project . 2016 - 2019 . Closed

GENESIS: Dynamics and parametrisation of deep convective triggering, maintenance and updraughts

UK Research and Innovation
  • Funder: UK Research and InnovationProject code: NE/N013840/1
  • Funded under: NERC Funder Contribution: 507,572 GBP
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    31 May 2016
    End Date
    31 Dec 2019
Description
Physically, deep convection is a key process in the atmosphere, particularly in the tropics, where it is the dominant driver of the weather as well as playing a key role in forcing global circulation. Despite this key role on the large scale, convection is inherently a relatively small-scale process with convective clouds typically being on the scale of 100's of metres to a few kms, and therefore unresolved in global numerical weather predicition (NWP) and climate models. "Parametrisation" of convection is therefore critical to accurately represent the impact of convection on the larger scale flow. This is not a simple problem, and deficiencies in curr...
Description
Physically, deep convection is a key process in the atmosphere, particularly in the tropics, where it is the dominant driver of the weather as well as playing a key role in forcing global circulation. Despite this key role on the large scale, convection is inherently a relatively small-scale process with convective clouds typically being on the scale of 100's of metres to a few kms, and therefore unresolved in global numerical weather predicition (NWP) and climate models. "Parametrisation" of convection is therefore critical to accurately represent the impact of convection on the larger scale flow. This is not a simple problem, and deficiencies in curr...
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