Acta Meteorologica Sinica

, Volume 25, Issue 5, pp 581–592 | Cite as

Impacts of cumulus convective parameterization schemes on summer monsoon precipitation simulation over China

  • Entao Yu (于恩涛)
  • Huijun Wang (王会军)Email author
  • Yongqi Gao (郜永祺)
  • Jianqi Sun (孙建奇)


By using the Betts-Miller-Janjić, Grell-Devenyi, and Kain-Fritsch cumulus convective parameterization schemes in theWeather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model, long time simulations from 2000 to 2009 are conducted to investigate the impacts of different cumulus convective parameterization schemes on summer monsoon precipitation simulation over China. The results show that all the schemes have the capability to reasonably reproduce the spatial and temporal distributions of summer monsoon precipitation and the corresponding background circulation. The observed north-south shift of monsoon rain belt is also well simulated by the three schemes. Detailed comparison indicates that the Grell-Devenyi scheme gives a better performance than the others. Deficiency in simulated water vapor transport is one possible reason for the precipitation simulation bias.

Key words

WRF model cumulus schemes summer monsoon precipitation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Entao Yu (于恩涛)
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Huijun Wang (王会军)
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Yongqi Gao (郜永祺)
    • 1
    • 4
  • Jianqi Sun (孙建奇)
    • 1
  1. 1.Nansen-Zhu International Research Center, Institute of Atmospheric PhysicsChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.Climate Change Research CenterChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  3. 3.Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  4. 4.Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing CenterBergenNorway

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