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Impact of mass lumping on gravity and Rossby waves in 2D finite-element shallow-water models

Le Roux, D.Y., Hanert, E., Rostand, V. and Pouliot, B. (2009) Impact of mass lumping on gravity and Rossby waves in 2D finite-element shallow-water models. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 59 (7). pp. 767-790. ISSN 0271-2091

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1002/fld.1837

Abstract/Summary

The goal of this study is to evaluate the effect of mass lumping on the dispersion properties of four finite-element velocity/surface-elevation pairs that are used to approximate the linear shallow-water equations. For each pair, the dispersion relation, obtained using the mass lumping technique, is computed and analysed for both gravity and Rossby waves. The dispersion relations are compared with those obtained for the consistent schemes (without lumping) and the continuous case. The P0-P1, RT0 and P-P1 pairs are shown to preserve good dispersive properties when the mass matrix is lumped. Test problems to simulate fast gravity and slow Rossby waves are in good agreement with the analytical results.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > Department of Meteorology
ID Code:1501
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

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