EGU General Assembly 2021
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Transport Schemes in GungHo

James Kent
James Kent
  • Met Office, United Kingdom of Great Britain – England, Scotland, Wales (

GungHo is the mixed finite-element dynamical core under development by the Met Office. A key component of the dynamical core is the transport scheme, which advects density, temperature, moisture, and the winds, throughout the atmosphere. Transport in GungHo is performed by finite-volume methods, to ensure conservation of certain quantaties. There are a range of different finite-volume schemes being considered for transport, including the Runge-Kutta/method-of-lines and COSMIC/Lin-Rood schemes. Additional horizontal/vertical splitting approaches are also under consideration, to improve the stability aspects of the model. Here we discuss these transport options and present results from the GungHo framework, featuring both prescribed velocity advection tests and full dry dynamical core tests. 

How to cite: Kent, J.: Transport Schemes in GungHo, EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-2743,, 2021.

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