Journal article

The Colorado State University Convective CLoud Outflows and UpDrafts Experiment ((CLOUD)-L-3-Ex)

Susan C van den Heever, Leah D Grant, Sean W Freeman, Peter J Marinescu, Julie Barnum, Jennie Bukowski, Eleanor Casas, Aryeh J Drager, Brody Fuchs, Gregory R Herman, Stacey M Hitchcock, Patrick C Kennedy, Erik R Nielsen, J Minnie Park, Kristen Rasmussen, Muhammad Naufal Razin, Ryan Riesenberg, Emily Riley Dellaripa, Christopher J Slocum, Benjamin A Toms Show all

BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY | AMER METEOROLOGICAL SOC | Published : 2021

Abstract

The intensity of deep convective storms is driven in part by the strength of their updrafts and cold pools. In spite of the importance of these storm features, they can be poorly represented within numerical models. This has been attributed to model parameterizations, grid resolution, and the lack of appropriate observations with which to evaluate such simulations. The overarching goal of the Colorado State University Convective CLoud Outflows and UpDrafts Experiment (C3LOUD-Ex) was to enhance our understanding of deep convective storm processes and their representation within numerical models. To address this goal, a field campaign was conducted during July 2016 and May-June 2017 over north..

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