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The Dynamic State Index with Moisture and Phase Changes

Hittmeir, S. and Klein, R. and Müller, A. and Névir, P. (2021) The Dynamic State Index with Moisture and Phase Changes. J. Math. Phys, 62 (12). pp. 1-12.

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The dynamic state index (DSI) is a scalar field that combines variational information on the total energy and enstrophy of a flow field with the second law of thermodynamics. Its magnitude is a combined local measure for non-stationarity, diabaticity, and dissipation in the flow, and it has been shown to provide good qualitative indications for the onset and presence of precipitation and the organization of storms. The index has been derived thus far for ideal fluid models only, however, so that one may expect improved and quantitative insights from a revised definition of the quantity that includes more complex aerothermodynamics. The present paper suggests definitions of the DSI for flows of moist air with phase changes and precipitation.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Mathematical and Computer Sciences > Mathematics > Applied Mathematics
Divisions:Department of Mathematics and Computer Science > Institute of Mathematics > Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Group
ID Code:2112
Deposited By: Silvia Hoemke
Deposited On:29 Sep 2017 11:00
Last Modified:14 Jan 2022 09:20

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