Articles | Volume 18, issue 5
Research article
01 Jun 2018
Research article |  | 01 Jun 2018

An adaptive semi-Lagrangian advection model for transport of volcanic emissions in the atmosphere

Elena Gerwing, Matthias Hort, Jörn Behrens, and Bärbel Langmann

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Climactic Eruption Elena Gerwing

Sedimentation Elena Gerwing

Grid Structure Elena Gerwing

Short summary
This article describes the first volcanic emission advection model based on an adaptive mesh. The advection of volcanic emissions plays a crucial role in climate research, air traffic control and human wellbeing. In contrast to already existing volcanic emission dispersion models relying on a fixed grid, the application of an adaptive mesh enables us to simulate the advection of volcanic emissions with a high local resolution while minimizing computational cost.
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