evaluated for a ...

Balachandrudu Narapusetty; Nicole Mölders

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

The IMPROVE-1 Storm of 1–2 February 2001. Part III: Sensitivity of a Mesoscale Model Simulation to the Representation of Snow Particle Types and Testing of a Bulk Microphysical Scheme with Snow Habit Prediction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A mesoscale model simulation of a wide cold-frontal rainband observed in the Pacific Northwest during the Improvement of Microphysical Parameterization through Observational Verification Experiment (IMPROVE-1) field study was used to test the ...

Christopher P. Woods; Mark T. Stoelinga; John D. Locatelli

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Extended finite state models of language  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In spite of the wide availability of more powerful (context free, mildly context sensitive, and even Turing-equivalent) formalisms, the bulk of the applied work on language and sublanguage modeling, especially for the purposes of recognition and topic ...

András Kornai

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Validation of the Coupled NCEP Mesoscale Spectral Model and an Advanced Land Surface Model over the Hawaiian Islands. Part I: Summer Trade Wind Conditions and a Heavy Rainfall Event  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Validations of the 10-km operational Regional Spectral Model (RSM) and the coupled Mesoscale Spectral Model (MSM) with an advanced land surface model (LSM) forecasts during a 1-month period from 20 May through 20 June 2002 are performed at three ...

Yongxin Zhang; Yi-Leng Chen; Song-You Hong; Hann-Ming Henry Juang; Kevin Kodama

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Finite element modeling of borehole heat exchanger systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Single borehole heat exchanger (BHE) and arrays of BHE are modeled by using the finite element method. Applying BHE in regional discretizations optimal conditions of mesh spacing around singular BHE nodes are derived. Optimal meshes have shown superior ... Keywords: Borehole heat exchanger, Borehole thermal energy store, FEFLOW, TRNSYS

H. -J. G. Diersch; D. Bauer; W. Heidemann; W. Rühaak; P. Schätzl

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Chiral Sigma Model with Pion Mean Field in Finite Nuclei  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The properties of infinite matter and finite nuclei are studied by using the chiral sigma model in the framework of the relativistic mean field theory. We reconstruct an extended chiral sigma model in which the omega meson mass is generated dynamically by the sigma condensation in the vacuum in the same way as the nucleon mass. All the parameters of chiral sigma model are essentially fixed from the hadron properties in the free space. In nuclear matter, the saturation property comes out right, but the incompressibility is too large and the scalar and vector potentials are about a half of the phenomenological ones, respectively. This fact is reflected to the properties of finite nuclei. We calculate N = Z even-even mass nuclei between N = 16 and N = 34. The extended chiral sigma model without the pion mean field leads to the result that the magic number appears at N = 18 instead of N = 20 and the magic number does not appear at N = 28 due to the above mentioned nuclear matter properties. The latter problem, however, could be removed by the introduction of the finite pion mean field with the appearance of the magic number at N = 28. We find that the energy differences between the spin-orbit partners are reproduced by the finite pion mean field which is completely a different mechanism from the standard spin-orbit interaction.

Y. Ogawa; H. Toki; S. Tamenaga; H. Shen; A. Hosaka; S. Sugimoto; K. Ikeda

2003-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

151

Finite automata models of quantized systems: conceptual status and outlook  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Since Edward Moore, finite automata theory has been inspired by physics, in particular by quantum complementarity. We review automaton complementarity, reversible automata and the connections to generalized urn models. Recent developments in quantum information theory may have appropriate formalizations in the automaton context.

Karl Svozil

2002-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

152

A finite element model for three dimensional hydraulic fracturing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper is devoted to the development of a model for the numerical simulation of hydraulic fracturing processes with 3d fracture propagation. It takes into account the effects of fluid flow inside the fracture, fluid leak-off through fracture walls ... Keywords: boundary elements, finite elements, hydraulic fracturing, petroleum recovery

Philippe R. B. Devloo; Paulo Dore Fernandes; Sônia M. Gomes; Cedric Marcelo Augusto Ayala Bravo; Renato Gomes Damas

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Mesoscale Evolution of a Continental Occluded Cyclone  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A diagnostic study of a continental occluding extratropical cyclone (ETC) during 1–2 November 1992 is presented using initializations from the Mesoscale Atmospheric Prediction System (MAPS), a hybrid sigma–isentropic coordinate model. Whereas ...

Patrick S. Market; James T. Moore

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Real-Time Mesoscale Prediction on workstations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Experience in performing real-time mesoscale numerical prediction forecasts using the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS) over Colorado for a winter season on high-performance workstations is summarized. Performance evaluation is done for ...

William R. Cotton; Gregory Thompson; Paul W. Mieike Jr.

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

The sensitivity of the PSU-NCAR model (MM5) to cumulus parameterization in simulating the mesoscale environment associated with 2 June 1995 West Texas tornado outbreak  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

On 2 June 1995, many supercede thunderstorms were graphics. observed in West Texas between Lubbock and Amarillo under the synoptic and mesoscale environment which was increasingly more supportive of severe convection. Of the storms, those which crossed a particular outflow boundary, generated by earlier convection, produced violent tornadoes near Friona and Dimmitt, Texas. As documented in numerous other studies, the outflow boundary generated from the earlier convection seemed to play a important role in producing tornadic supercedes. This study presents observational features of the event, performs model simulations with three disparate cumulus parameterization schemes, and does a careful comparison between the simulations and observations. This study tries to understand the sequence of events which preceded the severe storm outbreak. Particularly, mesoscale features such as the dry line and outflow boundaries are carefully documented. Because of the significant impact of the convective outflow boundaries, this study tries to examine the sensitivity of the PSU/NCAR three dimensional nonhydrostatic mesoscale model (MM5) to the choice of cumulus parameterization scheme. The schemes used in this study include Kain-Fritsch, Fritsch-Chappell, and Grell schemes. The model simulation has a 67 x 67 grid domain centered at 35[] N and 102[] W with 27 km grid spacing, and starts at 12 UTC 2 June for 12-h forecast. The simulation results showed that, even though the general features agreed well among the three different simulations, the mesoscale features such as the outflow boundary, convective rain, temperature gradient, and pressure gradient associated with tee convective outflow were somewhat different among the different cumulus parameterizations. It seemed that the different behavior of the simulations was strongly dependent on the components constructing each cumulus parameterization. Despite the limitation of evidence suggested in this study, the Kain-Fritsch scheme appeared to be most suitable for the simulation of meso-[] scale features.

Han, Sang-Ok

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Test of modified BCS model at finite temperature  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A recently suggested modified BCS (MBCS) model has been studied at finite temperature. We show that this approach does not allow the existence of the normal (non-superfluid) phase at any finite temperature. Other MBCS predictions such as a negative pairing gap, pairing induced by heating in closed-shell nuclei, and ``superfluid -- super-superfluid'' phase transition are discussed also. The MBCS model is tested by comparing with exact solutions for the picket fence model. Here, severe violation of the internal symmetry of the problem is detected. The MBCS equations are found to be inconsistent. The limit of the MBCS applicability has been determined to be far below the ``superfluid -- normal'' phase transition of the conventional FT-BCS, where the model performs worse than the FT-BCS.

V. Yu. Ponomarev; A. I. Vdovin

2005-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

157

Development of a Zero-Dimensional Mesoscale Thermal Model for Urban Climate  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A simple energy balance model is created for use in developing mitigation strategies for the urban heat island effect. The model is initially applied to the city of Phoenix, Arizona. There are six primary contributions to the overall energy ...

Humberto R. Silva; Rahul Bhardwaj; Patrick E. Phelan; Jay S. Golden; Susanne Grossman-Clarke

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Modulation of Internal Gravity Waves in a Multiscale Model for Deep Convection on Mesoscales  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Starting from the conservation laws for mass, momentum, and energy together with a three-species bulk microphysics model, a model for the interaction of internal gravity waves and deep convective hot towers is derived using multiscale asymptotic ...

Daniel Ruprecht; Rupert Klein; Andrew J. Majda

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

An Application of an Explicit Microphysics Mesoscale Model to a Regional Icing Event  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A hydrostatic regional prediction model is modified to permit the existence of both liquid and ice hydrometeors within the same grid volume. The modified model includes an efficient ice-water saturation adjustment and a simple procedure to create ...

George D. Modica; Scot T. Heckman; Roy M. Rasmussen

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

African Easterly Wave Dynamics in a Mesoscale Numerical Model: The Upscale Role of Convection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To examine the dynamical role of convection in African easterly wave (AEW) life cycles the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model is used to simulate the evolution of a single AEW from September 2004. The model simulations are validated ...

Gareth J. Berry; Chris D. Thorncroft

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

An Intercomparison of Simulated Rainfall and Evapotranspiration Associated with a Mesoscale Convective System over West Africa  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An evaluation of precipitation and evapotranspiration simulated by mesoscale models is carried out within the African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis (AMMA) program. Six models performed simulations of a mesoscale convective system (MCS) ...

Françoise Guichard; Nicole Asencio; Christophe Peugeot; Olivier Bock; Jean-Luc Redelsperger; Xuefeng Cui; Matthew Garvert; Benjamin Lamptey; Emiliano Orlandi; Julia Sander; Federico Fierli; Miguel Angel Gaertner; Sarah C. Jones; Jean-Philippe Lafore; Andrew Morse; Mathieu Nuret; Aaron Boone; Gianpaolo Balsamo; Patricia de Rosnay; Bertrand Decharme; Philip P. Harris; J.-C. Bergčs

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Insider Models with Finite Utility in Markets with Jumps  

SciTech Connect

In this article we consider, under a Levy process model for the stock price, the utility optimization problem for an insider agent whose additional information is the final price of the stock blurred with an additional independent noise which vanishes as the final time approaches. Our main interest is establishing conditions under which the utility of the insider is finite. Mathematically, the problem entails the study of a 'progressive' enlargement of filtration with respect to random measures. We study the jump structure of the process which leads to the conclusion that in most cases the utility of the insider is finite and his optimal portfolio is bounded. This can be explained financially by the high risks involved in models with jumps.

Kohatsu-Higa, Arturo, E-mail: arturokohatsu@gmail.com [Ritsumeikan University, Department of Mathematical Sciences (Japan); Yamazato, Makoto, E-mail: yamazato@math.u-ryukyu.ac.jp [University of the Ryukyus, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science (Japan)

2011-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

163

3D Meso-scale Modelling of Aluminum-alloy Welding Processes for ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the present study, a granular model of solidification has been developed to simulate the welding process as a first step towards predicting solidification ...

164

A Finite-Depth Wind-Wave Model. Part I: Model Description  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A parametric windsea model for arbitrary water depths is presented. The model is derived from a conservation of energy flux formulation and includes shoaling, refraction, dissipation by bottom friction, as well as finite-depth modifications of ...

Hans C. Graber; Ole S. Madsen

1988-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Evaluation of a Simple Numerical Model as a Mesoscale Weather Forecasting Tool  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During the America's Cup race series of 1986–1987, a numerical sea breeze model was used to assist offshore forecasts. The exercise has provided a detailed insight into the extent to which such a model may assist the forecasting process the ...

P. J. Rye

1989-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

A Conjunctive Surface–Subsurface Flow Representation for Mesoscale Land Surface Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Most current land surface models used in regional weather and climate studies capture soil-moisture transport in only the vertical direction and are therefore unable to capture the spatial variability of soil moisture and its lateral transport. ...

Hyun Il Choi; Xin-Zhong Liang; Praveen Kumar

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

A Conjunctive Surface-Subsurface Flow Representation for Mesoscale Land Surface Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Most current land surface models used in regional weather and climate studies capture soil-moisture transport in only the vertical direction and are therefore unable to capture the spatial variability of soil-moisture and its lateral transport. ...

Hyun Il Choi; Xin–Zhong Liang; Praveen Kumar

168

The Sensitivity of Precipitation to Circulation Details. Part II: Mesoscale Modeling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A base case and the best time-coherent, regional analog to that case, identified in Part I, were analyzed to determine the precise mechanisms responsible for the differences in precipitation amounts. This analysis was conducted using two modeling ...

Paul J. Roebber; Gerhard W. Reuter

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Improving Convective Precipitation Forecasting through Assimilation of Regional Lightning Measurements in a Mesoscale Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A technique developed for assimilating regional lightning measurements into a meteorological model is presented in this paper. The goal is to assess the effectiveness of cloud-to-ground (CG) lightning information for improving the convective ...

Anastasios Papadopoulos; Themis G. Chronis; Emmanouil N. Anagnostou

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

A Nonreflecting Upper Boundary Condition for Anelastic Nonhydrostatic Mesoscale Gravity-Wave Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A sponge layer is formulated to prevent spurious reflection of vertically propagating quasi-stationary gravity waves at the upper boundary of a two-dimensional numerical anelastic nonhydrostatic model. The sponge layer includes damping of both ...

Young-Joon Kim; Sajal K. Kar; Akio Arakawa

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Mesoscale Model Ensemble Forecasts of the 3 May 1999 Tornado Outbreak  

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A six-member ensemble is developed in which the ensemble members only vary in their model physical process parameterization schemes. This approach is accomplished by mixing three different convective parameterization schemes with two different ...

David J. Stensrud; Steven J. Weiss

2002-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Incorporating Surface-Winds and Rainfall Rates into the Initialization of a Mesoscale Hurricane Model  

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The initialization of a three-dimensional model with operational data for Hurricane Eloise (1975) was studied to assess the impact of using bogus storm data, surface winds, rainfall rates, and a high-resolution surface pressure analysis in the ...

Michael Fiorino; Thomas T. Warner

1981-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Improvement of Orographic Gravity Wave Parameterization Using a Mesoscale Gravity Wave Model  

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Parameterization of gravity waves due to subgrid-scale orography is now included in most existing large-scale models of the atmosphere. Parameterization schemes, however, have so far been evaluated mainly in view of the overall performance of the ...

Young-Joon Kim; Akio Arakawa

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

The Use of Quasi-Nonhydrostatic Models for Mesoscale Weather Prediction  

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In recent years, there has been extensive study of the mathematical basis of weather prediction leading to a new system of continuous equations that are well posed, and a set of conditions that make discrete atmospheric and other models stable ...

A. E. MacDonald; J. L. Lee; Y. Xie

2000-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

A hierarchical fracture model for the iterative multiscale finite volume method  

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An iterative multiscale finite volume (i-MSFV) method is devised for the simulation of multiphase flow in fractured porous media in the context of a hierarchical fracture modeling framework. Motivated by the small pressure change inside highly conductive ... Keywords: Fractured porous media, Hierarchical fractured modeling, Iterative multiscale finite volume, Iterative multiscale methods, Multiscale finite volume, Multiscale fracture modeling, Multiscale methods

Hadi Hajibeygi; Dimitris Karvounis; Patrick Jenny

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Energy conserving Anisotropic Anhysteretic Magnetic Modelling for Finite Element Analysis  

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To model ferromagnetic material in finite element analysis a correct description of the constitutive relationship (BH-law) must be found from measured data. This article proposes to use the energy density function as a centrepiece. Using this function, which turns out to be a convex function of the flux density, guarantees energy conservative modelling. The magnetic field strength can be seen as a derivative with respect to the flux density. Especially for anisotropic materials (from lamination and/or grain orientation) this method has advantages. Strictly speaking this method is only valid for anhysteretic and thermodynamically stable material.

Jens Krause

2012-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

177

MESOSCALE MODELING OF DEFLAGRATION-INDUCED DECONSOLIDATION IN POLYMER-BONDED EXPLOSIVES  

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Initially undamaged polymer-bonded explosives can transition from conductive burning to more violent convective burning via rapid deconsolidation at higher pressures. The pressure-dependent infiltration of cracks and pores, i.e., damage, by product gases at the burn-front is a key step in the transition to convective burning. However, the relative influence of pre-existing damage and the evolution of deflagration-induced damage during the transition to convective burning is not well understood. The objective of this study is to investigate the role of microstructure and initial pressurization on deconsolidation. We performed simulations using the multi-physics hydrocode, ALE3D. HMX-Viton A served as our model explosive. A Prout-Tompkins chemical kinetic model, Vielle's Law pressure-dependent burning, Gruneisen equation-of-state, and simplified strength model were used for the HMX. The propensity for deconsolidation increased with increasing defect size and decreasing initial pressurization, as measured by the increase in burning surface area. These studies are important because they enable the development of continuum-scale damage models and the design of inherently safer explosives.

Springer, H K; Glascoe, E A; Reaugh, J E; Kercher, J R; Maienschein, J L

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

THE SIMULATION OF FINE SCALE NOCTURNAL BOUNDARY LAYER MOTIONS WITH A MESO-SCALE ATMOSPHERIC MODEL  

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A field project over the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement-Clouds and Radiation Testbed (ARM-CART) site during a period of several nights in September, 2007 was conducted to explore the evolution of the low-level jet (LLJ). Data was collected from a tower and a sodar and analyzed for turbulent behavior. To study the full range of nocturnal boundary layer (NBL) behavior, the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS) was used to simulate the ARM-CART NBL field experiment and validated against the data collected from the site. This model was run at high resolution, and is ideal for calculating the interactions among the various motions within the boundary layer and their influence on the surface. The model reproduces adequately the synoptic situation and the formation and dissolution cycles of the low-level jet, although it suffers from insufficient cloud production and excessive nocturnal cooling. The authors suggest that observed heat flux data may further improve the realism of the simulations both in the cloud formation and in the jet characteristics. In a higher resolution simulation, the NBL experiences motion on a range of timescales as revealed by a wavelet analysis, and these are affected by the presence of the LLJ. The model can therefore be used to provide information on activity throughout the depth of the NBL.

Werth, D.; Kurzeja, R.; Parker, M.

2009-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

179

Shape Analysis and Spatio-Temporal Tracking of Mesoscale Eddies in Miami Isopycnic Coordinate Ocean Model  

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Detection and analysis of ocean surface phenomena have so far relied on manual analysis of long sequences of satellite images or images produced from the mathematical models. In this paper a technique for the three-dimensional shape analysis and spato-temporall ...

Veena Moolani; Ramprasad Balasubramanian; Li Shen; Amit Tandon

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

A Multiyear Regional Climate Hindcast for the Western United States Using the Mesoscale Atmospheric Simulation Model  

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In preparation for studying the effects of increased CO2 on the hydrologic cycle in the western United States, an 8-yr hindcast was performed using a regional climate model (RCM) driven by the large-scale forcing from the NCEP–NCAR reanalysis. ...

Jinwon Kim; Jung-Eun Lee

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Forecast Strategy for Anticipating Cold Season Mesoscale Band Formation within Eastern U.S. Cyclones  

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An ingredients-based, time- and scale-dependent forecast strategy for anticipating cold season mesoscale band formation within eastern U.S. cyclones is presented. This strategy draws on emerging conceptual models of mesoscale band development, ...

David R. Novak; Jeff S. Waldstreicher; Daniel Keyser; Lance F. Bosart

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Sensitivity of Mesoscale Gravity Waves to the Baroclinicity of Jet-Front Systems  

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This study investigates the sensitivity of mesoscale gravity waves to the baroclinicity of the background jet-front systems by simulating different life cycles of baroclinic waves with a high-resolution mesoscale model. Four simulations are made ...

Shuguang Wang; Fuqing Zhang

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Recipes for Correcting the Impact of Effective Mesoscale Resolution on the Estimation of Extreme Winds  

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Extreme winds derived from simulations using mesoscale models are underestimated because of the effective spatial and temporal resolutions. This is reflected in the spectral domain as an energy deficit in the mesoscale range. The energy deficit ...

Xiaoli Guo Larsén; Sřren Ott; Jake Badger; Andrea N. Hahmann; Jakob Mann

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

QNH: Mesoscale Bounded Derivative Initialization and Winter Storm Test over Complex Terrain  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mesoscale bounded derivative initialization (BDI) is utilized to derive dynamical constraints, from which elliptic equations are formulated to derive smooth initial fields over complex terrain for mesoscale models. The initialization is ...

J. L. Lee; A. E. MacDonald

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Multifunctional Mesoscale Observing Networks  

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More than 120 scientists, engineers, administrators, and users met on 8–10 December 2003 in a workshop format to discuss the needs for enhanced three-dimensional mesoscale observing networks. Improved networks are seen as being critical to ...

Walter F. Dabberdt; Thomas W. Schlatter; Frederick H. Carr; Elbert W. Joe Friday; David Jorgensen; Steven Koch; Maria Pirone; F. Martin Ralph; Juanzhen Sun; Patrick Welsh; James W. Wilson; Xiaolei Zou

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Modelling well leakage in multilayer aquifer systems using the extended finite element method  

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The extended finite element method (XFEM) is applied to the problem of predicting the steady-state leakage from layered sedimentary aquifer systems perforated by abandoned wells. Multi-aquifer systems are modelled using a quasi-three-dimensional model ... Keywords: Extended finite element method, GFEM, Generalised finite element method, Leakage, Multi-aquifer systems, XFEM

Robert Gracie; James R. Craig

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Implementation and assessment of turbine wake models in the Weather Research and Forecasting model for both mesoscale and large-eddy simulation  

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Flow dynamics in large wind projects are influenced by the turbines located within. The turbine wakes, regions characterized by lower wind speeds and higher levels of turbulence than the surrounding free stream flow, can extend several rotor diameters downstream, and may meander and widen with increasing distance from the turbine. Turbine wakes can also reduce the power generated by downstream turbines and accelerate fatigue and damage to turbine components. An improved understanding of wake formation and transport within wind parks is essential for maximizing power output and increasing turbine lifespan. Moreover, the influence of wakes from large wind projects on neighboring wind farms, agricultural activities, and local climate are all areas of concern that can likewise be addressed by wake modeling. This work describes the formulation and application of an actuator disk model for studying flow dynamics of both individual turbines and arrays of turbines within wind projects. The actuator disk model is implemented in the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model, which is an open-source atmospheric simulation code applicable to a wide range of scales, from mesoscale to large-eddy simulation. Preliminary results demonstrate the applicability of the actuator disk model within WRF to a moderately high-resolution large-eddy simulation study of a small array of turbines.

Singer, M; Mirocha, J; Lundquist, J; Cleve, J

2010-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

188

Performance of mesoscale modeling methods for predicting microstructure, mobility and rheology of charged suspensions.  

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In this presentation we examine the accuracy and performance of a suite of discrete-element-modeling approaches to predicting equilibrium and dynamic rheological properties of polystyrene suspensions. What distinguishes each approach presented is the methodology of handling the solvent hydrodynamics. Specifically, we compare stochastic rotation dynamics (SRD), fast lubrication dynamics (FLD) and dissipative particle dynamics (DPD). Method-to-method comparisons are made as well as comparisons with experimental data. Quantities examined are equilibrium structure properties (e.g. pair-distribution function), equilibrium dynamic properties (e.g. short- and long-time diffusivities), and dynamic response (e.g. steady shear viscosity). In all approaches we deploy the DLVO potential for colloid-colloid interactions. Comparisons are made over a range of volume fractions and salt concentrations. Our results reveal the utility of such methods for long-time diffusivity prediction can be dubious in certain ranges of volume fraction, and other discoveries regarding the best formulation to use in predicting rheological response.

Pierce, Flint; Grillet, Anne Mary; Grest, Gary Stephen; Lechman, Jeremy B.; Plimpton, Steven James; in't Veld, Pieter J. (BASF Corporation Ludwigshafen, Germany); Schunk, Peter Randall; Heine, D. R. (Corning, Inc. Corning, NY); Stoltz, C. (Procter and Gamble Co. West Chester, OH); Weiss, Horst (BASF Corporation Ludwigshafen, Germany); Jendrejack, R. (3M Corporation St. Paul, MN); Petersen, Matthew K.

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Surface photovoltage measurements and finite element modeling of SAW devices.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Over the course of a Summer 2011 internship with the MEMS department of Sandia National Laboratories, work was completed on two major projects. The first and main project of the summer involved taking surface photovoltage measurements for silicon samples, and using these measurements to determine surface recombination velocities and minority carrier diffusion lengths of the materials. The SPV method was used to fill gaps in the knowledge of material parameters that had not been determined successfully by other characterization methods. The second project involved creating a 2D finite element model of a surface acoustic wave device. A basic form of the model with the expected impedance response curve was completed, and the model is ready to be further developed for analysis of MEMS photonic resonator devices.

Donnelly, Christine

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Calculation of gas hydrate dissociation with finite-element model  

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In situ gas hydrates have been found abundantly in the Arctic regions of the US, Canada, and Russia. Gas recovery from such a hydrate reservoir under permafrost conditions is described in the present paper. The technique is based upon a finite-element transient heat-conduction model that includes the ability to handle phase change. That model is applied to field data available from the North Slope of Alaska for predicting natural-gas production. Parametric studies have also been conducted to explore the effects of hydrate zone thickness, wellbore temperature, wellbore radius, porosity, etc., on the gas production rate. Comparisons of temperature distributions throughout the medium, and the propagation of the moving dissociation front with respect to time predicted by the present scheme and a finite-difference scheme, show good agreement. The data generated in the present study may be useful in deciding on the most optimal technique for gas recovery from hydrates. Additionally, it may provide drilling engineers with valuable information to establish guidelines for safe drilling in the presence of hydrates.

Das, D.K.; Srivastava, V. (Univ. of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK (United States). Mechanical Engineering Dept.)

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

Nonlinear Influence of Mesoscale Land Use on Weather and Climate  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper demonstrates that the influence of mesoscale landscape spatial variability on the atmosphere must be parameterized (or explicitly modeled) in larger-scale atmospheric model simulations including general circulation models. The ...

R. A. Pielke; G. A. Dalu; J. S. Snook; T. J. Lee; T. G. F. Kittel

1991-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

Finite element implementation of nearly-incompressible rheological models based on multiplicative decompositions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The present work is concerned with the numerical integration of finite viscoelastic or viscoplastic models. A numerical integration scheme based on the definition of a flow direction and a flow amplitude as in elastoplasticity is proposed. The most original ... Keywords: Finite elements, Finite strain, Integration scheme, Viscoelasticity, Viscoplasticity

S. Lejeunes; A. Boukamel; S. Méo

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

Developing a time-domain finite-element method for modeling of electromagnetic cylindrical cloaks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we propose a time-domain finite element method for modeling of electromagnetic cloaks. The permittivity and permeability of the cloak model are described by the Drude dispersion model. The model to be solved is quite challenging in that ... Keywords: Finite element method, Invisibility cloak, Maxwell's equations

Jichun Li; Yunqing Huang; Wei Yang

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Calibration under uncertainty for finite element models of masonry monuments  

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Historical unreinforced masonry buildings often include features such as load bearing unreinforced masonry vaults and their supporting framework of piers, fill, buttresses, and walls. The masonry vaults of such buildings are among the most vulnerable structural components and certainly among the most challenging to analyze. The versatility of finite element (FE) analyses in incorporating various constitutive laws, as well as practically all geometric configurations, has resulted in the widespread use of the FE method for the analysis of complex unreinforced masonry structures over the last three decades. However, an FE model is only as accurate as its input parameters, and there are two fundamental challenges while defining FE model input parameters: (1) material properties and (2) support conditions. The difficulties in defining these two aspects of the FE model arise from the lack of knowledge in the common engineering understanding of masonry behavior. As a result, engineers are unable to define these FE model input parameters with certainty, and, inevitably, uncertainties are introduced to the FE model.

Atamturktur, Sezer,; Hemez, Francois,; Unal, Cetin

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Nonlinear geometrically adaptive finite element model of the coilbox  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Hot bar heat loss in the transfer table, the rolling stage between rougher stands and finishing stands in a hot mill, is of major concern for reasons for energy consumption, metallurgical uniformity, and rollability. A mathematical model, as well as the corresponding numerical solution, is presented for the evolution of temperature in a coiling and uncoiling bar in hot mills in the form of a parabolic partial differential equation for a shape-changing domain. The space discretization is achieved via a computationally efficient geometrically adaptive finite element scheme that accommodates the change in shape of the domain, using a computationally novel treatment of the resulting thermal contact problem due to coiling. Time is discretized according to a Crank-Nicolson scheme. Finally, some numerical results are presented.

Troyani, N. [Univ. de Oriente, Puerto La Cruz (Venezuela). Dept. de Mecanica

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Predicting Tephra Dispersion with a Mesoscale Atmospheric Model and a Particle Fall Model: Application to Cerro Negro Volcano  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Models of volcanic ash (tephra) fallout are increasingly used to assess volcanic hazards in advance of eruptions and in near–real time. These models often approximate the wind field using simplistic assumptions of the atmosphere that do not ...

Marc A. Byrne; Arlene G. Laing; Charles Connor

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Development and Testing of a Surface Flux and Planetary Boundary Layer Model for Application in Mesoscale Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Although the development of soil, vegetation, and atmosphere interaction models has been driven primarily by the need for accurate simulations of long-term energy and moisture budgets in global climate models, the importance of these processes at ...

Jonathan E. Pleim; Aijun Xiu

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

High dimensional model representation based formulations for fuzzy finite element analysis of structures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a practical approach based on high dimensional model representation (HDMR) for analyzing the response of structures with fuzzy parameters. The proposed methodology involves integrated finite element modeling, HDMR based response surface ... Keywords: Explicit formulation, Finite element, Fuzzy analysis, High dimensional model representation, Implicit formulation, Response surface

A. S. Balu; B. N. Rao

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Modeling of interfaces in two-dimensional problems using solid finite elements with high aspect ratio  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The use of standard solid finite elements with a very high aspect ratio is proposed to model the behavior of thin interface regions between distinct components of composite structural members. It is shown that these elements present the same kinematics ... Keywords: Bond-slip, Damage model, Finite elements, Interface model, Reinforced concrete, Strong discontinuity

O. L. Manzoli; A. L. Gamino; E. A. Rodrigues; G. K. S. Claro

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

The robust estimation method for a finite mixture of Poisson mixed-effect models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

When analyzing clustered count data derived from several latent subpopulations, the finite mixture of the Poisson mixed-effect model is an immediate strategy to model the underlying heterogeneity. Within the generalized linear mixed model framework, ... Keywords: Finite mixture, Minimum Hellinger distance, Non-parametric maximum likelihood, Robustness

Liming Xiang; Kelvin K. W. Yau; Andy H. Lee

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

Numerical Experiments in Mesoscale Prediction over Southeast Australia  

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A new movable fine-mesh model (MFM) developed at the Australian Numerical Meteorology Research Centre, for mesoscale data assimilation and forecasting, is described. For the present, it is a 10-layer, hydrostatic, primitive equations model with ...

D. J. Gauntlett; L. M. Leslie; L. W. Logan

1984-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

FEMA: a Finite Element Model of Material Transport through Aquifers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report documents the construction, verification, and demonstration of a Finite Element Model of Material Transport through Aquifers (FEMA). The particular features of FEMA are its versatility and flexibility to deal with as many real-world problems as possible. Mechanisms included in FEMA are: carrier fluid advection, hydrodynamic dispersion and molecular diffusion, radioactive decay, sorption, source/sinks, and degradation due to biological, chemical as well as physical processes. Three optional sorption models are embodied in FEMA. These are linear isotherm and Freundlich and Langmuir nonlinear isotherms. Point as well as distributed source/sinks are included to represent artificial injection/withdrawals and natural infiltration of precipitation. All source/sinks can be transient or steady state. Prescribed concentration on the Dirichlet boundary, given gradient on the Neumann boundary segment, and flux at each Cauchy boundary segment can vary independently of each other. The aquifer may consist of as many formations as desired. Either completely confined or completely unconfined or partially confined and partially unconfined aquifers can be dealt with effectively. FEMA also includes transient leakage to or from the aquifer of interest through confining beds from or to aquifers lying below and/or above.

Yeh, G.T.; Huff, D.D.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

A Summertime Antarctic Mesocyclone Event over the Southern Pacific during FROST SOP-3: A Mesoscale Analysis Using AVHRR, SSM/I, ERS, and Numerical Model Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The development of three summertime mesoscale cyclones (MCs) over the northern Amundsen and Bellingshausen Seas from 10 to 12 January 1995 (during FROST SOP-3) is studied by means of AVHRR data, ERS and SSM/I retrievals, and mesoscale numerical ...

Michael Lieder; Günther Heinemann

1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Numerical Simulation of Mesoscale Eddies over Melbourne  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A mesoscale wind field model is used to simulate a cyclonic nocturnal eddy which may form over Melbourne under stable conditions with light synoptic winds. Two types of eddy (Mel-I and Mel-II) are identified, with separate formation mechanisms. ...

John L. McGregor; Fujio Kimura

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

FEWA: a Finite Element model of Water flow through Aquifers  

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This report documents the implementation and demonstration of a Finite Element model of Water flow through Aquifers (FEWA). The particular features of FEWA are its versatility and flexibility to deal with as many real-world problems as possible. Point as well as distributed sources/sinks are included to represent recharges/pumpings and rainfall infiltrations. All sources/sinks can be transient or steady state. Prescribed hydraulic head on the Dirichlet boundaries and fluxes on Neumann or Cauchy boundaries can be time-dependent or constant. Source/sink strength over each element and node, hydraulic head at each Dirichlet boundary node, and flux at each boundary segment can vary independently of each other. Either completely confined or completely unconfined aquifers, or partially confined and partially unconfined aquifers can be dealt with effectively. Discretization of a compound region with very irregular curved boundaries is made easy by including both quadrilateral and triangular elements in the formulation. Large-field problems can be solved efficiently by including a pointwise iterative solution strategy as an optional alternative to the direct elimination solution method for the matrix equation approximating the partial differential equation of groundwater flow. FEWA also includes transient flow through confining leaky aquifers lying above and/or below the aquifer of interest. The model is verified against three simple cases to which analytical solutions are available. It is then demonstrated by two examples of how the model can be applied to heterogeneous and anisotropic aquifers with transient boundary conditions, time-dependent sources/sinks, and confining aquitards for a confined aquifer of variable thickness and for a free surface problem in an unconfined aquifer, respectively. 20 references, 25 figures, 8 tables.

Yeh, G.T.; Huff, D.D.

1983-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

A Finite Mixture Logit Model to Segment and Predict Electronic Payments System Adoption  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Despite much hype about electronic payments systems (EPSs), a 2004 survey establishes that close to 80% of between-business payments are still made using paper-based formats. We present a finite mixture logit model to predict likelihood of EPS adoption ... Keywords: clustering analysis, electronic payments systems, finite mixture model, hierarchical logit regression, logistic regression, market segmentation

Ravi Bapna; Paulo Goes; Kwok Kee Wei; Zhongju Zhang

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Time domain 3D finite element modelling of train-induced vibration at high speed  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purpose of this paper is to investigate a 3D finite element (FE) coupled train-track model for the numerical modelling of the ground induced vibration due to the passage of a single high speed train locomotive. The track components such as the sleepers, ... Keywords: Finite elements, Ground vibration, High-speed, Mach cone, Railways

A. El Kacimi; P. K. Woodward; O. Laghrouche; G. Medero

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Mesoscale Cloud State Estimation from Visible and Infrared Satellite Radiances  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study focuses on cloudy atmosphere state estimation from high-resolution visible and infrared satellite remote sensing measurements and a mesoscale model with explicit cloud prediction. The cloud state is defined as 3D spatially distributed ...

T. Vukicevic; T. Greenwald; M. Zupanski; D. Zupanski; T. Vonder Haar; A. S. Jones

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Coupling between Gravity Waves and Tropical Convection at Mesoscales  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An idealized cloud-system-resolving model simulation is used to examine the coupling between a tropical cloud population and the mesoscale gravity waves that it generates. Spectral analyses of the cloud and gravity wave fields identify a clear ...

Todd P. Lane; Fuqing Zhang

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Idealized Mesoscale Convective System Structure and Propagation Using Convective Parameterization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The development and propagation of mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) was examined within the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model using the Kain–Fritsch (KF) cumulus parameterization scheme and a modified version of this scheme. ...

James Correia Jr.; Raymond W. Arritt; Christopher J. Anderson

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Using Radar Wind Observations to Improve Mesoscale Numerical Weather Prediction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A high-resolution radar data assimilation system is presented for high-resolution numerical weather prediction models. The system is under development at the Naval Research Laboratory for the Navy’s Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction ...

Qingyun Zhao; John Cook; Qin Xu; Paul R. Harasti

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Mesoscale Moisture Initialization for Monsoon and Hurricane Forecasts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper addresses physical initialization of precipitation rates for a mesoscale numerical weather prediction model. This entails a slight modification of the vertical profile of the humidity variable that provides a close match between the ...

T. N. Krishnamurti; S. Pattnaik; D. V. Bhaskar Rao

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Mesoscale Moisture Analysis of the North American Monsoon  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The regional circulations that contribute moisture to the large precipitation over northwestern Mexico, the core region of the North American monsoon, are investigated using three summer seasons (July–September 1995–97) of Eta Model mesoscale ...

Ernesto Hugo Berbery

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Meso-?-scale Pressure Dips Associated with Typhoons  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Using a mesoscale model, the formation process of a pressure dip, which was characterized by a rapid decrease and subsequent increase in surface pressure lasting less than an hour, was investigated. A simulated pressure dip accompanied by Typhoon ...

Hironori Fudeyasu; Satoshi Iizuka; Taiichi Hayashi

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Temperature and Humidity Profiles in Mesoscale Unsaturated Downdrafts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Profiles of temperature and humidity beneath precipitating anvil clouds in tropical convective systems suggest the presence of a mesoscale unsaturated downdraft there. In this paper, a one-dimensional, steady-state, hydrostatic model of a ...

Colleen A. Leary

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

The Australian Summertime Cool Change. Part II: Mesoscale Aspects  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Observations of four cold-frontal systems traversing the coastal region of southeast Australia in late spring and early summer are described in terms of process occurring on the mesoscale. A conceptual model is presented which summarizes the main ...

J. R. Garratt; W. L. Physick; R. K. Smith; A. J. Troup

1985-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Constitutive model effects on finite element modeling of elastomer behavior in radial interference seal configurations  

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Elastomers are becoming more prevalent in everyday products, and it is very important to be able to describe their behavior. Particularly, with advancements in computer hardware and software, the use of finite element analysis in design and analysis is becoming more prevalent. However, there is no accepted and agreed upon method to generally describe elastomer behavior in the finite element codes. Evaluation of two existing material models found in most FEA packages was conducted using experimental data gathered and fit to each model's strain energy function. The effects of using various combinations of material model and experimental data have been studied. The modeling started with simple stress states and progressed to some more general in nature. The two strain energy fimctions used were the Mooney-Rivlin and a 5 term expansion of the Rivlin series called the Polynomial (N=2) function.

Jackson, Jason R.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mesoscale hybrid calibration artifact  

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A mesoscale calibration artifact, also called a hybrid artifact, suitable for hybrid dimensional measurement and the method for make the artifact. The hybrid artifact has structural characteristics that make it suitable for dimensional measurement in both vision-based systems and touch-probe-based systems. The hybrid artifact employs the intersection of bulk-micromachined planes to fabricate edges that are sharp to the nanometer level and intersecting planes with crystal-lattice-defined angles.

Tran, Hy D. (Albuquerque, NM); Claudet, Andre A. (Albuquerque, NM); Oliver, Andrew D. (Waltham, MA)

2010-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Finite element modelling of the neck-stem interface of a modular hip implant for micro-motion study  

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A three dimensional, non-linear finite element modelling was used to analyse component stresses and relative micromotion at the modular junction interface of a Ti-alloy modular hip implant, using ANSYS finite element software. The model was developed ... Keywords: biomechanical modelling, finite element modelling, fretting, micromotion, modular hip stem

Kassim A. Abdullah

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

GEOTHERM: A finite difference code for testing metamorphic P-T-t paths and tectonic models  

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Here, time-dependent solutions for the heat conduction equation are numerically evaluated in 1D space using a fully implicit algorithm based on the finite difference method, assuming temperature-dependence of thermal conductivity. The method is implemented ... Keywords: Finite differences methods, HT Metamorphism, Numerical modeling, P-T-t paths, Variscan

Leonardo Casini, Antonio Puccini, Stefano Cuccuru, Matteo Maino, Giacomo Oggiano

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling complex wells with the multi-scale finite-volume method  

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In this paper, an extension of the multi-scale finite-volume (MSFV) method is devised, which allows to simulate flow and transport in reservoirs with complex well configurations. The new framework fits nicely into the data structure of the original MSFV ... Keywords: Gravity, Heterogeneous media, Multi-phase flow, Multi-scale finite-volume, Porous media, Well modeling

Patrick Jenny; Ivan Lunati

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

Workstation-Based Real-Time Mesoscale Modeling Designed for Weather Support to Operations at the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Station  

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This paper describes the capabilities and operational utility of a version of the Mesoscale Atmospheric Simulation System (MASS) that has been developed to support operational weather forecasting at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and Cape ...

John Manobianco; Gregory E. Taylor; John W. Zack

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Resolution Observations and Model Simulations of the Life Cycle of an Intense Mesoscale Snowband over the Northeastern United States  

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This paper investigates the structural and dynamical evolution of an intense mesoscale snowband occurring 25–26 December 2002 over the northeastern United States. Dual-Doppler, wind profiler, aircraft, and water vapor observations in concert with ...

David R. Novak; Brian A. Colle; Sandra E. Yuter

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

Finite element modeling of transmission line under downburst wind loading  

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Despite the fact that extensive research has been carried out on transmission lines subjected to normal wind loads, their behaviour under high intensity wind loads (HIW), such as downburst, is poorly defined. This paper describes a detailed numerical ... Keywords: Downbursts, Finite element, Microbursts, Transmission line, Transmission tower, Wind load

A. Y. Shehata; A. A. El Damatty; E. Savory

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

TEA - a linear frequency domain finite element model for tidal embayment analysis  

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A frequency domain (harmonic) finite element model is developed for the numerical prediction of depth average circulation within small embayments. Such embayments are often characterized by irregular boundaries and bottom ...

Westerink, Joannes J.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

Quadratic Galerkin Finite Element Schemes for the Vertical Discretization of Numerical Forecast Models  

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A finite element scheme with second-order basis functions is introduced for vertical discretization using a spectral model for horizontal discretization. The basis functions are required to be continuous, and no assumption is made concerning the ...

J. Steppeler

1987-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Finite-geometry models of electric field noise from patch potentials in ion traps  

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We model electric field noise from fluctuating patch potentials on conducting surfaces by taking into account the finite geometry of the ion trap electrodes to gain insight into the origin of anomalous heating in ion traps. ...

Low, Guang Hao

228

Application of Fourth-Order Finite Differencing to the NMC Nested Grid Model  

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A simple algorithm to modify the National Meteorological Center (NMC) Nested Grid Model (NGM) from second-order finite differencing and interpolation on a staggered grid to fourth order is derived and evaluated for operational application. A ...

1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Finite volume methods for unidirectional dispersive wave models  

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We extend the framework of the finite volume method to dispersive unidirectional water wave propagation in one space dimension. In particular we consider a KdV-BBM type equation. Explicit and IMEX Runge-Kutta type methods are used for time discretizations. The fully discrete schemes are validated by direct comparisons to analytic solutions. Invariants conservation properties are also studied. Main applications include important nonlinear phenomena such as dispersive shock wave formation, solitary waves and their various interactions.

Dutykh, Denys; Mitsotakis, Dimitrios

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Using Initial Condition and Model Physics Perturbations in Short-Range Ensemble Simulations of Mesoscale Convective Systems  

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Two separate numerical model ensembles are created by using model configurations with different model physical process parameterization schemes and identical initial conditions, and by using different model initial conditions from a Monte Carlo ...

David J. Stensrud; Jian-Wen Bao; Thomas T. Warner

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents: Evaluation of mesoscale  

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Evaluation of mesoscale model cloud simulations of the March 2000 IOP Evaluation of mesoscale model cloud simulations of the March 2000 IOP Tselioudis, George NASA/Goddard Institute for Space Studies A suite of mesoscale models was used to produce month-long runs of the March 2000 SGP IOP. The model cloud fields were evaluated against satellite and in-situ observations, using both monthly statistics of cloud properties and instantaneous cloud property distributions. It was found that compared to satellite retrievals models tend to overestimate cloud optical thickness in all dynamic regimes. The reasons for the differences in satellite and model cloud fields were investigated. Preliminary results indicate that the large model optical depths may be caused by an overestimate of cloud ice water amounts in the model simulations. Part of the differences, however,

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Variational Data Assimilation with a Variable Resolution Finite-Element shallow-water Equations Model  

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The adjoint model of a finite-element shallow-water equations model was obtained with a view to calculate the gradient of a cost functional in the framework of using this model to carry out variational data assimilation (VDA) experiments using ...

Keyun Zhu; I. Michael Navon; Xiaolei Zou

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

A Multilayer Upper-Boundary Condition for Longwave Radiative Flux to Correct Temperature Biases in a Mesoscale Model  

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An upper-level cold bias in potential temperature tendencies of 10 K day?1, strongest at the top of the model, is observed in Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model forecasts. The bias originates from the Rapid Radiative Transfer Model ...

Steven M. Cavallo; Jimy Dudhia; Chris Snyder

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Mesoscale Convective Complexes in Africa  

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Digitized full-disk infrared satellite imagery from the European geostationary satellite (Meteosat) for 1986 and 1987 was used to construct a climatology of mesoscale convective complexes (MCCs) in Africa One hundred ninety-five systems formed ...

Arlene G. Laing; J. Michael Fritsch

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Nuclear mass systematics by complementing the Finite Range Droplet Model with neural networks  

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A neural-network model is developed to reproduce the differences between experimental nuclear mass-excess values and the theoretical values given by the Finite Range Droplet Model. The results point to the existence of subtle regularities of nuclear structure not yet contained in the best microscopic/phenomenological models of atomic masses. Combining the FRDM and the neural-network model, we create a hybrid model with improved predictive performance on nuclear-mass systematics and related quantities.

S. Athanassopoulos; E. Mavrommatis; K. A. Gernoth; J. W. Clark

2005-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

236

Hypercube performance for 2-D seismic finite-difference modeling  

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Wave-equation seismic modeling in two space dimensions is computationally intensive, often requiring hours of supercomputer CPU time to run typical geological models with 500 × 500 grids and 100 sources. This paper analyzes the performance of ACOUS2D, ...

L. J. Baker

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Four-Layer Models of Finite-Amplitude Baroclinic Waves  

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A linear stability analysis is performed for a four-layer quasi-geostrophic model of zonally uniform flow in a channel. Models are then constructed to correspond with the continuous models of Green (1960), Gill et al. (1974), and the four-level ...

John Francis Donahue

1980-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

Effects of Stochastic Ice Strength Perturbation on Arctic Finite Element Sea Ice Modeling  

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The ice strength parameter P* is a key parameter in dynamic/thermodynamic sea ice models that cannot be measured directly. Stochastically perturbing P* in the Finite Element Sea Ice–Ocean Model (FESOM) of the Alfred Wegener Institute aims at ...

Stephan Juricke; Peter Lemke; Ralph Timmermann; Thomas Rackow

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

Three dimensional modeling and finite element simulation of a generic end mill  

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The geometry of cutting flutes and the surfaces of end mills is one of the crucial parameters affecting the quality of the machining in the case of end milling. These are usually represented by two-dimensional models. This paper describes in detail the ... Keywords: End mill, Finite element analysis, Mapping, Surface modeling, Surface patches

Puneet Tandon; Md. Rajik Khan

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

U.S. West Coast Surface Heat Fluxes, Wind Stress, and Wind Stress Curl from a Mesoscale Model  

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Monthly averages of numerical model fields are beneficial for depicting patterns in surface forcing such as sensible and latent heat fluxes, wind stress, and wind stress curl over data-sparse ocean regions. Grid resolutions less than 10 km ...

T. Haack; S. D. Burk; R. M. Hodur

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mesoscale Numerical Weather Prediction Models Used in Support of Infrared Hyperspectral Measurement Simulation and Product Algorithm Development  

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A novel application of numerical weather prediction (NWP) models within an end-to-end processing system used to demonstrate advanced hyperspectral satellite technologies and instrument concepts is presented. As part of this system, sophisticated ...

Jason A. Otkin; Derek J. Posselt; Erik R. Olson; Hung-Lung Huang; James E. Davies; Jun Li; Christopher S. Velden

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AVHRR-Derived Land Surface Conditions for Flux Simulations with a Mesoscale Model over the HAPEX-Sahel Study Area  

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The description of land surface conditions at a spatial scale adapted to climate and meteorological models is at the core of major problems in environment studies. In this regard, the information routinely provided by remote sensing observations ...

Roselyne Lacaze; Sylvie Donier; Pierre Lacarrčre; Jean-Louis Roujean

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Patient-Specific Finite Element Models of Proximal Femur Stiffness ...  

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Models were validated experimentally by fracturing human cadaveric femurs in a testing machine, using specially designed fixtures, load cells, and high speed ...

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Flexible finite-element modeling of global geomagnetic depth sounding  

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Modeling in 2D and 3D for Geomagnetic Depth Sounding (31, 16610. Banks, R. , 1969: Geomagnetic variations and the1997: Introduction to geomagnetic fields. Cambridge Univ Pr.

Ribaudo, Joseph Thomas

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

A dimensionally reduced finite mixture model for multilevel data  

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Recently, different mixture models have been proposed for multilevel data, generally requiring the local independence assumption. In this work, this assumption is relaxed by allowing each mixture component at the lower level of the hierarchical structure ... Keywords: Cluster analysis, Dimension reduction, EM-algorithm, Factor mixture model, Multilevel latent class analysis, primary, secondary

Daniela G. Calň; Cinzia Viroli

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Simulation of microphysical structure associated with tropical cloud clusters using mesoscale model and comparison with TRMM observations  

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An attempt has been made in the present study to examine the microphysical structure of a non-squall Tropical Cloud Cluster (TCC). Three-dimensional model simulations of cloud microphysical structure associated with a non-squall TCC occurred on 26 October ...

S. Abhilash; K. Mohankumar; S. Das

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Comparison of the Diurnal Precipitation Cycle in Convection-Resolving and Non-Convection-Resolving Mesoscale Models  

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The diurnal cycles of rainfall in 5-km grid-spacing convection-resolving and 22-km grid-spacing non-convection-resolving configurations of the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model are compared to see if significant improvements can be ...

Adam J. Clark; William A. Gallus Jr.; Tsing-Chang Chen

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Segmentation and Tracking of Mesoscale Eddies in Numeric Ocean Models Vishal Sood, Bin John, Ramprasad Balasubramanian and Amit Tandon*  

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, Ramprasad Balasubramanian and Amit Tandon* Department of Computer and Information Science. Tandon and V. Shah Visualization methods for heat transport in Miami Isopycnic Circulation Ocean Model (MICOM). IASTED CGIM. Hawaii, USA. 281-286, August 2002. [2] R. Balasubramanian, A. Tandon, B. John and V

Tandon, Amit

249

Comparison between LQCD and PNJL model at finite chemical potentials  

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Lattice QCD has the sign problem at real quark chemical potential. There are some regions with no sign problem; one is the imaginary quark chemical potential region and the others are the real and imaginary isospin chemical potential regions. We show that the Polyakov-loop extended Nambu-Jona-Lasinio (PNJL) model can reproduce LQCD data in the regions. We also determine the model parameters from the data and predict the QCD phase diagram in the real quark chemical potential region.

Sakai, Yuji; Kouno, Hiroaki; Yahiro, Masanobu

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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1396 JOURNAL OF APPLIED METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY VOLUME 46 A Combined Local and Nonlocal Closure Model for the Atmospheric Boundary Layer. Part II: Application and Evaluation in a Mesoscale Meteorological Model  

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A new combined local and nonlocal closure atmospheric boundary layer model called the Asymmetric Convective Model, version 2, (ACM2) was described and tested in one-dimensional form and was compared with large-eddy simulations and field data in Part I. Herein, the incorporation of the ACM2 into the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–NCAR Mesoscale Model (MM5) is described. Model simulations using the MM5 with the ACM2 are made for the summer of 2004 and evaluated through comparison with surface meteorological measurements, rawinsonde profile measurements, and observed planetary boundary layer (PBL) heights derived from radar wind profilers. Overall model performance is as good as or better than similar MM5 evaluation studies. The MM5 simulations with the ACM2 compare particularly well to PBL heights derived from radar wind profilers during the afternoon hours. The ACM2 is designed to simulate the vertical mixing of any modeled quantity realistically for both meteorological models and air quality models. The next step, to be described in a subsequent article, is to incorporate the ACM2 into the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) model for testing and evaluation. 1.

Jonathan E. Pleim

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Numerical Investigation of Mesoscale Circulations over the Los Angeles Basin. Part I. A Verification Study  

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This paper describes some improvements to the Colorado State University mesoscale model and the evaluation of the model's accuracy in simulating airflows in the Los Angeles Basin. Model output was compared with observations taken on two ...

Brian L. Ulrickson; Clifford F. Mass

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Heat Transport in Groundwater Systems--Finite Element Model  

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Solar energy is a promising alternate energy source for space heating. A method of economic long term solar energy storage is needed. Researchers have proposed storing solar energy by injecting hot water heated using solar collectors into groundwater aquifers for long term energy storage. Analytical solutions are available that predict water temperatures as hot water is injected into a groundwater aquifer, but little field and laboratory data are available to verify these models. The objectives of this study were to construct a laboratory model to simulate hot water injection into a confined aquifer, to use data from the model to verify analytical solutions modeling this process, and to evaluate the effects of physical properties and design parameters on thermal recovery efficiency. Initial studies of hot water injection into underground reservoirs were done by the petroleum industry while studying secondary and tertiary oil recovery methods. These studies involved small laboratory models. Advances in computer technology made it possible to model these systems numerically. Many assumptions must be made to predict temperature distributions and thermal efficiencies using analytical models which are not required in numerical solutions. To simulate hot water injection into a confined aquifer, a laboratory model (a 1.8288 m deep, 0.2 radian sector tank, that was 7.01 m in the radial direction) was constructed. There were 39 temperature and 15 fluid pressure measuring locations through the model. Water was supplied to the model at a constant temperature and flow rate. The flow layer was composed of a fine grained Texblast blasting sand. Four runs were made. During the initial run, no heat transfer took place and the hydraulic conductivity was measured. Three runs were made where the heat transfer was monitored. Water level data from the heat transfer runs showed that as the temperature of the aquifer increased, the hydraulic conductivity increased. Temperature data indicated that the three radii closest to the well bore reached thermal equilibrium. The equilibrium temperature decreased as radius increased. From Run 1 to Run 2, the equilibrium temperature increased at each radius because a larger flow rate was used. A vertical thermal gradient existed in the flow layer with the less dense warm water floating out over the cooler more dense water initially in the model. During the pumping cycle, the temperatures gradually decreased. The temperature of the water as it was pumped out of the model was measured and the energy recovered was computed using the initial temperature as a reference. Various other temperatures were used as a base reference to calculate recovery efficiency. There were heat losses out the sides of the model. The assumption of angular symmetry made in all analytical solutions was therefore not met. For this reason, the analytical solutions showed adequate, but not great, agreement with the experimental temperature distributions. Using the analytical solutions, the effects of changing system design parameters were evaluated. Increasing thermal conductivity in the flow layer caused the temperature distribution to spread out but had no effect on thermal efficiency. Increasing the thermal conductivity in the confining layers caused the temperature profile to not move as far from the well, and decreased thermal efficiency. Injection rates are only indirectly related to thermal efficiency. The physical parameter having the greatest effect on thermal efficiency was the flow layer thickness. As thickness increased, thermal efficiency increased.

Grubaugh, E. K.; Reddell, D. L.

1980-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical prediction of aerodynamic characteristics of prismatic cylinder by finite element method with Spalart-Allmaras turbulence model  

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Aerodynamic characteristic of prismatic cylinders is numerically investigated by using finite element method with Spalart-Allmaras turbulence model. The developed model is verified against the available experimental and numerical results for turbulent ... Keywords: Aerodynamic characteristic, Afterbody shape, Finite element method, Prismatic cylinder, Turbulent flow, Unsteady S-A model

Yan Bao; Dai Zhou; Cheng Huang; Qier Wu; Xiang-qiao Chen

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Top-down estimate of anthropogenic emission inventories and their interannual variability in Houston using a mesoscale inverse modeling technique  

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The 2000 and 2006 Texas Air Quality Study (TexAQS 2000 and 2006) field campaigns took place in eastern Texas in August-October of 2000 and 2006. Several flights of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) research aircraft were dedicated to characterizing anthropogenic emissions over Houston. Houston is known for having serious problems with non-attainment of air quality standards. We present a method that uses three models and aircraft observations to assess and improve existing emission inventories using an inverse modeling technique. We used 3-dimensional and 4-dimensional variational (3D-VAR and 4D-VAR) inverse modeling techniques based on a least-squares method to improve the spatial and temporal distribution of CO, NOy (sum of all reactive nitrogen compounds), and SO2 emissions predicted by the 4-km-resolution U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Emission Inventory (NEI) for 2005. Differences between the prior and posterior inventories are discussed in detail. We found that in 2006 the prior daytime emissions in the urban area of Houston have to be reduced by 40% {+-} 12% for CO and 7% {+-} 13% for NOy. Over the Houston Ship Channel, where industrial emissions are predominant, the prior emissions have to be reduced by 41% {+-} 15% for CO and 51% {+-} 9% for NOy. Major ports around Houston have their NOy emissions reduced as well, probably due to uncertainties in near-shore ship emissions in the EPA NEI inventory. Using the measurements from the two field campaigns, we assessed the interannual emission variability between 2000 and 2006. Daytime CO emissions from the Houston urban area have been reduced by 8% {+-} 20%, while the NOy emissions have increased by 20% {+-} 12% from 2000 to 2006. In the Houston Ship Channel, the daytime NOy emissions have increased by 13% {+-} 17%. Our results show qualitative consistencies with known changes in Houston emissions sources.

Brioude, J.; Kim, S. W.; Angevine, Wayne M.; Frost, G. J.; Lee, S. H.; McKeen, S. A.; Trainer, Michael; Fehsenfeld, Fred C.; Holloway, J. S.; Ryerson, T. B.; Williams, E. J.; Petron, Gabrielle; Fast, Jerome D.

2011-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Organizational Modes of Midlatitude Mesoscale Convective Systems  

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This paper discusses common modes of mesoscale convective organization. Using 2-km national composite reflectivity data, the authors investigated linear mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) that occurred in the central United States during May ...

Matthew D. Parker; Richard H. Johnson

2000-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mesoscale Climatic Simulation of Surface Air Temperature Cooling by Highly  

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Mesoscale Climatic Simulation of Surface Air Temperature Cooling by Highly Mesoscale Climatic Simulation of Surface Air Temperature Cooling by Highly Reflective Greenhouses in SE Spain Title Mesoscale Climatic Simulation of Surface Air Temperature Cooling by Highly Reflective Greenhouses in SE Spain Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2013 Authors Campra, Pablo, and Dev Millstein Journal Environmental Science & Technology Volume 47 Issue 21 Pagination 12284 - 12290 Date Published 11/2013 ISSN 0013-936X Keywords buildings, Heat Island Group Abstract A long-term local cooling trend in surface air temperature has been monitored at the largest concentration of reflective greenhouses in the world, at the Province of Almeria, SE Spain, associated with a dramatic increase in surface albedo in the area. The availability of reliable long-term climatic field data at this site offers a unique opportunity to test the skill of mesoscale meteorological models describing and predicting the impacts of land use change on local climate. Using the Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) mesoscale model, we have run a sensitivity experiment to simulate the impact of the observed surface albedo change on monthly and annual surface air temperatures. The model output showed a mean annual cooling of 0.25 °C associated with a 0.09 albedo increase, and a reduction of 22.8 W m-2 of net incoming solar radiation at surface. Mean reduction of summer daily maximum temperatures was 0.49 °C, with the largest single-day decrease equal to 1.3 °C. WRF output was evaluated and compared with observations. A mean annual warm bias (MBE) of 0.42 °C was estimated. High correlation coefficients (R2 > 0.9) were found between modeled and observed values. This study has particular interest in the assessment of the potential for urban temperature cooling by cool roofs deployment projects, as well as in the evaluation of mesoscale climatic models performance.

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Mesoscale Computational Materials Science - Programmaster.org  

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Jul 31, 2012 ... Symposium, Mesoscale Computational Materials Science of Energy Materials. Sponsorship ... materials for advanced batteries and fuel cells

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Performance of a parallel algebraic multilevel preconditioner for stabilized finite element semiconductor device modeling  

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In this study results are presented for the large-scale parallel performance of an algebraic multilevel preconditioner for solution of the drift-diffusion model for semiconductor devices. The preconditioner is the key numerical procedure determining ... Keywords: Drift-diffusion, Finite element, Graph partitioning, Multigrid, Multilevel preconditioners, Newton-Krylov, Nonsmoothed aggregation, Schwarz domain decomposition, Semiconductor devices

Paul T. Lin; John N. Shadid; Marzio Sala; Raymond S. Tuminaro; Gary L. Hennigan; Robert J. Hoekstra

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Meson properties in a nonlocal SU(3) chiral quark model at finite temperature  

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Finite temperature meson properties are studied in the context of a nonlocal SU(3) quark model which includes flavor mixing and the coupling of quarks to the Polyakov loop (PL). We analyze the behavior of scalar and pseudoscalar meson masses and mixing angles, as well as quark-meson couplings and pseudoscalar meson decay constants.

Contrera, G. A. [CONICET, Rivadavia 1917, 1033 Buenos Aires (Argentina); Physics Department, Centro Atomico Constituyentes, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Gomez Dumm, D. [CONICET, Rivadavia 1917, 1033 Buenos Aires (Argentina); IFLP, Dpto. de Fisica, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, C.C. 67, (1900) La Plata (Argentina); Scoccola, N. N. [CONICET, Rivadavia 1917, 1033 Buenos Aires (Argentina); Universidad Favaloro, Solis 453, 1078 Buenos Aires (Argentina)

2010-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling and computation of two phase geometric biomembranes using surface finite elements  

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Biomembranes consisting of multiple lipids may involve phase separation phenomena leading to coexisting domains of different lipid compositions. The modeling of such biomembranes involves an elastic or bending energy together with a line energy associated ... Keywords: Lipid bilayer, Multi-component membrane, Numerical simulation, Phase field method, Relaxation dynamics, Surface finite element method

Charles M. Elliott; Björn Stinner

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Finite element modeling of a vibrating touch screen actuated by piezo patches for haptic feedback  

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The aim of our work is to design a touch screen for displaying vibrotactile haptic feedback to the user via piezo patches attached to its surface. One of the challenges in the design is the selection of appropriate boundary conditions and the piezo configurations ... Keywords: finite element modeling, piezo patch actuators, touch screen, vibrotactile haptic feedback

Buket Baylan; Ugur Aridogan; Cagatay Basdogan

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

Partial delamination modeling in composite beams using a finite element method  

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A new method of modeling partial delamination in composite beams is proposed and implemented using the finite element method. Homogenized cross-sectional stiffness of the delaminated beam is obtained by the proposed analytical technique, including extension-bending, ... Keywords: Beam element, Composites, Delamination, Timoshenko beam, Vibration

S. Keshava Kumar, Ranjan Ganguli, Dineshkumar Harursampath

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigating finite models of non-classical logics with relation algebra and RELVIEW  

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In computer science, scenarios with interacting agents are often developed using modal logic. We show how to interpret modal logic of knowledge in relation algebra. This allows the use of the RelView tool for the purpose of investigating finite models ...

Rudolf Berghammer; Renate A. Schmidt

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic Characterization of Mesoscale Objects  

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This report describes the science and engineering performed to provide state-of-the-art acoustic capabilities for nondestructively characterizing mesoscale (millimeter-sized) objects--allowing micrometer resolution over the objects entire volume. Materials and structures used in mesoscale objects necessitate the use of (1) GHz acoustic frequencies and (2) non-contacting laser generation and detection of acoustic waves. This effort demonstrated that acoustic methods at gigahertz frequencies have the necessary penetration depth and spatial resolution to effectively detect density discontinuities, gaps, and delaminations. A prototype laser-based ultrasonic system was designed and built. The system uses a micro-chip laser for excitation of broadband ultrasonic waves with frequency components reaching 1.0 GHz, and a path-stabilized Michelson interferometer for detection. The proof-of-concept for mesoscale characterization is demonstrated by imaging a micro-fabricated etched pattern in a 70 {micro}m thick silicon wafer.

Chinn, D; Huber, R; Chambers, D; Cole, G; Balogun, O; Spicer, J; Murray, T

2007-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Finite-temperature spectral function of the vector mesons in a holographic QCD model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We use the soft-wall anti-de Sitter/QCD model to investigate the finite-temperature effects on the spectral function in the vector channel. The dissociation of the vector meson tower onto the anti-de Sitter black hole leads to the in-medium mass shift and the width broadening in a way similar to the lattice QCD results for the heavy quarkonium at finite temperature. We also show the momentum dependence of the spectral function and find it consistent with screening in a hot wind.

Fujita, Mitsutoshi [Department of Physics, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan); Fukushima, Kenji; Misumi, Tatsuhiro; Murata, Masaki [Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan)

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

Finite-temperature spectral function of the vector mesons in an AdS/QCD model  

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We use the soft-wall AdS/QCD model to investigate the finite-temperature effects on the spectral function in the vector channel. The dissociation of the vector meson tower onto the AdS black hole leads to the in-medium mass shift and the width broadening in a way similar to the lattice QCD results for the heavy quarkonium at finite temperature. We also show the momentum dependence of the spectral function and find it consistent with screening in a hot wind.

Mitsutoshi Fujita; Kenji Fukushima; Tatsuhiro Misumi; Masaki Murata

2009-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

267

Occupation number and fluctuations in the finite-temperature Bose-Hubbard model  

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We study the occupation numbers and number fluctuations of ultra-cold atoms in deep optical lattices for finite temperatures within the Bose-Hubbard model. Simple analytical expressions for the mean occupation number and number fluctuations are obtained in the weak-hopping regime using an interpolation between results from different perturbation approaches in the Mott-insulator and superfluid phases. These analytical results are compared to exact one dimensional numerical calculations using a finite temperature variant of the Density-Matrix Renormalisation Group (DMRG) method and found to have a high degree of accuracy. We also find very good agreement in the crossover ``thermal'' region. With the present approach the magnitude of number fluctuations under realistic experimental conditions can be estimated and the properties of the finite temperature phase diagram can be studied.

L. I. Plimak; M. Fleischhauer; M. K. Olsen

2003-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

268

Winding Transitions at Finite Energy and Temperature: An O(3) Model  

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Winding number transitions in the two dimensional softly broken O(3) nonlinear sigma model are studied at finite energy and temperature. New periodic instanton solutions which dominate the semiclassical transition amplitudes are found analytically at low energies, and numerically for all energies up to the sphaleron scale. The Euclidean period beta of these finite energy instantons increases with energy, contrary to the behavior found in the abelian Higgs model or simple one dimensional systems. This results in a sharp crossover from instanton dominated tunneling to sphaleron dominated thermal activation at a certain critical temperature. Since this behavior is traceable to the soft breaking of conformal invariance by the mass term in the sigma model, semiclassical winding number transition amplitudes in the electroweak theory in 3+1 dimensions should exhibit a similar sharp crossover. We argue that this is indeed the case in the standard model for M_H < 4 M_W.

Salman Habib; Emil Mottola; Peter Tinyakov

1996-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

269

Fidelity of a Finite Element Model for Longitudinal Wave Propagation in Thick Cylindrical Wave Guides  

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The ability to model wave propagation in circular cylindrical bars of finite length numerically or analytically has many applications. In this thesis the capability of an explicit finite element method to model longitudinal waves in cylindrical rods with circular cross-sections is explored. Dispersion curves for the first four modes are compared to the analytical solution to determine the accuracy of various element sizes and time steps. Values for the time step and element size are determined that retain accuracy while minimizing computational time. The modeling parameters are validated by calculating a signal propagated with a broadband input force. Limitations on the applicability are considered along with modeling parameters that should be applicable to more general geometries.

Puckett, A.D.

2000-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Auroral hot-ion dynamo model with finite gyroradii  

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Discrete auroras have (1) narrow size s(less-or-similar sign)30 km in at least one dimension (e.g., north-south) and (2) often rapid variation of forms, especially where the size is extremely small, s{geomagnetic field lines. The flows (include PSBL) usually have some filamentary structure with transverse widths of a few local gyroradii of the hot protons (kT{approx}1-30 keV), i.e., widths that encompass auroral-arc size when scaled by magnetic field-line separation. At these widths, modest density gradients ({delta}n{approx}0.01-0.1 cm{sup -3}) lead to charge separation by differential mirroring of hot protons and electrons and large perpendicular electric fields. Thermal escape of ionspheric electrons into positive charge layer builds up magnetic field-aligned potential difference that accelerates hot electrons from negative charge layer into the ionosphere within auroral arc thickness. As a corollary, the model delineates a mechanism for charge-driven plasma instabilities.

Lennartsson, O. W. [Advanced Technology Center, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Palo Alto, California 94304 (United States)

2006-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

271

Implementation of two geologic constitutive models in the HONDO finite-element code  

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Two constitutive models for use with geologic materials have been incorporated into the HONDO finite-element program. Both models have the same behavior in tension, using a stress criterion to form cracks normal to the maximum principal stress. In compression, the two models give upper and lower bound solutions to the unconfined postfailure strength. The first model uses a Coulomb criterion to form explicit shear cracks, while the second model uses an elastic-plastic formulation developed by Krieg. Two sample applications, an indentor test and fracture of a borehole, are presented.

Swenson, D.V.

1983-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Quark matter and meson properties in a Nonlocal SU(3) chiral quark model at finite temperature  

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We study the finite temperature behavior of light scalar and pseudoscalar meson properties in the context of a three-flavor nonlocal chiral quark model. The model includes mixing with active strangeness degrees of freedom, and takes care of the effect of gauge interactions by coupling the quarks with a background color field. We analyze the chiral restoration and deconfinement transitions, as well as the temperature dependence of meson masses, mixing angles, and decay constants.

Gomez Dumm, D., E-mail: dumm@fisica.unlp.edu.ar [UNLP, IFLP, Departamento de Fisica (Argentina); Contrera, G. A., E-mail: contrera@tandar.cnea.gov.ar [CONICET (Argentina)

2012-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

273

Numerical Simulation of Topographically Forced Mesoscale Variability in a Well-Mixed Marine Layer  

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A simple nonlinear numerical model of a well-mixed marine layer is used to study topographically forced mesoscale variability off coastal California. The model is used to simulate a persistent wind maximum observed near Point Conception during ...

Lee W. Eddington; J. J. O'brien; D. W. Stuart

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Interactions between a Developing Mesoscale Convective System and Its Environment. Part II: Numerical Simulation  

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The 19 July 1993 mesoscale convective system (MCS), discussed in Part I, was simulated using the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS). The model was initialized with variable physiographic and atmospheric data with the goal of reproducing ...

Jason E. Nachamkin; William R. Cotton

2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

The Influence of Mesoscale Orography on a Coastal Jet and Rainband  

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The role of mesoscale orography along the central California coast in the development and evolution of a coastal jet and rainband is investigated using a high-resolution, triply nested, nonhydrostatic numerical model. Comparison of the model ...

James D. Doyle

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Numerical Simulation of Nonlinear Mesoscale Circulations Induced by the Thermal Heterogeneities of Land Surface  

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Mesoscale circulations forced by a random distribution of surface sensible heat flux have been investigated using a three-dimensional numerical model. The complex land surface is modeled as a homogeneous random field characterized by a spectral ...

Jingfeng Wang; Elfatih A. B. Eltahir; Rafael L. Bras

1998-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

An Unstructured Grid, Finite-Volume, Three-Dimensional, Primitive Equations Ocean Model: Application to Coastal Ocean and Estuaries  

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An unstructured grid, finite-volume, three-dimensional (3D) primitive equation ocean model has been developed for the study of coastal oceanic and estuarine circulation. The model consists of momentum, continuity, temperature, salinity, and ...

Changsheng Chen; Hedong Liu; Robert C. Beardsley

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Finite-volume model for chemical vapor infiltration incorporating radiant heat transfer. Interim report  

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Most finite-volume thermal models account for the diffusion and convection of heat and may include volume heating. However, for certain simulation geometries, a large percentage of heat flux is due to thermal radiation. In this paper a finite-volume computational procedure for the simulation of heat transfer by conduction, convection and radiation in three dimensional complex enclosures is developed. The radiant heat transfer is included as a source term in each volume element which is derived by Monte Carlo ray tracing from all possible radiating and absorbing faces. The importance of radiative heat transfer is illustrated in the modeling of chemical vapor infiltration (CVI) of tubes. The temperature profile through the tube preform matches experimental measurements only when radiation is included. An alternative, empirical approach using an {open_quotes}effective{close_quotes} thermal conductivity for the gas space can match the initial temperature profile but does not match temperature changes that occur during preform densification.

Smith, A.W.; Starr, T.L. [Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States). School of Materials Science and Engineering

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

NJL Model at Finite Chemical Potential in a Constant Magnetic Field  

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We investigate the influence of an external magnetic field on chiral symmetry breaking in the Nambu-Jona-Lasinio (NJL) model at finite temperature and chemical potential. According to the Fock-Schwinger proper-time method, we calculate the effective potential in the leading order of the $1/N_c$ expansion. The phase boundary dividing the symmetric phase and the broken phase is illustrated numerically. A complex behavior of the phase boundary is found for large chemical potential.

Tomohiro Inagaki; Daiji Kimura; Tsukasa Murata

2004-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

280

Relationship between Precipitation Rates at the Ground and Aloft—A Modeling Study  

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Two cloud-resolving mesoscale models, the Karlsruhe Atmospheric Mesoscale Model (KAMM) and the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesoscale Model (MM5), were used to study reflectivity factor–...

Nikolai Dotzek; Thorsten Fehr

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Unstructured finite volume discretisation of bed friction and convective flux in solute transport models linked to the shallow water equations  

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The finite volume discretisation of the shallow water equations has been the subject of many previous studies, most of which deal with a well-balanced conservative discretisation of the convective flux and bathymetry. However, the bed friction discretisation ... Keywords: Bed friction, Depth averaged models, Finite volume method, High order schemes, Scalar transport, Shallow water equations, Unstructured mesh

L. Cea; M. E. Vázquez-Cendón

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

The Kinematics of a Midlatitude, Continental Mesoscale Convective System and Its Mesoscale Vortex  

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The authors present a unique, scale-discriminating study of the environment-relative circulations within a mesoscale convective system (MCS) and mesoscale convective vortex (MCV). The MCS, a leading convective line and trailing stratiform region ...

Jason C. Knievel; Richard H. Johnson

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

A Stochastic Linear Theory of Mesoscale Circulation Induced by the Thermal Heterogeneity of the Land Surface  

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This paper presents a three-dimensional stochastic linear model of the mesoscale circulation induced by the variability of turbulent sensible heat flux over land surface. The primitive equations relating wind field, geo-potential, and potential ...

Jingfeng Wang; Rafael L. Bars; Elfatih A. B. Eltahir

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

The Accuracy of Solar Irradiance Calculations Used in Mesoscale Numerical Weather Prediction  

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In this paper, solar irradiance forecasts made by mesoscale numerical weather prediction models are compared with observations taken during three air-quality experiments in various parts of the United States. The authors evaluated the fifth-...

Robert J. Zamora; Ellsworth G. Dutton; Michael Trainer; Stuart A. McKeen; James M. Wilczak; Yu-Tai Hou

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Mesoscale Simulation of Supercritical, Subcritical, and Transcritical Flow along Coastal Topography  

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A mesoscale atmospheric model is used to address the characteristics of stratified flow bounded by a side wall along a varying coastline. Initial Froude number values are varied through alteration of marine inversion strength, permitting ...

Stephen D. Burk; Tracy Haack; R. M. Samelson

1999-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Processes Leading to the Formation of Mesoscale Waves in the Midwest Cyclone of 15 December 1987  

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On 15 December 1987, several long-lived, large-amplitude mesoscale wave disturbances accompanied a rapidly developing extratropical cyclone in the midwest United States. Previous observational and modeling studies have suggested that the ...

Peter J. Pokrandt; Gregory J. Tripoli; David D. Houghton

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Numerical Prediction of Convectively Driven Mesoscale Pressure Systems. Part I: Convective Parameterization  

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A parameterization formulation for incorporating the effects of midlatitude deep convection into mesoscale-numerical models is presented. The formulation is based on the hypothesis that the buoyant energy available to a parcel, in combination ...

J. M. Fritsch; C. F. Chappell

1980-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Effects of Different Rain Parameterizations on the Simulation of Mesoscale Orographic Precipitation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A detailed comparison is made between the results obtained from two microphysical parameterizations capable of simulating cloud and precipitation processes in a mesoscale model. The behavior of each microphysical scheme is first investigated in ...

Evelyne Richard; Nadine Chaumerliac

1989-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Influence of Mesoscale Dynamics and Turbulence on Fine Dust Transport in Owens Valley  

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Fine dust particles emitted from Owens (dry) Lake in California documented during the Terrain-Induced Rotor Experiment (T-REX) of 2006 have been examined using surface observations and a mesoscale aerosol model. Air quality stations around Owens (...

Qingfang Jiang; Ming Liu; James D. Doyle

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Numerical Simulation of a Tropical Mesoscale Convective System Using the Arakawa-Schubert Cumulus Parameterization  

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As an extension of the work presented in an accompanying paper of Kao and Ogura, the Arakawa-Schubert cumulus parameterization scheme is examined prognostically in a modeling study of the evolution of a convectively driven tropical mesoscale ...

Yoshi Ogura; Chih-Yue Jim Kao

1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

The Impact of Crop Areas in Northeast Colorado on Midsummer Mesoscale Thermal Circulations  

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The present study provides a preliminary evaluation of mesoscale circulations forced by surface gradients of heating arising from irrigated areas adjacent to dry land, utilizing a combination of satellite, observational, and modeling approaches. ...

M. Segal; J. R. Garratt; R. A. Pielke; W. E. Schreiber; A. Rodi; G. Kallos; J. Weaver

1989-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Assimilation of Visible-Band Satellite Data for Mesoscale Forecasting in Cloudy Conditions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Assimilation of satellite data can enhance the ability of a mesoscale modeling system to produce accurate short-term forecasts of clouds and precipitation, but only if there is a mechanism for the satellite-derived information to propagate ...

Alan E. Lipton; George D. Modica

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

The Role of Momentum Transport in the Motion of a Quasi-Idealized Mesoscale Convective System  

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Momentum transport is examined in a simulated midlatitude mesoscale convective system (MCS) to investigate its contribution to MCS motion. Momentum budgets are computed using model output to quantify the role of specific processes in determining ...

Kelly M. Mahoney; Gary M. Lackmann; Matthew D. Parker

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Mesoscale Boundary Layer Evolution over Complex Terrain. Part I. Numerical Simulation of the Diurnal Cycle  

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The continuous development of a meso-?-scale boundary layer over sloping terrain upwind of a high mountain barrier was simulated through a complete diurnal cycle using a nonhydrostatic boundary-layer model. The simulation detailed the evolution ...

David C. Bader; Thomas B. McKee; Gregory J. Tripoli

1987-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Three-Dimensional Modeling of Shape Memory Polymers Considering Finite Deformations and Heat Transfer  

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Shape memory polymers (SMPs) are a relatively new class of active materials that can store a temporary shape and return to the original configuration upon application of a stimulus such as temperature. This shape changing ability has led to increased interest in their use for biomedical and aerospace applications. A major challenge, however, in the advancement of these applications is the ability to accurately predict the material behavior for complex geometries and boundary conditions. This work addresses this challenge by developing an experimentally calibrated and validated constitutive model that is implemented as a user material subroutine in Abaqus ? a commercially available finite element software package. The model is formulated in terms of finite deformations and assumes the SMP behaves as a thermoelastic material, for which the response is modeled using a compressible neo-Hookean constitutive equation. An internal state variable, the glassy volume fraction, is introduced to account for the phase transformation and associated stored deformation upon cooling from the rubbery phase to the glassy phase and subsequently recovered upon heating. The numerical implementation is performed such that a system of equations is solved using a Newton-Raphson method to find the updated stress in the material. The conductive heat transfer is incorporated through solving Fourier's law simultaneously with the constitutive equations. To calibrate and validate the model parameters, thermomechanical experiments are performed on an amorphous, thermosetting polyurethane shape memory polymer. Strains of 10-25% are applied and both free recovery (zero load) and constrained displacement recovery boundary conditions are considered for each value of applied strain. Using the uniaxial experimental data, the model is then calibrated and compared to the 1-D experimental results. The validated finite element analysis tool is then used to model biomedical devices, including cardiovascular tubes and thrombectomy devices, fabricated from shape memory polymers. The effects of heat transfer and complex thermal boundary conditions are evaluated using coupled thermal-displacement analysis, for which the thermal material properties were experimentally calibrated.

Volk, Brent 1985-

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Finite Element Modelling and Molecular Dynamic Simulations of Carbon nanotubes/ Polymer Composites  

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Modeling of single-walled carbon nanotubes, multi-walled nanotubes and nanotube reinforced polymer composites using both the Finite Element method and the Molecular Dynamic simulation technique is presented. Nanotubes subjected to mechanical loading have been analyzed. Elastic moduli and thermal coefficient of expansion are calculated and their variation with diameter and length is investigated. In particular, the nanotubes are modeled using 3D elastic beam finite elements with six degrees of freedom at each node. The difficulty in modeling multi walled nanotubes is the van der Waal's forces between adjacent layers which are geometrically non linear in nature. These forces are modeled using truss elements. The nanotube-polymer interface in a nano-composite is modeled on a similar basis. While performing the molecular dynamic simulations, the geometric optimization is performed initially to obtain the minimized configuration and then the desired temperature is attained by rescaling the velocities of carbon atoms in the nanotube. Results show that the Young's modulus increases with tube diameter in molecular mechanics whereas decreases in molecular dynamics since the inter-atomic potential due to chemical reactions between the atoms is taken into consideration in molecular dynamics unlike in molecular mechanics.

Gaddamanugu, Dhatri

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

A Global Multilevel Atmospheric Model Using a Vector Semi-Lagrangian Finite-Difference Scheme. Part II: Version with Physics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Full physical parameterzations have been incorporated into the global model using a two-time-level, semi-Lagrangian, semi-implicit finite-difference integration scheme that was described in Part I of this work. Virtual temperature effects have ...

S. Moorthi; R. W. Higgins; J. R. Bates

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

The Constraints of Energy-Conserving Vertical Finite Difference on the Hydrostatic Equations in a NWP Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In NWP models using energy-conserving finite-difference approximations in the vertical, the imposition of different constraints of the discrete energy equation leads to different forms of the hydrostatic equation. This paper shows, using the ...

Samuel Y. K. Yee

1983-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

A Method for Imposing Surface Stress and Heat Flux Conditions in Finite-Difference Models with Steep Terrain  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A numerical implementation of the surface stress boundary condition is presented for finite-difference models in which the terrain slope and curvature cannot necessarily be considered small. The method involves reducing the discretized stress ...

C. C. Epifanio

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Possibility of Skill Forecast Based on the Finite-Time Dominant Linear Solutions for a Primitive Equation Regional Forecast Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The possibility of using forecast errors originating from the finite-time dominant linear modes for the prediction of forecast skill for a primitive equation regional forecast model is studied. This is similar to the method for skill prediction ...

Tomislava Vuki?evi?

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The North Atlantic Circulation in the Early 1980s-An Estimate from Inversion of a Finite-Difference Model  

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A finite-difference model of the North Atlantic is constructed for the purpose Of making an estimate of the circulation through an inverse calculation. The database is eclectic, and includes hydrography, oxygen, nutrients current meter and float ...

Françoise Martel; Carl Wunsch

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

An extended finite element method for hydraulic fracture propagation in deformable porous media with the cohesive crack model  

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In this paper, a fully coupled numerical model is developed for the modeling of the hydraulic fracture propagation in porous media using the extended finite element method in conjunction with the cohesive crack model. The governing equations, which account ... Keywords: Cohesive crack propagation, Fluid flow, Fracturing porous media, Fully coupled model, Hydraulic fracturing, XFEM

T. Mohammadnejad, A. R. Khoei

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Determining Greenland Ice Sheet sensitivity to regional climate change: one-way coupling of a 3-D thermo-mechanical ice sheet model with a mesoscale climate model  

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responsible almost 40% of the ice sheet’s total dischargeCurrently, no coupled Greenland Ice Sheet model experimentaccelerated melting of Greenland ice sheet, Science, v. 313,

Schlegel, Nicole-Jeanne

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Three-dimensional finite element modeling of a magnet array spinning above a conductor  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Drag forces due to eddy currents induced by the relative motion of a conductor and a magnetic field occur in many practical devices: motors, brakes, magnetic bearings, and magnetically levitated vehicles. Recently, finite element codes have included solvers for 3-D eddy current geometries and have the potential to be very useful in the design and analysis of these devices. In this paper, numerical results from three-dimensional modeling of a magnet array spinning above a conductor are compared to experimental results in order to assess the capabilities of these codes.

Lorimer, W.L.; Lieu, D.K. [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering; Hull, J.R.; Mulcahy, T.M.; Rossing, T.D. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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TY JOUR T1 Mesoscale Climatic Simulation of Surface Air Temperature Cooling  

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Mesoscale Climatic Simulation of Surface Air Temperature Cooling Mesoscale Climatic Simulation of Surface Air Temperature Cooling by Highly Reflective Greenhouses in SE Spain JF Environmental Science Technology A1 Campra Pablo A1 Dev Millstein KW buildings KW Heat Island Group AB p span A long term local cooling trend in surface air temperature has been monitored at the largest concentration of reflective greenhouses in the world at the Province of Almeria SE Spain associated with a dramatic increase in surface albedo in the area The availability of reliable long term climatic field data at this site offers a unique opportunity to test the skill of mesoscale meteorological models describing and predicting the impacts of land use change on local climate Using the Weather Research and Forecast WRF mesoscale model we have run a

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Mesoscale Benchmark Demonstration Problem 1: Mesoscale Simulations of Intra-granular Fission Gas Bubbles in UO2 under Post-irradiation Thermal Annealing  

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A study was conducted to evaluate the capabilities of different numerical methods used to represent microstructure behavior at the mesoscale for irradiated material using an idealized benchmark problem. The purpose of the mesoscale benchmark problem was to provide a common basis to assess several mesoscale methods with the objective of identifying the strengths and areas of improvement in the predictive modeling of microstructure evolution. In this work, mesoscale models (phase-field, Potts, and kinetic Monte Carlo) developed by PNNL, INL, SNL, and ORNL were used to calculate the evolution kinetics of intra-granular fission gas bubbles in UO2 fuel under post-irradiation thermal annealing conditions. The benchmark problem was constructed to include important microstructural evolution mechanisms on the kinetics of intra-granular fission gas bubble behavior such as the atomic diffusion of Xe atoms, U vacancies, and O vacancies, the effect of vacancy capture and emission from defects, and the elastic interaction of non-equilibrium gas bubbles. An idealized set of assumptions was imposed on the benchmark problem to simplify the mechanisms considered. The capability and numerical efficiency of different models are compared against selected experimental and simulation results. These comparisons find that the phase-field methods, by the nature of the free energy formulation, are able to represent a larger subset of the mechanisms influencing the intra-granular bubble growth and coarsening mechanisms in the idealized benchmark problem as compared to the Potts and kinetic Monte Carlo methods. It is recognized that the mesoscale benchmark problem as formulated does not specifically highlight the strengths of the discrete particle modeling used in the Potts and kinetic Monte Carlo methods. Future efforts are recommended to construct increasingly more complex mesoscale benchmark problems to further verify and validate the predictive capabilities of the mesoscale modeling methods used in this study.

Li, Yulan; Hu, Shenyang Y.; Montgomery, Robert; Gao, Fei; Sun, Xin; Tonks, Michael; Biner, Bullent; Millet, Paul; Tikare, Veena; Radhakrishnan, Balasubramaniam; Andersson , David

2012-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

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A Combined Local and Nonlocal Closure Model for the Atmospheric Boundary Layer. Part II: Application and Evaluation in a Mesoscale Meteorological Model  

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A new combined local and nonlocal closure atmospheric boundary layer model called the Asymmetric Convective Model, version 2, (ACM2) was described and tested in one-dimensional form and was compared with large-eddy simulations and field data in ...

Jonathan E. Pleim

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Poster Sessions J. Dudhia Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Division  

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J. Dudhia J. Dudhia Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Division National Center for Atmospheric Research Boulder, CO 80307-3000 Introduction The concept of an Integrated Data Assimilation and Sounding System (IDASS) ensures that the needs of data collection are partly determined by the requirements of an assimilating mesoscale model. Hence, the sounding strategy is geared towards allowing the model to do the best possible job in representing the atmosphere over CART sites, for example. It is not clear a priori what density of coverage or types of data are required for a good simulation. In this work, we address the problem of determining the impact of varying the density of coverage of an idea! network by purely numerical experimentation. We use one model run to provide data and another independent run to assimilate it.

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Adapting a Beam-Based Rotordynamics Model to Accept a General Three-Dimensional Finite-Element Casing Model  

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The subject of this thesis is an extension of a two-dimensional, axisymmetric, Timoshenko-beam finite-element rotordynamic code to include a three-dimensional non-axisymmetric solid-element casing model. Axisymmetric beams are sufficient to model rotors. Spring and damper forces provide the interface between the rotor and its casing and capture the dynamics of the full model. However, axisymmetric beams limit the modeling of real-case machine structures, where the casing is not axisymmetric. Axisymmetric and non-axisymmetric 3D finite element casing structures are modeled. These structures are then reduced using a technique called substructuring. Modal equations are developed for axisymmetric and non-axisymmetric casing models. In a 3D non-axisymmetric model, structural dynamics modes can be modeled by lateral modes in two orthogonal planes. Modal information of the complex 3D casing structures are generated, and then incorporated into the 2D code after a series of pre-processing steps. A reduction method called Component Mode Synthesis (CMS) is used to reduce the large dimensionality involved in calculation of rotordynamic coefficients. The results from the casing structures are merged with the rotor model to create a combined rotor-casing model. The analysis of the combined structure shows that there is a difference in the natural frequencies and unbalance response between the model that uses symmetrical casing and the one that uses non-axisymmetric casing. XLTRC2 is used as an example of a two-dimensional axisymmetric beam-element code. ANSYS is used as a code to build three-dimensional non-axisymmetric solid-element casing models. The work done in this thesis opens the scope to incorporate complex non-axisymmetric casing models with XLTRC2.

James, Stephen M.

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

A Mixed Spectral Finite-Difference 3D Model of Neutral Planetary Boundary-Layer Flow over Topography  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A simple three-dimensional linear model of planetary boundary-layer flow is developed based on the Mixed Spectral Finite-Difference model of Beljaars et al. using the full second-order turbulence closure of Launder et al. The model uses a steady-...

Keith W. Ayotte; Peter A. Taylor

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Oceanic three-dimensional Lagrangian Coherent Structures: A study of a mesoscale eddy in the Benguela ocean region  

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We study three dimensional oceanic Lagrangian Coherent Structures (LCSs) in the Benguela region, as obtained from an output of the ROMS model. To do that we first compute Finite-Size Lyapunov exponent (FSLE) fields in the region volume, characterizing mesoscale stirring and mixing. Average FSLE values show a general decreasing trend with depth, but there is a local maximum at about 100 m depth. LCSs are extracted as ridges of the calculated FSLE fields. They present a "curtain-like" geometry in which the strongest attracting and repelling structures appear as quasivertical surfaces. LCSs around a particular cyclonic eddy, pinched off from the upwelling front are also calculated. The LCSs are confirmed to provide pathways and barriers to transport in and out of the eddy.

Joăo H. Bettencourt; Cristóbal López; Emilio Hernández-García

2011-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

312

One-Level Diagnostic Modeling of Mesoscale Surface Winds in Complex Terrain. Part I: Comparison with Three-Dimensional Modeling in Israel  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A one-level sigma-coordinate model originally developed by Danard and modified by Mass and Dempsey and Alpert et al., is applied to the study of surface flow over an averaged summer diurnal cycle in Israel. The detailed flow features are compared ...

P. Alpert; B. Getenio

1988-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Initial Results from a Mesoscale Atmospheric Simulation System and Comparisons with the AVE-SESAME I Data Set  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The development of a comprehensive mesoscale atmospheric simulation system (MASS) is described in detail. The modeling system is designed for both research and real-time forecast applications. The 14-level numerical model, which has a 48 km grid ...

Michael L. Kaplan; John W. Zack; Vince C. Wong; James J. Tuccillo

1982-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Using Similarity Theory to Parameterize Mesoscale Heat Fluxes Generated by Subgrid-Scale Landscape Discontinuities in GCMs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Similarity theory was used to develop a parameterization of mesoscale heat fluxes induced by landscape discontinuities for large-scale atmospheric models (e.g., general circulation models). For this purpose, Buckingham Pi theory, a systematic ...

Barry H. Lynn; Frank Abramopoulos; Roni Avissar

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

A finite-element approximation of a quasi-magnetostatic 3D eddy current model by fractional-step A-? scheme  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We propose in this paper a fractional-step A-@j scheme for a quasi-magnetostatic 3D eddy current model by means of finite-element approximations. Bounds for continuous and discrete error in finite time are given, and it is verified that provided the ... Keywords: Eddy current problem, Error estimates, Finite-element approximation, Fractional-step A-? scheme

Changfeng Ma

2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Effects of Synoptic-scale Wind under the Typical Summer Pressure Pattern on the Mesoscale High-Temperature Events in the Osaka and Kyoto Urban Areas in Japan by the WRF model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The actual conditions of the mesoscale summer high temperatures (HT) recorded in Osaka-Kyoto urban area in Japan were investigated by using our observation network. The daytime temperatures observed on ten HT events in this area were the highest ...

Yuya Takane; Yukitaka Ohashi; Hiroyuki Kusaka; Yoshinori Shigeta; Yukihiro Kikegawa

317

Least-squares variational principles and the finite element method: theory, formulations, and models for solid and fluid mechanics  

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We consider the application of least-squares variational principles and the finite element method to the numerical solution of boundary value problems arising in the fields of solidand fluidmechanics.For manyof these problems least-squares principles offer many theoretical and computational advantages in the implementation of the corresponding finite element model that are not present in the traditional weak form Galerkin finite element model.Most notably, the use of least-squares principles leads to a variational unconstrained minimization problem where stability conditions such as inf-sup conditions (typically arising in mixed methods using weak form Galerkin finite element formulations) never arise. In addition, the least-squares based finite elementmodelalways yields a discrete system ofequations witha symmetric positive definite coeffcientmatrix.These attributes, amongst manyothers highlightedand detailed in this work, allow the developmentofrobust andeffcient finite elementmodels for problems of practical importance. The research documented herein encompasses least-squares based formulations for incompressible and compressible viscous fluid flow, the bending of thin and thick plates, and for the analysis of shear-deformable shell structures.

Pontaza, Juan Pablo

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Thermo-Poroelastic Modeling of Reservoir Stimulation and Microseismicity Using Finite Element Method with Damage Mechanics  

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Stress and permeability variations around a wellbore and in the reservoir are of much interest in petroleum and geothermal reservoir development. Water injection causes significant changes in pore pressure, temperature, and stress in hot reservoirs, changing rock permeability. In this work, two- and three-dimensional finite element methods were developed to simulate coupled reservoirs with damage mechanics and stress-dependent permeability. The model considers the influence of fluid flow, temperature, and solute transport in rock deformation and models nonlinear behavior with continuum damage mechanics and stress-dependent permeability. Numerical modeling was applied to analyze wellbore stability in swelling shale with two- and three-dimensional damage/fracture propagation around a wellbore and injection-induced microseismic events. The finite element method (FEM) was used to solve the displacement, pore pressure, temperature, and solute concentration problems. Solute mass transport between drilling fluid and shale formation was considered to study salinity effects. Results show that shear and tensile failure can occur around a wellbore in certain drilling conditions where the mud pressure lies between the reservoir pore pressure and fracture gradient. The fully coupled thermo-poro-mechanical FEM simulation was used to model damage/fracture propagation and microseismic events caused by fluid injection. These studies considered wellbore geometry in small-scale modeling and point-source injection, assuming singularity fluid flux for large-scale simulation. Damage mechanics was applied to capture the effects of crack initiation, microvoid growth, and fracture propagation. The induced microseismic events were modeled in heterogeneous geological media, assuming the Weibull distribution functions for modulus and permeability. The results of this study indicate that fluid injection causes the effective stress to relax in the damage phase and to concentrate at the interface between the damage phase and the intact rock. Furthermore, induced-stress and far-field stress influence damage propagation. Cold water injection causes the tensile stress and affects the initial fracture and fracture propagation, but fracture initiation pressure and far-field stress are critical to create a damage/fracture plane, which is normal to the minimum far-field stress direction following well stimulation. Microseismic events propagate at both well scale and reservoir-scale simulation; the cloud shape of a microseismic event is affected by permeability anisotropy and far-field stress, and deviatoric horizontal far-field stress especially contributes to the localization of the microseismic cloud.

Lee, Sang Hoon

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Quality Assurance Procedures for Mesoscale Meteorological Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mesoscale meteorological data present their own challenges and advantages during the quality assurance (QA) process because of their variability in both space and time. To ensure data quality, it is important to perform quality control at many ...

Christopher A. Fiebrich; Cynthia R. Morgan; Alexandria G. McCombs; Peter K. Hall Jr.; Renee A. McPherson

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Mesoscale Wind Signatures along the Carolina Coast  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Coastal winds immediately offshore of North and South Carolina often exhibit a mesoscale diffluent–confluent pattern that appears to be governed by the coastal configuration and oceanic thermal field. The stationary pattern roughly parallels the ...

Allen J. Riordan; Yuh-Lang Lin

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mesoscale Coastal Processes during GALE IOP 2  

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During Intensive Observation Period 2 of the Genesis of Atlantic Lows Experiment, a number of mesoscale phenomena were observed with special and conventional observing systems over the land and coastal waters. This study involved analysis of ...

James D. Doyle; Thomas T. Warner

1990-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Observations of a Mesoscale Ducted Gravity Wave  

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This paper reports coordinated observations of a mesoscale gravity wave made during the FRONTS 84 field experiment conducted in southwestern France in the summer of 1984. The observations were unique in the sense that all relevant wave ...

F. M. Ralph; V. Venkateswaran; M. Crochet

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Hierarchy of Mesoscale Flow Assumptions and Equations  

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The present research proposes a standard nomenclature for mesoscale meteorological concepts and integrates existing concepts of atmospheric space scales, flow assumptions, governing equations, and resulting motions into a hierarchy useful in ...

P. Thunis; R. Bornstein

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Mesoscale Structure of an Oklahoma Squall Line  

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A squall line, which passed through the National Severe Storms Laboratory measonetwork in Oklahoma on 26 April 1969, is analyzed to determine the mesoscale structure. The analyses are based on data from 23 rawinsonde ascents, 29 automatically ...

Judith Stokes Bradberry

1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Mesoscale Energy Spectra of Moist Baroclinic Waves  

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The role of moist processes in the development of the mesoscale kinetic energy spectrum is investigated with numerical simulations of idealized moist baroclinic waves. Dry baroclinic waves yield upper-tropospheric kinetic energy spectra that ...

Michael L. Waite; Chris Snyder

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

On a Recent Parameterization of Mesoscale Eddies  

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A recent parameterization of mesoscale eddies by Gent and McWilliams (GMc) represents their effects as advective and diffusive fluxes along isopycnals. The form chosen for the added transport velocity due to eddies flattens isopycnals as in ...

Amit Tandon; Chris Garrett

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Electrical and thermal finite element modeling of arc faults in photovoltaic bypass diodes.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Arc faults in photovoltaic (PV) modules have caused multiple rooftop fires. The arc generates a high-temperature plasma that ignites surrounding materials and subsequently spreads the fire to the building structure. While there are many possible locations in PV systems and PV modules where arcs could initiate, bypass diodes have been suspected of triggering arc faults in some modules. In order to understand the electrical and thermal phenomena associated with these events, a finite element model of a busbar and diode was created. Thermoelectrical simulations found Joule and internal diode heating from normal operation would not normally cause bypass diode or solder failures. However, if corrosion increased the contact resistance in the solder connection between the busbar and the diode leads, enough voltage potentially would be established to arc across micron-scale electrode gaps. Lastly, an analytical arc radiation model based on observed data was employed to predicted polymer ignition times. The model predicted polymer materials in the adjacent area of the diode and junction box ignite in less than 0.1 seconds.

Bower, Ward Isaac; Quintana, Michael A.; Johnson, Jay

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Meson properties at finite temperature in a three flavor nonlocal chiral quark model with Polyakov loop  

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We study the finite temperature behavior of light scalar and pseudoscalar meson properties in the context of a three-flavor nonlocal chiral quark model. The model includes mixing with active strangeness degrees of freedom, and takes care of the effect of gauge interactions by coupling the quarks with the Polyakov loop. We analyze the chiral restoration and deconfinement transitions, as well as the temperature dependence of meson masses, mixing angles and decay constants. The critical temperature is found to be T{sub c{approx_equal}}202 MeV, in better agreement with lattice results than the value recently obtained in the local SU(3) PNJL model. It is seen that above T{sub c} pseudoscalar meson masses get increased, becoming degenerate with the masses of their chiral partners. The temperatures at which this matching occurs depend on the strange quark composition of the corresponding mesons. The topological susceptibility shows a sharp decrease after the chiral transition, signalling the vanishing of the U(1){sub A} anomaly for large temperatures.

Contrera, G. A. [Physics Department, Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, Av.Libertador 8250, (1429) Buenos Aires (Argentina); CONICET, Rivadavia 1917, 1033 Buenos Aires (Argentina); Dumm, D. Gomez [CONICET, Rivadavia 1917, 1033 Buenos Aires (Argentina); IFLP, Dpto. de Fisica, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, C.C. 67, (1900) La Plata (Argentina); Scoccola, Norberto N. [Physics Department, Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, Av.Libertador 8250, (1429) Buenos Aires (Argentina); CONICET, Rivadavia 1917, 1033 Buenos Aires (Argentina); Universidad Favaloro, Solis 453, (1078) Buenos Aires (Argentina)

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Finite element modeling of concentrating solar collectors for evauation of gravity loads, bending, and optical characterization.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Understanding the effects of gravity and wind loads on concentrating solar power (CSP) collectors is critical for performance calculations and developing more accurate alignment procedures and techniques. This paper presents a rigorous finite-element model of a parabolic trough collector that is used to determine the impact of gravity loads on bending and displacements of the mirror facets and support structure. The geometry of the LUZ LS-2 parabolic trough collector was modeled using SolidWorks, and gravity-induced loading and displacements were simulated in SolidWorks Simulation. The model of the trough collector was evaluated in two positions: the 90{sup o} position (mirrors facing upward) and the 0{sup o} position (mirrors facing horizontally). The slope errors of the mirror facet reflective surfaces were found by evaluating simulated angular displacements of node-connected segments along the mirror surface. The ideal (undeformed) shape of the mirror was compared to the shape of the deformed mirror after gravity loading. Also, slope errors were obtained by comparing the deformed shapes between the 90{sup o} and 0{sup o} positions. The slope errors resulting from comparison between the deformed vs. undeformed shape were as high as {approx}2 mrad, depending on the location of the mirror facet on the collector. The slope errors resulting from a change in orientation of the trough from the 90{sup o} position to the 0{sup o} position with gravity loading were as high as {approx}3 mrad, depending on the location of the facet.

Christian, Joshua M.; Ho, Clifford Kuofei

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Comparing the Convective Structure and Microphysics in Two Sahelian Mesoscale Convective Systems: Radar Observations and CRM Simulations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Two mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) observed during the African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analyses (AMMA) experiment are simulated using the three-dimensional (3D) Goddard Cumulus Ensemble model. This study was undertaken to determine the ...

Nick Guy; Xiping Zeng; Steven A. Rutledge; Wei-Kuo Tao

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Assessing Advances in the Assimilation of Radar Data and Other Mesoscale Observations within a Collaborative Forecasting–Research Environment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The impacts of assimilating radar data and other mesoscale observations in real-time, convection-allowing model forecasts were evaluated during the spring seasons of 2008 and 2009 as part of the Hazardous Weather Test Bed Spring Experiment ...

John S. Kain; Ming Xue; Michael C. Coniglio; Steven J. Weiss; Fanyou Kong; Tara L. Jensen; Barbara G. Brown; Jidong Gao; Keith Brewster; Kevin W. Thomas; Yunheng Wang; Craig S. Schwartz; Jason J. Levit

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

The Sensitivity of a Simulated Extratropical Mesoscale Convective System to Longwave Radiation and Ice-Phase Microphysics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A two-dimensional, nonhydrostatic version of the Colorado State University Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS) was applied to the simulation of a midlatitude, continental mesoscale convective system. A control simulation was established ...

Sue Chen; William R. Cotton

1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Challenges in Mesoscale Prediction of a Nocturnal Stratocumulus-Topped Marine Boundary Layer and Implications for Operational Forecasting  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A numerical study using the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesoscale Model (MM5) was performed to assess the impact of initial and boundary conditions, the parameterization of turbulence ...

Ramesh Vellore; Darko Kora?in; Melanie Wetzel; Steven Chai; Qing Wang

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Mesoscale Numerical Study of Two Cases of Long-Lived Quasi-Stationary Convective Systems over Eastern Spain  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A set of mesoscale numerical simulations using the Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research model is used to investigate two cases of extreme precipitation over eastern Spain. Both cases (3–4 November 1987 and 20 ...

R. Romero; C. A. Doswell III; C. Ramis

2000-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Numerical Simulations of the Postsunrise Reorganization of a Nocturnal Mesoscale Convective System during 13 June IHOP_2002  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A convection-permitting numerical model is used to simulate the postsunrise reorganization of a nocturnal mesoscale convective system (MCS) observed over western and central Oklahoma on 13 June 2002 during the International H2O (IHOP_2002) Field ...

Stanley B. Trier; John H. Marsham; Christopher A. Davis; David A. Ahijevych

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Introduction to Finite Element Modeling Engineering analysis of mechanical systems have been addressed by deriving differential  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

such as equilibrium, conservation of energy, conservation of mass, the laws of thermodynamics, Maxwell's equations the fundamental ideas of the FEM · Know the behavior and usage of each type of elements covered in this course of the FEM (don't misuse the FEM - a numerical tool) Finite Element Analysis A typical finite element

Lin, Liwei

337

Properties and performance modelling of finite buffer M/G/1/K networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Finite buffer, single-server queueing systems and networks are difficult to analyze since the length of time a customer spends in the system does not follow the Markovian property. A two-moment approximation schema is developed for the probability distribution ... Keywords: Finite buffers, Queueing networks

J. MacGregor Smith

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Modeling of wire-on-tube heat exchangers using finite element method  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wire-on-tube heat exchangers are analysed under normal operating conditions (free convection) using finite element method. Galerkin's weighted residual method is used to minimise the errors. The effects of ambient temperatures and mass flow rates of ... Keywords: finite element method, free convection, phase change, wire on-tube heat exchangers

G. A. Quadir; G. M. Krishnan; K. N. Seetharamu

2002-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

A Global Multilevel Atmospheric Model Using a Vector Semi-Lagrangian Finite-Difference Scheme. Part I: Adiabatic Formulation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An adiabatic global multilevel primitive equation model using a two time-level, semi-Lagrangian semi-implicit finite-difference integration scheme is presented. A Lorenz grid is used for the vertical discretization and a C grid for the horizontal ...

J. R. Bates; S. Moorthi; R. W. Higgins

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Finite element analysis of grain-matrix micro-cracking in shale within the context of a multiscale modeling  

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, hydrofracturing, or oil shale production. Current macro- scale and multiscale models do not account simultaneouslyFinite element analysis of grain-matrix micro-cracking in shale within the context of a multiscale-cracking in shale at grain-matrix inter- faces, assuming constituents are composed of quart silt grains

Regueiro, Richard A.

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A Multimoment Finite-Volume Shallow-Water Model on the Yin–Yang Overset Spherical Grid  

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A numerical model for shallow-water equations has been built and tested on the Yin–Yang overset spherical grid. A high-order multimoment finite-volume method is used for the spatial discretization in which two kinds of so-called moments of the ...

Xingliang Li; Dehui Chen; Xindong Peng; Keiko Takahashi; Feng Xiao

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

A Well-balanced Finite Volume-Augmented Lagrangian Method for an Integrated Herschel-Bulkley Model  

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We are interested in the derivation of an integrated Herschel-Bulkley model for shallow flows, as well as in the design of a numerical algorithm to solve the resulting equations. The goal is to simulate the evolution of thin sheet of viscoplastic materials ... Keywords: Avalanche, Finite volume, Herschel-Bulkley, Variational inequality, Viscous shallow water, Well balanced

C. Acary-Robert; E. D. Fernández-Nieto; G. Narbona-Reina; P. Vigneaux

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

The Battery-Discharge-Model: A Class of Stochastic Finite Automata to Simulate Multidimensional Continued Fraction Expansion  

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We define an infinite stochastic state machine, the Battery-Discharge-Model (BDM), which simulates the behaviour of linear and jump complexity of the continued fraction expansion of multidimensional formal power series, a relevant security measure in the cryptanalysis of stream ciphers. We also obtain finite approximations to the infinite BDM, where polynomially many states suffice to approximate with an exponentially small error the probabilities and averages for linear and jump complexity of M-multisequences of length n over the finite field F_q, for any M, n, q.

Vielhaber, Michael

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Mesoscale Lake-effect Snowstorms in the Vicinity of Lake Michigan: Linear Theory and Numerical Simulations  

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Mesoscale lake-effect snowstorms in the vicinity of Lake Michigan are studied by a linear steady-state analytic model and a nonlinear time-dependent numerical model with parameterized subgrid-scale physics. The solutions of the linear model show ...

Hsiao-ming Hsu

1987-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Numerical Simulation of the Effects of St. Louis on Mesoscale Boundary-Layer Airflow and Vertical Air Motion: Simulations of Urban vs Non-Urban Effects  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A three-dimensional mesoscale computer model is used to assess the importance of urban effects, relative to non-urban effects, on mesoscale boundary-layer vertical air motion and on the height of the boundary layer downwind of St. Louis, ...

Mark R. Hjelmfelt

1982-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Can Finite Size Effects in the Poland-Scheraga Model Explain Simulations of a Simple Model for DNA Denaturation ?  

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We compare results of previous simulations of a simple model of DNA denaturation to the predictions of the Poland-Scheraga model. Concentrating on the critical region of the latter model we calculate both thermodynamic quantities and the distribution functions measured in the simulations. We find that the Poland-Scheraga model yields an excellent fit to the data, provided (i) we include a (singular) factor weighting the open ends of the doubly stranded chain, and (ii) we keep the leading corrections to the finite size scaling limit. The exponent c_1, which governs the end-weighting factor, is fairly well determined: 0.1 <~ c_1 <~ 0.15. The exponent c, which governs the length distribution of large loops, is determined only poorly. The data are compatible with values of c in at least the range 1.9 <~ c <~ 2.2. From the data it therefore cannot be decided whether the denaturation transition asymptotically is of first or of second order. We suggest that simulations of doubly stranded chains closed at both ends might allow for a more precise determination of c.

Lothar Schäfer

2005-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

347

Utilization of a finite element model to verify spent nuclear fuel storage rack welds  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Elastic and plastic finite element analyses were performed for the inner tie block assembly of a 25 port fuel rack designed for installation at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) Idaho Chemical Processing Plant (ICPP). The model was specifically developed to verify the adequacy of certain welds joining components of the fuel storage rack assembly. The work scope for this task was limited to an investigation of the stress levels in the inner tie welds when the rack was subjected to seismic loads. Structural acceptance criteria used for the elastic calculations performed were as defined by the rack`s designer. Structural acceptance criteria used for the plastic calculations performed as part of this effort were as defined in Subsection NF and Appendix F of Section III of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. The results confirm that the welds joining the inner tie block to the surrounding rack structure meet the acceptance criteria. The analysis results verified that the inner tie block welds should be capable of transferring the expected seismic load without structural failure.

Nitzel, M.E.

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

A High-Resolution Climate Model for the U.S. Pacific Northwest: Mesoscale Feedbacks and Local Responses to Climate Change  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Simulations of future climate scenarios produced with a high-resolution climate model show markedly different trends in temperature and precipitation over the Pacific Northwest than in the global model in which it is nested, apparently because of ...

Eric P. Salathé Jr.; Richard Steed; Clifford F. Mass; Patrick H. Zahn

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Multiscale Interactions in the Life Cycle of a Tropical Cyclone Simulated in a Global Cloud-System-Resolving Model. Part II: System-Scale and Mesoscale Processes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The life cycle of Tropical Storm Isobel was simulated reasonably well in the Nonhydrostatic Icosahedral Atmospheric Model (NICAM), a global cloud-system-resolving model. The evolution of the large-scale circulation and the storm-scale structure ...

Hironori Fudeyasu; Yuqing Wang; Masaki Satoh; Tomoe Nasuno; Hiroaki Miura; Wataru Yanase

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Baroclinic Transition of a Long-Lived Mesoscale Convective Vortex  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The period 5–15 June 2003, during the field phase of the Bow Echo and Mesoscale Convective Vortex (MCV) Experiment (BAMEX), was noteworthy for the wide variety of mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) that occurred. Of particular interest was a ...

Thomas J. Galarneau Jr.; Lance F. Bosart; Christopher A. Davis; Ron McTaggart-Cowan

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Thermodynamic Properties of Mesoscale Convective Systems Observed during BAMEX  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Dropsonde observations from the Bow Echo and Mesoscale Convective Vortex Experiment (BAMEX) are used to document the spatiotemporal variability of temperature, moisture, and wind within mesoscale convective systems (MCSs). Onion-type sounding ...

James Correia Jr.; Raymond W. Arritt

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Mesoscale Meteorology and High Ozone in the Northeast United States  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study examines the relationship between mesoscale meteorological conditions and high-ozone days in the northeastern United States. It is proposed that the leeside trough and the sea-breeze front are two mesoscale features that can be ...

Robert S. Gaza

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Cloud-to-Ground Lightning Activity in Mesoscale Convective Complexes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A study of cloud-to-ground lightning activity attending an important subclass of mesoscale convective weather systems called the mesoscale convective complex shows that groun discharge flash rates in excess of 1000 h?1 can be sustained on average ...

S. J. Goodman; D. R. MacGorman

1986-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Nonlinear Effects on Convectively Forced Two-Dimensional Mesoscale Flows  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One of the important problems in mesoscale atmospheric dynamics is how the atmosphere responds to convective heating or cooling. Here, the authors examine nonlinear effects on convectively forced mesoscale flows in the context of the nonlinear ...

Ji-Young Han; Jong-Jin Baik

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Mesoscale Variability in Denmark Strait: The PV Outflow Hypothesis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The outflow through Denmark Strait shows remarkable mesoscale variability characterized by the continuous formation of intense mesoscale cyclones just south of the sill. These cyclones have a diameter of about 30 km and clear signatures at the ...

Michael A. Spall; James F. Price

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Balanced Dynamics of Mesoscale Vortices Produced in Simulated Convective Systems  

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Long-lived, mesoscale convective systems are known to occasionally produce mesoscale convective vortices (MCVs) in the lower to middle troposphere with horizontal scales averaging 100–200 km. The formation of MCVs is investigated using fully ...

Christopher A. Davis; Morris L. Weisman

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

A Multimoment Constrained Finite-Volume Model for Nonhydrostatic Atmospheric Dynamics  

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The two-dimensional nonhydrostatic compressible dynamical core for the atmosphere has been developed by using a new nodal-type high-order conservative method, the so-called multimoment constrained finite-volume (MCV) method. Different from the ...

Xingliang Li; Chungang Chen; Xueshun Shen; Feng Xiao

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Mesoscale morphologies in polymer thin films.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the midst of an exciting era of polymer nanoscience, where the development of materials and understanding of properties at the nanoscale remain a major R&D endeavor, there are several exciting phenomena that have been reported at the mesoscale (approximately an order of magnitude larger than the nanoscale). In this review article, we focus on mesoscale morphologies in polymer thin films from the viewpoint of origination of structure formation, structure development and the interaction forces that govern these morphologies. Mesoscale morphologies, including dendrites, holes, spherulites, fractals and honeycomb structures have been observed in thin films of homopolymer, copolymer, blends and composites. Following a largely phenomenological level of description, we review the kinetic and thermodynamic aspects of mesostructure formation outlining some of the key mechanisms at play. We also discuss various strategies to direct, limit, or inhibit the appearance of mesostructures in polymer thin films as well as an outlook toward potential areas of growth in this field of research.

Ramanathan, M.; Darling, S. B. (Center for Nanoscale Materials)

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Dynamics and Prediction of a Mesoscale Extreme Rain Event in the Baiu Front over Kyushu, Japan  

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A high-resolution version of the limited-area primitive equations model of the Bureau of Meteorology Research Centre is used to investigate the dynamics and prediction of the mesoscale, extreme rain event of 1 August 1993 over Kyushu. The model ...

Noel E. Davidson; Kazuo Kurihara; Teruyuki Kato; Graham Mills; Kamal Puri

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Cloud-Resolving Simulations of Mesoscale Vortex Intensification and Its Effect on a Serial Mesoscale Convective System  

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The authors performed numerical simulations of the 27–28 May 1998 mesoscale convective vortex (MCV) and mesoscale convective system (MCS) to understand how the MCV modulated the convection, and how the convection intensified the vortex. The fifth-...

Christopher A. Davis; Stanley B. Trier

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Moist multi-scale models for the hurricane embryo  

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Determining the finite-amplitude preconditioned states in the hurricane embryo, which lead to tropical cyclogenesis, is a central issue in contemporary meteorology. In the embryo there is competition between different preconditioning mechanisms involving hydrodynamics and moist thermodynamics, which can lead to cyclogenesis. Here systematic asymptotic methods from applied mathematics are utilized to develop new simplified moist multi-scale models starting from the moist anelastic equations. Three interesting multi-scale models emerge in the analysis. The balanced mesoscale vortex (BMV) dynamics and the microscale balanced hot tower (BHT) dynamics involve simplified balanced equations without gravity waves for vertical vorticity amplification due to moist heat sources and incorporate nonlinear advective fluxes across scales. The BMV model is the central one for tropical cyclogenesis in the embryo. The moist mesoscale wave (MMW) dynamics involves simplified equations for mesoscale moisture fluctuations, as well as linear hydrostatic waves driven by heat sources from moisture and eddy flux divergences. A simplified cloud physics model for deep convection is introduced here and used to study moist axisymmetric plumes in the BHT model. A simple application in periodic geometry involving the effects of mesoscale vertical shear and moist microscale hot towers on vortex amplification is developed here to illustrate features of the coupled multi-scale models. These results illustrate the use of these models in isolating key mechanisms in the embryo in a simplified content.

Majda, Andrew J. [New York University; Xing, Yulong [ORNL; Mohammadian, Majid [University of Ottawa, Canada

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Development of Modeling and Simulation for Magnetic Particle Inspection Using Finite Elements  

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Magnetic particle inspection (MPI) is a widely used nondestructive inspection method for aerospace applications essentially limited to experiment-based approaches. The analysis of MPI characteristics that affect sensitivity and reliability contributes not only reductions in inspection design cost and time but also improvement of analysis of experimental data. Magnetic particles are easily attracted toward a high magnetic field gradient. Selection of a magnetic field source, which produces a magnetic field gradient large enough to detect a defect in a test sample or component, is an important factor in magnetic particle inspection. In this work a finite element method (FEM) has been employed for numerical calculation of the MPI simulation technique. The FEM method is known to be suitable for complicated geometries such as defects in samples. This thesis describes the research that is aimed at providing a quantitative scientific basis for magnetic particle inspection. A new FEM solver for MPI simulation has been developed in this research for not only nonlinear reversible permeability materials but also irreversible hysteresis materials that are described by the Jiles-Atherton model. The material is assumed to have isotropic ferromagnetic properties in this research (i.e., the magnetic properties of the material are identical in all directions in a single crystal). In the research, with a direct current field mode, an MPI situation has been simulated to measure the estimated volume of magnetic particles around defect sites before and after removing any external current fields. Currently, this new MPI simulation package is limited to solving problems with the single current source from either a solenoid or an axial directional current rod.

Jun-Youl Lee

2003-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

363

Forecasting Techniques The Use of Hourly Model-Generated Soundings to Forecast Mesoscale Phenomena. Part I: Initial Assessment in Forecasting Warm-Season Phenomena  

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Since late 1995, NCEP has made available to forecasters hourly model guidance at selected sites in the form of vertical profiles of various forecast fields. These profiles provide forecasters with increased temporal resolution and greater ...

Robert E. Hart; Gregory S. Forbes; Richard H. Grumm

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

The Use of Global and Mesoscale Meteorological Model Data to Predict the Transport and Dispersion of Tracer Plumes over Washington, D.C.  

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The data from a yearlong tracer dispersion experiment over Washington, D.C., in 1984 were used to evaluate Hybrid Single-Particle Lagrangian Integrated Trajectory (HYSPLIT) dispersion model calculations using coarse global meteorological ...

Roland R. Draxler

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

The Use and Interpretation of Numerical Weather Prediction Model Output in Identifying Synoptic-Scale Environments Associated with Development of Mesoscale Convective Systems  

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An experiment is reported in which derived diagnostic parameters computed from Limited-area Fine-Mesh (LFM) model gridpoint data were examined to determine subjectively whether their availability in real time would assist the forecaster in ...

Barry E. Schwartz; Dennis M. Rodgers; J. Todd Hawes

1987-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Mesoscale Atmospheric Modeling Using a High Horizontal Grid Resolution over a Complex Coastal Terrain and a Wine Region of South Africa  

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The Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS) was used to assess local air circulation patterns over the wine-producing Stellenbosch region of South Africa. Numerical simulations using four nested grids (25, 5, and 1 km, and 200 m of horizontal ...

V. Bonnardot; S. Cautenet

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Intercomparison of Meteorological Forcing Data from Empirical and Mesoscale Model Sources in the North Fork American River Basin in Northern Sierra Nevada, California  

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The data required to drive distributed hydrological models are significantly limited within mountainous terrain because of a scarcity of observations. This study evaluated three common configurations of forcing data: 1) one low-elevation station, ...

Nicholas E. Wayand; Alan F. Hamlet; Mimi Hughes; Shara I. Feld; Jessica D. Lundquist

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Microphysical and Thermodynamic Structure and Evolution of the Trailing Stratiform Regions of Mesoscale Convective Systems during BAMEX. Part II: Column Model Simulations  

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This study employed a nondynamic microphysical column model to evaluate the degree to which the microphysical processes of sublimation, melting, and evaporation alone can explain the evolution of the relative humidity (RH) and latent cooling ...

Joseph A. Grim; Greg M. McFarquhar; Robert M. Rauber; Andrea M. Smith; Brian F. Jewett

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Effect of finite chemical potential on QGP-Hadron phase transition in a statistical model of fireball formation  

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We study the effect of finite chemical potential for the QGP constituents in the Ramanathan et al. statistical model (Phys.Rev.C70, 027903,2004). While the earlier computations using this model with vanishing chemical potentials indicated a weakly first order phase transition for the system in the vicinity of 170 MeV (Pramana, 68, 757, 2007), the introduction of finite values for the chemical potentials of the constituents makes the transition a smooth roll over of the phases, while allowing fireball formation with radius of a few "fermi" to take place. This seems to be in conformity with the latest consensus on the nature of the QGP-Hadron phase transition. Keywords: Quark Gluon Plasma, Quark Hadron Phase Transition

R. Ramanathan; Agam k. Jha; K. k. Gupta; S. S. Singh

2008-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

370

A study of detonation timing and fragmentation using 3-D finite element techniques and a damage constitutive model  

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The transient dynamics finite element computer program, PRONTO-3D, has been used in conjunction with a damage constitutive model to study the influence of detonation timing on rock fragmentation during blasting. The primary motivation of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of precise detonators in improving fragmentation. PRONTO-3D simulations show that a delay time of 0.0 sec between adjacent blastholes results in significantly more fragmentation than a 0.5 ms delay.

Preece, D.S.; Thorne, B.J.

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Dual Bosonic Thermal Green Function and Fermion Correlators of the Massive Thirring Model at a Finite Temperature  

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The Euclidian thermal Green function of the two-dimensional (2D) free massless scalar field in coordinate space is written as the real part of a complex analytic function of a variable that conformally maps the infinite strip $-\\inftyGreen function as the imaginary part of that function. Using both the thermal Green function and its dual, we obtain an explicit series expression for the fermionic correlation functions of the massive Thirring model (MTM) at a finite temperature.

Leonardo Mondaini; E. C. Marino

2007-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

372

{pi} and {sigma} mesons at finite temperature and density in the Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model with dimensional regularization  

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Dynamical symmetry breaking and meson masses are studied in the Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model at finite temperature and chemical potential using dimensional regularization. Since the model is not renormalizable in four space-time dimensions, physical results and parameters depend on the regularization method. Following the imaginary-time formalism, we introduce the temperature T and the chemical potential {mu}. The parameters of the model are fixed by calculating the pion mass and decay constant in dimensional regularization at T={mu}=0.

Inagaki, T.; Kimura, D.; Kvinikhidze, A. [Information Media Center, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima (Japan); Department of Physical Science, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima (Japan); A. Razmadze Mathematical Institute of Georgian Academy of Sciences, Tbilisi (Georgia)

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Mesoscale Downdraft Influences on Vertical Vorticity in a Mature Mesoscale Convective System  

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The vorticity dynamics of a lower-tropospheric mesovortex within a mature mesoscale convective system (MCS) is investigated with observations from a special sounding network and with dual-Doppler radar measurements. The data show that the ...

Edward A. Brandes; Conrad L. Ziegler

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

A Numerical Study of the Mesoscale Atmospheric Circulation Observed during a Coastal Upwelling Event on 23 August 1972. Part I: Sensitivity Studies  

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A numerical model is used to study the effect of an Ocean surface temperature gradient on the mesoscale atmospheric circulation. The model is initialized with atmospheric data from 23 August 1972 over the central Oregon coastal zone. After the ...

Arthur Paul Mizzi; Roger A. Pielke

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

The Accuracy of a Finite-Element Vertical Discretization Scheme for Primitive Equation Models: Comparison with a Finite-Difference Scheme  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The accuracy of a slightly modified version of the finite-element vertical discretization scheme first described in Staniforth and Daley is studied with respect to a set of Rossby and gravity analytical normal modes obtained as solutions of a ...

Michel Béland; Jean Côté; Andrew Staniforth

1983-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

The Mesoscale and Microscale Structure and Organization of Clouds and Precipitation in Midlatitude Cyclones. VIII: A Model for the “Seeder-Feeder” Process in Warm-Frontal Rainbands  

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Previous field studies have indicated that warm-frontal rainbands form when ice particles from a “seeder” cloud grow as they fall through a lower-level “feeder” cloud. In this paper we present results from a parameterized numerical model of the ...

Steven A. Rutledge; Peterv Hobbs

1983-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Mesoscale Organization of Springtime Rainstorms in Oklahoma  

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Radar reflectivity and raingage data obtained during six springtimes indicate the types of mesoscale organization that occur in association with major rain events in Oklahoma (at least 25 mm of rain in 24 h over an area exceeding 12 500 km2). In ...

Robert A. Houze Jr.; Bradley F. Smull; Peter Dodge

1990-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Solid modeling techniques to build 3D finite element models of volcanic systems: An example from the Rabaul Caldera system, Papua New Guinea  

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Simulating the deformation of active volcanoes is challenging due to inherent mechanical complexities associated with heterogeneous distributions of rheologic properties and irregular geometries associated with the topography and bathymetry. From geologic ... Keywords: 3D geometry, Deformation, Finite Elements Models, Rabaul Caldera

Erika Ronchin, Timothy Masterlark, Joan Martí Molist, Steve Saunders, Wei Tao

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Modeling with finite element the convective heat transfer in civil building EPS insulated walls  

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In this paper we present the analysis of convective heat transfer in the walls of a house insulated with polystyrene. In the first part we make an evaluation of the insulation that is currently used in the houses. We start the simulation using a real ... Keywords: convective heat transfer, dew-point, finite element, polystyrene insulation

Madalina Xenia Calbureanu; Mihai Lungu; Dragos Tutunea; Raluca Malciu; Alexandru Dima

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Vectorized Finite State Automata  

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We present a technique of finite state parsing based on vectorization and describe the application of this technique to a well-known problem of natural language processing, that of extracting relational information from English text. We define Vectorized Finite State Automata, the theoretical model behind the applied system, and discuss their significance.

András Kornai

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamics of Track Deflection Associated with the Passage of Tropical Cyclones over a Mesoscale Mountain  

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In this study, the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research (PSU–NCAR) Mesoscale Model (MM5) was used to simulate Supertyphoon Bilis (in 2000) and Typhoon Toraji (in 2001) in order to investigate the ...

Yuh-Lang Lin; Nicholas C. Witcraft; Ying-Hwa Kuo

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

The Interaction between the Bottom Mixed layer and Mesoscale Motions of the Ocean: A Numerical Study  

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The interaction between a bottom mixed layer and a mesoscale eddy field is studied using a numerical model of a two-layer quasi-geostrophic fluid above a mixed layer. The height of the mixed layer is assumed to be restricted by stratification. A ...

K. J. Richards

1984-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Impact of Improved Initialization of Mesoscale Features on Convective System Rainfall in 10-km Eta Simulations  

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A 10-km version of the NCEP Eta Model has been run over a roughly 1000 km × 1000 km domain centered over the upper Midwest for 20 cases where heavy warm season rainfall occurred from mesoscale convective systems to investigate the response of the ...

William A. Gallus Jr.; Moti Segal

2001-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Propagation of Wind Energy into the Deep Ocean through a Fully Turbulent Mesoscale Eddy Field  

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The authors analyze the 3D propagation of wind-forced near-inertial motions in a fully turbulent mesoscale eddy field with a primitive equation numerical model. Although the wind stress is uniform, the near-inertial motion field quickly becomes ...

Eric Danioux; Patrice Klein; Pascal Rivičre

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Nonlocal Polyakov-Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model with wave function renormalization at finite temperature and chemical potential  

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We study the phase diagram of strongly interacting matter in the framework of a nonlocal SU(2) chiral quark model which includes wave function renormalization and coupling to the Polyakov loop. Both nonlocal interactions based on the frequently used exponential form factor, and on fits to the quark mass and renormalization functions obtained in lattice calculations are considered. Special attention is paid to the determination of the critical points, both in the chiral limit and at finite quark mass. In particular, we study the position of the critical end point as well as the value of the associated critical exponents for different model parametrizations.

Contrera, G. A. [Physics Department, Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, Av.Libertador 8250, 1429 Buenos Aires (Argentina); CONICET, Rivadavia 1917, 1033 Buenos Aires (Argentina); Orsaria, M. [CONICET, Rivadavia 1917, 1033 Buenos Aires (Argentina); Gravitation, Astrophysics and Cosmology Group, FCAyG, UNLP, La Plata (Argentina); Scoccola, N. N. [Physics Department, Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, Av.Libertador 8250, 1429 Buenos Aires (Argentina); CONICET, Rivadavia 1917, 1033 Buenos Aires (Argentina); Universidad Favaloro, Solis 453, 1078 Buenos Aires (Argentina)

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Numerical study on transient heat transfer under soil with plastic mulch in agriculture applications using a nonlinear finite element model  

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In this paper is developed a simple mathematical model of transient heat transfer under soil with plastic mulch in order to determine with numerical studies the influence of different plastic mulches on the soil temperature and the evolutions of temperatures at different depths with time. The governing differential equations are solved by a Galerkin Finite Element Model, taking into account the nonlinearities due to radiative heat exchange between the soil surface, the plastic mulch and the atmosphere. The model was validated experimentally giving good approximation of the model to the measured data. Simulations were run with the validated model in order to determine the optimal combination of mulch optical properties to maximize the soil temperature with a Taguchi's analysis, proving that the material most used nowadays in Colombia is not the optimal and giving quantitative results of the properties the optimal mulch must possess.

De Castro, Carlos Armando

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Modeling brittle fracture, slip weakening, and variable friction in geomaterials with an embedded strong discontinuity finite element.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Localized shear deformation plays an important role in a number of geotechnical and geological processes. Slope failures, the formation and propagation of faults, cracking in concrete dams, and shear fractures in subsiding hydrocarbon reservoirs are examples of important effects of shear localization. Traditional engineering analyses of these phenomena, such as limit equilibrium techniques, make certain assumptions on the shape of the failure surface as well as other simplifications. While these methods may be adequate for the applications for which they were designed, it is difficult to extrapolate the results to more general scenarios. An alternative approach is to use a numerical modeling technique, such as the finite element method, to predict localization. While standard finite elements can model a wide variety of loading situations and geometries quite well, for numerical reasons they have difficulty capturing the softening and anisotropic damage that accompanies localization. By introducing an enhancement to the element in the form of a fracture surface at an arbitrary position and orientation in the element, we can regularize the solution, model the weakening response, and track the relative motion of the surfaces. To properly model the slip along these surfaces, the traction-displacement response must be properly captured. This report focuses on the development of a constitutive model appropriate to localizing geomaterials, and the embedding of this model into the enhanced finite element framework. This modeling covers two distinct phases. The first, usually brief, phase is the weakening response as the material transitions from intact continuum to a body with a cohesionless fractured surface. Once the cohesion has been eliminated, the response along the surface is completely frictional. We have focused on a rate- and state-dependent frictional model that captures stable and unstable slip along the surface. This model is embedded numerically into the element using a generalized trapezoidal formulation. While the focus is on the constitutive model of interest, the framework is also developed for a general surface response. This report summarizes the major research and development accomplishments for the LDRD project titled 'Cohesive Zone Modeling of Failure in Geomaterials: Formulation and Implementation of a Strong Discontinuity Model Incorporating the Effect of Slip Speed on Frictional Resistance'. This project supported a strategic partnership between Sandia National Laboratories and Stanford University by providing funding for the lead author, Craig Foster, during his doctoral research.

Regueiro, Richard A. (University of Colorado, Boulder, CO); Borja, R. I. (Stanford University, Stanford, CA); Foster, C. D. (Stanford University, Stanford, CA)

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Numerical Modeling of Hydraulic Fracture Propagation Using Thermo-hydro-mechanical Analysis with Brittle Damage Model by Finite Element Method  

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Better understanding and control of crack growth direction during hydraulic fracturing are essential for enhancing productivity of geothermal and petroleum reservoirs. Structural analysis of fracture propagation and impact on fluid flow is a challenging issue because of the complexity of rock properties and physical aspects of rock failure and fracture growth. Realistic interpretation of the complex interactions between rock deformation, fluid flow, heat transfer, and fracture propagation induced by fluid injection is important for fracture network design. In this work, numerical models are developed to simulate rock failure and hydraulic fracture propagation. The influences of rock deformation, fluid flow, and heat transfer on fracturing processes are studied using a coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical (THM) analysis. The models are used to simulate microscopic and macroscopic fracture behaviors of laboratory-scale uniaxial and triaxial experiments on rock using an elastic/brittle damage model considering a stochastic heterogeneity distribution. The constitutive modeling by the energy release rate-based damage evolution allows characterizing brittle rock failure and strength degradation. This approach is then used to simulate the sequential process of heterogeneous rock failures from the initiation of microcracks to the growth of macrocracks. The hydraulic fracturing path, especially for fractures emanating from inclined wellbores and closed natural fractures, often involves mixed mode fracture propagation. Especially, when the fracture is inclined in a 3D stress field, the propagation cannot be modeled using 2D fracture models. Hence, 2D/3D mixed-modes fracture growth from an initially embedded circular crack is studied using the damage mechanics approach implemented in a finite element method. As a practical problem, hydraulic fracturing stimulation often involves fluid pressure change caused by injected fracturing fluid, fluid leakoff, and fracture propagation with brittle rock behavior and stress heterogeneities. In this dissertation, hydraulic fracture propagation is simulated using a coupled fluid flow/diffusion and rock deformation analysis. Later THM analysis is also carried out. The hydraulic forces in extended fractures are solved using a lubrication equation. Using a new moving-boundary element partition methodology (EPM), fracture propagation through heterogeneous media is predicted simply and efficiently. The method allows coupling fluid flow and rock deformation, and fracture propagation using the lubrication equation to solve for the fluid pressure through newly propagating crack paths. Using the proposed model, the 2D/3D hydraulic fracturing simulations are performed to investigate the role of material and rock heterogeneity. Furthermore, in geothermal and petroleum reservoir design, engineers can take advantage of thermal fracturing that occurs when heat transfers between injected flow and the rock matrix to create reservoir permeability. These thermal stresses are calculated using coupled THM analysis and their influence on crack propagation during reservoir stimulation are investigated using damage mechanics and thermal loading algorithms for newly fractured surfaces.

Min, Kyoung

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

The 1990 Valentine's Day Arctic Outbreak. Part I: Mesoscale and Microscale Structure and Evolution of a Colorado Front Range Shallow Upslope Cloud  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The mesoscale and microscale structure and evolution of a shallow, upslope cloud is described using observations obtained during the Winter Icing and Storms Project (WISP) and model stimulations. The upslope cloud formed within a shallow arctic ...

Roy M. Rasmussen; Ben C. Bernstein; Masataka Murakami; Greg Stossmeister; Jon Reisner; Boba Stankov

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Circulation in the Alboran See as Determined by Quasi-Synoptic Hydrographic Observations. Part II: Mesoscale Ageostrophic Motion Diagnosed through Density Dynamical Assimilation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The 3D velocity field in the Alboran Sea (Western-Mediterranean) is diagnosed through density dynamical assimilation in a primitive equation (PE) model with mesoscale resolution. The ageostrophic motion is computed from fields produced by short-...

Álvaro Viúdez; Robert L. Haney; Joaquín Tintoré

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Simulations of Mesoscale Circulations in the Center of the Iberian Peninsula for Thermal Low Pressure Conditions. Part II: Air-Parcel Transport Patterns  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper discusses the variability of air-parcel transport under similar summer thermal low pressure conditions over the Iberian Peninsula. Three-dimensional trajectories were estimated by means of the Topography Vorticity-Mode Mesoscale model. ...

Fernando Martín; Magdalena Palacios; Sylvia N. Crespí

2001-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Tests of an Ensemble Kalman Filter for Mesoscale and Regional-Scale Data Assimilation. Part III: Comparison with 3DVAR in a Real-Data Case Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The feasibility of using an ensemble Kalman filter (EnKF) for mesoscale and regional-scale data assimilation has been demonstrated in the authors’ recent studies via observing system simulation experiments (OSSEs) both under a perfect-model ...

Zhiyong Meng; Fuqing Zhang

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Comparative Analysis of the Local Observation-Based (LOB) Method and the Nonparametric Regression-Based Method for Gridded Bias Correction in Mesoscale Weather Forecasting  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The comparative analysis of three methods for objective grid-based bias removal in mesoscale numerical weather prediction models is considered. The first technique is the local observation-based (LOB) method that extends further the approaches of ...

Yulia R. Gel

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

A Real-Time, Mesoscale Numerical Weather-Prediction System Used for Research, Teaching, and Public Service at The Pennsylvania State University  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A mesoscale modeling system is being applied on an experimental basis at The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) for production of real-time, high resolution, numerical weather forecasts for the northeastern United States. The initial ...

Thomas T. Warner; Nelson L. Seaman

1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

The Analysis and Prediction of the 8–9 May 2007 Oklahoma Tornadic Mesoscale Convective System by Assimilating WSR-88D and CASA Radar Data Using 3DVAR  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Advanced Regional Prediction System (ARPS) model is employed to perform high-resolution numerical simulations of a mesoscale convective system and associated cyclonic line-end vortex (LEV) that spawned several tornadoes in central Oklahoma on ...

Alexander D. Schenkman; Ming Xue; Alan Shapiro; Keith Brewster; Jidong Gao

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Fast history matching of finite-difference model, compressible and three-phase flow using streamline-derived sensitivities  

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Reconciling high-resolution geologic models to field production history is still a very time-consuming procedure. Recently streamline-based assisted and automatic history matching techniques, especially production data integration by �travel-time matching,� have shown great potential in this regard. But no systematic study was done to examine the merits of travel-time matching compared to more traditional amplitude matching for field-scale application. Besides, most applications were limited to two-phase water-oil flow because current streamline models are limited in their ability to incorporate highly compressible flow in a rigorous and computationally efficient manner. The purpose of this work is fourfold. First, we quantitatively investigated the nonlinearities in the inverse problems related to travel time, generalized travel time, and amplitude matching during production data integration and their impact on the solution and its convergence. Results show that the commonly used amplitude inversion can be orders of magnitude more nonlinear compared to the travel-time inversion. Both the travel-time and generalized travel time inversion (GTTI) are shown to be more robust and exhibit superior convergence characteristics. Second, the streamline-based assisted history matching was enhanced in two important aspects that significantly improve its efficiency and effectiveness. We utilize streamline-derived analytic sensitivities to determine the location and magnitude of the changes to improve the history match, and we use the iterative GTTI for model updating. Our approach leads to significant savings in time and manpower. Third, a novel approach to history matching finite-difference models that combines the efficiency of analytical sensitivity computation of the streamline models with the versatility of finite-difference simulation was developed. Use of finite-difference simulation can account for complex physics. Finally, we developed an approach to history matching three-phase flow using a novel compressible streamline formulation and streamline-derived analytic sensitivities. Streamline models were generalized to account for compressible flow by introducing a relative density of total fluids along streamlines and a density-dependent source term in the saturation equation. The analytical sensitivities are calculated based on the rigorous streamline formulation. The power and utility of our approaches have been demonstrated using both synthetic and field examples.

Cheng, Hao

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

A Full-wave Model for Wave Propagation and Dissipation in the Inner Magnetosphere Using the Finite Element Method  

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A wide variety of plasma waves play an important role in the energization and loss of particles in the inner magnetosphere. Our ability to understand and model wave-particle interactions in this region requires improved knowledge of the spatial distribution and properties of these waves as well as improved understanding of how the waves depend on changes in solar wind forcing and/or geomagnetic activity. To this end, we have developed a two-dimensional, finite element code that solves the full wave equations in global magnetospheric geometry. The code describes three-dimensional wave structure including mode conversion when ULF, EMIC, and whistler waves are launched in a two-dimensional axisymmetric background plasma with general magnetic field topology. We illustrate the capabilities of the code by examining the role of plasmaspheric plumes on magnetosonic wave propagation; mode conversion at the ion-ion and Alfven resonances resulting from external, solar wind compressions; and wave structure and mode conversion of electromagnetic ion cyclotron waves launched in the equatorial magnetosphere, which propagate along the magnetic field lines toward the ionosphere. We also discuss advantages of the finite element method for resolving resonant structures, and how the model may be adapted to include nonlocal kinetic effects.

Ernest Valeo, Jay R. Johnson, Eun-Hwa and Cynthia Phillips

2012-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

398

Frontal Interaction with Mesoscale Topography  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A two-dimensional, hydrostatic, nearly adiabatic primitive equation model is used to study the evolution of a front passing across topography. Frontogenesis is forced by shearing deformation associated with the nonlinear evolution of an Eady ...

Michael J. Dickinson; David J. Knight

1999-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Finite rate chemistry and presumed PDF models for premixed turbulent combustion  

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The sensitivity of the prediction of mean reaction rates in turbulent premixed flames to presumed PDF shape is studied. Three different presumed PDF shapes are considered: (i) a beta function PDF, (ii) a twin delta function PDF, and (iii) a PDF based on unstrained laminar flame properties. The unstrained laminar flame has the same thermochemistry as the turbulent flame. Emphasis is placed on capturing the finite rate chemistry effects and obtaining a simple expression for the mean reaction rate. It is shown that, as the PDFs approach their bimodal limit, the mean reaction rate expressions obtained using the above three PDFs reduce to a common form. These expressions differ only in the numerical value of a multiplying factor. Predictions are compared with DNS data. Under the conditions of this comparison, the beta function and twin delta function PDFs lead to significant errors, while the PDF based on properties of an unstrained laminar flame gives good agreement with the DNS. (author)

Bray, K.N.C.; Swaminathan, N. [Cambridge University, Cambridge (United Kingdom); Champion, M. [Laboratoire de Combustion et de Detonique, UPR9028 CNRS, ENSMA, 86961 Futuroscope (France); Libby, P.A. [University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA (United States)

2006-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

400

Well Models for Mimetic Finite Difference Methods and Improved Representation of Wells inMultiscale Methods.  

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??In reservoir simulation, the modeling and the representation of wells are critical factors. The standard approach for well modeling is to couple the well to… (more)

Ligaarden, Ingeborg Skjelkvĺle

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Investigation of Deformation and Fluid Flow at Subduction Zones Using Newly Developed Instrumentation and Finite Element Modeling  

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by offshore hydrologic instrumentation monitoring in thewith continuous GPS instrumentation and seismic networks [Using Newly Developed Instrumentation and Finite Element

LaBonte, Alison L

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

An investigation of deformation and fluid flow at subduction zones using newly developed instrumentation and finite element modeling  

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by offshore hydrologic instrumentation monitoring in thewith continuous GPS instrumentation and seismic networks [Using Newly Developed Instrumentation and Finite Element

LaBonte, Alison Louise

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

2+1 Flavor Polyakov--Nambu--Jona-Lasinio Model at Finite Temperature and Nonzero Chemical Potential  

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We extend the Polyakov-loop improved Nambu--Jona-Lasinio (PNJL) model to 2+1 flavor case to study the chiral and deconfinement transitions of strongly interacting matter at finite temperature and nonzero chemical potential. The Polyakov-loop, the chiral susceptibility of light quarks (u and d) and the strange quark number susceptibility as functions of temperature at zero chemical potential are determined and compared with the recent results of Lattice QCD simulations. We find that there is always an inflection point in the curve of strange quark number susceptibility accompanying the appearance of the deconfinement phase, which is consistent with the result of Lattice QCD simulations. Predictions for the case at nonzero chemical potential and finite temperature are made as well. We give the phase diagram in terms of the chemical potential and temperature and find that the critical endpoint (CEP) moves down to low temperature and finally disappears with the decrease of the strength of the 't Hooft flavor-mixing interaction.

Wei-jie Fu; Zhao Zhang; Yu-xin Liu

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

An Adjoint Ocean Model Using Finite Elements: An Application to the South Atlantic  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new inverse model to study the large-scale ocean circulation and its associated heat and freshwater budget is developed. The model relies on traditional assumptions of mass, heat, and salt conservation. A three-dimensional velocity field that ...

Uwe Dobrindt; Jens Schröter

2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Operational Forecasting and Detection of Mesoscale Gravity Waves  

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Mesoscale gravity waves display periods of 1–4 h, have wavelengths of 50–500 km, and can have important effects upon the sensible weather. Real-time prediction, detection, and nowcasting of these mesoscale phenomena is shown to be feasible, due ...

Steven E. Koch; Christopher O’Handley

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Volterra network modeling of the nonlinear finite-impulse reponse of the radiation belt flux  

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We show how a general class of spatio-temporal nonlinear impulse-response forecast networks (Volterra networks) can be constructed from a taxonomy of nonlinear autoregressive integrated moving average with exogenous inputs (NAR-MAX) input-output equations, and used to model the evolution of energetic particle f uxes in the Van Allen radiation belts. We present initial results for the nonlinear response of the radiation belts to conditions a month earlier. The essential features of spatio-temporal observations are recovered with the model echoing the results of state space models and linear f nite impulse-response models whereby the strongest coupling peak occurs in the preceding 1-2 days. It appears that such networks hold promise for the development of accurate and fully data-driven space weather modelling, monitoring and forecast tools.

Taylor, M.; Daglis, I. A.; Anastasiadis, A. [Institute for Space Applications and Remote Sensing(ISARS), National Observatory of Athens (NOA), Metaxa and Vasillis Pavlou Street, Penteli, Athens 15236 (Greece); Vassiliadis, D. [Department of Physics, Hodges Hall, PO Box 6315, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6315 (United States)

2011-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

407

Solution of Nonlinear Finite Difference Ocean Models by Optimization Methods with Sensitivity and Observational Strategy Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Dynamical models driven by “observed” forcing fields (e.g., the wind) have a true solution uncertainty owing to observational errors in the driving. This uncertainty is usually hidden from view because conventional numerical methods do not easily ...

Jens Schröter; Carl Wunsch

1986-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Smart finite state devices: A modeling framework for demand response technologies  

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We introduce and analyze Markov Decision Process (MDP) machines to model individual devices which are expected to participate in future demand-response markets on distribution grids. We differentiate devices into the ...

Turitsyn, Konstantin

409

Inclusion of a TKE Boundary Layer Parameterization in the Canadian Regional Finite-Element Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The formulation of the regional model recently implemented by the Atmospheric Environment Service of Canada for its operational 48 h NWP forecasts is presented. The emphasis is put on the parameterization of the physical processes, especially ...

R. Benoit; J. Côté; J. Mailhot

1989-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Heavy Duty Diesel Particulate Matter and Fuel Consumption Modeling for Transportation Analysis  

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fuel use. Mesoscale Modeling Data Set and Mesoscale Modelobserved, quantified in the data set, and modeled to improveerrors for the validation data set are less than 2% for fuel

Scora, George Alexander

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Numerical Simulation of Organized Convection. Part I: Model Description and Preliminary Comparisons with Squall Line Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A numerical model designed for the simulations of mesoscale flows perturbed by deep convective clouds is discussed. It is based on the time dependent coupling between a three-dimensional nonhydrostatic mesoscale model and a quasi-one-dimensional ...

Yves Pointin

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

An Accurate and Efficient Finite-Element Global Model of the Shallow-Water Equations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In Côté and Staniforth the efficiency of a semi-implicit spectral model of the shallow-water primitive equations was significantly improved by replacing the usual three-time-level Eulerian treatment of advection by a two-time-level semi-...

Jean Côté; Andrew Staniforth

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

A finite element model for hygro-thermo-mechanical analysis of masonry walls with FRP reinforcement  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Modeling the effects of humidity and temperature gradients on the structural behavior of masonry walls reinforced with fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite is of great importance. Study of interfacial stresses, in particular, is a key factor in predicting ... Keywords: FRP reinforced masonry, Moisture and temperature, Multi-layered permeable structure, Structural analysis

Mehran Khoshbakht; Mark W. Lin

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Finite element modelling and analysis of bolted joints of three dimensional tubular structures  

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A Hungarian "Steel Cooling Tower Consortium" aimed to develop a new type steel cooling tower, in the framework of a governmental R&D project. Members of the structure are prefabricated tubular elements characterized by high radius-to-thickness ratio. ... Keywords: bolted endplate connection, gusset plate, model development, non-linear FEM, steel cooling tower, thin-walled section, tubular structure, virtual experiment

L. G. Vigh; L. Dunai

2002-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Numerical Study of Terrain-Induced Mesoscale Motions and Hydrostatic Form Drag in a Heated, Growing Mixed Layer  

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A four-layer three-dimensional model whose lowest layer is a time and space-dependent, well-mixed boundary layer is employed over artificial, irregular terrain on the mesoscale during a daytime heating cycle. Only if the surface heating and mixed-...

J. W. Deardorff; K. Ueyoshi; Y-J. Han

1984-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Mesoscale Atmospheric Dispersion, 2001, Ed. Z. Boybeyi, WIT Publications, Southampton, UK, Advances in Air Pollution, Vol 9, p. 424.  

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Mesoscale Atmospheric Dispersion, 2001, Ed. Z. Boybeyi, WIT Publications, Southampton, UK, Advances in Air Pollution, Vol 9, p. 424. Chapter 9 Numerical modeling of gas deposition and bi- directional Dispersion, 2001, Ed. Z. Boybeyi, WIT Publications, Southampton, UK, Advances in Air Pollution, Vol 9, p. 424

Raman, Sethu

417

Numerical Simulations of a Gravity Wave Event over CCOPE. Part I: The Role of Geostrophic Adjustment in Mesoscale Jetlet Formation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mesoscale model simulations are performed in order to provide insight into the complex role of jet streak adjustments in establishing an environment favorable to the generation of gravity waves on 11–12 July 1981. This wave event was observed in ...

Michael L. Kaplan; Steven E. Koch; Yuh-Lang Lin; Ronald P. Weglarz; Robert A. Rozumalski

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Smart Finite State Devices: A Modeling Framework for Demand Response Technologies  

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We introduce and analyze Markov Decision Process (MDP) machines to model individual devices which are expected to participate in future demand-response markets on distribution grids. We differentiate devices into the following four types: (a) optional loads that can be shed, e.g. light dimming; (b) deferrable loads that can be delayed, e.g. dishwashers; (c) controllable loads with inertia, e.g. thermostatically-controlled loads, whose task is to maintain an auxiliary characteristic (temperature) within pre-defined margins; and (d) storage devices that can alternate between charging and generating. Our analysis of the devices seeks to find their optimal price-taking control strategy under a given stochastic model of the distribution market.

Turitsyn, Konstantin; Ananyev, Maxim; Chertkov, Michael

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Materials Reliability Program: Finite-Element Model Validation for Dissimilar Metal Butt-Welds (MRP-316)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Residual stresses imparted by the welding process are a principal factor in the process of primary water stress corrosion cracking (PWSCC) of Alloy 82/182 nickel-alloy dissimilar metal (DM) piping butt welds in pressurized water reactors (PWRs). Analytical models are frequently used to simulate the welding process in order to predict the residual stress distribution in the weld and base material as an input to crack growth calculations. The crack growth calculations, in turn, have demonstrated a high sen...

2011-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

420

Ellipsis 3D: A particle-in-cell finite-element hybrid code for modelling mantle convection and lithospheric deformation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We have extended the two-dimensional geodynamics finite-element code ''Ellipsis'' to three-dimensions. Ellipsis uses a hybrid particle in a cell scheme, which combines a fixed mesh of computational points and a dense arrangement of mobile material points. ... Keywords: Finite-element, Lithosphere, Mantle convection, Mixed scheme, Particle-in-cell

Craig O'Neill; Louis Moresi; Dietmar Müller; Rich Albert; Frédéric Dufour

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A finite element analysis modeling tool for solid oxide fuel cell development: coupled electrochemistry, thermal and flow analysis in MARC®  

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A 3D simulation tool for modeling solid oxide fuel cells is described. The tool combines the versatility and efficiency of a commercial finite element analysis code, MARC{reg_sign}, with an in-house developed robust and flexible electrochemical (EC) module. Based upon characteristic parameters obtained experimentally and assigned by the user, the EC module calculates the current density distribution, heat generation, and fuel and oxidant species concentration, taking the temperature profile provided by MARC{reg_sign} and operating conditions such as the fuel and oxidant flow rate and the total stack output voltage or current as the input. MARC{reg_sign} performs flow and thermal analyses based on the initial and boundary thermal and flow conditions and the heat generation calculated by the EC module. The main coupling between MARC{reg_sign} and EC is for MARC{reg_sign} to supply the temperature field to EC and for EC to give the heat generation profile to MARC{reg_sign}. The loosely coupled, iterative scheme is advantageous in terms of memory requirement, numerical stability and computational efficiency. The coupling is iterated to self-consistency for a steady-state solution. Sample results for steady states as well as the startup process for stacks with different flow designs are presented to illustrate the modeling capability and numerical performance characteristic of the simulation tool.

Khaleel, Mohammad A.; Lin, Zijing; Singh, Prabhakar; Surdoval, Wayne; Collin, D

2004-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

422

A Finite-Element Model of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer Suitable for Use with Numerical Weather Prediction Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We give a detailed description of an atmospheric boundary layer model capable of simulating the diurnal cycles of wind, temperature and humidity. The model includes a formulation of various physical processes (radiative effects, variation of soil ...

J. Mailhot; R. Benoit

1982-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Scalar O(N) Model at Finite Temperature -- 2PI Effective Potential in Different Approximations  

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We calculate the two-particle irreducible (2PI) effective potential of the O(N) linear sigma model in 1+1 dimensions. The approximations we use are the next-to-leading order of a 1/N expansion (for arbitrary N) and a kind of "resummed loop approximation" for N=1. We show that the effective potential of the 1/N expansion is convex for N=4 and N=10 whereas it is not for the "loop" expansion and the case N=1 of the 1/N expansion.

Jurgen Baacke; Stefan Michalski

2004-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

424

Analysis of a Small, Vigorous Mesoscale Convective System in a Low-Shear Environment. Part II: Evolution of the Stratiform Precipitation and Mesoscale Flows  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The evolution of the mesoscale flow and precipitation distribution are investigated for a small mesoscale convective system (MCS) that evolved in a nearly barotropic environment exhibiting moderate instability and weak wind shear. Observations ...

Kevin R. Knupp; Bart Geerts; John D. Tuttle

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Effects of Downdrafts and Mesoscale Convective Organization on the Heat and Moisture Budgets of Tropical Cloud Clusters. Part III: Effects of Mesoscale Convective Organization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The effects of mesoscale convective organization on the large-scale heat and moisture budgets of tropical cloud clusters are studied using the GATE Phase III data. Two basic questions concerning the mesoscale effects are addressed: 1) the ...

Ming-Dean Cheng; Michio Yanai

1989-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Mesoscale Convective Complexes in the Western Pacific Region  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A climatological study of mesoscale convective complexes (MCCs) during 1983–1985 over the western Pacific region (WPR), using full-disc, enhanced infrared satellite imagery from the Japanese Geostationary Meteorological Satellite is presented.

David Miller; J. M. Fritsch

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Mesoscale Convective Complexes over the Indian Monsoon Region  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Full disk infrared satellite imagery from the Indian National Satellite System (INSAT) geostationary meteorological satellite was examined to determine if mesoscale convective complexes (MCCs) frequent the Indian subcontinent (ISC) region. Using ...

Arlenf G. Laing; J. Michael Fritsch

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Global Patterns of Mesoscale Eddy Properties and Diffusivities  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mesoscale eddies play a major role in the transport of tracers in the ocean. Focusing on a sector in the East Pacific, we present estimates of eddy diffusivities derived from kinematic tracer simulations using satellite-observed velocity fields. ...

Andreas Klocker; Ryan Abernathey

429

Precipitation Efficiency of Warm-Season Midwestern Mesoscale Convective Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The precipitation efficiencies for mesoscale convective systems (MCS) over the central United States are calculated. During July–September 2000 and June–September 2001, 24 MCS for which sufficient data were available occurred over or near ...

Patrick Market; Stacy Allen; Roderick Scofield; Robert Kuligowski; Arnold Gruber

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

The Helsinki Testbed: A Mesoscale Measurement, Research, and Service Platform  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Finnish Meteorological Institute and Vaisala have established a mesoscale weather observational network in southern Finland. The Helsinki Testbed is an open research and quasi-operational program designed to provide new information on ...

Jarkko T. Koskinen; Jani Poutiainen; David M. Schultz; Sylvain Joffre; Jarmo Koistinen; Elena Saltikoff; Erik Gregow; Heikki Turtiainen; Walter F. Dabberdt; Juhani Damski; Noora Eresmaa; Sabine Göke; Otto Hyvärinen; Leena Järvi; Ari Karppinen; Janne Kotro; Timo Kuitunen; Jaakko Kukkonen; Markku Kulmala; Dmitri Moisseev; Pertti Nurmi; Heikki Pohjola; Pirkko Pylkkö; Timo Vesala; Yrjö Viisanen

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Mesoscale Vortices in the Weddell Sea Region (Antarctica)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Preliminary results of investigations of Antarctic mesocyclones in the Weddell Sea region are presented for the Antarctic summer periods 1983–88. Based on NOAA and METEOR satellite images, a total of 195 mesoscale vortices (scale less than 1000 ...

Günther Heinemann

1990-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

The Use of Wind Profilers in a Mesoscale Experiment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During May and June of 1985, an experiment to study mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) was carried out in central Kansas and Oklahoma, using many of the latest measurement technologies in the atmospheric sciences. Among these were three 50-MHz ...

John A. Augustine; Edward J. Zipser

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

A Theory for Long-Lived Mesoscale Convective Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is proposed that certain long-lived mesoscale convective systems maintain themselves through an interaction between quasi-balanced vertical motions and the diabatic effects of moist convection. Latent heat release, evaporation and melting of ...

D. J. Raymond; H. Jiang

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

PROBCAST: A Web-Based Portal to Mesoscale Probabilistic Forecasts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes the University of Washington Probability Forecast (PROBCAST), a Web-based portal to probabilistic weather predictions over the Pacific Northwest. PROBCAST products are derived from the output of a mesoscale ensemble system ...

Clifford Mass; Jeff Baars; Susan Joslyn; John Pyle; Patrick Tewson; David Jones; Tilmann Gneiting; Adrian Raftery; J. M. Sloughter; Chris Fraley

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Mesoscale Structures of Vortices in Polar Air Streams  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Three vortices in a polar air stream are analyzed using detailed mesoscale observations and conventional synoptic data. In their mature stages, the vortices exhibited wind, temperature and precipitation patterns similar to the larger ...

John D. Locatelli; Peter V. Hobbs; J. Anthony Werth

1982-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Organizational Modes of Mesoscale Convective Systems over Central East China  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Composite reflectivity Doppler radar data from June to September of 2007--2010 were used to classify mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) over Central East China into seven morphologies. The morphologies included one nonlinear mode (NL) and six ...

Linlin Zheng; Jianhua Sun; Xiaoling Zhang; Changhai Liu

437

Diagnosing Mesoscale Vertical Motion from Horizontal Velocity and Density Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The mesoscale vertical velocity is obtained by solving a generalized omega equation (? equation) using density and horizontal velocity data from three consecutive quasi-synoptic high-resolution surveys in the Alboran Sea. The Atlantic Jet (AJ) ...

Enric Pallŕs Sanz; Álvaro Viúdez

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Toward a Mesoscale Observation Network in Southeast Asia  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The current weather observation network in Southeast Asia is unable to support the accurate monitoring and prediction of the region's predominantly convective weather. Establishing a multisensor mesoscale observation network comprising automated ...

Tieh-Yong Koh; Chee-Kiat Teo

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Observational Analysis of the Predictability of Mesoscale Convective Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) have a large influence on the weather over the central United States during the warm season by generating essential rainfall and severe weather. To gain insight into the predictability of these systems, the ...

Israel L. Jirak; William R. Cotton

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Mesoscale Convective Complexes over the United States during 1983  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Enhanced infrared satellite imagery is used to document the occurrence of mesoscale convective complexes over the United States during 1983. Thirty large convective systems are identified that display satellite-observable characteristics which ...

D. M. Rodgers; M. J. Magnano; J. H. Arns

1985-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Numerical Investigation of a Mesoscale Convective System  

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On 25 April 1975, as part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Atmospheric Variability Experiment IV, frequent upper-air soundings were taken at eastern United States synoptic sounding sites. An intense, long-lived mesoscale ...

Donald J. Perkey; Robert A. Maddox

1985-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

An Observational Analysis of a Developing Mesoscale Convective Complex  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Dual-Doppler radar, surface mesonet, satellite, and upper-air sounding data from the 1985 Preliminary Regional Experiment for STORM-Central field experiment are used to analyze the early growth stages of a mesoscale convective complex (MCC) that ...

Jason E. Nachamkin; Ray L. McAnelly; William R. Cotton

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Structures and Dynamics of Quasi-2D Mesoscale Convective Systems  

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Recently, three distinct archetypes for midlatitude linear mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) have been identified. This article focuses on the fundamentals of two of these archetypes: convective lines with trailing stratiform (TS) precipitation ...

Matthew D. Parker; Richard H. Johnson

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Positive Cloud-to-Ground Lightning in Mesoscale Convective Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We have examined the characteristics of positive cloud-to-ground lightning flashes in Mesoscale Convective Systems observed during the Oklahoma-Kansas PRE-STORM project in 1985. Lightning frequencies and patterns of ground strike locations are ...

Steven A. Rutledge; Chungu Lu; Donald R. MacGorman

1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Mesoscale Snowfall Prediction and Verification in Mountainous Terrain  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Short-term forecasting of precipitation often relies on meteorological radar coverage to provide information on the intensity, extent, and motion of approaching mesoscale features. However, in significant portions of mountainous regions, radar ...

Melanie Wetzel; Michael Meyers; Randolph Borys; Ray McAnelly; William Cotton; Andrew Rossi; Paul Frisbie; David Nadler; Douglas Lowenthal; Stephen Cohn; William Brown

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

The Mesoscale Kinetic Energy Spectrum of a Baroclinic Life Cycle  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The atmospheric mesoscale kinetic energy spectrum is investigated through numerical simulations of an idealized baroclinic wave life cycle, from linear instability to mature nonlinear evolution and with high horizontal and vertical resolution (?x ...

Michael L. Waite; Chris Snyder

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Life Cycle and Mesoscale Frontal Structure of an Intermountain Cyclone  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High-resolution analyses and MesoWest surface observations are used to examine the life cycle and mesoscale frontal structure of the “Tax Day Storm,” an intermountain cyclone that produced the second lowest sea level pressure observed in Utah ...

Gregory L. West; W. James Steenburgh

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

The “Footprint” under a Decaying Tropical Mesoscale Convective System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

On 10 February 1993, during the Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Response Experiment, the two NOAA WP-3Ds and the NCAR Electra flew under the anvil region of a decaying mesoscale convective system (MCS). Satellite and ...

Mark F. Geldmeier; Gary M. Barnes

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Diabatic Divergence Profiles in Western Pacific Mesoscale Convective Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Heating in the atmosphere can be expressed as diabatic divergence ?d, which is nearly equal to the actual horizontal divergence ? in tropical convection. High-quality ? profile measurements from airborne Doppler radar “purls” in ten mesoscale ...

Brian E. Mapes; Robert A. Houze Jr.

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Satellite and Radar Survey of Mesoscale Convective System Development  

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An investigation of several hundred mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) during the warm seasons (April–August) of 1996–98 is presented. Circular and elongated MCSs on both the large and small scales were classified and analyzed in this study ...

Israel L. Jirak; William R. Cotton; Ray L. McAnelly

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

A Mesoscale Data Analysis and Downscaling Method over Complex Terrain  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A mesoscale data analysis method for meteorological station reports is presented. Irregularly distributed measured values are combined with measurement-independent a priori information about the modification of analysis fields due to topographic ...

Reinhold Steinacker; Matthias Ratheiser; Benedikt Bica; Barbara Chimani; Manfred Dorninger; Wolfgang Gepp; Christoph Lotteraner; Stefan Schneider; Simon Tschannett

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

The Taiwan Area Mesoscale Experiment (TAMEX): An Overview  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Taiwan Area Mesoscale Experiment (TAMEX) is a research program conducted jointly by scientists of Taiwan, the Republic of China, and the United States to improve, through better understanding, the forecasting of heavy precipitation events ...

Ying-Hwa Kuo; George Tai-Jen Chen

1990-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Mesoscale Convective Complexes over the United States during 1982  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An important class of convective weather system, the mesoscale convective complex (MCC), presents many challenges and problems to both the research and operational communities. In addition, thew very large and long-lived thunderstorm systems have ...

D. M. Rodgers; K. W. Howard; E. C. Johnston

1983-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Mesoscale Vortices over the Great Lakes in Wintertime  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The occasional occurrence of wintertime mesoscale lake vortices is documented. The vortices are readily discernible in satellite imagery, in which they take one of three forms: a miniature comma cloud, a swirl of cloud bands (resembling a ...

Gregory S. Forbes; Jonathan H. Merritt

1984-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Mesoscale Phase Distribution in Li-ion Battery Electrode Materials...  

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456

Circulations between Mesoscale Convective Systems along a Cold Front  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A frontal squall line that passed over the central United States on 14–15 June 1985 consisted of several primary mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) with a prominent gap (several hundred kilometers wide) between two of them over central Kansas ...

Richard H. Johnson; Barbara D. Miner; Paul E. Ciesielski

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Mesoscale Mapping Capabilities of Multiple-Satellite Altimeter Missions  

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The purpose of this paper is to quantify the contribution of merging multiple-satellite altimeter missions to the mesoscale mapping of sea level anomaly (H), and zonal (U) and meridional (V) geostrophic velocities. A space/time suboptimal ...

P. Y. Le Traon; G. Dibarboure

1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Global Variability of the Wavenumber Spectrum of Oceanic Mesoscale Turbulence  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The wavenumber spectra of sea surface height from satellite altimeter observations have revealed complex spatial variability that cannot be explained by a universal theory of mesoscale turbulence. Near the edge of the core regions of high eddy ...

Yongsheng Xu; Lee-Lueng Fu

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Gravity Waves Driven by Diurnal Fluctuations in Mesoscale Heating  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Observed convective systems, such as mesoscale convective complexes (MCCs), often undergo repeated cycles of nocturnal growth and daytime decay especially during the summer. The gravity wave response to these pulsations is poorly understood. The ...

John H. E. Clark

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Mesoscale Influences of Wind Farms throughout a Diurnal Cycle  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Large wind farms are expected to influence local and regional atmospheric circulations. Using a mesoscale parameterization of the effects of wind farms that includes a momentum sink and a wind speed–dependent source of turbulent kinetic energy, ...

Anna C. Fitch; Julie K. Lundquist; Joseph B. Olson

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Forecasting the Maintenance of Quasi-Linear Mesoscale Convective Systems  

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The problem of forecasting the maintenance of mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) is investigated through an examination of observed proximity soundings. Furthermore, environmental variables that are statistically different between mature and ...

Michael C. Coniglio; Harold E. Brooks; Steven J. Weiss; Stephen F. Corfidi

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Mesoscale Circulation Growth under Conditions of Weak Inertial Instability  

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The hypothesis that inertial instability plays a role in the upscale development of mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) is explored by sampling environments that supported the growth of MCSs in the Preliminary Regional Experiment for STORM (...

David O. Blanchard; William R. Cotton; John M. Brown

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Poleward Buoyancy Transport in the Ocean and Mesoscale Eddies  

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There are many dynamic similarities between mesoscale eddies in the ocean, and cyclones and anticyclones in the earth's atmosphere. Observational data, however, are still not adequate to explore this analogy in detail. In the present study a new ...

Kirk Bryan

1986-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Organizational Modes of Mesoscale Convective Systems over Central East China  

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Composite reflectivity Doppler radar data from June to September of 2007–2010 were used to classify mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) over central east China into seven morphologies. The morphologies included one nonlinear mode (NL) and six ...

Linlin Zheng; Jianhua Sun; Xiaoling Zhang; Changhai Liu

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

On spectral analysis of mesoscale eddies. Part I: Linear analysis  

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This study aims to understand the ocean circulation, which is characterized by the presence of multiple alternating zonal jets and transient mesoscale eddies, by systematic analysis of the underlying linear dynamics of this system. For this ...

P. Berloff; I. Kamenkovich

466

Aircraft Investigation of Mesoscale Cellular Convection During AMTEX 75  

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The 1 s data set collected by the NCAR Electra research aircraft in the presence of closed mesoscale cellular convection (MCC) has been examined for the purpose of determining the convective wind field and horizontal profiles of temperature and ...

Jeffry Rothermel; Ernest M. Agee

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Synoptic Control of Mesoscale Precipitating Systems in the Pacific Northwest  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This research examines whether an adequate representation of flow features on the synoptic scale allows for the skillful inference of mesoscale precipitating systems. The focus is on the specific problem of landfalling systems on the west coast ...

Paul J. Roebber; Kyle L. Swanson; Jugal K. Ghorai

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Mesoscale Monitoring of Soil Moisture across a Statewide Network  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Soil moisture is an important component in many hydrologic and land–atmosphere interactions. Understanding the spatial and temporal nature of soil moisture on the mesoscale is vital to determine the influence that land surface processes have on ...

Bradley G. Illston; Jeffrey B. Basara; Christopher A. Fiebrich; Kenneth C. Crawford; Eric Hunt; Daniel K. Fisher; Ronald Elliott; Karen Humes

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Stratified Turbulence and the Mesoscale Variability of the Atmosphere  

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An analysis is made of Gage's proposal that the horizontal energy spectrum at mesoscale wavelengths is produced by upscale energy transfer through quasi-two-dimensional turbulence. It is suggested that principal sources of such energy can be ...

D. K. Lilly

1983-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

An Experiment in Mesoscale Weather Forecasting in the Michigan Area  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During an experiment in mesoscale weather forecasting in the Michigan area, consensus improved over NWS guidance in maximum/minimum temperature and probability of precipitation forecasts out to 24 hours. Forecasts were generally best in the ...

Dennis G. Baker

1986-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Case Study of an Orographically Induced Mesoscale Vortex (Denver Cyclone)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Observations taken during the Convection Initiation and Downburst Experiment (CINDE) are used to describe the formation and structure of an orographically induced mesoscale vortex that frequently occurs in northeastern Colorado. This vortex, ...

J. M. Wilczak; T. W. Christian

1990-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

Mesoscale Convergence Zone Development in Northeastern Colorado under Southwest Flow  

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In July 1987 during the CINDE project, three similar mesoscale planetary boundary layer convergence zones were observed to form in northeastern Colorado near Denver under synoptic-scale southwesterly flow. A number of recent studies have ...

Wendy Schreiber-Abshire; Alfred R. Rodi

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Boundary Conditions of the Hydro-Cascade Model and Relativistic Kinetic Equations for Finite Domains  

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A detailed analysis of the coupled relativistic kinetic equations for two domains separated by a hypersurface having both space- and time-like parts is presented. Integrating the derived set of transport equations, we obtain the correct system of the hydro+cascade equations to model the relativistic nuclear collision process. Remarkably, the conservation laws on the boundary between domains conserve separately both the incoming and outgoing components of energy, momentum and baryonic charge. Thus, the relativistic kinetic theory generates twice the number of conservation laws compared to traditional hydrodynamics. Our analysis shows that these boundary conditions between domains, the three flux discontinuity, can be satisfied only by a special superposition of two cut-off distribution functions for the ``out'' domain. All these results are applied to the case of the phase transition between quark gluon plasma and hadronic matter. The possible consequences for an improved hydro+cascade description of the relativistic nuclear collisions are discussed. The unique properties of the three flux discontinuity and their effect on the space-time evolution of the transverse expansion are also analyzed. The possible modifications of both transversal radii from pion correlations generated by a correct hydro+cascade approach are discussed.

K. A. Bugaev

2004-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

474

First-order finite-Larmor-radius fluid modeling of tearing and relaxation in a plasma pinch  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Drift and Hall effects on magnetic tearing, island evolution, and relaxation in pinch configurations are investigated using a non-reduced first-order finite-Larmor-radius (FLR) fluid model with the nonideal magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) with rotation, open discussion (NIMROD) code [C.R. Sovinec and J. R. King, J. Comput. Phys. 229, 5803 (2010)]. An unexpected result with a uniform pressure profile is a drift effect that reduces the growth rate when the ion sound gyroradius ({rho}{sub s}) is smaller than the tearing-layer width. This drift is present only with warm-ion FLR modeling, and analytics show that it arises from {nabla}B and poloidal curvature represented in the Braginskii gyroviscous stress. Nonlinear single-helicity computations with experimentally relevant {rho}{sub s} values show that the warm-ion gyroviscous effects reduce saturated-island widths. Computations with multiple nonlinearly interacting tearing fluctuations find that m = 1 core-resonant-fluctuation amplitudes are reduced by a factor of two relative to single-fluid modeling by the warm-ion effects. These reduced core-resonant-fluctuation amplitudes compare favorably to edge coil measurements in the Madison Symmetric Torus (MST) reversed-field pinch [R. N. Dexter et al., Fusion Technol. 19, 131 (1991)]. The computations demonstrate that fluctuations induce both MHD- and Hall-dynamo emfs during relaxation events. The presence of a Hall-dynamo emf implies a fluctuation-induced Maxwell stress, and the simulation results show net transport of parallel momentum. The computed magnitude of force densities from the Maxwell and competing Reynolds stresses, and changes in the parallel flow profile, are qualitatively and semi-quantitatively similar to measurements during relaxation in MST.

King, J. R. [Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1150 University Ave., Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (United States); Tech-X Corporation, 5621 Arapahoe Ave., Suite A Boulder, Colorado 80303 (United States); Sovinec, C. R. [Department of Engineering-Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1500 Engineering Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (United States); Mirnov, V. V. [Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1150 University Ave., Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (United States)

2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

475

Mesoscale and Large-Eddy Simulations for Wind Energy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Operational wind power forecasting, turbine micrositing, and turbine design require high-resolution simulations of atmospheric flow over complex terrain. The use of both Reynolds-Averaged Navier Stokes (RANS) and large-eddy (LES) simulations is explored for wind energy applications using the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model. To adequately resolve terrain and turbulence in the atmospheric boundary layer, grid nesting is used to refine the grid from mesoscale to finer scales. This paper examines the performance of the grid nesting configuration, turbulence closures, and resolution (up to as fine as 100 m horizontal spacing) for simulations of synoptically and locally driven wind ramping events at a West Coast North American wind farm. Interestingly, little improvement is found when using higher resolution simulations or better resolved turbulence closures in comparison to observation data available for this particular site. This is true for week-long simulations as well, where finer resolution runs show only small changes in the distribution of wind speeds or turbulence intensities. It appears that the relatively simple topography of this site is adequately resolved by all model grids (even as coarse as 2.7 km) so that all resolutions are able to model the physics at similar accuracy. The accuracy of the results is shown in this paper to be more dependent on the parameterization of the land-surface characteristics such as soil moisture rather than on grid resolution.

Marjanovic, N

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

476

Chromatin ionic atmosphere analyzed by a mesoscale electrostatic approach  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

ABSTRACT Characterizing the ionic distribution around chromatin is important for understanding the electrostatic forces governing chromatin structure and function. Here we develop an electrostatic model to handle multivalent ions and compute the ionic distribution around a mesoscale chromatin model as a function of conformation, number of nucleosome cores, and ionic strength and species using Poisson-Boltzmann theory. This approach enables us to visualize and measure the complex patterns of counterion condensation around chromatin by examining ionic densities, free energies, shielding charges, and correlations of shielding charges around the nucleosome core and various oligonucleosome conformations. We show that: counterions, especially divalent cations, predominantly condense around the nucleosomal and linker DNA, unburied regions of histone tails, and exposed chromatin surfaces; ionic screening is sensitively influenced by local and global conformations, with a wide ranging net nucleosome core screening charge (56–100e); and screening charge correlations reveal conformational flexibility and interactions among chromatin subunits, especially between the histone tails and parental nucleosome cores. These results provide complementary and detailed views of ionic effects on chromatin structure for modest computational resources. The electrostatic model developed here is applicable to other coarse-grained macromolecular complexes.

Hin Hark Gan; Tamar Schlick

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

A Nonhydrostatic Finite-Element Model for Three-Dimensional Stratified Oceanic Flows. Part I: Model Formulation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The vast majority of advanced numerical ocean models in use today, while performing extremely well, especially for certain classes of problem, do not necessarily take full advantage of current trends in numerical analysis and scientific ...

R. Ford; C. C. Pain; M. D. Piggott; A. J. H. Goddard; C. R. E. de Oliveira; A. P. Umpleby

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

A Spectral General Circulation Model Using a Piecewise-Constant Finite-Element Representation on a Hybrid Vertical Coordinate System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A numerical scheme for the vertical discretization of primitive equations in a generalized pressure-type coordinate is developed through application of the Galerkin formalism with piecewise-constant finite elements: this methodology affords an ...

René Laprise; Claude Girard

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

An Evaluation of the MM5, RAMS, and Meso-Eta Models at Subkilometer Resolution Using VTMX Field Campaign Data in the Salt Lake Valley  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study presents what is, to the authors' knowledge, the first intercomparison and evaluation of three state-of-the-art mesoscale numerical models, the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–NCAR Mesoscale Model (MMS), the Regional ...

Shiyuan Zhong; Jerome Fast

2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

The Contribution of Mesoscale Convective Weather Systems to the Warm-Season Precipitation in the United States  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The contribution of precipitation from mesoscale convective weather systems to the warm-season (April–September) rainfall in the United States is evaluated. Both Mesoscale Convective Complexes (MCC's) and other large, long-lived mesoscale ...

J. M. Fritsch; R. J. Kane; C. R. Chelius

1986-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Finite element modeling of Cr(VI) reduction by Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 employing the dual-enzyme kinetic model  

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Chromium (VI) (Cr(VI)) contamination of soil and groundwater is considered a major environmental concern. Bioreduction of Cr(VI) to chromium (III) (Cr(III)) can be considered an effective technology in remediating Cr(VI) contaminated sites. Among the ... Keywords: Bioreduction, Cr(VI), Dual-enzyme, Modeling

Md. Akram Hossain; Mahbub Alam; David Yonge; Prashanta Dutta

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

Nesting large-eddy simulations within mesoscale simulations for wind energy applications  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

With increasing demand for more accurate atmospheric simulations for wind turbine micrositing, for operational wind power forecasting, and for more reliable turbine design, simulations of atmospheric flow with resolution of tens of meters or higher are required. These time-dependent large-eddy simulations (LES), which resolve individual atmospheric eddies on length scales smaller than turbine blades and account for complex terrain, are possible with a range of commercial and open-source software, including the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model. In addition to 'local' sources of turbulence within an LES domain, changing weather conditions outside the domain can also affect flow, suggesting that a mesoscale model provide boundary conditions to the large-eddy simulations. Nesting a large-eddy simulation within a mesoscale model requires nuanced representations of turbulence. Our group has improved the Weather and Research Forecasting model's (WRF) LES capability by implementing the Nonlinear Backscatter and Anisotropy (NBA) subfilter stress model following Kosovic (1997) and an explicit filtering and reconstruction technique to compute the Resolvable Subfilter-Scale (RSFS) stresses (following Chow et al, 2005). We have also implemented an immersed boundary method (IBM) in WRF to accommodate complex terrain. These new models improve WRF's LES capabilities over complex terrain and in stable atmospheric conditions. We demonstrate approaches to nesting LES within a mesoscale simulation for farms of wind turbines in hilly regions. Results are sensitive to the nesting method, indicating that care must be taken to provide appropriate boundary conditions, and to allow adequate spin-up of turbulence in the LES domain.

Lundquist, J K; Mirocha, J D; Chow, F K; Kosovic, B; Lundquist, K A

2008-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

483

Mesoscale predictability of an extreme warm-season precipitation event  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

During the period of June 29 through July 6, 2002, an extreme precipitation event occurred over Texas, resulting in catastrophic flooding. Operational forecasts performed poorly, neither predicting the copious amounts of rain nor its longevity. The Penn State University/NCAR Mesoscale Model version 5 (MM5) was used to conduct predictability experiments, which follow closely to the research conducted by Zhang et al. A control simulation initialized at 00Z 1 July is established over a 30-km grid. First, practical predictability experiments are performed by exploring the impacts due to different lead-times, resolution dependence, and different physics parameterizations. Second, intrinsic predictability is investigated by inducing a random temperature perturbation in the initial conditions, followed by numerous simulations with various perturbed initializations. Similar results to those found by Zhang et al. were discovered here: the prominent initial error growth is associated with moist processes leading to convection. Eventually these errors grow from the convective scale to sub-synoptic scale, essentially below 1000 kilometers. This indicates that as the forecast time extends further beyond initialization, the resulting errors will impact forecasts of larger-scale features such as differences in the positioning and intensity of positive PV anomalies and distribution of precipitation from the control simulation.

Odins, Andrew Michael

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

Modeling the steady-state ISV (in situ vitrification) process: A 3-D finite element analysis of coupled thermal-electric fields  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Steady-state modeling considerations for simulating the in situ vitrification (ISV) process are documented based upon the finite element numerical approach. Recommendations regarding boundary condition specifications and mesh discretization are presented. The effects of several parameters on the ISV process response are calculated and the results discussed. The parameters investigated include: (1) electrode depth, (2) ambient temperature, (3) supplied current, (4) electrical conductivity, (5) electrode separation, and (6) soil/waste characterization. 13 refs., 29 figs., 1 tab.

Langerman, M.A.

1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

The Influence of Artificial and Physical Factors upon Predictability Estimates Using a Complex Limited-Area Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recently, optimistic reports have appeared indicating that mesoscale circulations are more predictable than synoptic scale circulations. These have been based on studies using limited-area meso-?-scale forecast models. Warnings have also appeared ...

Tomislava Vukicevic; Ronald M. Errico

1990-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

Nonclassical Mesoscale Circulations Caused by Surface Sensible Heat-Flux Gradients  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Significant spatial heterogeneities of daytime surface sensible heat flux are common over land within mesoscale domains. Thermally induced circulations, similar to the sea/lake breeze [termed nonclassical mesoscale circulations (NCMSs)], are ...

M. Segal; R. W. Arritt

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

487

Sources of Mesoscale Variability of Gravity Waves. Part I: Topographic Excitation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Aircraft measurements of winds and temperatures collected during the GASP program are used to study the effects of topography as a source of mesoscale variability. Variances of fluctuations at the mesoscale over rough terrain are enhanced up to ...

Gregory D. Nastrom; David C. Fritts

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

Mesoscale Convective Vortices Observed during BAMEX. Part II: Influences on Secondary Deep Convection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Observations from the Bow Echo and Mesoscale Convective Vortex (MCV) Experiment are used to examine the role of the five mesoscale convective vortices described in Part I on heavy precipitation during the daytime heating cycle. Persistent ...

Stanley B. Trier; Christopher A. Davis

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

489

Structure of a Midtropospheric Vortex Induced by a Mesoscale Convective System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

On 9 June 1988 a mesoscale (200-km diameter) convectively generated vortex (MCV) passed through the Colorado wind-profiling network. The generating convective system, which was too small to meet Maddox’s mesoscale convective complex criteria, ...

Diana L. Bartels; John M. Brown; Edward I. Tollerud

1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

490

A Mesoscale Vortex Couplet Observed in the Trailing Anvil of a Multicellular Convective Complex  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Observations collected during the Oklahoma–Kansas PRE-STORM experiment are used to document the evolution and structure of a mesoscale vortex couplet that developed in the mesoscale convective system that occurred on 16–17 June 1985. The ...

Johannes Verlinde; William R. Cotton

1990-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

491

Inclusion of Mesoscale Updrafts and Downdrafts in Computations of Vertical Fluxes by Ensembles of Tropical Clouds  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Ensembles of convective clouds, especially in the tropics, often have widespread precipitating anvils associated with their deeper convective clouds. Mesoscale downdrafts occur below the middle-level bases of the anvils, and mesoscale updrafts ...

Robert A. Houze Jr.; Chee-Pong Cheng

1981-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

492

Practical and Intrinsic Predictability of Severe and Convective Weather at the Mesoscales  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study explores both the practical and intrinsic predictability of severe convective weather at the mesoscales using convection-permitting ensemble simulations of a squall line and bow echo event during the Bow Echo and Mesoscale Convective ...

Christopher Melhauser; Fuqing Zhang

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

493

Synthetic Aperture Radar as a Tool for Investigating Polar Mesoscale Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Polar mesoscale cyclones are intense vortices that form in cold, marine air masses poleward of major jet streams and frontal zones. Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) should be considered as a potential tool for the study of polar mesoscale cyclones ...

Todd D. Sikora; Karen S. Friedman; William G. Pichel; Pablo Clemente-Colón

2000-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

494

Mesoscale Analysis of Heavy Rainfall Episodes from SoWMEX/TiMREX  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The authors analyze the mesoscale structure accompanying two multiday periods of heavy rainfall during the Southwest Monsoon Experiment and the Terrain-Induced Mesoscale Rainfall Experiment conducted over and near Taiwan during May and June 2008. ...

Christopher A. Davis; Wen-Chau Lee

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

495

Relevance of the Mesoscale Entrainment Instability to the Marine Cloud-topped Atmospheric Boundary Layer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mesoscale variability in entrainment across the inversion capping the cloud-topped atmospheric boundary layer (CTBL) has been proposed as an explanation for mesoscale variability in cloud thickness. The relevance of this mechanism, called ...

Hugh A. Rand; Christopher S. Bretherton

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

496

The Relationship between EMEX Mesoscale Precipitation Feature Properties and Their Environmental Characteristics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Characteristics of the prestorm environment of Equatorial Mesoscale Experiment (EMEX) mesoscale precipitation features (MPFs) are related to properties of them systems using regression analysis. Although environmental thermodynamic parameters are ...

G. David Alexander; George S. Young

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

497

Formation of Mesoscale Lines of Precipitation: Nonsevere Squall Lines in Oklahoma during the Spring  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The development of mesoscale lines of nonsevere convection in Oklahoma during the spring is discussed. This documentation complements the study by Bluestein and Jain of severe, mesoscale convective-fine development. Three major classes of squall ...

Howard B. Bluestein; Gregory T. Marx; Michael H. Jain

1987-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

498

Languages recognized by nondeterministic quantum finite automata  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The nondeterministic quantum finite automaton (NQFA) is the only known case wherea one-way quantum finite automaton (QFA) model has been shown to be strictly superiorin terms of language recognition power to its probabilistic counterpart. We give acharacterization ... Keywords: nondeterministic quantum finite automata, one-sided unbounded error, probabilistic automata, sublogarithmic space complexity, two-sided unbounded error

Abuzer Yakaryilmaz; A. C. Cem Say

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

499

Classification Tree Methods for Analysis of Mesoscale Distribution of Ixodes ricinus (Acari: Ixodidae) in Trentino, Italian Alps  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Cases of Lyme disease and tick borne encephalitis were recently recognized in the province of Trento, Italian Alps. Assessment of areas of potential risk for these tick-borne diseases is carried out by a model based on CART (Classification and Regression Trees), using both discrete and continuous variables. Data on Ixodes ricinus (L.) occurrence resulted from samplings carried out by standard methods in 99 sites over an area of 2; 700 km 2 in the Province of Trento. A series of environmental parameters were recorded from each site and population densities of roe deer, Capreolus capreolus (L.), were considered. The CART model discriminates two variables which appear to have the greatest effect on the mesoscale occurrence of ticks: altitude and geological substratum with drastic decrease of tick frequency above ß 1; 100 m a:s:l: or on volcanic substrata. The model is effective in identifying the mesoscale areas at greater potential risk, with a relatively low sampling effort. KEY WOR...

Ixodes Ricinus; Stefano Merler; Cesare Furlanello; Claudio Chemini; Gianni Nicolini

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Silicon Micromachined Dimensional Calibration Artifact for Mesoscale Measurement Machines  

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Silicon Micromachined Dimensional Calibration Silicon Micromachined Dimensional Calibration Artifact for Mesoscale Measurement Machines 1 Silicon Micromachined Dimensional Calibration Artifact for Mesoscale Measurement Machines 2 Sandia National Laboratories PO Box 5800 Albuquerque, NM 87185 USA Hy D. Tran, PhD, PE Phone: (505)844-5417 Fax: (505)844-4372 hdtran@sandia.gov AFFIRMATION: I affirm that all information submitted as a part of, or supplemental to, this entry is a fair and accurate representation of this product. ___________________________________ Hy D. Tran Not a joint entry. Silicon Micromachined Dimensional Calibration Artifact for Mesoscale Measurement Machines The silicon hybrid artifact is an anisotropic-etched silicon standard that is used as a calibration reference artifact to calibrate vision-based and