Atmospheric Convection

Date: 
Mon, Jul 30, 2007
Author: 
Phil Austin
Location: 
University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada
Conference: 
Summer School on Tropical Multiscale Convective Systems
Abstract: 
Outline 1. Satellite/reanalysis views of tropical clouds (MODIS, ISCCP, Bony et al.) 2. Basics: Moist thermodynamics, buoyancy, CAPE, mixing diagrams, conditional/slice instability 3. Impact of clouds on large scale fields ($Q_1,$ $Q_2$, mass flux models) 4. Equilibrium coupling of shallow and deep convection: one cell model 5. Entrainment, detrainment, buoyancy sorting 6. What controls convective cloud top height?
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