Tropical convection and its contribution to climate variability
Grant number: DP0770381 | Funding period: 2007 - 2009
This research will provide the necessary data to test and improve the representation of tropical convective clouds in weather forecast and climate simulation models. This will lead to more robust estimates of future climate change, and improved prediction of precipitation in the Australian tropics. This project will also provide training to undergraduate and postgraduate students in using modern computer models; such models will be a key component of weather forecasting in the future.
Related publications (13)
Statistical assessment of tropical convection-permitting model simulations using a cell-tracking algorithm
S Caine, TP Lane, PT May, C Jakob, ST Siems, MJ Manton, J Pinto
This study presents a method for comparing convection-permitting model simulations to radar observations using an innovative objec..
Cloud-System-Resolving Model Simulations of Tropical Cloud Systems Observed during the Tropical Warm Pool-International Cloud Experiment
Kathrin Wapler, Todd P Lane, Peter T May, Christian Jakob, Michael J Manton, Steven T Siems
Nested cloud-system-resolving model simulations of tropical convective clouds observed during the recent Tropical Warm Pool-Intern..
Some Influences of Background Flow Conditions on the Generation of Turbulence due to Gravity Wave Breaking above Deep Convection
Todd P Lane, Robert D Sharman
Deep moist convection generates turbulence in the clear air above and around developing clouds, penetrating convective updrafts an..