Accession Number : AD0748926

Title :   Energy Transformation and Rearrangement Caused by Cumulus Convection,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Koenig,L. Randall ; Murray,Francis W.

Report Date : MAY 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A numerical model of cumulus convection including warm microphysics (1) has been used to examine the production, decay, rearrangement, and flux of energy of various kinds that result from the growth and decay of small cumulus clouds in initially static environments. The work is directed toward the understanding of how clouds interact with and modify their environment, the goal being to aid in the formulation of realistic parameterization of cumulus convection in large-scale atmospheric models.

Descriptors :   (*CUMULUS CLOUDS, CONVECTION(ATMOSPHERIC)), POTENTIAL ENERGY, KINETIC ENERGY, CONVECTION(HEAT TRANSFER), WATER VAPOR, EVAPORATION, CONDENSATION

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE