Explicit Planetary Isentropic Coordinate (EPIC) Model

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  • Latest Release: Version 4.30



  • Last pure-isentropic-coordinate release (includes shallow-water model): Version 3.85



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    Palotai CsJ, Dowling TE, 2008, Addition of water and ammonia cloud microphysics to the EPIC model, Icarus 194, 303-326, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2007.10.025

    Sayanagi KM, Showman AP, Dowling TE, 2008, The emergence of multiple robust zonal jets from freely evolving, three-dimensional stratified geostrophic turbulence with applications to Jupiter, J. Atmos. Sci. 65, 3947-3962

    Herrnstein A, Dowling TE, 2007, Effects of topography on the spinup of a Venus atmospheric model, J. Geophys. Res. 112, E04S08, doi:10.1029/2006JE002804

    Dowling TE, Bradley ME, Colon E, Kramer J, LeBeau RP, Lee GCH, Mattox TI, Morales-Juberias R, Palotai CsJ, Parimi VK, Showman AP, 2006, The EPIC atmospheric model with an isentropic/terrain-following hybrid vertical coordinate, Icarus 182: 259-273

    Garcia-Melendo E, Sanchez-Lavega A, and Dowling TE, 2005, Jupiter's 24N highest speed jet: vertical structure deduced from nonlinear simulations of a large-amplitude natural disturbance, Icarus 176: 272-282

    Morales-Juberias R, Dowling TE, 2005, Simulations of high-latitude spots on Jupiter: constraints on vortex strength and the deep wind, Planet. Space Sci. 53, 1221-1233

    Morales-Juberias R, Sanchez-Lavega A, Dowling TE, 2003, EPIC simulations of the merger of Jupiter's White Ovals BE and FA: altitude-dependent behavior, Icarus 166: 63-74

    Showman AP and Guillot T, 2002, Atmospheric circulation and tides of "51 Pegasus b-like" planets, Astron. & Astrophys. 385, 166-180

    Stratman PW, Showman AP, Dowling TE, and Sromovsky LA, 2001, EPIC simulations of bright companions to Neptune's Great Dark Spots, Icarus 151: 275--285

    Showman AP and Dowling TE, 2000, Nonlinear simulations of Jupiter's 5-micron hot spots, Science 289: 1737-1740

    Dowling TE, Fischer AS, Gierasch PJ, Harrington J, LeBeau RP, and Santori CM, 1998, The Explicit Planetary Isentropic Coordinate (EPIC) atmospheric model, Icarus 132: 221-238

    LeBeau RP and Dowling TE, 1998, EPIC simulations of time-Dependent, three-dimensional vortices with application to Neptune's Great Dark Spot, Icarus 132: 239-265

    Harrington J, LeBeau RP, Backes KA, and Dowling TE, 1994, Dynamic response of Jupiter's atmosphere to the impact of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, Nature 368: 525-527

Last Update: June 29, 2009