Accession Number:

ADA574083

Title:

Understanding the Microphysical Properties of Developing Cloud Clusters During TCS-08

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

ARIZONA UNIV TUCSON DEPT OF ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The long-term goal is to improve understanding of tropical cyclone genesis is through a research program that focuses on identifying the environmental and microphysical differences between developing and non-developing cloud clusters in the western North Pacific. The objective is to identify the environmental and microphysical differences between developing and non-developing cloud clusters in the western North Pacific. Specific investigations include 1. detailed investigation of genesis using observations gathered during the TCS-08 field campaign. 2. detailed investigation of genesis using remote-sensed observations from platforms that are maintained on a more permanent basis including satellite-based infrared, visible, and microwave imagers and long-range lightning detectors. 3. utilizing model-based microphysical sensitivity studies to better understand the observed cloud microphysical differences between developing and non-developing cloud clusters. 4. generalized study that aims to build an ability to detect and classify developing and nondeveloping cloud clusters using remote-sensing platforms alone.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE