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Development of a 3-dimensional meso-gamma primitive equations model: katabatic winds simulation in the area of Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica
Gallée, H.; Schayes, G.; Berger, A. (1993). Development of a 3-dimensional meso-gamma primitive equations model: katabatic winds simulation in the area of Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica, in: Caschetto, S. (Ed.) Belgian scientific research programme on Antarctica: scientific results of phase II (10/1988-05/1992): 3. Glaciology and climatology. pp. II/03/1-36
In: Caschetto, S. (Ed.) (1993). Belgian scientific research programme on Antarctica: scientific results of phase II (10/1988-05/1992): 3. Glaciology and climatology. Belgian Science Policy Office: Brussel. 259 pp., more

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  • Gallée, H.
  • Schayes, G.
  • Berger, A., more

Abstract
    The spatial evolution of Antarctic katabatic winds in the area of Terra Nova Bay is examined using the three-dimensional version of the UCL/MAR Modèle Atmosphérique Régional mesoscale primitive equation model. The ability of the model to replicate classical linear and nonlinear mountain waves simulations is verified. Then, a three-dimensional experiment is performed using the terrain configuration of Terra Nova (Ross Sea coastal zone). Because of computational requirements, the discretization is chosen to be 5 km. Results are in good agreement with availahle ohservations and previous modeling work. In particular, the high resolution allows the model to represent the katabatic jet over Terra Nova Bay.

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