Accession Number:

ADA612020

Title:

Improvement of the Cloud Physics Formulation in the U.S. Navy Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System (COAMPS)

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

OKLAHOMA UNIV NORMAN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE