Hittmeir, Sabine and Klein, Rupert and Li, Jinkai and Titi, Edriss (2020) Global wellposedness for the primitive equations coupled to nonlinear moisture dynamics with phase changes. Nonlinearity, 33 (7). pp. 32063236.

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Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.1088/13616544/ab834f
Abstract
In this work we study the global solvability of the primitive equations for the atmosphere coupled to moisture dynamics with phase changes for warm clouds, where water is present in the form of water vapor and in the liquid state as cloud water and rain water. This moisture model contains closures for the phase changes condensation and evaporation, as well as the processes of auto conversion of cloud water into rainwater and the collection of cloud water by the falling rain droplets. It has been used by Klein and Majda in [17] and corresponds to a basic form of the bulk microphysics closure in the spirit of Kessler [16] and Grabowski and Smolarkiewicz [12]. The moisture balances are strongly coupled to the thermodynamic equation via the latent heat associated to the phase changes. In [14] we assumed the velocity field to be given and proved rigorously the global existence and uniqueness of uniformly bounded solutions of the moisture balances coupled to the thermodynamic equation. In this paper we present the solvability of a full moist atmospheric flow model, where the moisture model is coupled to the primitive equations of atmospherical dynamics governing the velocity field. For the derivation of a priori estimates for the velocity field we thereby use the ideas of Cao and Titi [6], who succeeded in proving the global solvability of the primitive equations.
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Subjects:  Mathematical and Computer Sciences > Mathematics > Applied Mathematics 
Divisions:  Department of Mathematics and Computer Science > Institute of Mathematics 
ID Code:  2443 
Deposited By:  Monika Drueck 
Deposited On:  29 May 2020 09:17 
Last Modified:  29 May 2020 09:50 
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