Parameterization of Cumulus Convective Cloud Systems in Mesoscale Forecast Models
COOPERATIVE INST FOR MESOSCALE METEOROLOGICAL STUDIES NORMAN OK
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The long-term goal is the development and improvement of the microphysics parameterization of cumulus convective clouds in mesoscale numerical weather prediction models. The objectives are to conduct detailed studies of cloud microphysical processes in order to develop a unified parameterization of boundary layer stratocumulus and trade wind cumulus convective clouds. Develop a parameterization of subgrid cloud variability that in combination with the unified parameterization of conversionsedimentation rates will provide a complete formulation of microphysical processes in convective clouds for use in mesoscale forecast models. Test the parameterization using COAMPS model in simulations of convective cloud systems.
- Numerical Mathematics