The Navier-Stokes equations on the rotating 2-D sphere: Gevrey regularity and asymptotic degrees of freedom Academic Article uri icon


  • In this article we prove a Gevrey class global regularity to the Navier-Stokes equations on the rotating two dimensional sphere, S2 - a fundamental model that arises naturally in large scale atmospheric dynamics. As a result one concludes the exponential convergence of the spectral Galerkin numerical method, based on spherical harmonic functions. Moreover, we provide an upper bound for the number of asymptotic degrees of freedom for this system.

author list (cited authors)

  • Cao, C., Rammaha, M. A., & Titi, E. S.

citation count

  • 63

publication date

  • May 1999