Modified-truncation finite difference schemes

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A method is presented for modifying the truncation error of a given finite difference scheme approximating a nonlinear evolution equation. The new scheme has several advantages over the original. It is higher order, in the absence of time derivatives, has the same time-step requirements, it removes nonphysical oscillations, and it is not less accurate than the original scheme. The idea applied to a finite difference scheme approximating a geophysical flow produces a scheme consistent with the accuracy of the original scheme, but on a mesh three times more refined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)322-339
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Computational Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 10 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


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