Communications in Mathematical Sciences
Volume 11 (2013)
Subgrid-scale closure for the inviscid Burgers-Hopf equation
Pages: 757 – 777
A method is presented for constructing effective stochastic models for the timeevolution of spatial averages in finite-difference discretizations of partial differential equations. This method relies on the existence of a time-scale separation in the dynamics of the spatial averages and fine-grid variables. The spatial averages, thus, are treated as the slow variables in the system and a stochastic mode reduction strategy can be applied to derive a closed form effective stochastic model. A conservative discretization of the Burgers-Hopf equation is used as a particular example to illustrate the approach. An advantage over previous applications of stochastic mode reduction to spectrally discretized models is that the resulting closure is local and thus remains applicable even if the number of slow variables is large.
stochastic parameterization, coarse-grained modeling, stochastic mode elimination
2010 Mathematics Subject Classification
60H10, 60J60, 62Mxx