Accession Number : AD0652812

Title :   NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF CUMULUS CONVECTION,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Murray,F. W.

Report Date : APR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : Atmospheric thermal convection, including condensation and evaporation, is modeled on the cumulus scale by numerically solving the equations of hydrodynamics and thermodynamics. Appropriate finite-difference equations are derived for both axial and rectilinear symmetry and for two differencing schemes. A mixed Euler-Lagrange method is used. A specific example is discussed, and its computational results are compared with observations made from instrumented aircraft of the Naval Research Laboratory. It is concluded that the model is realistic in many respects, and that it could be a useful adjunct for research in cloud dynamics and cloud physics, particularly in the field of weather modification. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CONVECTION(ATMOSPHERIC), MODELS(SIMULATIONS)), (*CUMULUS CLOUDS, *ATMOSPHERE MODELS), HYDRODYNAMICS, THERMODYNAMICS, ATMOSPHERES, NUMERICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES, WEATHER FORECASTING, CLOUDS, DEW POINT, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE