Articles | Volume 8, issue 10
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 3131–3150, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-8-3131-2015

Special issue: Isaac Newton Institute programme on multiscale numerics for...

Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 3131–3150, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-8-3131-2015

Model description paper 07 Oct 2015

Model description paper | 07 Oct 2015

DYNAMICO-1.0, an icosahedral hydrostatic dynamical core designed for consistency and versatility

T. Dubos et al.

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The design of the icosahedral atmospheric dynamical core DYNAMICO is presented. The key contribution is to combine a strict separatation of kinematics from dynamics to a Hamiltonian formulation of the equations of motion in a non-Eulerian vertical coordinate to achieve energetic consistency. This approach allows for a unified treatment of various equations of motion: multi-layer shallow-water equations and hydrostatic primitive equations.