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Vertical Turbulent Mixing in Atmospheric Models

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Numerical Weather Prediction: East Asian Perspectives

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This chapter begins by providing a brief historical review of the vertical turbulent mixing schemes, followed by an overall concept of representing vertical turbulent mixing processes in atmospheric models and their classification. Then, the evolutionary features of the so-called YonSei—University (YSU) scheme are described from the 1990s to the present, focusing on its development strategy for atmospheric phenomena from the planetary scale to the sub-kilometer scale. Limitations in existing schemes and directions for future refinements are given. A comprehensive description of the concept for various vertical turbulent mixing schemes is available in (Stensrud in Parameterization schemes: keys to understanding numerical weather prediction models. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2007).

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The authors wish to acknowledge collaborations with Hua-Lu Pan, Yign Noh, Xu Zhang, Baode Chen, and Evelyn Grell. Comments on the manuscript from anonymous reviewers should be acknowledged.

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Hong, SY., Shin, H.H., Bao, JW., Dudhia, J. (2023). Vertical Turbulent Mixing in Atmospheric Models. In: Park, S.K. (eds) Numerical Weather Prediction: East Asian Perspectives. Springer Atmospheric Sciences. Springer, Cham.

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