Atmospheric Convection

Author: 
Phil Austin
Date: 
Mon, Jul 30, 2007
Location: 
University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada
Conference: 
Summer School on Tropical Multiscale Convective Systems
Abstract: 

Outline

1. Satellite/reanalysis views of tropical clouds (MODIS, ISCCP, Bony et al.)
2. Basics: Moist thermodynamics, buoyancy, CAPE, mixing diagrams, conditional/slice instability
3. Impact of clouds on large scale fields (TeX Embedding failed! TeX Embedding failed!, mass flux models)
4. Equilibrium coupling of shallow and deep convection: one cell model
5. Entrainment, detrainment, buoyancy sorting 6. What controls convective cloud top height?

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