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This encyclopaedic text aims to cover every aspect of cloud dynamics and precipitating mesoscale meteorological systems. References on warm and ice-phase cloud physics, radiative transfer in a cloudy atmosphere entrainment, storm electrification andMoreThis encyclopaedic text aims to cover every aspect of cloud dynamics and precipitating mesoscale meteorological systems. References on warm and ice-phase cloud physics, radiative transfer in a cloudy atmosphere entrainment, storm electrification and the influence of topography are discussed.
Part I: Basic Equations and Parameterizations 2.
Storm and cloud dynamics
Orographically-enhanced clouds are essential for global hydrological cycles. The UWKA was equipped with instruments that measured cloud droplet and ice crystal size distributions, liquid water content, and 3-dimensional wind speed and direction. These measurements are used to characterize cloud structure upwind and above the Park Range. The observations from SPL are used to determine mountain top cloud microphysical properties at elevations lower than the UWKA was able to sample in-situ. To assess terrain flow effects on cloud microphysics and structure, vertical profiles of temperature, humidity and wind were obtained from balloon borne soundings and verified with high resolution modeling.
Storm And Cloud Dynamics by William R. Cotton
Mesoscale meteorology is concerned with weather systems that have spatial and temporal scales between the domains of macro-and micrometeorology. Generally, macrometeorology is concerned with weather systems having spatial scales greater than km and temporal scales on the order of several days or longer. Micrometeorology is the science dealing with atmospheric dynamics having spatial scales of tens to hundreds of meters and time scales on the order of minutes. Mesoscale meteorology can therefore be thought of as the science dealing with any weather system lying between these two extreme temporal and spatial scales. He suggested that the term meso-a should be applied to weather systems such as frontal systems and hurricanes having horizontal scales of km and temporal scales of 1 day to 1 week. These systems have horizontal scales on the order of km and temporal scales on the order of several hours to 1 day.
Storm and Cloud Dynamics
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This book focuses on the dynamics of clouds and of precipitating mesoscale meteorological systems. Clouds and precipitating mesoscale systems represent some of the most important and scientifically exciting weather systems in the world. These are the systems that produce torrential rains, severe winds including downburst and tornadoes, hail, thunder and lightning, and major snow storms. Forecasting such storms represents a major challenge since they are too small to be adequately resolved by conventional observing networks and numerical prediction models. Fundamental Concepts and Parameterizations. Fundamental Equations Governing Cloud Processes. On Averaging.
One of the most challenging tasks facing a weather forecaster is the prediction of surface precipitation types within midlatitude winter storms. Precipitation in the form of snow, ice pellets, 1 freezing rain, 2 and rain can occur simultaneously within the vicinity of the rain—snow boundary see, e. Among these forms of winter precipitation, freezing rain is the most dangerous and the most difficult to forecast. The icy surface conditions during an ice storm can severely disrupt ground activities and the accumulation of ice on electrical transmission facilities can lead to the interruption of power transmission. For example, millions of families were cut off from electricity supply for prolonged periods some up to several weeks during the devastating ice storms that occurred over the Ottawa—Montreal regions of Canada during early January , putting the major metropolitan regions into a state of emergency and resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars of insurance costs.