Contact: Isaac Held
Reviewers: Peter Phillipps
A spectral transform model for two-dimensional, non-divergent flow on the surface of the sphere.
Integrates the barotropic vorticity equation for nondivergent flow on the
sphere using the spectral transform technique. Also allows for the
inclusion of a passive tracer advected by the same spectral advection
algorithm as the vorticity, and a gridpoint tracer advected with a finite
volume algorithm on the transform grid. The default initial condition
provided as an example is a zonal flow resembling that in the Northern
winter, plus a sinusoidal disurbance localized in midlatitudes.
For a full description of the model and algorithms used, see barotropic.pdf
The interfaces in this module are the generic intefaces required by the
main program that can be used to drive various idealized atmospheric
models within FMS. Model resolution and related paramters are set in
namelists within the modules barotropic_xxx.
OTHER MODULES USED
fms_mod constants_mod transforms_mod time_manager_mod diag_manager_mod barotropic_dynamics_mod barotropic_physics_mod barotopic_diagnostics_mod
use atmosphere_mod [,only: atmosphere_init, atmosphere, atmosphere_end]
There are no public data types
subroutine atmosphere_init. Initializes the model. subroutine atmosphere. Integrates forward one time step subroutine atmosphere_end. Terminates model, cleaning up memory and finalizing diagnostics. subroutine atmosphere_init(Time_init, Time, Time_step) input: type(time_type) :: Time_init -- Initial model time type(time_type) :: Time -- Model time type(time_type) :: Time_step -- Time step When Time=Time_init, the first time step is a forward step rather than leap frog because a cold start is assumed. The FMS main program that runs the solo atmospheric models obtains Time_init from the diag_table and Time from its namelist.
subroutine atmosphere(Time) input: type(time_type) :: Time -- Model time Integrates forward one time step
subroutine atmosphere_end(Atmos) No calling arguments. Terminates model, cleaning up memory and finalizing diagnostics
&atmosphere_nml print_interval, integer : time interval in seconds between prints of global mean energy and enstrophy to standard output
Fatal error message if any public routine is called prior to atmosphere_init