The Representation of Cumulus Convection in Numerical Models

  • Editors
  • Kerry A. Emanuel
  • David J. Raymond

Part of the Meteorological Monographs book series (METEOR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-v
  2. General Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N1-N1
    2. Marcia Baker
      Pages 29-37
    3. Michio Yanai, Richard H. Johnson
      Pages 39-62
    4. Christopher S. Bretherton
      Pages 63-74
    5. Steven K. Esbensen
      Pages 93-98
  3. Schemes for Large-Scale Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. William M. Frank, John Molinari
      Pages 101-105
    3. Alan K. Betts, Martin J. Miller
      Pages 107-121
    4. Akio Arakawa, Ming-Dean Cheng
      Pages 123-136
    5. David J. Raymond, Kerry A. Emanuel
      Pages 145-147
  4. Representation of Convection in Mesoscale Models

  5. Representation of Convection in Climate Models

  6. Representation of Slantwise Convection

  7. Use of Explicit Simulation in Formulating and Testing Cumulus Representations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Kuan-Man Xu
      Pages 221-235
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 237-247

About this book


 This book presents descriptions of numerical models for testing cumulus in cloud fields. It is divided into six parts. Part I provides an overview of the problem, including descriptions of cumulus clouds and the effects of ensembles of cumulus clouds on mass, momentum, and vorticity distributions. A review of closure assumptions is also provided. A review of "classical" convection schemes in widespread use is provided in Part II. The special problems associated with the representation of convection in mesoscale models are discussed in Part III, along with descriptions of some of the commonly used mesoscale schemes. Part IV covers some of the problems associated with the representation of convection in climate models, while the parameterization of slantwise convection is the subject of Part V.


Convection Models Cumulus Clouds Humidity Prediction Numerical Modeling Parameterization of Slantwise Convection Thermodynamic Fields Weather Prediction Models

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information American Meteorological Society 1993
  • Publisher Name American Meteorological Society, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Online ISBN 978-1-935704-13-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-9401
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