Improvement of the Cloud Physics Formulation in the U.S. Navy Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System (COAMPS)
OKLAHOMA UNIV NORMAN
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Accurately representing cloud processes over a mesoscale model grid volume is currently hindered by inadequate representation of aerosol-cloud microstructure interactions. To resolve these present model shortcomings, we are developing a comprehensive formulation of cloud-aerosol interactions which will include parameterizations of droplet nucleation processes and the effects of giant aerosols. We are expanding our efforts to investigate these aerosol-cloud-precipitation interactions for cumuliform clouds and are developing methodologies for the verification of parameterizations against a variety of observational datasets.
- Atmospheric Physics