Insights into convective momentum transport and its parametrization from idealized simulations of organized convection
RL Badlan, TP Lane, MW Moncrieff, C Jakob
Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society | Wiley | Published : 2017
Royal Meteorological Society Deep convection is a multiscale process that influences the budgets of heat, moisture and momentum significantly. In global climate models, the thermodynamic effects of convection are normally treated by parametrization schemes, with a separate formulation for convective momentum transport (CMT). The schemes for current thermodynamic and momentum parametrizations are based on upright entraining plume models that do not account for vertically tilted mesoscale circulations, which characterize organized convection in sheared environments. The associated countergradient vertical transport of horizontal momentum fundamentally affects dynamical interactions between the..View full abstract
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Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science
This work is funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science (CE110001028). Computing facilities were provided by the Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing (VPAC) and the National Computational Infrastructure facility (NCI). NCAR is sponsored by the National Science Foundation.