Accession Number:

ADA574139

Title:

Parameterization of Cumulus Convective Cloud Systems in Mesoscale Forecast Models

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

COOPERATIVE INST FOR MESOSCALE METEOROLOGICAL STUDIES NORMAN OK

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE