The Physics and Parameterization of Moist Atmospheric Convection

  • Roger K. Smith

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 505)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Moist Convection

  3. Parameterization of Moist Convection

    1. Alan K. Betts
      Pages 255-279
    2. David A. Randall, Ping Ding, Dzong-Ming Pan
      Pages 281-296
  4. Implications of Convection for the Large-Scale Flow

  5. Some Observational Considerations

About this book


An up-to-date summary of our understanding of the dynamics and thermodynamics of moist atmospheric convection, with a strong focus on recent developments in the field. The book also reviews ways in which moist convection may be parameterised in large-scale numerical models - a field in which there is still some controversy - and discusses the implications of convection for large-scale flow.
Audience: The book is aimed at the graduate level and research meteorologists as well as scientists in other disciplines who need to know more about moist convection and its representation in numerical models.


Cloud Entrainment Scale modelling organization research thermodynamics trade transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Roger K. Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MunichGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4960-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8828-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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