Unified Cloud and Mixing Parameterizations of the Marine Boundary Layer: EDMF and PDF-based Cloud Approaches
CALIFORNIA INST OF TECHNOLOGY PASADENA JET PROPULSION LAB
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The long term goals of this effort are i the development of a unified parameterization for the marine boundary layer ii the implementation of this new parameterization in the US Navy NOGAPS model and iii the transition of this new version of the NOGAPS model into operations at Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center FNMOC. The objectives of this project are i to develop a unified parameterization for the Marine Boundary Layer MBL and ii to implement and test this parameterization in the Navy Operational Global Atmospheric Prediction System NOGAPS. This unified MBL parameterization will be based on two main components i the Eddy-Diffusivity Mass-Flux EDMF parameterization of boundary layer mixing and ii the Probability Density Function PDF cloud parameterization.
- Fluid Mechanics