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1

Organizational Modes of Midlatitude Mesoscale Convective Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper discusses common modes of mesoscale convective organization. Using 2-km national composite reflectivity data, the authors investigated linear mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) that occurred in the central United States during May ...

Matthew D. Parker; Richard H. Johnson

2000-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Idealized Mesoscale Convective System Structure and Propagation Using Convective Parameterization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The development and propagation of mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) was examined within the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model using the Kain–Fritsch (KF) cumulus parameterization scheme and a modified version of this scheme. ...

James Correia Jr.; Raymond W. Arritt; Christopher J. Anderson

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

3

The Kinematics of a Midlatitude, Continental Mesoscale Convective System and Its Mesoscale Vortex  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The authors present a unique, scale-discriminating study of the environment-relative circulations within a mesoscale convective system (MCS) and mesoscale convective vortex (MCV). The MCS, a leading convective line and trailing stratiform region ...

Jason C. Knievel; Richard H. Johnson

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

4

Balanced Dynamics of Mesoscale Vortices Produced in Simulated Convective Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Long-lived, mesoscale convective systems are known to occasionally produce mesoscale convective vortices (MCVs) in the lower to middle troposphere with horizontal scales averaging 100–200 km. The formation of MCVs is investigated using fully ...

Christopher A. Davis; Morris L. Weisman

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

5

Thermodynamic Properties of Mesoscale Convective Systems Observed during BAMEX  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Dropsonde observations from the Bow Echo and Mesoscale Convective Vortex Experiment (BAMEX) are used to document the spatiotemporal variability of temperature, moisture, and wind within mesoscale convective systems (MCSs). Onion-type sounding ...

James Correia Jr.; Raymond W. Arritt

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

6

Cloud-Resolving Simulations of Mesoscale Vortex Intensification and Its Effect on a Serial Mesoscale Convective System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The authors performed numerical simulations of the 27–28 May 1998 mesoscale convective vortex (MCV) and mesoscale convective system (MCS) to understand how the MCV modulated the convection, and how the convection intensified the vortex. The fifth-...

Christopher A. Davis; Stanley B. Trier

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

7

Structures and Dynamics of Quasi-2D Mesoscale Convective Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recently, three distinct archetypes for midlatitude linear mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) have been identified. This article focuses on the fundamentals of two of these archetypes: convective lines with trailing stratiform (TS) precipitation ...

Matthew D. Parker; Richard H. Johnson

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

8

A Theory for Long-Lived Mesoscale Convective Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is proposed that certain long-lived mesoscale convective systems maintain themselves through an interaction between quasi-balanced vertical motions and the diabatic effects of moist convection. Latent heat release, evaporation and melting of ...

D. J. Raymond; H. Jiang

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

9

Observational Analysis of the Predictability of Mesoscale Convective Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) have a large influence on the weather over the central United States during the warm season by generating essential rainfall and severe weather. To gain insight into the predictability of these systems, the ...

Israel L. Jirak; William R. Cotton

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

10

Precipitation Efficiency of Warm-Season Midwestern Mesoscale Convective Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The precipitation efficiencies for mesoscale convective systems (MCS) over the central United States are calculated. During July–September 2000 and June–September 2001, 24 MCS for which sufficient data were available occurred over or near ...

Patrick Market; Stacy Allen; Roderick Scofield; Robert Kuligowski; Arnold Gruber

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

11

Positive Cloud-to-Ground Lightning in Mesoscale Convective Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We have examined the characteristics of positive cloud-to-ground lightning flashes in Mesoscale Convective Systems observed during the Oklahoma-Kansas PRE-STORM project in 1985. Lightning frequencies and patterns of ground strike locations are ...

Steven A. Rutledge; Chungu Lu; Donald R. MacGorman

1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

12

Organizational Modes of Mesoscale Convective Systems over Central East China  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Composite reflectivity Doppler radar data from June to September of 2007--2010 were used to classify mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) over Central East China into seven morphologies. The morphologies included one nonlinear mode (NL) and six ...

Linlin Zheng; Jianhua Sun; Xiaoling Zhang; Changhai Liu

13

The “Footprint” under a Decaying Tropical Mesoscale Convective System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

On 10 February 1993, during the Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Response Experiment, the two NOAA WP-3Ds and the NCAR Electra flew under the anvil region of a decaying mesoscale convective system (MCS). Satellite and ...

Mark F. Geldmeier; Gary M. Barnes

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

14

Satellite and Radar Survey of Mesoscale Convective System Development  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An investigation of several hundred mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) during the warm seasons (April–August) of 1996–98 is presented. Circular and elongated MCSs on both the large and small scales were classified and analyzed in this study ...

Israel L. Jirak; William R. Cotton; Ray L. McAnelly

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

15

Forecasting the Maintenance of Quasi-Linear Mesoscale Convective Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The problem of forecasting the maintenance of mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) is investigated through an examination of observed proximity soundings. Furthermore, environmental variables that are statistically different between mature and ...

Michael C. Coniglio; Harold E. Brooks; Steven J. Weiss; Stephen F. Corfidi

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

16

Circulations between Mesoscale Convective Systems along a Cold Front  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A frontal squall line that passed over the central United States on 14–15 June 1985 consisted of several primary mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) with a prominent gap (several hundred kilometers wide) between two of them over central Kansas ...

Richard H. Johnson; Barbara D. Miner; Paul E. Ciesielski

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Organizational Modes of Mesoscale Convective Systems over Central East China  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Composite reflectivity Doppler radar data from June to September of 2007–2010 were used to classify mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) over central east China into seven morphologies. The morphologies included one nonlinear mode (NL) and six ...

Linlin Zheng; Jianhua Sun; Xiaoling Zhang; Changhai Liu

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

18

Structure of a Midtropospheric Vortex Induced by a Mesoscale Convective System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

On 9 June 1988 a mesoscale (200-km diameter) convectively generated vortex (MCV) passed through the Colorado wind-profiling network. The generating convective system, which was too small to meet Maddox’s mesoscale convective complex criteria, ...

Diana L. Bartels; John M. Brown; Edward I. Tollerud

1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Prediction of Convectively Driven Mesoscale Pressure Systems. Part II. Mesoscale Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A 20-level, three-dimensional, primitive equation model with 20 km horizontal resolution is used to predict the development of convectively driven mesoscale pressure systems. Systems produced by the model have life histories and structural ...

J. M. Fritsch; C. F. Chappell

1980-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

20

Mesoscale Downdraft Influences on Vertical Vorticity in a Mature Mesoscale Convective System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The vorticity dynamics of a lower-tropospheric mesovortex within a mature mesoscale convective system (MCS) is investigated with observations from a special sounding network and with dual-Doppler radar measurements. The data show that the ...

Edward A. Brandes; Conrad L. Ziegler

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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21

Multiscale Evolution of a Derecho-Producing Mesoscale Convective System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper the authors address one type of severe weather: strong straight-line winds. The case of a mesoscale convective system that developed in eastern Colorado on 12–13 May 1985 was studied. The system formed in the afternoon, was active ...

Lígia R. Bernardet; William R. Cotton

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Use of Cloud-Resolving Simulations of Mesoscale Convective Systems to Build a Mesoscale Parameterization Scheme  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A method is described for parameterizing thermodynamic forcing by the mesoscale updrafts and downdrafts of mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) in models with resolution too coarse to resolve these drafts. The parameterization contains ...

G. David Alexander; William R. Cotton

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

23

Precipitation and Kinematic Structure of an Oceanic Mesoscale Convective System. Part I: Convective Line Structure  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The precipitation, thermodynamic, and kinematic structure of an oceanic mesoscale convective system is studied using airborne Doppler and in situ (flight-level) data collected by the NOAA P-3 aircraft. The system, a well-organized, stationary, ...

David P. Jorgensen; Margaret A. LeMone; Ben Jong-Dao Jou

1991-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

24

The Contribution of Mesoscale Convective Weather Systems to the Warm-Season Precipitation in the United States  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The contribution of precipitation from mesoscale convective weather systems to the warm-season (April–September) rainfall in the United States is evaluated. Both Mesoscale Convective Complexes (MCC's) and other large, long-lived mesoscale ...

J. M. Fritsch; R. J. Kane; C. R. Chelius

1986-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

25

An Intercomparison of Simulated Rainfall and Evapotranspiration Associated with a Mesoscale Convective System over West Africa  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An evaluation of precipitation and evapotranspiration simulated by mesoscale models is carried out within the African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis (AMMA) program. Six models performed simulations of a mesoscale convective system (MCS) ...

Françoise Guichard; Nicole Asencio; Christophe Peugeot; Olivier Bock; Jean-Luc Redelsperger; Xuefeng Cui; Matthew Garvert; Benjamin Lamptey; Emiliano Orlandi; Julia Sander; Federico Fierli; Miguel Angel Gaertner; Sarah C. Jones; Jean-Philippe Lafore; Andrew Morse; Mathieu Nuret; Aaron Boone; Gianpaolo Balsamo; Patricia de Rosnay; Bertrand Decharme; Philip P. Harris; J.-C. Bergès

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface and synoptic features of leading and parallel stratiform mesoscale convective systems.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This study investigates the surface wind, pressure, and temperature patterns associated with mesoscale convective systems meeting the classification of leading or parallel stratiform. Cases were… (more)

Steinweg-Woods, Jesse Matthew

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Airflow and Precipitation Structure of Two Leading Stratiform Mesoscale Convective Systems Determined from Operational Datasets  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An analysis of the airflow and precipitation structure of two leading stratiform (LS) mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) is presented. Leading stratiform systems are defined as linear MCSs that consist of a convective line with leading ...

Crystalyne R. Pettet; Richard H. Johnson

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

28

Comparison between Low-Flash and Non-Lightning-Producing Convective Areas within a Mature Mesoscale Convective System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Two small multicellular convective areas within a larger mesoscale convective system that occurred on 20 June 2004 were examined to assess vertical motion, radar reflectivity, and dual-polarimetric signatures between flash and non-flash-producing ...

Jennifer L. Palucki; Michael I. Biggerstaff; Donald R. MacGorman; Terry Schuur

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Diabatic Divergence Profiles in Western Pacific Mesoscale Convective Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Heating in the atmosphere can be expressed as diabatic divergence ?d, which is nearly equal to the actual horizontal divergence ? in tropical convection. High-quality ? profile measurements from airborne Doppler radar “purls” in ten mesoscale ...

Brian E. Mapes; Robert A. Houze Jr.

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inertial Instability and Mesoscale Convective Systems. part II. Symmetric CISK in a Baroclinic Flow  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Numerous budget studies of organized persistent systems of convective clouds outside the tropics suggest that circulations of mesoscale proportions are important in supplying moisture to the convective clouds, though the dynamical nature of ...

Kerry A. Emanuel

1982-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

31

Vertical Moistening by AMMA Mesoscale Convective Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The apparent heat source Q1 and the apparent moisture sink Q2 are crucial parameters for precipitating systems studies because they allow for the evaluation of their contribution in water and energy transport and infer some of the mechanisms that ...

G. Scialom; Y. Lemaître

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Effect of Mesoscale Heterogeneity on the Genesis and Structure of Mesovortices within Quasi-Linear Convective Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study examines the structure and evolution of quasi-linear convective systems (QLCSs) within complex mesoscale environments. Convective outflows and other mesoscale features appear to affect the rotational characteristics and associated ...

Dustan M. Wheatley; Robert J. Trapp

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

33

Mesoscale Convective Complexes in Africa  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Digitized full-disk infrared satellite imagery from the European geostationary satellite (Meteosat) for 1986 and 1987 was used to construct a climatology of mesoscale convective complexes (MCCs) in Africa One hundred ninety-five systems formed ...

Arlene G. Laing; J. Michael Fritsch

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

34

Multiscale Convective Overturning in Mesoscale Convective Systems: Reconciling Observations, Simulations, and Theory  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An analysis of how parameterized convection interacts with hydrostatic, explicitly resolved precipitation processes to represent multiscale convective overturning in a mesoscale-resolution numerical simulation is presented. Critically important ...

John S. Kain; J. Michael Fritsch

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of a Small, Vigorous Mesoscale Convective System in a Low-Shear Environment. Part II: Evolution of the Stratiform Precipitation and Mesoscale Flows  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The evolution of the mesoscale flow and precipitation distribution are investigated for a small mesoscale convective system (MCS) that evolved in a nearly barotropic environment exhibiting moderate instability and weak wind shear. Observations ...

Kevin R. Knupp; Bart Geerts; John D. Tuttle

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

36

Relationships between Lightning Location and Polarimetric Radar Signatures in a Small Mesoscale Convective System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

On 19 June 2004, the Thunderstorm Electrification and Lightning Experiment observed electrical, microphysical, and kinematic properties of a small mesoscale convective system (MCS). The primary observing systems were the Oklahoma Lightning ...

Nicole R. Lund; Donald R. MacGorman; Terry J. Schuur; Michael I. Biggerstaff; W. David Rust

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

37

Interactions between a Developing Mesoscale Convective System and Its Environment. Part II: Numerical Simulation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The 19 July 1993 mesoscale convective system (MCS), discussed in Part I, was simulated using the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS). The model was initialized with variable physiographic and atmospheric data with the goal of reproducing ...

Jason E. Nachamkin; William R. Cotton

2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

38

Forecasting the Maintenance of Mesoscale Convective Systems Crossing the Appalachian Mountains  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Forecasting the maintenance of mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) is a unique problem in the eastern United States due to the influence of the Appalachian Mountains. At times these systems are able to traverse the terrain and produce severe ...

Casey E. Letkewicz; Matthew D. Parker

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interactions between a Developing Mesoscale Convective System and Its Environment. Part I: Observational Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper is the first in a two part series in which the interactions between a growing mesoscale convective system (MCS) and its surrounding environment are investigated. The system studied here developed in northeastern Colorado on 19 July ...

Jason E. Nachamkin; Ray L. McAnelly; William R. Cotton

2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparing the Convective Structure and Microphysics in Two Sahelian Mesoscale Convective Systems: Radar Observations and CRM Simulations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Two mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) observed during the African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analyses (AMMA) experiment are simulated using the three-dimensional (3D) Goddard Cumulus Ensemble model. This study was undertaken to determine the ...

Nick Guy; Xiping Zeng; Steven A. Rutledge; Wei-Kuo Tao

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Initiation of an Elevated Mesoscale Convective System Associated with Heavy Rainfall  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A mesoscale convective system (MCS) developed during the morning hours of 6 June 1993 and moved across northern and central Missouri, resulting in a narrow swath of excessive rainfall (>150 mm). The MCS developed well north of a surface warm ...

Scott M. Rochette; James T. Moore

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

42

Case Study of a Severe Mesoscale Convective System in Central Arizona  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A mesoscale convective system (MCS) developed over central Arizona during the late evening and early morning of 23–24 July 1990 and produced widespread heavy rain, strong winds, and damage to buildings, vehicles, power poles, and trees across ...

Darren M. McCollum; Robert A. Maddox; Kenneth W. Howard

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

43

Serial Upstream-Propagating Mesoscale Convective System Events over Southeastern South America  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Serial mesoscale convective system (MCS) events with lifetimes over 18 h and up to nearly 70 h are routinely observed over southeastern South America from infrared satellite imagery during the spring and summer. These events begin over the ...

Vagner Anabor; David J. Stensrud; Osvaldo L. L. de Moraes

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

44

Environment and Evolution of a Cold-Frontal Mesoscale Convective System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Observations from the Oklahoma-Kansas Preliminary Regional Experiment for STORM-CENTRAL (OK PRE-STORM) have been used to study the evolution and propagation characteristics of a long-lived (?16 h) mesoscale convective system (MCS) that produced ...

Stanley B. Trier; David B. Parsons; John H. E. Clark

1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

45

Total Lightning Characteristics Relative to Radar and Satellite Observations of Oklahoma Mesoscale Convective Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The advent of regional very high frequency (VHF) Lightning Mapping Arrays (LMAs) makes it possible to begin analyzing trends in total lightning characteristics in ensembles of mesoscale convective systems (MCSs). Flash initiations observed by the ...

Jeffrey A. Makowski; Donald R. MacGorman; Michael I. Biggerstaff; William H. Beasley

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

46

Moving and Stationary Mesoscale Convective Systems over Northwest Mexico during the Southwest Area Monsoon Project  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Some characteristics of the life cycle and motion of Mesoscale Convective Systems (MCSs), which formed over the northern Sierra Madre Occidental during the Southwest Area Monsoon Project (SWAMP), are examined. The motion characteristics of MCSs ...

Luis M. Farfán; Joseph A. Zehnder

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Composite Life Cycle of Maritime Tropical Mesoscale Convective Systems in Scatterometer and Microwave Satellite Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study examines scatterometer-observed surface wind divergence and vorticity, along with precipitable water (PW), across the life cycle of tropical maritime mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) as resolved in 0.5° data. Simple composites were ...

Brian Mapes; Ralph Milliff; Jan Morzel

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

48

Horizontal Distribution of Electrical and Meteorological Conditions across the Stratiform Region of a Mesoscale Convective System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Five soundings of the electric field and thermodynamic properties were made in a mesoscale convective system (MCS) that occurred in Oklahoma and Texas on 2–3 June 1991. Airborne Doppler radar data were obtained from three passes through the ...

Maribeth Stolzenburg; Thomas C. Marshall; W. David Rust; Bradley F. Smull

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric and Kinematic Structure of the Oklahoma Mesoscale Convective System of 7 June 1989  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Balloon soundings of electric field in Oklahoma mesoscale convective systems (MCS's) were made by the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) during the spring of 1989. A sounding made in the rearward edge of an MCS stratiform rain area on 7 ...

Steven M. Hunter; Terry J. Schuur; Thomas C. Mapshall; W. David Rust

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of the Aviation Weather Center Global Forecasts of Mesoscale Convective Systems*  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper examines the precision of location and top height of mesoscale convective systems, as forecast by the Aviation Weather Center (AWC). The examination was motivated by the Mediterranean Israeli Dust Experiment (MEIDEX) on the space ...

Baruch Ziv; Yoav Yair; Karin Presman; Martin Füllekrug

2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Passive Microwave Observations of the Stratiform Regions of Two Tropical Oceanic Mesoscale Convective Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High-resolution passive microwave observations within the stratiform regions of two different tropical oceanic mesoscale convective systems are investigated in detail. The observations were obtained from the Advanced Microwave Precipitation ...

Gary McGaughey; Edward J. Zipser

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

52

The Role of Momentum Transport in the Motion of a Quasi-Idealized Mesoscale Convective System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Momentum transport is examined in a simulated midlatitude mesoscale convective system (MCS) to investigate its contribution to MCS motion. Momentum budgets are computed using model output to quantify the role of specific processes in determining ...

Kelly M. Mahoney; Gary M. Lackmann; Matthew D. Parker

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

53

Two Types of Vertical Electrical Structures in Stratiform Precipitation Regions of Mesoscale Convective Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Electric field (E) soundings in the stratiform regions and transition zones of mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) are reported. Most of the E soundings were made during the 1991 Cooperative Oklahoma Profiler Studies (COPS-91). Multiple E ...

Thomas C. Marshall; W. David Rust

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mesoscale Convective Systems over Western Equatorial Africa and Their Relationship to Large-Scale Circulation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study examines mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) over western equatorial Africa using data from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite. This region experiences some of the world’s most intense thunderstorms and highest ...

Brian Jackson; Sharon E. Nicholson; Douglas Klotter

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

55

Global Variability of Mesoscale Convective System Anvil Structure from A-Train Satellite Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) in the tropics produce extensive anvil clouds, which significantly affect the transfer of radiation. This study develops an objective method to identify MCSs and their anvils by combining data from three A-...

Jian Yuan; Robert A. Houze Jr.

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Monitoring Mesoscale Convective Cloud Systems Associated with Heavy Storms Using Meteosat Imagery  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study, an automatic algorithm for monitoring areas of cold cloud tops within mesoscale convective systems that produced floods in Greece is developed. The technique is based on Meteosat infrared and water vapor images. The purpose of the ...

Haralambos Feidas; Constantinos Cartalis

2001-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Numerical Study of a Mesoscale Convective System during TOGA COARE. Part II: Organization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In Part I, the authors presented a successful numerical simulation of the life cycle of a warm-pool mesoscale convective system (MCS) that occurred on 15 December 1992 during the Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Response ...

Badrinath Nagarajan; M. K. Yau; Da-Lin Zhang

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Prediction of Convectively Driven Mesoscale Pressure Systems. Part I: Convective Parameterization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A parameterization formulation for incorporating the effects of midlatitude deep convection into mesoscale-numerical models is presented. The formulation is based on the hypothesis that the buoyant energy available to a parcel, in combination ...

J. M. Fritsch; C. F. Chappell

1980-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mesoscale Convective Systems in Weakly Forced Large-Scale Environments. Part II: Generation of a Mesoscale Initial Condition  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A series of five mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) developed within a weakly forced large-scale environment on 11 and 12 May 1982. Two of these systems had a large component of motion against the midtroposphoric flow and propagated in a ...

David J. Stensrud; J. Michael Fritsch

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Correction of Radar QPE Errors for Non-Uniform VPRs in Mesoscale Convective Systems Using TRMM Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mesoscale Convective Systems (MCSs) contain both regions of convective and stratiform precipitation, and a bright band (BB) is often found in the stratiform region. Inflated reflectivity intensities in the BB often cause positive biases in radar ...

Youcun Qi; Jian Zhang; Qing Cao; Yang Hong; Xiao-Ming Hu

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Oceanic Cyclogenesis as Induced by a Mesoscale Convective System Moving Offshore. Part I: A 90-h Real-Data Simulation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recent observations have revealed that some mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) could undergo multiple cycles of convective development and dissipation, and, under certain environments, they appeared to be responsible for (barotropic) oceanic or ...

Da-Lin Zhang; Ning Bao

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Simulations of the Postsunrise Reorganization of a Nocturnal Mesoscale Convective System during 13 June IHOP_2002  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A convection-permitting numerical model is used to simulate the postsunrise reorganization of a nocturnal mesoscale convective system (MCS) observed over western and central Oklahoma on 13 June 2002 during the International H2O (IHOP_2002) Field ...

Stanley B. Trier; John H. Marsham; Christopher A. Davis; David A. Ahijevych

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Sensitivity Experiments of Varying Model Physics on the Structure, Evolution and Dynamics of Two Mesoscale Convective Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The effects of different model physics and different convective and boundary layer parameterization schemes are investigated using an 18-h nested-grid numerical simulation of the mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) that were responsible for the ...

Da-Lin Zhang; J. Michael Fritsch

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The convective structures associated with cloud-to-ground lightning in TOGA COARE Mesoscale Convective Systems  

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The TOGA COARE experiment was carried out in the western Pacific warm pool region from November 1992 through February 1993. Data from TOGA COARE provide the opportunity for comprehensive studies of tropical oceanic convection. This study seeks to understand more about the structures of tropical mesoscale convective systems in relation to their lightning activity and cold cloud area. The properties of convective cores within the MCSs, as well as their infrared (IR) cloud top temperatures are related to cloud-to-ground lightning. IR and lightning time histories for each case are compared, and the cases ranked by mean flashes per 10000 km2. For selected cases, radar/lightning overlays and vertical profiles of maximum radar reflectivities (VPRRs) are shown in order to describe the convective structures of cells that produced lightning, and also cells that did not produce lightning. IR cloud-top temperature and lightning histories indicate the highly variable nature of the TOGA COARE MCSs. Some MCSs which have very cold cloud-top temperatures have little or no lightning. When a system did produce lightning, more flashes generally occurred during its growth phase. Overall, IR measurements seem to be a poor indicator of lightning due to the lack of a clear relationship between the size of cold cloud-top area and cloud-to-ground flashes. The overall flash rates of the TOGA COARE MCSs support previous work which showed that tropical oceanic convection has an order of magnitude less cloud-to-ground lightning than continental convection. In fact, the highest flash rate for the 13 cases was less than the weakest continental case in a Texas MCS study (Toracinta et al. 1995). Examination of individual VPRR and of all convective VPRR from the 13 cases indicate a pronounced difference between lightning producing and non-lightning producing cells. Lightning producing convective cells have higher radar reflectivity in the 5.0- 8.0 km layer, and a slower decrease with height, both observations indicating larger ice particles in the mixed phase region between 00 C and-200 C.

Restivo, Michael Edward

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Baroclinic Transition of a Long-Lived Mesoscale Convective Vortex  

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The period 5–15 June 2003, during the field phase of the Bow Echo and Mesoscale Convective Vortex (MCV) Experiment (BAMEX), was noteworthy for the wide variety of mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) that occurred. Of particular interest was a ...

Thomas J. Galarneau Jr.; Lance F. Bosart; Christopher A. Davis; Ron McTaggart-Cowan

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

66

Cloud-to-Ground Lightning Activity in Mesoscale Convective Complexes  

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A study of cloud-to-ground lightning activity attending an important subclass of mesoscale convective weather systems called the mesoscale convective complex shows that groun discharge flash rates in excess of 1000 h?1 can be sustained on average ...

S. J. Goodman; D. R. MacGorman

1986-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Observational Study of Mesoscale Convective Systems with Heavy Rainfall over the Korean Peninsula  

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A heavy rainfall event induced by mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) occurred over the middle Korean Peninsula from 25 to 27 July 1996. This heavy rainfall caused a large loss of life and property damage as a result of flash floods and ...

Hyung Woo Kim; Dong Kyou Lee

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface Pressure and Precipitation Life Cycle Characteristics of PRE-STORM Mesoscale Convective Systems  

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Extensive observations of the May–June 1985 Oklahoma–Kansas Preliminary Regional Experiment for STORM-Central (OK PRE-STORM) are used to examine the life cycle characteristics of 16 mesoscale convective systems (MCSs). The primary focus is on the ...

Scot M. Loehrer; Richard H. Johnson

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of Improved Initialization of Mesoscale Features on Convective System Rainfall in 10-km Eta Simulations  

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A 10-km version of the NCEP Eta Model has been run over a roughly 1000 km × 1000 km domain centered over the upper Midwest for 20 cases where heavy warm season rainfall occurred from mesoscale convective systems to investigate the response of the ...

William A. Gallus Jr.; Moti Segal

2001-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evolution and Structure of the 6–7 May 1985 Mesoscale Convective System and Associated Vortex  

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Observations collected during the Oklahoma–Kansas PRE-STORM experiment are used to document the evolution and structure of the mesoscale convective system (MCS) that occurred on 6–7 May 1985. The storm began when a short squall line developed in ...

Edward A. Brandes

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

71

Life Cycle Variations of Mesoscale Convective Systems over the Americas  

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Using GOES-7 ISCCP-B3 satellite data for 1987–88, the authors studied the evolution of the morphological and radiative properties of clouds over the life cycles of deep convective systems (CS) over the Americas at both tropical and middle ...

L. A. T. Machado; W. B. Rossow; R. L. Guedes; A. W. Walker

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Sensitivity of a Simulated Extratropical Mesoscale Convective System to Longwave Radiation and Ice-Phase Microphysics  

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A two-dimensional, nonhydrostatic version of the Colorado State University Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS) was applied to the simulation of a midlatitude, continental mesoscale convective system. A control simulation was established ...

Sue Chen; William R. Cotton

1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

73

A Numerical Investigation of a Mesoscale Convective System  

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On 25 April 1975, as part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Atmospheric Variability Experiment IV, frequent upper-air soundings were taken at eastern United States synoptic sounding sites. An intense, long-lived mesoscale ...

Donald J. Perkey; Robert A. Maddox

1985-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Numerical Study of a Mesoscale Convective System during TOGA COARE. Part I: Model Description and Verification  

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A 16-h numerical simulation of the growing and mature stages of the 15 December 1992 Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Response Experiment (TOGA COARE) mesoscale convective system (MCS) is performed to demonstrate the ...

Badrinath Nagarajan; M. K. Yau; Da-Lin Zhang

2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrification of Stratiform Regions in Mesoscale Convective Systems. Part II: Two-Dimensional Numerical Model Simulations of a Symmetric MCS  

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Model simulations of a symmetric mesoscale convective system (MCS; observations discussed in Part I) were conducted using a 2D, time-dependent numerical model with bulk microphysics. A number of charging mechanisms were considered based on ...

Terry J. Schuur; Steven A. Rutledge

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

76

Simulation of a Serial Upstream-Propagating Mesoscale Convective System Event over Southeastern South America Using Composite Initial Conditions  

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Serial upstream-propagating mesoscale convective system (MCS) events over southeastern South America are important contributors to the local hydrologic cycle as they can provide roughly half of the total monthly summer precipitation. However, the ...

Vagner Anabor; David J. Stensrud; Osvaldo L. L. de Moraes

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

77

Mesoscale Convective Systems over Southeastern South America and Their Relationship with the South American Low-Level Jet  

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Prior studies have shown that the low-level jet is a recurrent characteristic of the environment during the initiation and mature stages of mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) over the Great Plains of the United States. The South American low-...

Paola Salio; Matilde Nicolini; Edward J. Zipser

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

78

Microphysical and Thermodynamic Structure and Evolution of the Trailing Stratiform Regions of Mesoscale Convective Systems during BAMEX. Part I: Observations  

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This study used airborne and ground-based radar and optical array probe data from the spiral descent flight patterns and horizontal flight legs of the NOAA P-3 aircraft in the trailing stratiform regions (TSRs) of mesoscale convective systems (...

Andrea M. Smith; Greg M. McFarquhar; Robert M. Rauber; Joseph A. Grim; Michael S. Timlin; Brian F. Jewett; David P. Jorgensen

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Study of an Observed Orogenic Mesoscale Convective System. Part 1: Simulated Genesis and Comparison with Observations  

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The interaction of topographically induced thermally and mechanically driven diurnal flow regimes in the lee of the Rockies is shown to lead to the growth of a mesoscale convective system (MCS). An organic MCS observed during the 1977 combined ...

Gregory J. Tripoli; William R. Cotton

1989-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrification of Stratiform Regions in Mesoscale Convective Systems. Part I: An Observational Comparison of Symmetric and Asymmetric MCSs  

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The kinematic, microphysical, and electrical structures of two mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) observed during the 1991 Cooperative Oklahoma Profiler Studies (COPS91) experiment are analyzed. Profiles of the vertical electric field structure ...

Terry J. Schuur; Steven A. Rutledge

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Convection-Permitting Simulations of the Environment Supporting Widespread Turbulence within the Upper-Level Outflow of a Mesoscale Convective System  

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Widespread moderate turbulence was recorded on three specially equipped commercial airline flights over northern Kansas near the northern edge of the extensive cirrus anvil of a nocturnal mesoscale convective system (MCS) on 17 June 2005. A ...

Stanley B. Trier; Robert D. Sharman

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

82

Convection-Allowing and Convection-Parameterizing Ensemble Forecasts of a Mesoscale Convective Vortex and Associated Severe Weather Environment  

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An analysis of a regional severe weather outbreak that was related to a mesoscale convective vortex (MCV) is performed. The MCV-spawning mesoscale convection system (MCS) formed in northwest Kansas along the southern periphery of a large cutoff ...

Adam J. Clark; William A. Gallus Jr.; Ming Xue; Fanyou Kong

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sensitivity of Convective Cloud Growth to Mesoscale Lifting: A Numerical Analysis of Mesoscale Convective Triggering  

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Numerical model simulation of mesoscale lifting of the convective environment indicates that the ability of the environment to develop deep moist convection increases as mesoscale lifting increases. Mesoscale lifting produces increases in modeled ...

David A. Matthews; Bernard A. Silverman

1980-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

84

Water and Energy Budgets of a Florida Mesoscale Convective System: A Combined Observational and Modeling Study  

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Mesoscale water and energy budgets are diagnosed for a squall line during the Convection and Precipitation Electrification Experiment and combined with the results of the two-dimensional Goddard Cumulus Ensemble Model. The fine temporal and ...

J. Halverson; M. Garstang; J. Scala; W-K. Tao

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Simulation of a Tropical Mesoscale Convective System Using the Arakawa-Schubert Cumulus Parameterization  

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As an extension of the work presented in an accompanying paper of Kao and Ogura, the Arakawa-Schubert cumulus parameterization scheme is examined prognostically in a modeling study of the evolution of a convectively driven tropical mesoscale ...

Yoshi Ogura; Chih-Yue Jim Kao

1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

86

Mesoscale Convective Complexes over the United States during 1982  

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An important class of convective weather system, the mesoscale convective complex (MCC), presents many challenges and problems to both the research and operational communities. In addition, thew very large and long-lived thunderstorm systems have ...

D. M. Rodgers; K. W. Howard; E. C. Johnston

1983-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Role of Cloud Microphysics Parameterization in the Simulation of Mesoscale Convective System Clouds and Precipitation in the Tropical Western Pacific  

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This paper presents a detailed analysis of convection-permitting cloud simulations, aimed at increasing the understanding of the role of parameterized cloud microphysics in the simulation of mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) in the tropical ...

K. Van Weverberg; A. M. Vogelmann; W. Lin; E. P. Luke; A. Cialella; P. Minnis; M. Khaiyer; E. R. Boer; M. P. Jensen

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

Mesoscale Convective Complexes over the United States during 1983  

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Enhanced infrared satellite imagery is used to document the occurrence of mesoscale convective complexes over the United States during 1983. Thirty large convective systems are identified that display satellite-observable characteristics which ...

D. M. Rodgers; M. J. Magnano; J. H. Arns

1985-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mesoscale Convective Systems in Weakly Forced Large-Scale Environments. Part III: Numerical Simulations and Implications for Operational Forecasting  

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During a 24-h period, beginning 1200 UTC 11 May 1982, a series of mesoscale convective systems developed within a weakly forced large-scale environment. Two of these systems had a large component of motion against the midtropospheric flow and ...

David J. Stensrud; J. Michael Fritsch

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

90

A Mesoscale Gravity Wave Event Observed during CCOPE. Part II: Interactions between Mesoscale Convective Systems and the Antecedent Waves  

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This paper presents the results of a very detailed investigation into the effects of preexisting gravity waves upon convective systems, as well as the feedback effects of convection of varying intensity upon the waves. The analysis is based on ...

Steven E. Koch; Robert E. Golus; Paul B. Dorian

1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

A Composite Model of Mesoscale Convective Complexes  

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A composite analysis technique is used to investigate the evolution of mesoscale features of mesoscale convective complexes (MCCs). The early stage of the MCC lifecycle is characterized by convergence, vertical motion and heating being centered ...

William R. Cotton; Ming-Sen Lin; Ray L. McAnelly; Craig J. Tremback

1989-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

92

Mesoscale Convective Systems Defined by Their 85-GHz Ice Scattering Signature: Size and Intensity Comparison over Tropical Oceans and Continents  

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This study used the 85-GHz ice scattering signature to describe the size, intensity, and geographic distribution of mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) between 35°N and 35°S for January, April, July, and October 1993. An MCS was defined as an ...

Karen I. Mohr; Edward J. Zipser

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

Oceanic Cyclogenesis as Induced by a Mesoscale Convective System Moving Offshore. Part II: Genesis and Thermodynamic Transformation  

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The genesis of intense cyclonic vorticity in the boundary layer and the transformation of a low-level cold pool to a warm-core anomaly associated with the long-lived mesoscale convective systems (MCSs), which produced the July 1977 Johnstown ...

Da-Lin Zhang; Ning Bao

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

94

Convective Evolution and Merger in the FACE Experimental Area: Mesoscale Convection and Boundary Layer Interactions  

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This paper investigates the interactions between the various scales of motion and, specifically, the inter-actions between convection and the surface boundary layer in the development of a mesoscale convective system within the Florida Area ...

John B. Cunning; Ronald L. Holle; Patrick T. Gannon; Andrew I. Watson

1982-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Analysis and Prediction of the 8–9 May 2007 Oklahoma Tornadic Mesoscale Convective System by Assimilating WSR-88D and CASA Radar Data Using 3DVAR  

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The Advanced Regional Prediction System (ARPS) model is employed to perform high-resolution numerical simulations of a mesoscale convective system and associated cyclonic line-end vortex (LEV) that spawned several tornadoes in central Oklahoma on ...

Alexander D. Schenkman; Ming Xue; Alan Shapiro; Keith Brewster; Jidong Gao

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

Sensitivity of a Cloud-Resolving Simulation of the Genesis of a Mesoscale Convective System to Horizontal Heterogeneities in Soil Moisture Initialization  

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This study examines the sensitivity of varying the horizontal heterogeneities of the soil moisture initialization (SMI) in the cloud-resolving grid of a real-data simulation of a midlatitude mesoscale convective system (MCS) during its genesis ...

William Y. Y. Cheng; William R. Cotton

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

Characteristics of CALIPSO and CloudSat Backscatter at the Top Center Layers of Mesoscale Convective Systems and Relation to Cloud Microphysics  

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Following the discovery of anomalously high values of lidar integrated attenuated backscatter near the top center layers of mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) observed by the NASA Lidar In-Space Technology Experiment (LITE), a search of Cloud ...

C. M. R. Platt; M. A. Vaughan; R. T. Austin

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

The Mesoscale Forcing of a Midlatitude Upper-Tropospheric Jet Streak by a Simulated Convective System. Part II: Kinetic Energy and Resolution Analysis  

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A kinetic energy (KE) analysis of the forcing of a mesoscale upper-tropospheric jet streak by organized diabaaic processes within the simulated convective system (SCS) that was discussed in Part I is presented in this study. The relative ...

Bart J. Wolf; Donald R. Johnson

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

Four-Dimensional Assimilation of Multitime Wind Profiles over a Single Station and Numerical Simulation of a Mesoscale Convective System Observed during IHOP_2002  

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This study examines the impact of assimilating multitime wind profiles over a single station on the numerical simulation of a warm season mesoscale convective system over the region from the Kansas and Oklahoma border to the Texas Panhandle, ...

Lei Zhang; Zhaoxia Pu

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

Application of the 85 GHz ice scattering signature to a global study of mesoscale convective systems  

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It has long been observed that tropical convection tends to cluster, organizing into multicellular mesoscale convective systems (MCS), In convective towers, updrafts on the order of 10 m s-I favor the formation of large, precipitation-sized ice, which strongly scatters upwelling 85 GHz radiation. The 85 GHz brightness temperature is related to the amount of ice in an MCS and, indirectly, to the strength of the updrafts producing the ice. This study used an objective technique to identify MCSs from the Special Sensor Microwave/Imager's 85 GHz channel to describe the size, intensity, and geographic distribution of MCSs between 35'N and 35'S for January, April, July, and October 1993. An MCS was defined as an area at least 2000 km 2 of 85 GHz polarization corrected brightness temperatures 1 0 5 @) MCSS. Over the oceans, median brightness temperature depression was 20-30 K below 225 K, while over land, it was 35-45 K below 225 K. Tropical Africa had the coldest median minimum brightness temperature. The sub-tropical oceans had the warmest median minimum brightness temperatures. MCSs were 35% more frequent over the oceans at sunrise than at sunset, and 60% more frequent over tropical continents at sunset than at sunrise. Both continental and oceanic MCSs tended to be larger at sunrise than at sunset. Continental MCSs tended to be colder at sunset than at sunrise, but oceanic MCSs tended to be marginally colder at sunrise than at sunset. In general, continental MCSs appeared to be smaller and more intense than oceanic MCSS, and the largest and the most intense MCSs occurred more frequently in the sub-tropics.

Devlin, Karen Irene

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Intensification of the Low-Level Jet during the Development of Mesoscale Convective Systems on a Mei-Yu Front  

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During the period of 21–25 June 1991, a mei-yu front, observed by the post–Taiwan Area Mesoscale Experiment, produced heavy precipitation along the western side of the Central Mountain Range of Taiwan. Several oceanic mesoscale convective systems ...

Chaing Chen; Wei-Kuo Tao; Pay-Liam Lin; George S. Lai; S-F. Tseng; Tai-Chi Chen Wang

1998-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

Mesoscale Convective Complexes over the Indian Monsoon Region  

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Full disk infrared satellite imagery from the Indian National Satellite System (INSAT) geostationary meteorological satellite was examined to determine if mesoscale convective complexes (MCCs) frequent the Indian subcontinent (ISC) region. Using ...

Arlenf G. Laing; J. Michael Fritsch

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

Radar, satellite, and lightning characteristics of select mesoscale convective systems in Texas  

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This study compares radar data from the League City, Texas WSR-88D and cloud-to-ground (CG) lightning data for a set of eight mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) which occur at various stages of development along the upper Texas Gulf Coast. Vertical profiles of radar reflectivity (VPRR) as well as plan views and vertical cross sections are constructed to characterize the structure and relative strength of each MCS. The VPRR are also compared with similar profiles from tropical oceanic MCSs. The data show that in all cases the majority of negative CG lightning flashes are located near high reflectivity convective cores (> 35 dBZ) in the mixed phase region (O'C -20'C). Growing or mature MCSs typically had larger negative flash counts and higher percentages of negative lightning (> 80%) associated with convective cores than MCSs at later stages of their life cycle. Comparison of the median VPRR for the various MCSs showed that although each case had high reflectivity cores (45-55 dBZ) in the lowest 2 to 3 km, the more electrically active MCSs were characterized by smaller reflectivity lapse rates (decrease of reflectivity with height) in mixed phase region than the cores in the remaining systems. Based on existing theories of charge separation, the observation of high negative flash counts coincident with convective cores having small reflectivity lapse rates in the mixed phase region is consistent with the presence of large ice particles aloft. Positive CG flashes were mostly located in low reflectivity (< 30 dBZ near the-10C level) stratiform regions, independent of MCS life cycle stage or VPRR type. Several cases with reports of large hail also had high positive flash densities associated with high reflectivity cores. Devlin et al. (1995) compare 85 GHz brightness temperatures from the Special Sensor Microwave/Imager to lightning data for the same set of MCSs examined in this study. The results using radar and 85 GHz data indicate that the presence of large ice particles aloft is the common linkage between MCSs with lightning, with high radar reflectivity aloft, and large 85 GHz temperature depressions.

Toracinta, Ernest Richard

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

A Mesoscale Vortex Couplet Observed in the Trailing Anvil of a Multicellular Convective Complex  

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Observations collected during the Oklahoma–Kansas PRE-STORM experiment are used to document the evolution and structure of a mesoscale vortex couplet that developed in the mesoscale convective system that occurred on 16–17 June 1985. The ...

Johannes Verlinde; William R. Cotton

1990-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Nonlinear Effects on Convectively Forced Two-Dimensional Mesoscale Flows  

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One of the important problems in mesoscale atmospheric dynamics is how the atmosphere responds to convective heating or cooling. Here, the authors examine nonlinear effects on convectively forced mesoscale flows in the context of the nonlinear ...

Ji-Young Han; Jong-Jin Baik

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

Distribution and Statistics of African Mesoscale Convective Weather Systems Based on the ISCCP Meteosat Imagery  

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This paper provides for the first time an objective short-term (8 yr) climatology of African convective weather systems based on satellite imagery. Eight years of infrared International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project–European Space Agency’s ...

K. I. Hodges; C. D. Thorncroft

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

Vertical Motion Structure in Maritime continent mesoscale Convective Systems: Results from a 50-MHz Profiler  

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Wind profiler data wore used to determine the vertical motion structure in four tropical mcsoscale convective systems (MCSs), which occurred during the Down Under Doppler and Electricity Experiment (DUNDEE) near Darwin. Northern Territory, ...

Robert Cifelli; Steven A. Rutledge

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

Ability of a Regional-Scale Model to Predict the Genesis of Intense Mesoscale Convective Systems  

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This paper presents the mesoscale part of a two-part evaluation of thirty forecasts produced by a mesoscalenumerical weather prediction model (MASS 2.0). The general approach taken to evaluate the mesoscale predictivecapabilities of the model is ...

Steven E. Koch

1985-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

The Life Cycle of Lightning and Severe Weather in a 3–4 June 1985 PRE-STORM Mesoscale Convective System  

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Cloud-to-ground lightning flash characteristics of a series of four mesoscale convective systems (MCS) that occurred in Oklahoma and Kansas on 3–4 June 1985 during the Oklahoma-Kansas Preliminary Regional Experiment for STORM-Central project are ...

Ronald L. Holle; Andrew I. Watson; Raúl E. López; Donald R. Macgorman; Robert Ortiz; William D. Otto

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

Initiation and Organizational Modes of an Extreme-Rain-Producing Mesoscale Convective System along a Mei-Yu Front in East China  

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The initiation and organization of a quasi-linear extreme-rain-producing mesoscale convective system (MCS) along a Meiyu front in East China during the midnight-to-morning hours of 8 July 2007 are studied using high-resolution surface observations ...

Yali Luo; Yu Gong; Da-Lin Zhang

111

A Comparison Of WSR-88D Reflectivities, SSM/I Brightness Temperatures, and Lightning for Mesoscale Convective Systems in Texas. Part I: Radar Reflectivity and Lightning  

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This is the first part of a two part study. Part I compares radar data from the League City, Texas, WSR-88D and cloud-to-ground (CG) lightning data for a set of eight mesoscale convective systems (MCSs), which occur at various stages of ...

E. Richard Toracinta; Karen I. Mohr; Edward J. Zipser; Richard E. Orville

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

Mesoscale Convective Vortices Observed during BAMEX. Part II: Influences on Secondary Deep Convection  

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Observations from the Bow Echo and Mesoscale Convective Vortex (MCV) Experiment are used to examine the role of the five mesoscale convective vortices described in Part I on heavy precipitation during the daytime heating cycle. Persistent ...

Stanley B. Trier; Christopher A. Davis

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Mesoscale Convective Vortices in Multiscale, Idealized Simulations: Dependence on Background State, Interdependency with Moist Baroclinic Cyclones, and Comparison with BAMEX Observations  

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A set of multiscale, nested, idealized numerical simulations of mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) and mesoscale convective vortices (MCVs) was conducted. The purpose of these simulations was to investigate the dependence of MCV development and ...

Robert J. Conzemius; Michael T. Montgomery

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

Aircraft Investigation of Mesoscale Cellular Convection During AMTEX 75  

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The 1 s data set collected by the NCAR Electra research aircraft in the presence of closed mesoscale cellular convection (MCC) has been examined for the purpose of determining the convective wind field and horizontal profiles of temperature and ...

Jeffry Rothermel; Ernest M. Agee

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Mesoscale Budgets of Heat and Moisture in a Convective System over the Central United States  

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The effect midlatitude organized onvection on its environment is diagnosed through the calculation of mesoscale heat and moisture budgets over a region during the 10–11 April 1979 AYE-SESAME case. The noise level or error at individual points is ...

Ying-Hwa Kuo; Richard A. Anthes

1984-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

A Radar Study of Convective Cells in Mesoscale Systems in GATE. Part II: Life Cycles of Convective Cells  

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This is Part II of a two-part paper describing the vertical profile of radar reflectivity in GATE convective cells. Time-height radar life histories for 42 cells over three GATE days are examined, using data from the Quadra radar with 5-minute ...

Edward J. Szoke; Edward J. Zipser

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Diagnosis of Convective and Mesoscale Motions During Phase IH of Gate  

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Observational evidence from GATE suggests that a significant fraction of precipitation in tropical disturbances over the eastern Atlantic occurs beneath anvil-type mesoscale convective systems that are frequently associated with intense ...

Richard H. Johnson

1980-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Mesoscale Convective Complexes Over the United States During 1981— Annual Summary  

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Satellite images are used to document the life cycles of Mesoscale Convective Complexes (MCCs) which occurred over the United States during the warm season months of 1981. These systems were found to exhibit characteristics similar to aspects of ...

R. A. Maddox; D. M. Rodgers; K. W. Howard

1982-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

Mesoscale and Synoptic Scale Interactions Leading to Intense Convection: The Case of 7 June 1982  

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A case study is presented involving an unusually intense mesoscale convective system (MCS) which produced extensive hail and wind damage in northeast Kansas and northern Missouri, including the Kansas City metropolitan area, during the predawn ...

Anthony A. Rockwood; Robert A. Maddox

1988-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Simulation of Tropical Convective Systems. Part I: A Cumulus Parameterization  

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A new cumulus parametefization is developed for ffse in mesoscale model simulations of precipitating convective systems. It is designed to estimate convective properties using a cloud model that interacts with the mesoscale model in a physically ...

William M. Frank; Charles Cohen

1987-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Practical and Intrinsic Predictability of Severe and Convective Weather at the Mesoscales  

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This study explores both the practical and intrinsic predictability of severe convective weather at the mesoscales using convection-permitting ensemble simulations of a squall line and bow echo event during the Bow Echo and Mesoscale Convective ...

Christopher Melhauser; Fuqing Zhang

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Mesoscale Convective Complexes in the Western Pacific Region  

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A climatological study of mesoscale convective complexes (MCCs) during 1983–1985 over the western Pacific region (WPR), using full-disc, enhanced infrared satellite imagery from the Japanese Geostationary Meteorological Satellite is presented.

David Miller; J. M. Fritsch

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

An Observational Analysis of a Developing Mesoscale Convective Complex  

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Dual-Doppler radar, surface mesonet, satellite, and upper-air sounding data from the 1985 Preliminary Regional Experiment for STORM-Central field experiment are used to analyze the early growth stages of a mesoscale convective complex (MCC) that ...

Jason E. Nachamkin; Ray L. McAnelly; William R. Cotton

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Mesoscale Convective Complexes over Southern Africa  

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The maximum spatial correlation technique (MASCOTTE) is an objective and automated method developed to simultaneously determine both the structural properties and evolution (tracking) of cloud shields of convective systems. Originally designed to ...

R. C. Blamey; C. J. C. Reason

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

A Satellite Method to Identify Structural Properties of Mesoscale Convective Systems Based on the Maximum Spatial Correlation Tracking Technique (MASCOTTE)  

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A simple, fully automated, and efficient method to determine the structural properties and evolution (tracking) of cloud shields of convective systems (CS) is described. The method, which is based on the maximum spatial correlation tracking ...

Leila M. V. Carvalho; Charles Jones

2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Parameterization of Convective Precipitation in Mesoscale Numerical Models: A Critical Review  

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Current approaches for incorporating cumulus convection into mesoscale numerical models are divided into three groups. The traditional approach utilizes cumulus parameterization at convectively unstable points and explicit (nonparameterized) ...

John Molinari; Michael Dudek

1992-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Effects of Downdrafts and Mesoscale Convective Organization on the Heat and Moisture Budgets of Tropical Cloud Clusters. Part III: Effects of Mesoscale Convective Organization  

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The effects of mesoscale convective organization on the large-scale heat and moisture budgets of tropical cloud clusters are studied using the GATE Phase III data. Two basic questions concerning the mesoscale effects are addressed: 1) the ...

Ming-Dean Cheng; Michio Yanai

1989-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Predicting the Movement of Mesoscale Convective Complexes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A procedure for operationally predicting the movement of the mesobeta-scale convective elements responsible for the heavy rain in mesocale convective complexes is presented. The procedure is based on the well-known concepts that the motion of ...

S. F. Corfidi; J. H. Meritt; J. M. Fritsch

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Mesoscale Numerical Study of Two Cases of Long-Lived Quasi-Stationary Convective Systems over Eastern Spain  

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A set of mesoscale numerical simulations using the Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research model is used to investigate two cases of extreme precipitation over eastern Spain. Both cases (3–4 November 1987 and 20 ...

R. Romero; C. A. Doswell III; C. Ramis

2000-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Technical Sessions Parameterization of Convective Clouds, Mesoscale...  

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and Convective-Generated Clouds W. R. Cotton Department of Atmospheric Science Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO 80523 This presentation is a summary of research...

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The Precipitation Life Cycle of Mesoscale Convective Complexes over the Central United States  

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The mesoscale convective complex (MCC) is a common and particularly well-organized class of meso-&? scale storm systems over the central United States. As observed by infrared (IR) satellite, the typical MCC's 10–12 h evolution displays a fairly ...

Ray L. McAnelly; William R. Cotton

1989-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Deep Convective Rotational Solitary Waves and Mesoscale Convective Complexes  

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As an extension of CCI (conditional convective instability) theory, three-dimensional, deep and steady convective waves in a barotropic basic flow with an embedded moist zone were studied via perturbation methods. The basic state is assumed to be ...

Qin Xu

1987-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Coupling between Gravity Waves and Tropical Convection at Mesoscales  

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An idealized cloud-system-resolving model simulation is used to examine the coupling between a tropical cloud population and the mesoscale gravity waves that it generates. Spectral analyses of the cloud and gravity wave fields identify a clear ...

Todd P. Lane; Fuqing Zhang

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

A Long-Lived Mesoscale Convective Complex. Part I: The Mountain–Generated Component  

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Using data collected during Colorado State University's South Park Area Cumulus Experiment in 1977, a sequence of multi-scale convective events leading to the formation of a mesoscale convective complex is described. In the first phase, surface-...

William R. Cotton; Raymond L. George; Peter J. Wetzel; Ray L. McAnelly

1983-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Factors Influencing the Development and Maintenance of Nocturnal Heavy-Rain-Producing Convective Systems in a Storm-Scale Ensemble  

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From 9 to 11 June 2010, a mesoscale convective vortex (MCV) was associated with several periods of heavy rainfall that led to flash flooding. During the overnight hours, mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) developed that moved slowly and produced ...

Russ S. Schumacher; Adam J. Clark; Ming Xue; Fanyou Kong

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Momentum Flux Spectrum of Convective Gravity Waves. Part I: An Update of a Parameterization Using Mesoscale Simulations  

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The convective source and momentum flux spectra of a parameterization of convective gravity wave drag (GWDC) are validated in a three-dimensional spectral space using mesoscale numerical simulations for various ideal and real convective storms. ...

Hyun-Joo Choi; Hye-Yeong Chun

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

The Large-Scale Environments of the Global Populations of Mesoscale Convective Complexes  

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The mean genesis environment was constructed for each of five mesoscale convective complex (MCC) population centers around the world: Africa, Australia, China, South America, and the United States. It is found that the environments are very ...

Arlene G. Laing; J. Michael Fritsch

2000-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

A Phase-Plot Method for Diagnosing Vorticity Concentration Mechanisms in Mesoscale Convective Vortices  

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Mesoscale convective vortex (MCV) analysis results show that these vortices form by way of different evolutionary paths. Rewriting the traditional form of the relative vertical vorticity equation in terms of momentum advection curl produces an ...

James R. Kirk

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Mesoscale Convective Vortices Observed during BAMEX. Part I: Kinematic and Thermodynamic Structure  

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Five cases of mesoscale convective vortices (MCVs) are described from observations collected during the Bow Echo and MCV Experiment (BAMEX) over the central United States during the period from 20 May to 6 July 2003. In the present paper, the ...

Christopher A. Davis; Stanley B. Trier

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Sources of Mesoscale Variability of Gravity Waves. Part II: Frontal, Convective, and Jet Stream Excitation  

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We present studies of four cases of mesoscale variance enhancements of horizontal velocity and temperature due to frontal activity, nonfrontal convection, and wind shear. These data were obtained aboard commercial aircraft during the Global ...

David C. Fritts; Gregory D. Nastrom

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Shallow-Convection Parameterization for Mesoscale Models. Part I: Submodel Description and Preliminary Applications  

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A shallow-convection parameterization suitable for both marine and continental regimes is developed for use in mesoscale models. The scheme is closely associated with boundary layer turbulence processes and can transition to either a deep-...

Aijun Deng; Nelson L. Seaman; John S. Kain

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

The Life Cycle and Internal Structure of a Mesoscale Convective Complex  

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This paper describes the life cycle and precipitation structure of a Mesoscale Convective Complex (MCC) that passed through the data-collecting network of the Texas portion of the High Plains Cooperative Program (HIPLEX) on 8 June 1980. The MCC ...

Colleen A. Leary; Edward N. Rappaport

1987-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

A Subtropical Oceanic Mesoscale Convective Vortex Observed during SoWMEX/TiMREX  

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This study examines a subtropical oceanic mesoscale convective vortex (MCV) that occurred from 1800 UTC 4 June to 1200 UTC 6 June 2008 during intensive observing period (IOP) 6 of the Southwest Monsoon Experiment (SoWMEX) and the Terrain-...

Hsiao-Wei Lai; Christopher A. Davis; Ben Jong-Dao Jou

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

The Contribution of Mesoscale Convective Complexes to Rainfall across Subtropical South America  

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This study uses a database consisting of 330 austral warm-season (October–May) mesoscale convective complexes (MCCs) during 1998–2007 to determine the contribution of MCCs to rainfall across subtropical South America (SSA). A unique precipitation ...

Joshua D. Durkee; Thomas L. Mote; J. Marshall Shepherd

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

A Climatology of Midlatitude Mesoscale Convective Vortices in the Rapid Update Cycle  

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Climatological characteristics of mesoscale convective vortices (MCVs) occurring in the state of Oklahoma during the late spring and summer of four years are investigated. The MCV cases are selected based on vortex detection by an objective ...

Eric P. James; Richard H. Johnson

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

A Study of Convection Initiation in a Mesoscale Model Using High-Resolution Land Surface Initial Conditions  

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A coupled convection-resolving mesoscale atmosphere–land surface model (LSM) is used to investigate land surface–planetary boundary layer (PBL) interactions responsible for the initiation of deep, moist convection over the southern Great Plains ...

Stanley B. Trier; Fei Chen; Kevin W. Manning

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Theoretical Studies of Convectively Forced Mesoscale Flows in Three Dimensions. Part I: Uniform Basic-State Flow  

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Convectively forced mesoscale flows in three dimensions are theoretically investigated by examining the transient response of a stably stratified atmosphere to convective heating. Solutions for the equations governing small-amplitude ...

Ji-Young Han; Jong-Jin Baik

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

The Atmospheric Mesoscale Dispersion Modeling System  

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The mesoscale dispersion modeling system (MDMS) described herein is under development as a simulation tool to investigate atmospheric flow and pollution dispersion over complex terrain for domains up to several hundred kilometers. The system ...

Marek Uliasz

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Analysis of 11 june 2003 mesoscale convective vortex genesis using weather surveillance radar ??88 doppler (wsr-88d)  

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Mesoscale convective vortices (MCVs), which typically form within the stratiform rain of some mesoscale convective systems (MCSs), may persist for days, often regenerating convection daily. Long-lived MCVs can produce as much precipitation as a landfalling hurricane and lead to catastrophic flooding. The number of studies using multi-Doppler radar observations for validation of the kinematics, or three-dimensional (3-D) wind structure, of MCV genesis is limited. For this study, the Oklahoma City (KTLX) and Tulsa, Oklahoma (KINX) Weather Surveillance Radar – 1988 Doppler (WSR-88D) were used to examine the genesis of a long-lived MCV from 0000 to 0300 UTC on 11 June 2003. Traditional dual-Doppler techniques were used to determine the 3-D wind field. To relate MCV genesis within the associated larger MCS, time series of convective and stratiform precipitation, divergence, vertical vorticity, and vertical velocity were created for multiple levels within the MCS. The role of vertical vorticity generated in the convective region in MCV development was determined using vertical profiles of the terms in the vorticity tendency equation at 15 minute temporal resolution during the three hour period of investigation. The results of this study provide a detailed three hour examination for the initiation and early evolution of a long-lived MCV and can provide model validation of MCV generation.

Reynolds, Amber Elizabeth

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Thermodynamic and Circulation Characteristics, of Winter Monsoon Tropical Mesoscale Convection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During the December 1978 field phase of the International Winter Monsoon Experiment (Winter MONEX), a regular diurnal cycle of deep convective activity occurred over the South China Sea immediately to the north of Borneo. The convection was ...

Richad H. Johnson; Donald C. Kriete

1982-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

The Tilt of the Leading Edge of Mesoscale Tropical Convective Lines  

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The tilt with height of the leading edge of seven mesoscale convective lines in GATE is determined by two independent methods. When averaged over time and along the line axis, the tilt is found to he surprisingly shallow, between 20 and 35 ...

M. A. LeMone; G. M. Barnes; E. J. Szoke; E. J. Zipser

1984-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

A Long-Lived Mesoscale Convective Complex. Part II: Evolution and Structure of the Mature Complex  

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An eight-day episode in August 1977 is described, wherein 14 mesoscale convective complexes (MCCs) developed in the central United States, including one to the immediate Ice of the Rocky Mountains on each day of the episode. In Part I of this ...

Peter J. Wetzel; William R. Cotton; Ray L. McAnelly

1983-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Deep Convective Systems Observed by A-Train in the Tropical Indo-Pacific Region Affected by the MJO  

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In the Indo-Pacific region, mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) occur in a pattern consistent with the eastward propagation of the large-scale convective envelope of the Madden–Julian oscillation (MJO). MCSs are major contributors to the total ...

Jian Yuan; Robert A. Houze Jr.

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Contribution of Mesoscale Convective Complexes to Rainfall in Sahelian Africa: Estimates from Geostationary Infrared and Passive Microwave Data  

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The contribution of mesoscale convective complexes to the July–September rainfall in Sahelian Africa is assessed using passive microwave data from the Special Sensor Microwave Image and infrared (IR) data from the European Geostationary ...

Arlene G. Laing; J. Michael Fritsch; Andrew J. Negri

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Probabilistic Evaluation of the Dynamics and Predictability of the Mesoscale Convective Vortex of 10–13 June 2003  

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This study examines the dynamics and predictability of the mesoscale convective vortex (MCV) of 10–13 June 2003 through ensemble forecasting. The MCV of interest developed from a preexisting upper-level disturbance over the southwest United ...

Daniel P. Hawblitzel; Fuqing Zhang; Zhiyong Meng; Christopher A. Davis

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Mesoscale Conditions for the Severe Convection of 3 April 1974 in the East-Central United States  

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Hourly surface observations from more than 200 stations, together with routine radar and rawinsonde data, are used to elucidate the mesoscale conditions for the extraordinarily widespread severe convection in the central United States on 3 April ...

Dennis A. Miller; Frederick Sanders

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

The Convective System Area Expansion over Amazonia and Its Relationships with Convective System Life Duration and High-Level Wind Divergence  

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The relationships between the initial area expansion rate of tropical convective systems and their total life duration are analyzed during the period of the Wet Season Amazon Mesoscale Campaign/Large-Scale Biosphere–Atmosphere (WETAMC/LBA) ...

Luiz Augusto T. Machado; Henri Laurent

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

The Wake Uw in a Midlatitude Mesoseale Convective System Having Complex Convective Organintion  

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An analysis has been carried out of the surface pressure field in a highly complex mesoscale convective system that occurred on 3-4 June 1985 during the Oklahoma-Kansas Preliminary Regional Expeximent for STORM-Central (OK PRE-STORM). During its ...

Gregory J. Stumpf; Richard H. Johnson; Bradley F. Smull

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

A Reanalysis System for the Generation of Mesoscale Climatographies  

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The use of a mesoscale model–based four-dimensional data assimilation (FDDA) system for generating mesoscale climatographies is demonstrated. This dynamical downscaling method utilizes the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–National ...

Andrea N. Hahmann; Dorita Rostkier-Edelstein; Thomas T. Warner; Francois Vandenberghe; Yubao Liu; Richard Babarsky; Scott P. Swerdlin

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Evolution of vertical drafts and cloud-to-ground lightning within the convective region of a mesoscale convective complex  

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The evolution of the area-averaged vertical velocity within the objectively defined convective region of the 4 June 1985 PRE-STORM (Preliminary Regional Experiment for Stormscale Operational and Research Meteorology-Central Phase) mesoscale convective complex (MCC) was examined over a 100 minute period during the storm's mature stage and compared to that of a squall line. The area-averaged vertical velocity profiles from twenty dual-Doppler analyses indicated significant differences in convective intensity both spatially and temporally. The peak magnitudes of the mid-to-upper level area-averaged vertical velocity were initially comparable to those from a squall line but became much weaker. The distribution of vertical velocities at mid-to-upper levels was consistent with weakening convection as the percentage of weak updrafts and downdrafts grew at the expense of stronger vertical motions. Typically the non-squall MCC had a much larger percentage of strong downdrafts than did the squall line. Horizontal and vertical cross-sections of both vertical velocity and reflectivity confirmed that the MCC was evolving toward a state with fewer and less intense updraft cores while cross-sections of storm relative flow revealed a descending rear-to-front inflow at later analysis times which reached the surface near locations of active convection. The relationship of cloud-to-ground (CG) lightning to the kinematic structure of the MCC was also studied. For mesoscale regions there was a 10-20 minute time lag between the peak convective intensity and the peak CG flash rate. A similar delay was found on the convective scale for some convective cells, however, other apparently similar cells had little CG lightning throughout their evolution. An analysis of the vertical profiles of the vertical velocity, reflectivity and their gradients above CG lightning suggested a preferred vertical structure of these fields for CG lightning. CG lightning occurred beneath greater than average vertical velocities at mid-to-upper levels and greater than average vertical velocity gradients and reflectivity at all levels. CG lightning also occurred beneath greater than average reflectivity gradients at mid and upper-levels but beneath smaller than average reflectivity gradients at low-levels due to its avoidance of the highest reflectivity gradient regions.

Saul, Scott Henry

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Downdrafts and Mesoscale Convective Organization on the Heat and Moisture Budgets of Tropical Cloud Clusters. Part I: A Diagnostic Cumulus Ensemble Model  

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A diagnostic cumulus ensemble model is developed to study the effects of convective-scale downdrafts and mesoscale convective organization on the heat and moisture budgets of tropical cloud clusters. The model adopts the spectral representation ...

Ming-Dean Cheng

1989-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Gravity Waves Driven by Diurnal Fluctuations in Mesoscale Heating  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Observed convective systems, such as mesoscale convective complexes (MCCs), often undergo repeated cycles of nocturnal growth and daytime decay especially during the summer. The gravity wave response to these pulsations is poorly understood. The ...

John H. E. Clark

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Radar Observations of Convective System Variability in Relationship to African Easterly Waves during the 2006 AMMA Special Observing Period  

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A radar-based analysis of the structure, motion, and rainfall variability of westward-propagating squall-line mesoscale convective systems (SLMCSs) in Niamey, Niger, during the African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Activities ...

Williams, Earle R.

164

An Analysis of Vortices Embedded within a Quasi-Linear Convective System Using X-Band Polarimetric Radar  

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On 2 April 2010, a developing quasi-linear convective system (QLCS) moved rapidly northeastward through central Oklahoma spawning at least three intense, mesoscale vortices. At least two of these vortices caused damage rated as category 0 to 1 on ...

Vivek N. Mahale; Jerald A. Brotzge; Howard B. Bluestein

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Radar Observations of Convective System Variability in Relationship to African Easterly Waves during the 2006 AMMA Special Observing Period  

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A radar-based analysis of the structure, motion, and rainfall variability of westward-propagating squall-line mesoscale convective systems (SLMCSs) in Niamey, Niger, during the African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Activities (AMMA) 2006 special ...

Rosana Nieto Ferreira; Thomas Rickenbach; Nick Guy; Earle Williams

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Evaluation of a Mesoscale Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling System with Observations from the 1980 Great Plains Mesoscale Tracer Field Experiment. Part I: Datasets and Meteorological Simulations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Colorado State University mesoscale atmospheric dispersion (MAD) numerical modeling system, which consists of a prognostic mesoscale meteorological model coupled to a mesoscale Lagrangian particle dispersion model, has been used to simulate ...

Michael D. Moran; Roger A. Pielke

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Deep Convection and “First Echoes” within Anvil Precipitation  

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The development of convective cells within anvil precipitation, in a region of moderate convective activity that might be called a small mesoscale convective system, is described and discussed. The presence of precipitation-sized hydrometeors in ...

Charles A. Knight; L. Jay Miller; William D. Hall

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

A Cumulus Parameterization Including Mass Fluxes, Convective Vertical Velocities, and Mesoscale Effects: Thermodynamic and Hydrological Aspects in a General Circulation Model  

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A cumulus parameterization based on mass fluxes, convective-scale vertical velocities, and mesoscale effects has been incorporated in an atmospheric general circulation model (GCM). Most contemporary cumulus parameterizations are based on ...

Leo J. Donner; Charles J. Seman; Richard S. Hemler; Songmiao Fan

2001-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Synoptic Control of Mesoscale Precipitating Systems in the Pacific Northwest  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This research examines whether an adequate representation of flow features on the synoptic scale allows for the skillful inference of mesoscale precipitating systems. The focus is on the specific problem of landfalling systems on the west coast ...

Paul J. Roebber; Kyle L. Swanson; Jugal K. Ghorai

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

The Initiation and Evolution of Multiple Modes of Convection within a Meso-Alpha-Scale Region  

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On 30 March 2006, a convective episode occurred featuring isolated supercells, a mesoscale convective system (MCS) with parallel stratiform (PS) precipitation, and an MCS with leading stratiform (LS) precipitation. These three distinct convective ...

Adam J. French; Matthew D. Parker

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Views on Applying RKW Theory: An Illustration Using the 8 May 2009 Derecho-Producing Convective System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This work presents an analysis of the vertical wind shear during the early stages of the remarkable 8 May 2009 central U.S. derecho-producing convective system. Comments on applying Rotunno–Klemp–Weisman (RKW) theory to mesoscale convective ...

Michael C. Coniglio; Stephen F. Corfidi; John S. Kain

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

The Role of Convective Parameterization in the Simulation of a Gulf Coast Precipitation System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Three 15 h LAMPS (Limited Area Mesoscale Prediction System) model simulations were performed on a 70 km grid to examine the role of convective parameterization on the evolution of the Gulf Coast precipitation system of 6–7 March 1982. The first ...

Michael W. Kalb

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

The Use of Satellite Imagery and Surface Pressure-Gradient Analysis Modified for Sloping Terrain to Analyze the Mesoscale Events Preceding the Severe Hailstorms of 2 August 1986  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Conditions leading up to an outbreak of severe hailstorms in northeast Colorado are examined using satellite and surface data. A persistent mesoscale ridge of surface-high pressure, caused by outflow from a mesoscale- convective system, is seen ...

John F. Weaver; James J. Toth

1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Effect of Land–Atmosphere Interactions on the IHOP 24–25 May 2002 Convection Case  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Numerical simulations are conducted using the Coupled Ocean/Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System (COAMPS) to investigate the impact of land–vegetation processes on the prediction of mesoscale convection observed on 24–25 May 2002 during the ...

Teddy R. Holt; Dev Niyogi; Fei Chen; Kevin Manning; Margaret A. LeMone; Aneela Qureshi

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Sensitivity of Mesoscale Gravity Waves to the Baroclinicity of Jet-Front Systems  

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This study investigates the sensitivity of mesoscale gravity waves to the baroclinicity of the background jet-front systems by simulating different life cycles of baroclinic waves with a high-resolution mesoscale model. Four simulations are made ...

Shuguang Wang; Fuqing Zhang

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Convection in TOGA COARE: Horizontal Scale, Morphology, and Rainfall Production  

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The occurrence frequency and rainfall production of mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) relative to smaller groups of convective clouds over the tropical oceans is not well known. Eighty days of shipboard radar data collected during the recent ...

Thomas M. Rickenbach; Steven A. Rutledge

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Three Examples of Fair-Weather Mesoscale Boundary-Layer Convection in the Tropics  

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Evidence indicates that fair-weather to towering cumulus clouds over the East Atlantic Ocean during GATE were frequently organized into mesoscale structures. Three examples of such structures are examined, using gust-probe aircraft data collected ...

Margaret A. LeMone; Rebecca J. Meitin

1984-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Mesoscale Convective Vortex Formation in a Weakly Sheared Moist Neutral Environment  

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Idealized simulations of a diabatic Rossby vortex (DRV) in an initially moist neutral baroclinic environment are performed using the fifth-generation National Center for Atmospheric Research–Pennsylvania State University (NCAR–PSU) Mesoscale ...

Robert J. Conzemius; Richard W. Moore; Michael T. Montgomery; Christopher A. Davis

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

The Influence of Convectively Generated Thermal Forcing on the Mesoscale Circulation around Squall Lines  

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The dynamical processes that determine the kinematic and thermodynamic structure of the mesoscale region around 2D squall lines are examined using a series of numerical simulations. The features that develop in a realistic reference simulation of ...

Rajul E. Pandya; Dale R. Durran

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Evaluation of the NCEP Mesoscale Eta Model Convective Boundary Layer for Air Quality Applications  

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Atmospheric models are a basic tool for understanding the processes that produce poor air quality, for predicting air quality problems, and for evaluating proposed solutions. At the base of many air quality models is a mesoscale meteorological ...

Wayne M. Angevine; Kenneth Mitchell

2001-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial Variability of Liquid Water Path in Marine Low Cloud: The Importance of Mesoscale Cellular Convection  

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Liquid water path (LWP) mesoscale spatial variability in marine low cloud over the eastern subtropical oceans is examined using two months of daytime retrievals from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the NASA Terra ...

Robert Wood; Dennis L. Hartmann

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

The Distinction between Large-Scale and Mesoscale Contribution to Severe Convection: A Case Study Example  

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Using a case study of a relatively modest severe weather event as an example, a framework for understanding the large-scale-mesoscale interaction is developed and discussed. Large-scale processes are limited, by definition, to those which are ...

Charles A. Doswell III

1987-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

The Mesoscale Structure of Severe Precipitation Systems in Switzerland  

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The structures of severe mesoscale precipitation systems (MPS) in Switzerland have been classified by analyzing radar images obtained over a 5-yr period. Severe MPSs were defined to be those producing most of the damage on days on which at least ...

H. H. Schiesser; R. A. Houze Jr.; H. Huntrieser

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Comparison of the Diurnal Precipitation Cycle in Convection-Resolving and Non-Convection-Resolving Mesoscale Models  

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The diurnal cycles of rainfall in 5-km grid-spacing convection-resolving and 22-km grid-spacing non-convection-resolving configurations of the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model are compared to see if significant improvements can be ...

Adam J. Clark; William A. Gallus Jr.; Tsing-Chang Chen

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Mesoscale Impacts of Explicit Numerical Diffusion in a Convection-Permitting Model  

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In convection-permitting simulations, the spectrum of resolved motions is truncated near scales where convection is active. An “energy gap” between resolved and unresolved motions does not exist, such that the upscale and downscale fluxes of ...

Wolfgang Langhans; Juerg Schmidli; Christoph Schär

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Observations and Numerical Simulation of Atmospheric Cellular Convection over Mesoscale Topography  

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Radar and satellite images provide observations of convective rolls and other structures in the convective boundary layer (CBL), but the data are intermittent, and neither radar nor satellite gives a complete picture of roll circulation in the ...

Wenshou Tian; Douglas J. Parker; Charles A. D. Kilburn

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

A Nonhydrostatic Mesoscale Model Designed to Simulate Scale Interaction  

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A three-dimensional nonhydrostatic mesoscale model is presented that is designed to optimally represent the scale-interaction process among inertially balanced and unbalanced modes occurring within convective weather systems. Because scale-...

Gregory J. Tripoli

1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Temperature and Humidity Profiles in Mesoscale Unsaturated Downdrafts  

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Profiles of temperature and humidity beneath precipitating anvil clouds in tropical convective systems suggest the presence of a mesoscale unsaturated downdraft there. In this paper, a one-dimensional, steady-state, hydrostatic model of a ...

Colleen A. Leary

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

The Use of Wind Profilers in a Mesoscale Experiment  

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During May and June of 1985, an experiment to study mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) was carried out in central Kansas and Oklahoma, using many of the latest measurement technologies in the atmospheric sciences. Among these were three 50-MHz ...

John A. Augustine; Edward J. Zipser

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Mesoscale Circulation Growth under Conditions of Weak Inertial Instability  

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The hypothesis that inertial instability plays a role in the upscale development of mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) is explored by sampling environments that supported the growth of MCSs in the Preliminary Regional Experiment for STORM (...

David O. Blanchard; William R. Cotton; John M. Brown

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

Aircraft Observations of Convective Systems in the Indian Ocean [EVS Event]  

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Aircraft Observations of Convective Systems in the Indian Ocean Aircraft Observations of Convective Systems in the Indian Ocean August 23, 2013 Speaker: Bradley Nicholas Guy National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory Date: Friday, August 23, 2013 Time: 11:00 a.m. Location: Argonne National Laboratory TCS Building 240 Room 4301 In the DYNAMO (Dynamics of the Madden-Julian Oscillation) field experiment, a large number of measurement platforms were deployed to study environmental and convective cloud system characteristics of the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) initiation region in the Indian Ocean. A mobile platform, the NOAA P-3 instrumented aircraft, sampled intense convective cloud systems, along with the surrounding environment. This presentation will explore the characteristics of mesoscale convective

192

The Impact of Large-Scale Forcing on Skill of Simulated Convective Initiation and Upscale Evolution with Convection-Allowing Grid Spacings in the WRF  

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A set of mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) was simulated using the Weather Research and Forecasting model with 3-km grid spacing to investigate the skill at predicting convective initiation and upscale evolution into an MCS. Precipitation was ...

Jeffrey D. Duda; William A. Gallus Jr.

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

A Spatial Filter Approach to Evaluating the Role of Convection on the Evolution of a Mesoscale Vortex  

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A new spatial filter is proposed that exploits a spectral gap in power between the convective scale and the system (“vortex”) scale during tropical cyclone (TC) genesis simulations. Using this spatial separation, this study analyzes idealized ...

Glenn A. Creighton; Robert E. Hart; Philip Cunningham

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Walker-Type Mean Circulations and Convectively Coupled Tropical Waves as an Interacting System  

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Interactions between convectively coupled tropical waves and Walker-type mean circulations are examined using a two-dimensional analytic model wherein drying and cooling of the boundary layer by convective and mesoscale downdrafts are in ...

Jun-Ichi Yano; Mitchell W. Moncrieff; Wojciech W. Grabowski

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Mesoscale Predictability of Moist Baroclinic Waves: Convection-Permitting Experiments and Multistage Error Growth Dynamics  

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A recent study examined the predictability of an idealized baroclinic wave amplifying in a conditionally unstable atmosphere through numerical simulations with parameterized moist convection. It was demonstrated that with the effect of moisture ...

Fuqing Zhang; Naifang Bei; Richard Rotunno; Chris Snyder; Craig C. Epifanio

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Modulation of Internal Gravity Waves in a Multiscale Model for Deep Convection on Mesoscales  

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Starting from the conservation laws for mass, momentum, and energy together with a three-species bulk microphysics model, a model for the interaction of internal gravity waves and deep convective hot towers is derived using multiscale asymptotic ...

Daniel Ruprecht; Rupert Klein; Andrew J. Majda

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Mesoscale Motion Fields Associated with a Slowly Moving GATE Convective Band  

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The structure of the convective band of 14 September in the dense GATE observing array is determined using wind and thermodynamic data primarily from multiple aircraft penetrations, which are well distributed in the vertical and in time.

Edward J. Zipser; Rebecca J. Meitín; Margaret A. LeMone

1981-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Improving Convective Precipitation Forecasting through Assimilation of Regional Lightning Measurements in a Mesoscale Model  

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A technique developed for assimilating regional lightning measurements into a meteorological model is presented in this paper. The goal is to assess the effectiveness of cloud-to-ground (CG) lightning information for improving the convective ...

Anastasios Papadopoulos; Themis G. Chronis; Emmanouil N. Anagnostou

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Four-Dimensional Variational Data Assimilation of Heterogeneous Mesoscale Observations for a Strong Convective Case  

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On 19 September 1996, a squall line stretching from Nebraska to Texas with intense embedded convection moved eastward across the Kansas–Oklahoma area, where special observations were taken as part of a Water Vapor Intensive Observing Period ...

Y-R. Guo; Y-H. Kuo; J. Dudhia; D. Parsons; C. Rocken

2000-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

African Easterly Wave Dynamics in a Mesoscale Numerical Model: The Upscale Role of Convection  

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To examine the dynamical role of convection in African easterly wave (AEW) life cycles the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model is used to simulate the evolution of a single AEW from September 2004. The model simulations are validated ...

Gareth J. Berry; Chris D. Thorncroft

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhancement of Convective Precipitation by Mesoscale Variations in Vegetative Covering in Semiarid Regions  

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It is hypothesized that planting bands of vegetation with widths of the order of 50–100 km in semiarid regions could, under favorable large-scale atmospheric conditions, result in increases of convective precipitation. These increases, which ...

Richard A. Anthes

1984-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

The Vertical Profile of Radar Reflectivity of Convective Cells: A Strong Indicator of Storm Intensity and Lightning Probability?  

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Reflectivity data from Doppler radars are used to construct vertical profiles of radar reflectivity (VPRR) of convective cells in mesoscale convective systems (MCSS) in three different environmental regimes. The National Center for Atmospheric ...

Edward J. Zipser; Kurt R. Lutz

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

A Texture-Polarization Method for Estimating Convective–Stratiform Precipitation Area Coverage from Passive Microwave Radiometer Data  

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Observational and modeling studies have revealed the relationships between convective–stratiform rain proportion and the vertical distributions of vertical motion, latent heating, and moistening in mesoscale convective systems. Therefore, remote ...

William S. Olson; Ye Hong; Christian D. Kummerow; Joseph Turk

2001-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

A climatology of springtime convection systems over the Northwest Gulf of Mexico and adjacent coasts  

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A Springtime (March 15-June 15) climatology of Mesoscale Convective Systems (MCS) has been established on the basis of satellite imagery and radar reflectivities over the Northwest Gulf of Mexico and adjacent coastal areas during 1985-1994. The systems are tracked using hourly to half-hourly GOES-7 enhanced infrared satellite imagery. After tracking the storm's upper level cloud shield, radar reflectivities were used to classify the organization of convection within the MCS. The nine primary classes of convective structure were enhanced stratiform rain, embedded unorganized storms, unorganized storms, organized cells, solid line, symmetric line, asymmetric line, multiple convective bands, and embedded line. An examination was performed of the relationship between the synoptic-scale environment with the structure and evolution of these storms. Particular attention was given to synoptic-scale factors that affect convective organization. Climatological attributes such as diurnal characteristics and average durations were extracted from a documentation of more than 3@O meso-systems. Also, severe weather produced by the MCSs was examined. In addition, wind shear and thermodynamic parameters were analyzed during the initial phases of storm development. Since a climatological study has never been recorded for this region, the analysis will be informative for determining what type of interactions there are between synoptic scale forcing and mesoscale weather features in this area. Comparison with similar climatologies conducted in the Central Plains of the US was made to determine if MCS activity in a semi-tropical location was similar to that in more northern latitudes. Moreover, this radar climatology may be used as a resource in the planning of field experiments or operations concerning mesoscale weather throughout the southern portion of the US.

Hashem, Magda Sami

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

The Australian monsoon and its mesoscale convective systems.  

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??The 1987 Australian monsoon was observed with satellites, rawinsondes, radar and aircraft. These data are presented, with theory filling the gaps, in illustration of its… (more)

Mapes, Brian, 1964-

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Posters Mesoscale Simulations of Convective Systems with Data...  

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to simulate this period on a 60-km domain with 20- and 6.67-km nests centered on Lamont, Oklahoma. Simu- lations are being run with data assimilated by the nudging technique (Kuo...

207

Mesoscale Momentum Budget in a Midlatitude Squall Line: A Numerical Case Study  

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A meso?-scale momentum budget and its effect on larger-scale mean flow in a midlatitude mesoscale convective system are investigated using a numerical simulation of an intense squall line that occurred during 10–11 June 1985 PRE-STORM. It is ...

Kun Gao; Da-Lin Zhang; Mitchell W. Moncrieff; Han-Ru Cho

1990-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Statistical Properties of Three-Hour Prediction “Errors” Derived from the Mesoscale Analysis and Prediction System  

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Statistical properties of observed residuals from the Mesoscale Analysis and Prediction System (MAPS), a real-time data assimilation system, were investigated. Observed residuals are defined as differences between rawinsonde observations ...

Dezs? Dévényi; Thomas W. Schlatter

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

An Automated System for the Analysis of Gravity Waves and Other Mesoscale Phenomena  

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An automated near-real-time system for the surface analysis of gravity waves and other mesoscale phenomena is developed, tested, and applied to several cases. Five-minute observations from the Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS) network ...

Steven E. Koch; Stephen Saleeby

2001-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Satellite Radiance Assimilation in the JMA Operational Mesoscale 4D-Var System  

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The direct radiance assimilation scheme used in the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) global analysis system is applied to the JMA mesoscale 4-dimensional variational (4D-Var) system with two modifications. First, the data thinning distance is ...

Masahiro Kazumori

211

Near-Real-Time Applications of a Mesoscale Analysis System to Complex Terrain  

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Several mesoscale data analysis systems are reviewed, of which one is then adapted and applied to the complex terrain of northwest Utah and the western United States. The analysis system relies on the simple, but computationally efficient, ...

Steven M. Lazarus; Carol M. Ciliberti; John D. Horel; Keith A. Brewster

2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Structure and evolution of a convective band MCS  

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The structure and evolution of the synoptic, mesoscale, and lightning characteristics of the 5 May 1993 non-squall line Mesoscale Convective System has been described. This storm was a long-lived Mesoscale Convective Complex. Its formation was influenced by strong low-level warm advection, weak vorticity advection, and weak vertical. wind shear. Its dissipation occurred as the storm encountered a more stable air mass which may have been influenced by storm induced subsidence. The cyclonic mesoscale circulation of the Mesoscale Convective Complex apparently aided in the formation of new lines of convection behind the primary convective line of the system. This process was repeated twice in the storm life cycle and led to multiple bands of convection. Indeed, this storm had three main lines: the leading line, the trailing one, and the small line near the center of the vortex. As the new lines formed, the vertical transport of momentum disrupted the symmetry of the mesovortex. However, as the line propagated eastward away from the vortex, the symmetric cyclonic circulation re-established itself. This Mesoscale Convective Complex produced flash rates in excess of 1000 h-I for twenty-four consecutive hours. The percentage of positive polarity flashes was higher during the formative and dissipating stages of the storm system. Positive flashes were also enhanced during mergers between convective bands. The flash locations during the mature stage of this storm suggest a bipolar pattern.

Valdes-Manzanilla, Arturo

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Impact of Stochastic Physics in a Convection-Permitting Ensemble  

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A stochastic physics scheme is tested in the Application of Research to Operations at Mesoscale (AROME) short-range convection-permitting ensemble prediction system. It is an adaptation of ECMWF’s stochastic perturbation of physics tendencies (...

François Bouttier; Benoît Vié; Olivier Nuissier; Laure Raynaud

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Antarctic Mesoscale Prediction System (AMPS): A Case Study from the 2000–01 Field Season  

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To support the forecasting needs of the United States Antarctic Program at McMurdo, Antarctica, a special numerical weather prediction program, the Antarctic Mesoscale Prediction System (AMPS), was established for the 2000–01 field season. AMPS ...

David H. Bromwich; Andrew J. Monaghan; Jordan G. Powers; John J. Cassano; He-Lin Wei; Ying-Hwa Kuo; Andrea Pellegrini

2003-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Intercomparison of Mesoscale Model Simulations of the Daytime Valley Wind System  

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Three-dimensional simulations of the daytime thermally induced valley wind system for an idealized valley–plain configuration, obtained from nine nonhydrostatic mesoscale models, are compared with special emphasis on the evolution of the along-...

Juerg Schmidli; Brian Billings; Fotini K. Chow; Stephan F. J. de Wekker; James Doyle; Vanda Grubiši?; Teddy Holt; Qiangfang Jiang; Katherine A. Lundquist; Peter Sheridan; Simon Vosper; C. David Whiteman; Andrzej A. Wyszogrodzki; Günther Zängl

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Model Uncertainty in a Mesoscale Ensemble Prediction System: Stochastic versus Multiphysics Representations  

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A multiphysics and a stochastic kinetic-energy backscatter scheme are employed to represent model uncertainty in a mesoscale ensemble prediction system using the Weather Research and Forecasting model. Both model-error schemes lead to significant ...

J. Berner; S.-Y. Ha; J. P. Hacker; A. Fournier; C. Snyder

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Using Precipitation Observations in a Mesoscale Short-Range Ensemble Analysis and Forecasting System  

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A simple method to assimilate precipitation data from a synthesis of radar and gauge data is developed to operate alongside an ensemble Kalman filter that assimilates hourly surface observations. The mesoscale ensemble forecast system consists of ...

Tadashi Fujita; David J. Stensrud; David C. Dowell

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Enhancement of Tropical Ocean Evaporation and Sensible Heat Flux by Atmospheric Mesoscale Systems  

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The enhancement of monthly averaged evaporation by atmospheric mesoscale systems is estimated from long-term hourly observations of surface meteorological data from the Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere (TOGA) Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) buoy ...

Steven K. Esbensen; Michael J. McPhaden

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

Mesoscale Energy Spectra of Mei-Yu Front System. Part I: Kinetic Energy Spectra  

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The mesoscale kinetic energy (KE) spectra of Mei-Yu front system are investigated through idealized numerical simulations. In the mature stage, the upper tropospheric KE spectrum resembles a -3 power law for wavelengths between 1000 and 400 km and ...

Jun Peng; Lifeng Zhang; Yu Luo; Yun Zhang

220

Sensitivity of Forecast Rainfall in a Texas Convective System to Soil Moisture and Convective Parameterization  

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The impact of soil moisture on the forecast of a small-scale convective system, and sensitivity of results to the convective parameterization used, are investigated through Eta Model simulations (run in an operational-like setting) of a ...

William A. Gallus Jr.; Moti Segal

2000-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Bowing Convective Systems in a Popular Operational Model: Are They for Real?  

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Bowing, propagating precipitation features that sometimes appear in NCEP's North American Mesoscale model (NAM; formerly called the Eta Model) forecasts are examined. These features are shown to be associated with an unusual convective heating ...

Melissa S. Bukovsky; John S. Kain; Michael E. Baldwin

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

An Analysis of Convective System on a 100-km Scale during GATE  

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Usig data on a 100 km-scale from Phase III of GATE, the kinematic and thermodynamic, properties of the mesoscale environment in which convective clouds of varying intensities exist are investigated. Classifications into disturbed and suppressed ...

R. P. Pearce; J. Bayo Omotosho

1986-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Applicability of Large-Scale Convection and Condensation Parameterization to Meso-?-Scale HIRLAM: A Case Study of a Convective Event  

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This paper presents a case study of a single cold air outbreak event with widespread convective precipitation over southern Finland on 25 May 2001. The purpose of the study is to investigate the applicability of the convection and condensation ...

Sami Niemelä; Carl Fortelius

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

The impact of agricultural intensification and irrigation on landatmosphere interactions and Indian monsoon precipitation --A mesoscale modeling perspective  

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and Indian monsoon precipitation -- A mesoscale modeling perspective E.M. Douglas a, , A. Beltrán-Przekurat b: irrigation Indian monsoon Regional Atmospheric Modeling System agriculture Land Use Land Cover Change Using convergence, mesoscale convection, and precipitation patterns over the Indian monsoon region. Four experiments

Niyogi, Dev

225

The impact of agricultural intensification and irrigation on landatmosphere interactions and Indian monsoon precipitation --A mesoscale modeling perspective  

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and Indian monsoon precipitation -- A mesoscale modeling perspective E.M. Douglas a, , A. Beltrán-Przekurat b Keywords: irrigation Indian monsoon Regional Atmospheric Modeling System agriculture Land Use Land Cover and regional convergence, mesoscale convection, and precipitation patterns over the Indian monsoon region. Four

Douglas, Ellen M.

226

A Study of a Mesoscale Solitary Wave in the Atmosphere Originating near a Region of Deep Convection  

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An analysis of a mesoscale wave which occurred over the eastern United States on 6 March 1969 is presented. Its origin is attributed to the perturbation of a midtropospheric inversion by a squall line. After the wave formed, it propagated in the ...

Yuh-Lang Lin; R. Craig Goff

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Fabrication and redesign of a meso-scale six-axis nano-positioner system  

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The industry's need for low-cost nano-positioners led MIT's Precision Compliant Systems lab to design a system of 10 six-axis meso-scale nano-positioners. They devised a system that could revolutionize the nano-scale ...

Telleria, Maria J

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Convective heat transport in geothermal systems  

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Most geothermal systems under exploitation for direct use or electrical power production are of the hydrothermal type, where heat is transferred essentially by convection in the reservoir, conduction being secondary. In geothermal systems, buoyancy effects are generally important, but often the fluid and heat flow patterns are largely controlled by geologic features (e.g., faults, fractures, continuity of layers) and location of recharge and discharge zones. During exploitation, these flow patterns can drastically change in response to pressure and temperature declines, and changes in recharge/discharge patterns. Convective circulation models of several geothermal systems, before and after start of fluid production, are described, with emphasis on different characteristics of the systems and the effects of exploitation on their evolution. Convective heat transport in geothermal fields is discussed, taking into consideration (1) major geologic features; (2) temperature-dependent rock and fluid properties; (3) fracture- versus porous-medium characteristics; (4) single- versus two-phase reservoir systems; and (5) the presence of noncondensible gases.

Lippmann, M.J.; Bodvarsson, G.S.

1986-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

A Rapidly Deployable Operational Mesoscale Modeling System for Emergency-Response Applications  

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An operational mesoscale model–based forecasting system has been developed for use by U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command meteorologists in their support of test-range operations. This paper reports on the adaptation of this system to permit ...

Thomas T. Warner; James F. Bowers; Scott P. Swerdlin; Brian A. Beitler

2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Satellite-Model Coupled Analysis of Convective Potential in Florida with VAS Water Vapor and Surface Temperature Data  

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A system for time-continuous mesoscale weather analysis is applied to a study of convective cloud development in central Florida. The analysis system incorporates water vapor concentrations and surface temperatures retrieved from infrared VISSR (...

Alan E. Lipton; George D. Modica; Scot T. Heckman; Arthur J. Jackson

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

Inclusion of Mesoscale Updrafts and Downdrafts in Computations of Vertical Fluxes by Ensembles of Tropical Clouds  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Ensembles of convective clouds, especially in the tropics, often have widespread precipitating anvils associated with their deeper convective clouds. Mesoscale downdrafts occur below the middle-level bases of the anvils, and mesoscale updrafts ...

Robert A. Houze Jr.; Chee-Pong Cheng

1981-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Formation of Mesoscale Lines of Precipitation: Nonsevere Squall Lines in Oklahoma during the Spring  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The development of mesoscale lines of nonsevere convection in Oklahoma during the spring is discussed. This documentation complements the study by Bluestein and Jain of severe, mesoscale convective-fine development. Three major classes of squall ...

Howard B. Bluestein; Gregory T. Marx; Michael H. Jain

1987-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Real-Time Forecasting for the Antarctic: An Evaluation of the Antarctic Mesoscale Prediction System (AMPS)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In response to the need for improved weather prediction capabilities in support of the U.S. Antarctic Program’s field operations, the Antarctic Mesoscale Prediction System (AMPS) was implemented in October 2000. AMPS employs the Polar MM5, a ...

David H. Bromwich; Andrew J. Monaghan; Kevin W. Manning; Jordan G. Powers

2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Mesoscale Energy Spectra of the Mei-Yu Front System. Part I: Kinetic Energy Spectra  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The mesoscale kinetic energy (KE) spectra of the mei-yu front system are investigated through idealized numerical simulations. In the mature stage, the upper-tropospheric KE spectrum resembles a ?3 power law for wavelengths between 1000 and 400 km ...

Jun Peng; Lifeng Zhang; Yu Luo; Yun Zhang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

The Generation and Propagation of a Nocturnal Squall Line. Part I: Observations and Implications for Mesoscale Predictability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The initiation and forcing of a squall line on 26–27 May 1985 near Wichita, Kansas is examined. The squall line is secondary convection in the sense that it is preceded in the diurnal cycle by other mesoscale convective systems. The squall fine ...

R. E. Carbone; J. W. Conway; N. A. Crook; M. W. Moncrieff

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

Effects of Downdrafts and Mesoscale Convective Organization on the Heat and Moisture Budgets of Tropical Cloud Clusters. Part II: Effects of Convective-Scale Downdrafts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The diagnostic cumulus ensemble model presented in Part I of this paper is applied to the data taken during Phase III of the GARP Tropical Atlantic Experiment (GATE) to examine the effects of convective-scale downdrafts on the large-scale heat ...

Ming-Dean Cheng

1989-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Initial Results from a Mesoscale Atmospheric Simulation System and Comparisons with the AVE-SESAME I Data Set  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The development of a comprehensive mesoscale atmospheric simulation system (MASS) is described in detail. The modeling system is designed for both research and real-time forecast applications. The 14-level numerical model, which has a 48 km grid ...

Michael L. Kaplan; John W. Zack; Vince C. Wong; James J. Tuccillo

1982-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

A Comparison of WSR-88D Reflectivities, SSM/I Brightness Temperatures, and Lightning for Mesoseale Convective Systems in Texas. Part II. SSM/I Brightness Temperatures and Lightning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study examines simultaneous SSM/I and lightning data for a sample of nine mesoscale convective systems (MCS) near League City, Texas. Comparison of lightning files of varying sizes from ±2 to ±30 min revealed that the ±10-min interval ...

Karen I. Mohr; Richard Toracinta; Edward J. Zipser; Richard E. Orville

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

A MOLTEN SALT NATURAL CONVECTION REACTOR SYSTEM  

SciTech Connect

Fuel-salt volumes external to the core of a molten-salt reactor are calculated for a system in which the fuel salt circulates through the core and primary exchanger by free convection. In the calculation of these volumes, the exchanger heights above the core top range from 5 to 20 ft. Coolants considered for the primary exchanger are a second molten salt and helium. External fuel holdup is found to be the same with either coolant. Two sets of terminal temperatures are selected for the helium. The first combination permits steam generation at 850 psia, 900 deg F. The second set is selected for a closed gas turbine cycle with an 1100 deg F turbine inlet temperature. Specific power (thermal kw/kg 235) is found to be about 900 Mv/kg, based on initial, clean conditions and a 60 Mw (thermal) output. A specific power of 1275 kw/kg is estimated for a forced convection system of the same rating. (auth)

Romie, F.E.; Kinyon, B.W.

1958-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

Convective Modifications of a Geostrophic Eddy Field  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Ocean convection often occurs in regions of mesoscale eddy activity, where convective mixing and geostrophic eddy dynamics interact. The authors examine the interactions between a group of geostrophic eddies and convective mixing induced by ...

Sonya Legg; James C. McWilliams

2001-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Johnstown Flood of July 1977: A Long-Lived Convective System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The heavy rains responsible for the disastrous flash floods new Johnstown, Pennsylvania, on the night of 19–20 July 1977 are shown to be part of a large quasi-circular mesoscale convective complex. This complex can be traced back to an origin in ...

Lance F. Bosart; Frederick Sanders

1981-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

Convective Systems of the North Australian Monsoon  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The climatology of convection over northern Australia and the surrounding oceans, based on six wet seasons (September–April), is derived from the Japanese Meteorological Agency Geostationary Meteorological Satellite-5 (GMS-5) IR1 channel for the ...

Mick Pope; Christian Jakob; Michael J. Reeder

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

An Observational Study of Derecho-Producing Convective Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study identifies the common large-scale environments associated with the development of derecho- producing convective systems (DCSs) from a large number of events. Patterns are identified using statistical clustering of the 500-mb ...

Michael C. Coniglio; David J. Stensrud; Michael B. Richman

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Midlevel Cyclonic Vortices Generated by Mesoseale Convective Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Despite the large number of convective systems that occur over the central United States every year, there are typically only a few well-defined, midlevel vortices apparent in satellite imagery after the overlying anvil debris from some ...

Diana L. Bartels; Robert A. Maddox

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Improved Simulation of Florida Summer Convection Using the PLACE Land Model and a 1.5-Order Turbulence Parameterization Coupled to the Penn State–NCAR Mesoscale Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Three major modifications to the treatment of land surface processes in the Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research mesoscale model MM5, are tested in a matrix of eight model experiments. Paired together in each ...

Barry H. Lynn; David R. Stauffer; Peter J. Wetzel; Wei-Kuo Tao; Pinhas Alpert; Nataly Perlin; R. David Baker; Ricardo Muñoz; Aaron Boone; Yiqin Jia

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Validation of a Composite Convective Index as Defined by a Real-Time Local Analysis System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Advances in remote sensing from earth- and spaceborne systems, expanded in situ observation networks, and increased low-cost computer capability will allow an unprecedented view of mesoscale weather systems from the local weather office. However, ...

John A. McGinley; Steven C. Albers; Peter A. Stamus

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Aspects of forced convective heat transfer in geothermal systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A knowledge of convective heat transfer is essential to understanding geothermal systems and other systems of moving groundwater. A simple, kinematic approach toward convective heat transfer is taken here. Concern is not with the cause of the groundwater motion but only with the fact that the water is moving and transferring heat. The mathematical basis of convective heat transfer is the energy equation which is a statement of the first law of thermodynamics. The general solution of this equation for a specific model of groundwater flow has to be done numerically. The numerical algorithm used here employs a finite difference approximation to the energy equation that uses central differences for the heat conduction terms and one-sided differences for the heat convection terms. Gauss--Seidel iteration is then used to solve the finite difference equation at each node of a non-uniform mesh. The Monroe and Red Hill hot springs, a small hydrothermal system in central Utah, provide an example to illustrate the application of convective heat transfer theory to a geophysical problem. Two important conclusions regarding small geothermal systems follow immediately from the results of this application. First, the most rapid temperature rise in the convecting part of a geothermal system is near the surface. Below this initially rapid temperature increase the temperature increases very slowly, and thus temperatures extrapolated from shallow boreholes can be seriously in error. Second, the temperatures and heat flows observed at Monroe and Red Hill, and probably at many other small geothermal areas, can easily result from moderate vertical groundwater velocities in faults and fracture zones in an area of normal heat flow.

Kilty, K.; Chapman, D.S.; Mase, C.

1978-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

An Analysis of the Environments of Intense Convective Systems in West Africa in 2003  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The local- and regional-scale environments associated with intense convective systems in West Africa during 2003 were diagnosed from soundings, operational analysis, and space-based datasets. Convective system cases were identified from the ...

Stephen D. Nicholls; Karen I. Mohr

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

The Climate of the McMurdo, Antarctica, Region as Represented by One Year of Forecasts from the Antarctic Mesoscale Prediction System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In response to the need for improved weather prediction capabilities in support of the U.S. Antarctic Program’s Antarctic field operations, the Antarctic Mesoscale Prediction System (AMPS) was implemented in October 2000. AMPS employs a limited-...

Andrew J. Monaghan; David H. Bromwich; Jordan G. Powers; Kevin W. Manning

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

A Real-Time, Mesoscale Numerical Weather-Prediction System Used for Research, Teaching, and Public Service at The Pennsylvania State University  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A mesoscale modeling system is being applied on an experimental basis at The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) for production of real-time, high resolution, numerical weather forecasts for the northeastern United States. The initial ...

Thomas T. Warner; Nelson L. Seaman

1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Cloud Shading Retrieval and Assimilation in a Satellite-Model Coupled Mesoscale Analysis System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A retrieval-assimilation method has been developed as a quantitative means to exploit the information in satellite imagery regarding shading of the ground by clouds, as applied to mesoscale weather analysis. Cloud radiative parameters are ...

Alan E. Lipton

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Development of A Mesoscale Ensemble Data Assimilation System at The Naval Research Laboratory  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An ensemble Kalman filter (EnKF) has been adopted and implemented at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) for mesoscale and storm-scale data assimilation to study the impact of ensemble assimilation of high-resolution observations, including those ...

Qingyun Zhao; Fuqing Zhang; Teddy Holt; Craig H. Bishop; Qin Xu

253

The Effects of Subgrid Model Mixing and Numerical Filtering in Simulations of Mesoscale Cloud Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Using the newly developed Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model, this study investigates the effects of subgrid mixing and numerical filtering in mesoscale cloud simulations by examining the sensitivities to the parameters in turbulence-...

Tetsuya Takemi; Richard Rotunno

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

An Isentropic Meso?-Scale Analysis System and Its Sensitivity to Aircraft and Surface Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An objective analysis scheme for meteorological variables on constant potential temperature surfaces is presented. The analysis uses a form of multivariate statistical interpolation and is designed th retain mesoscale detail in disparate ...

Stanley G. Benjamin

1989-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

A Systemic Analysis of Multiscale Deep Convective Variability over the Tropical Pacific  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The multiscale tropical deep convective variability over the Pacific Ocean is examined with the 4-month high-resolution deep convection index (ITBB) derived from satellite imagery. With a systemic view, the complex phenomenon is described with ...

Wen-wen Tung; Mitchell W. Moncrieff; Jian-Bo Gao

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Characteristics of Vertical Velocity Cores in Different Convective Systems Observed over Gadanki, India  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Indian mesosphere–stratosphere–troposphere (MST) radar measurements during the passage of 60 convective systems are used to study the vertical air velocity (w) characteristics of tropical convection. The up- and downdraft cores and various ...

K. N. Uma; T. Narayana Rao

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

Mesovortex Circulations Seen by Airborne Doppler Radar within a Bow-Echo Mesoscale Convective System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During the spring of 1991, scientists from the National Severe Storms Laboratory conducted a field observational program to obtain a better understanding of the processes responsible for organizing and maintaining the dynamical and electrical ...

David P. Jorgensen; Bradley F. Smull

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Organization and Environmental Properties of Extreme-Rain-Producing Mesoscale Convective Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study examines the radar-indicated structures and other features of extreme rain events in the United States over a 3-yr period. A rainfall event is defined as “extreme” when the 24-h precipitation total at one or more stations surpasses the ...

Russ S. Schumacher; Richard H. Johnson

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Interpretation of Doppler Weather Radar Displays of Midlatitude Mesoscale Convective Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The utility of color displays of Doppler-radar data in revealing real-time kinematic information has been demonstrated in past studies, especially for extratropical cyclones and severe thunderstorms. Such displays can also indicate aspects of the ...

Robert A. Houze Jr.; M. I. Biggerstaff; S. A. Rutledge; B. F. Smull

1989-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

Evolution of the Dynamics and Thermodynamics of a Mesoscale Convective System: A Case Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A well-organized severe storm complex on 30 May 1976 developed in the southeastern part of the mesonetwork of the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) in central Oklahoma and merged, in its mature stage, with a band of thunderstorms along a ...

Soon-Ung Park; Dhirendra N. Sikdar

1982-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional Contrast of Mesoscale Convective System Structure prior to and during Monsoon Onset across South America  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study, a 10-yr (1998–2007) climatology of observations from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite is used to study regional mechanisms of monsoon onset across tropical and subtropical South America. The approach is to ...

Thomas M. Rickenbach; Rosana Nieto-Ferreira; Richard P. Barnhill; Stephen W. Nesbitt

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

Oceanic Rainfall Detection and Classification in Tropical and Subtropical Mesoscale Convective Systems Using Underwater Acoustic Methods  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Measurements of the underwater sound produced by rain were made at three U.S. coastal sites in a study to determine the feasibility and limitations of the acoustic detection and classification of rainfall over water. In the analysis of the rain ...

Peter G. Black; John R. Proni; John C. Wilkerson; Christopher E. Samsury

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

Precipitation Observed in Oklahoma Mesoscale Convective Systems with a Polarimetric Radar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, the fields of three radar polarimetric variables-differential reflectivity ZDR, specific differential phase KDP, and correlation coefficient between horizontally (H) and vertically (V) polarized echoes ?hv-along with radar ...

A. V. Ryzhkov; D. S. Zrni?

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

Total Lightning Signatures of Thunderstorm Intensity over North Texas. Part II: Mesoscale Convective Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Total lightning data from the Lightning Detection and Ranging (LDAR II) research network in addition to cloud-to-ground flash data from the National Lightning Detection Network (NLDN) and data from the Dallas–Fort Worth, Texas, Weather ...

Scott M. Steiger; Richard E. Orville; Lawrence D. Carey

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Toward a Mesoscale Observation Network in Southeast Asia  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The current weather observation network in Southeast Asia is unable to support the accurate monitoring and prediction of the region's predominantly convective weather. Establishing a multisensor mesoscale observation network comprising automated ...

Tieh-Yong Koh; Chee-Kiat Teo

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

Case Study of an Orographically Induced Mesoscale Vortex (Denver Cyclone)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Observations taken during the Convection Initiation and Downburst Experiment (CINDE) are used to describe the formation and structure of an orographically induced mesoscale vortex that frequently occurs in northeastern Colorado. This vortex, ...

J. M. Wilczak; T. W. Christian

1990-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

A Double-Moment Multiple-Phase Four-Class Bulk Ice Scheme. Part II: Simulations of Convective Storms in Different Large-Scale Environments and Comparisons with other Bulk Parameterizations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Part I of this study described a detailed four-class bulk ice scheme (4ICE) developed to simulate the hydro-meteor profiles of convective and stratiform precipitation associated with mesoscale convective systems. In Part II, the 4ICE scheme is ...

Brad Schoenberg Ferrier; Wei-Kuo Tao; Joanne Simpson

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

GEWEX Cloud System Study (GCSS) Working Group 4: Precipitating Convective Cloud Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The authors present the objectives of the working group on precipitating convective cloud systems. These center on developing physically based parameterizations for global models in which basic research into the large-scale role of cloud systems ...

Mitchell W. Moncrieff; Steven K. Krueger; David Gregory; Jean-Luc Redelsperger; Wei-Kuo Tao

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

Effect of Aerosol on Circulations and Precipitation in Deep Convective Clouds  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study examines the effect of a mesoscale perturbation of aerosol on a larger-scale cloud system driven by deep convective clouds. An aerosol-perturbed domain of size 120 km is prescribed in the middle of the larger-scale domain of size 1100 ...

Seoung Soo Lee

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Mesoscale hybrid calibration artifact  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A mesoscale calibration artifact, also called a hybrid artifact, suitable for hybrid dimensional measurement and the method for make the artifact. The hybrid artifact has structural characteristics that make it suitable for dimensional measurement in both vision-based systems and touch-probe-based systems. The hybrid artifact employs the intersection of bulk-micromachined planes to fabricate edges that are sharp to the nanometer level and intersecting planes with crystal-lattice-defined angles.

Tran, Hy D. (Albuquerque, NM); Claudet, Andre A. (Albuquerque, NM); Oliver, Andrew D. (Waltham, MA)

2010-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

271

Implicit Versus Explicit Convective Heating in Numerical Weather Prediction Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The ability of several explicit formulations of convective heating to predict the precipitation associated with a mesoscale convective complex was compared to that of a cumulus parameterization on a ½ deg latitude-longitude mesh. In the explicit ...

John Molinari; Michael Dudek

1986-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

A Convective Line with Leading Stratiform Precipitation from BAMEX  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

On 31 May 2003, a front-fed convective line with leading stratiform precipitation (FFLS) was observed during the Bow Echo and Mesoscale Convective Vortex Experiment (BAMEX). The high-resolution BAMEX measurements provided one of the first ...

Brandon A. Storm; Matthew D. Parker; David P. Jorgensen

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

The Dynamics of Circulations within the Trailing Stratiform Regions of Squall Lines. Part I: The 10–11 June PRE-STORM System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A dynamic version of the two-dimensional kinematic cloud model of Rutledge and Houze has been developed to investigate the effects of microphysics on circulations within the stratiform regions of mesoscale convective systems. The design of the ...

William A. Gallus Jr.; Richard H. Johnson

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Numerical Simulation of Organized Convection. Part I: Model Description and Preliminary Comparisons with Squall Line Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A numerical model designed for the simulations of mesoscale flows perturbed by deep convective clouds is discussed. It is based on the time dependent coupling between a three-dimensional nonhydrostatic mesoscale model and a quasi-one-dimensional ...

Yves Pointin

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Observations of Elevated Convection Initiation Leading to a Surface-Based Squall Line during 13 June IHOP_2002  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The evolution of a mesoscale convective system (MCS) observed during the International H2O Project that took place on the Great Plains of the United States is described. The MCS formed at night in a frontal zone, with four initiation episodes ...

John H. Marsham; Stanley B. Trier; Tammy M. Weckwerth; James W. Wilson

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

A General Framework for Convective Trigger Functions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A general framework for the trigger function used in convective parameterization routines in mesoscale models is proposed. The framework is based on the diagnosis of the accessibility of potential buoyant energy. Specifically, the trigger ...

Robert F. Rogers; J. M. Fritsch

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Urban Aerosol Impacts on Downwind Convective Storms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The impacts of urban-enhanced aerosol concentrations on convective storm development and precipitation over and downwind of St. Louis, Missouri, are investigated. This is achieved through the use of a cloud-resolving mesoscale model, in which ...

Susan C. van den Heever; William R. Cotton

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

The Synoptic and Subsynoptic Structure of a Long-Lived Severe Convective System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A long-lived severe convective system in the southern United States from 2–4 May 1978 is documented. The distinguishing feature of the convection was its origin in a region of deep synoptic scale ascent and its subsequent steady motion away from ...

Michael L. Branick; Frank Vitale; Chung-Chieng Lai; Lance F. Bosart

1988-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Mesoscale Surface Analysis System for the Australian Domain: Design Issues, Development Status, and System Validation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An operational surface analysis system for the continent of Australia is presented. The system is specifically designed to mitigate problems that arise when analyzing surface data with a highly inhomogeneous distribution. Hourly analyses of ...

Tomasz J. Glowacki; Yi Xiao; Peter Steinle

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Acoustic Characterization of Mesoscale Objects  

SciTech Connect

This report describes the science and engineering performed to provide state-of-the-art acoustic capabilities for nondestructively characterizing mesoscale (millimeter-sized) objects--allowing micrometer resolution over the objects entire volume. Materials and structures used in mesoscale objects necessitate the use of (1) GHz acoustic frequencies and (2) non-contacting laser generation and detection of acoustic waves. This effort demonstrated that acoustic methods at gigahertz frequencies have the necessary penetration depth and spatial resolution to effectively detect density discontinuities, gaps, and delaminations. A prototype laser-based ultrasonic system was designed and built. The system uses a micro-chip laser for excitation of broadband ultrasonic waves with frequency components reaching 1.0 GHz, and a path-stabilized Michelson interferometer for detection. The proof-of-concept for mesoscale characterization is demonstrated by imaging a micro-fabricated etched pattern in a 70 {micro}m thick silicon wafer.

Chinn, D; Huber, R; Chambers, D; Cole, G; Balogun, O; Spicer, J; Murray, T

2007-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Characteristics of Summer Convective Systems Initiated over the Tibetan Plateau. Part I: Origin, Track, Development, and Precipitation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Summer convective systems (CSs) initiated over the Tibetan Plateau identified by the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) deep convection database and associated Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) precipitation for ...

Li Yaodong; Wang Yun; Song Yang; Hu Liang; Gao Shouting; Rong Fu

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Deep Convective System Evolution over Africa and the Tropical Atlantic  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the tropical African and neighboring Atlantic region there is a strong contrast in the properties of deep convection between land and ocean. Here, satellite radar observations are used to produce a composite picture of the life cycle of ...

Joanna M. Futyan; Anthony D. Del Genio

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Synoptic Wave Perturbations and Convective Systems over Equatorial Africa  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Spectral analysis of the outgoing longwave radiation (OLR) time series over equatorial Africa reveals large oscillations of the convection with periods of between 3 and 6 days. In March and April, when the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) ...

Hanh Nguyen; Jean-Philippe Duvel

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

A Numerical Simulation Study of the Effects of Anvil Shading on Quasi-Linear Convective Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Numerical simulations are used to investigate how the attenuation of solar radiation by the intervening cumulonimbus cloud, particularly its large anvil, affects the structure, intensity, and evolution of quasi-linear convective systems and the ...

Andrew J. Oberthaler; Paul M. Markowski

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Mechanisms for Quasi-Stationary Behavior in Simulated Heavy-Rain-Producing Convective Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study, idealized numerical simulations are used to identify the processes responsible for initiating, organizing, and maintaining quasi-stationary convective systems that produce locally extreme rainfall amounts. Of particular interest ...

Russ S. Schumacher

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Development of Convective Systems over Baja California during Tropical Cyclone Linda (2003)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Characteristics of the life cycle and motion of convective systems that occurred over the Baja California Peninsula were determined from a case study in September of 2003. This note applies data from satellite imagery, regular observations from ...

Luis M. Farfán

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Evolution of a Quasi-Linear Convective System Sampled by Phased Array Radar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

On 2 April 2010, a quasi-linear convective system (QLCS) moved eastward through Oklahoma during the early morning hours. Wind damage in Rush Springs, Oklahoma, approached (enhanced Fujita) EF1-scale intensity and was likely associated with a ...

Jennifer F. Newman; Pamela L. Heinselman

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Semiprognostic Tests of Kuo–Type Cumulus Parameterization Schemes in an Extratropical Convective System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Heat and moisture budgets associated with a midlatitude convective system (10–11 April 1979) are used to evaluate several versions of Kuo-type cumulus parameterization schemes on a semiprognostic basis.

Ying-Hwa Kuo; Richard A. Anthes

1984-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Automatic Tracking and Characterization of African Convective Systems on Meteosat Pictures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

With the objective of budding climatological statistics on propagating African convective systems and extracting pertinent parameters for the evaluation of precipitation an automatic method of tracking clouds with cold tops on Meteosat infrared (...

Yves Arnaud; Michel Desbois; Joel Maizi

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Impact of Local Convective Cloud Systems on Summer Daytime Shelter Temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The potential impact of daytime local summer convective cloud systems on shelter air temperature is illustrated by numerical modeling and observations. Prolonged reductions in surface solar irradiance due to cloudiness result in a noticeable ...

Moti Segal; Graham Feingold

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

On the Use of Mesoscale and Cloud-Scale Models in Operational Forecasting  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the near future, the technological capability will be available to use mesoscale and cloud-scale numerical models for forecasting convective weather in operational meteorology. We address some of the issues concerning effective utilization of ...

Harold E. Brooks; Charles A. Doswell III; Robert A. Maddox

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Mesoscale Generation of Available Potential Energy in the Warm Sector of an Extratropical Cyclone  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Generation of available potential energy (APE) is computed for the warm sector of an extratropical cyclone containing intense convection. Three hourly mesoscale rawinsonde data from the 10–11 April day of AVESESAME 1979 are used to evaluate ...

Henry E. Fuelberg; Mark G. Ruminski; David O'C. Starr

1985-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Formation of Mesoscale Lines of Pirecipitation: Severe Squall Lines in Oklahoma during the Spring  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Four distinct kinds of severe, mesoscale convective-line development are identified in Oklahoma during the spring based on the analysis of an 11-year period of reflectivity data from the National Severe Storms Laboratory's 10-cm radar in Norman, ...

Howard B. Bluestein; Michael H. Jain

1985-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

A Mesoscale Gravity Wave Event Observed during CCOPE. Part III: Wave Environment and Probable Source Mechanisms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Synoptic and special mesoscale observations taken during the Cooperative Convective Precipitation Experiment (CCOPE) are used to describe the multiscale environment of a gravity wave event, understand the wave-environment interactions that led to ...

Steven E. Koch; Paul B. Dorian

1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Mesoscale Model Simulations of Three Heavy Precipitation Events in the Western Mediterranean Region  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A mesoscale numerical model with parameterized moist convection is applied to three cases involving heavy rainfall in the western Mediterranean region. Forecast precipitation fields, although not perfect when compared to the observations of ...

Romualdo Romero; Clemente Ramis; Sergio Alonso; Charles A. Doswell III; David J. Stensrud

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Convection Initiation along Soil Moisture Boundaries in the Southern Great Plains  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Boundaries between two dissimilar air masses have been shown to be the focus region for convection initiation. One feature that has been shown to create these boundaries, as well as mesoscale circulation patterns conducive for convection, is soil ...

John D. Frye; Thomas L. Mote

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

A Method to Identify Convective Cells within Multicell Thunderstorms from Multiple Doppler Radar Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Convective cell identification methods, besides their operational utility, are useful to identify cells, to understand cell interactions within multicell thunderstorms, and to distinguish between convective and stratiform regions within mesoscale ...

James R. Stalker; Kevin R. Knupp

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Influence of Balanced Motions on Heavy Precipitation within a Long-Lived Convectively Generated Vortex  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The forcing of heavy precipitation within a long-lived convectively generated mesoscale vortex (MCV) is investigated with the aid of diagnoses from Rapid Update Cycle gridded analyses. Organized convection within the MCV followed a distinct ...

Stanley B. Trier; Christopher A. Davis

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Mesoscale Coastal Processes during GALE IOP 2  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During Intensive Observation Period 2 of the Genesis of Atlantic Lows Experiment, a number of mesoscale phenomena were observed with special and conventional observing systems over the land and coastal waters. This study involved analysis of ...

James D. Doyle; Thomas T. Warner

1990-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Mesoscale Evolution of a Continental Occluded Cyclone  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A diagnostic study of a continental occluding extratropical cyclone (ETC) during 1–2 November 1992 is presented using initializations from the Mesoscale Atmospheric Prediction System (MAPS), a hybrid sigma–isentropic coordinate model. Whereas ...

Patrick S. Market; James T. Moore

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Real-Time Mesoscale Prediction on workstations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Experience in performing real-time mesoscale numerical prediction forecasts using the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS) over Colorado for a winter season on high-performance workstations is summarized. Performance evaluation is done for ...

William R. Cotton; Gregory Thompson; Paul W. Mieike Jr.

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Experimental Investigation of Natural Convection in Trombe Wall Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this paper, experiments with a passive solar building with Trombe wall in the north cold climate are carried out and discussed, and the natural convection heat transfer process has been investigated. The relativity of the factors affecting indoor air temperature is analyzed with the stepwise regression method. The results indicate that thermo-circulation induced by the stack effect is the dominant factor. The natural convection in the channel is fairly complex; it changes from the laminar flow to the turbulent flow and the turbulent flow covers at least half the height of massive wall during the normal circulation. The flow in the channel is considered as natural convection between vertical plates. Analyzing the natural convection heat transfer process with the Rayleigh number and the mean Nusselt number, the thermo-circulation can be divided into three periods in the daytime: coast up, maintenance and weaken. During the maintenance period, the changes of the solar radiation intensity and surface temperatures have little effect on Nu number.

Chen, B.; Zhao, J.; Chen, C.; Zhuang, Z.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Convection venting lensed reflector-type compact fluorescent lamp system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Disclosed herein is a fluorescent lamp housing assembly capable of providing convection cooling to the lamp and the ballast. The lens of the present invention includes two distinct portions, a central portion and an apertured portion. The housing assembly further includes apertures so that air mass is able to freely move up through the assembly and out ventilation apertures. 12 figs.

Pelton, B.A.; Siminovitch, M.

1997-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

304

Convection venting lensed reflector-type compact fluorescent lamp system  

SciTech Connect

Disclosed herein is a fluorescent lamp housing assembly capable of providing convection cooling to the lamp and the ballast. The lens of the present invention includes two distinct portions, a central portion and an apertured portion. The housing assembly further includes apertures so that air mass is able to freely move up through the assembly and out ventilation apertures.

Pelton, Bruce A. (825 Manor Rd., El Sobrante, CA 94803); Siminovitch, Michael (829 Manor Rd., El Sobrante, CA 94803)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Using Initial Condition and Model Physics Perturbations in Short-Range Ensemble Simulations of Mesoscale Convective Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Two separate numerical model ensembles are created by using model configurations with different model physical process parameterization schemes and identical initial conditions, and by using different model initial conditions from a Monte Carlo ...

David J. Stensrud; Jian-Wen Bao; Thomas T. Warner

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

The Impact of Mesoscale Convective Systems on Regional Visibility and Oxidant Distributions during Persistent Elevated Pollution Episodes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is generally accepted that atmospheric pollutants can be transported over distances described as synoptic in scale. However, the redistribution and removal of the various pollutant species may be significantly influenced, often in a highly ...

Walter A. Lyons; Rebecca H. Calby; Cecil S. Keen

1986-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

A Composite Life Cycle of Nonsquall Mesoscale Convective Systems over the Tropical Ocean. Part I: Kinematic Fields  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The wind fields associated with cloud clusters observed during the Global Atmospheric Research Program's Atlantic Tropical Experiment (GATE) are investigated. A compositing procedure is devised to isolate the cluster circulations. Satellite-...

Edward I. Tollerud; Steven K. Esbensen

1985-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

A Composite Life Cycle of Nonsquall Mesoscale Convective Systems over the Tropical Ocean. Part II: Heat and Moisture Budgets  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The heat and moisture budgets associated with five large nonsquall cloud clusters observed during Phase 3 of the Global Atmospheric Research Program's Atlantic Tropical Experiment (GATE) are investigated. The input data for the budget ...

Steven K. Esbensen; Jough-Tai Wang; Edward I. Tollerud

1988-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Characteristics of Sprite-Producing Positive Cloud-to-Ground Lightning during the 19 July 2000 STEPS Mesoscale Convective Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During the summer of 2000, the Severe Thunderstorm Electrification and Precipitation Study (STEPS) program deployed a three-dimensional Lightning Mapping Array (LMA) near Goodland, Kansas. Video confirmation of sprites triggered by lightning ...

Walter A. Lyons; Thomas E. Nelson; Earle R. Williams; Steven A. Cummer; Mark A. Stanley

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Multipeak Raindrop Size Distribution Observed by UHF/VHF Wind Profilers during the Passage of a Mesoscale Convective System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Indian Mesosphere–Stratosphere–Troposphere radar (IMSTR), Lower Atmospheric Wind Profiler (LAWP), and Joss–Waldvogel (JW) disdrometer measurements during the passage of two distinctly different (in terms of total rain and rainfall rate) ...

B. Radhakrishna; T. Narayana Rao

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Temperature and Salinity Variability in Heterogeneous Oceanic Convection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In regions of active oceanic convection, such as the Labrador Sea, small- and mesoscale spatial variability is observed in the temperature and salinity fields (T and S). Often T and S structures are “density-compensated,” with the density ...

Sonya Legg; James C. McWilliams

2000-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Representing Convective Organization in Prediction Models by a Hybrid Strategy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The mesoscale organization of precipitating convection is highly relevant to next-generation global numerical weather prediction models, which will have an intermediate horizontal resolution (grid spacing about 10 km). A primary issue is how to ...

Mitchell W. Moncrieff; Changhai Liu

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

The AROME-France Convective-Scale Operational Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

After six years of scientific, technical developments and meteorological validation, the Application of Research to Operations at Mesoscale (AROME-France) convective-scale model became operational at Météo-France at the end of 2008. This paper ...

Y. Seity; P. Brousseau; S. Malardel; G. Hello; P. Bénard; F. Bouttier; C. Lac; V. Masson

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

The Role of Convective Instability in an Oklahoma Squall Line  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Previous investigations of the 8 June 1966 National Severe Storms Laboratory case show that mesoscale lift from an “inland sea breeze” due to a newly formed temperature gradient preceded convection. Using additional surface data, this case was ...

Frank P. Colby Jr.

1980-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Cloud and Radiative Characteristics of Tropical Deep Convective Systems in Extended Cloud Objects from CERES Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The physical and radiative properties of tropical deep convective systems for the period from January to August 1998 are examined with the use of Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System Single-Scanner Footprint (SSF) data from the Tropical ...

Zachary A. Eitzen; Kuan-Man Xu; Takmeng Wong

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

The Relationship between EMEX Mesoscale Precipitation Feature Properties and Their Environmental Characteristics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Characteristics of the prestorm environment of Equatorial Mesoscale Experiment (EMEX) mesoscale precipitation features (MPFs) are related to properties of them systems using regression analysis. Although environmental thermodynamic parameters are ...

G. David Alexander; George S. Young

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

An Intense, Quasi-Steady Thunderstorm over Mountainous Terrain. Part I: Evolution of the Storm-Initiating Mesoscale Circulation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A detailed, multisensor case study of mesoscale convective storms occurring in summer over the central and eastern Colorado Rockies is presented. This case study uses data obtained during the 1977 South Park Area Cumulus Experiment (SPACE) from ...

W. R. Cotton; R. L. George; K. R. Knupp

1982-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

A Mesoscale Gravity-Wave Event Observed during CCOPE. Part IV: Stability Analysis and Doppler-derived Wave Vertical Structure  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper summarizes the results of a detailed study from the Cooperative Convective Precipitation Experiment (CCOPE) of the vertical structure of mesoscale gravity waves that disturbed a sizable part of the troposphere and that played a ...

Steven E. Koch; F. Einaudi; Paul B. Dorian; Stephen Lang; Gerald M. Heymsfield

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Assessing Advances in the Assimilation of Radar Data and Other Mesoscale Observations within a Collaborative Forecasting–Research Environment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The impacts of assimilating radar data and other mesoscale observations in real-time, convection-allowing model forecasts were evaluated during the spring seasons of 2008 and 2009 as part of the Hazardous Weather Test Bed Spring Experiment ...

John S. Kain; Ming Xue; Michael C. Coniglio; Steven J. Weiss; Fanyou Kong; Tara L. Jensen; Barbara G. Brown; Jidong Gao; Keith Brewster; Kevin W. Thomas; Yunheng Wang; Craig S. Schwartz; Jason J. Levit

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Multifunctional Mesoscale Observing Networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

More than 120 scientists, engineers, administrators, and users met on 8–10 December 2003 in a workshop format to discuss the needs for enhanced three-dimensional mesoscale observing networks. Improved networks are seen as being critical to ...

Walter F. Dabberdt; Thomas W. Schlatter; Frederick H. Carr; Elbert W. Joe Friday; David Jorgensen; Steven Koch; Maria Pirone; F. Martin Ralph; Juanzhen Sun; Patrick Welsh; James W. Wilson; Xiaolei Zou

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of a WRF Mesoscale Data Assimilation System to Springtime Severe Weather Events 2007–09  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An ensemble-based data assimilation system using the Weather Research and Forecasting Model (WRF) has been used to initialize forecasts of prolific severe weather events from springs 2007 to 2009. These experiments build on previous work that has ...

Dustan M. Wheatley; David J. Stensrud; David C. Dowell; Nusrat Yussouf

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Leaf Area Index Specification for Use in Mesoscale Weather Prediction Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The energy budget at the surface is strongly influenced by the presence of vegetation, which alters the partitioning of thermal energy between sensible and latent heat fluxes. Despite its relevance, numerical weather prediction (NWP) systems ...

Christoph Knote; Giovanni Bonafe; Francesca Di Giuseppe

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Mesoscale to Submesoscale Transition in the California Current System. Part II: Frontal Processes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This is the second of three papers investigating the regime transition that occurs in numerical simulations for an idealized, equilibrium, subtropical, eastern boundary, upwelling current system similar to the California Current. The emergent ...

X. Capet; J. C. McWilliams; M. J. Molemaker; A. F. Shchepetkin

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Mesoscale to Submesoscale Transition in the California Current System. Part III: Energy Balance and Flux  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This is the last of a suite of three papers about the transition that occurs in numerical simulations for an idealized equilibrium, subtropical, eastern-boundary upwelling current system similar to the California Current. The transition is mainly ...

X. Capet; J. C. McWilliams; M. J. Molemaker; A. F. Shchepetkin

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Design of a novel six-axis metrology system for meso-scale nanopositioners  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The purpose of this research is to develop the best possible means and methods of building a six axis metrology system given cost and space constraints. Six axis measurements are a crucial part of precision engineering and ...

King, Ryan N. (Ryan Nicholas)

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Scale Dependence of Solar Heating Rates in Convective Cloud Systems with Implications to General Circulation Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The authors examine 3D solar radiative heating rates within tropical convective–cirrus systems to identify the scales that contribute significantly to the spatial average over a climate model’s grid cell (i.e., its grid mean), and determine their ...

A. M. Vogelmann; V. Ramanathan; I. A. Podgorny

2001-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Ambient Conditions Associated with the Maintenance and Decay of Quasi-Linear Convective Systems Crossing the Northeastern U.S. Coast  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Quasi-linear convective systems (QLCSs) crossing the Atlantic coastline over the northeastern United States were classified into three categories based on their evolution upon encountering the coast. Composite analyses show that convective lines ...

Kelly A. Lombardo; Brian A. Colle

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

East Asian Summer monsoon precipitation systems: rainfall characteristics, storm morphologies and convective properties.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This study attempts to characterize the particular convection type, namely storm morphologies, convective properties, and microphysics, of different weather regimes within the East Asian Summer… (more)

Xu, Weixin

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Convection heat loss from cavity receiver in parabolic dish solar thermal power system: A review  

SciTech Connect

The convection heat loss from cavity receiver in parabolic dish solar thermal power system can significantly reduce the efficiency and consequently the cost effectiveness of the system. It is important to assess this heat loss and subsequently improve the thermal performance of the receiver. This paper aims to present a comprehensive review and systematic summarization of the state of the art in the research and progress in this area. The efforts include the convection heat loss mechanism, experimental and numerical investigations on the cavity receivers with varied shapes that have been considered up to date, and the Nusselt number correlations developed for convection heat loss prediction as well as the wind effect. One of the most important features of this paper is that it has covered numerous cavity literatures encountered in various other engineering systems, such as those in electronic cooling devices and buildings. The studies related to those applications may provide valuable information for the solar receiver design, which may otherwise be ignored by a solar system designer. Finally, future development directions and the issues that need to be further investigated are also suggested. It is believed that this comprehensive review will be beneficial to the design, simulation, performance assessment and applications of the solar parabolic dish cavity receivers. (author)

Wu, Shuang-Ying; Xiao, Lan; Li, You-Rong [College of Power Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044 (China); Cao, Yiding [Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33174 (United States)

2010-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

330

Structure and Evolution of Winter Cyclones in the Central United States and Their Effects on the Distribution of Precipitation. Part VI: A Mesoscale Modeling Study of the Initiation of Convective Rainbands  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A cyclonic storm that moved over the central United States on 8–9 March 1992 developed two convective rainbands, namely, a pre–dry trough rainband and a cold front aloft (CFA) rainband. This study extends the results of previous investigations of ...

Mark T. Stoelinga; John D. Locatelli; Peter V. Hobbs

2000-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Modeling the Interaction between Cumulus Convection and Linear Gravity Waves Using a Limited-Domain Cloud System–Resolving Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A limited-domain cloud system–resolving model (CSRM) is used to simulate the interaction between cumulus convection and two-dimensional linear gravity waves, a single horizontal wavenumber at a time. With a single horizontal wavenumber, soundings ...

Zhiming Kuang

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

The Role of Convectively Generated Rear-Inflow Jets in the Evolution of Long-Lived Mesoconvective Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study, the structure of convectively generated rear-inflow jets and their role in the evolution of long-lived mesoconvective systems are investigated through an analysis of idealized three-dimensional simulations using a nonhydrostatic ...

Morris L. Weisman

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Toward an understanding of vertical momentum transports in cloud system resolving model simulations of multiscale tropical convection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study examines the characteristics of convective momentum transport (CMT) and gravity wave momentum transport (GWMT) in two-dimensional cloud-system resolving model simulations, including the relationships between the two transports. A linear ...

Tiffany A. Shaw; Todd P. Lane

334

Processes Controlling the Structure and Longevity of Two Quasi-Linear Convective Systems Crossing the Southern New England Coast  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper explores the structural evolution and physical processes that explain the modification of two quasi-linear convective systems (QLCSs) that encountered the densely populated New York City–Atlantic coastal region. One QLCS on 31 May 2002 ...

Kelly Lombardo; Brian A. Colle

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Processes controlling the structure and longevity of two quasi-linear convective systems crossing the southern New England coast  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper explores the structural evolution and physical processes that explain the modification of two quasi-linear convective systems (QLCSs) that encountered the densely populated New York City Atlantic coastal region. One QLCS on 31 May 2002 ...

Kelly Lombardo; Brian A. Colle

336

Using Radar Wind Observations to Improve Mesoscale Numerical Weather Prediction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A high-resolution radar data assimilation system is presented for high-resolution numerical weather prediction models. The system is under development at the Naval Research Laboratory for the Navy’s Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction ...

Qingyun Zhao; John Cook; Qin Xu; Paul R. Harasti

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Extracting Synoptic-Scale Diagnostic Information from Mesoscale Models: The Eta Model, Gravity Waves, and Quasigeostrophic Diagnostics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Fine-mesh models, such as the eta model, are producing increasingly detailed predictions about mesoscale atmospheric motions. Mesoscale systems typically produce stronger vertical motions than do synoptic-scale storms, making it more difficult ...

Stanley L. Barnes; Fernando Caracena; Adrian Marroquin

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

A One-Dimensional Entraining/Detraining Plume Model and Its Application in Convective Parameterization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new one-dimensional cloud model, specifically designed for application in mesoscale convective parameterization schemes (CPSs), is introduced. The model is unique in its representation of environmental entrainment and updraft detrainment rates. ...

John S. Kain; J. Michael Fritsch

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Convective Evolution across Lake Michigan during a Widespread Lake-Effect Snow Event  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Lake-effect snowstorms generally develop within convective boundary layers, which are induced when cold air flows over relatively warm lakes in fall and winter. Mesoscale circulations within the boundary layers largely control which communities ...

David A. R. Kristovich; Neil F. Laird; Mark R. Hjelmfelt

2003-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Radar Observations of the Diurnally Forced Offshore Convective Lines along the Southeastern Coast of Taiwan  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study documents offshore convective lines along the southeastern coast of Taiwan, a frequent but poorly understood mesoscale phenomenon that influences coastal weather during the Taiwan mei-yu season. Doppler radar and surface observations ...

Cheng-Ku Yu; Ben Jong-Dao Jou

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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341

The 8 May 2009 Superderecho: Analysis of a Real-Time Explicit Convective Forecast  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Herein, an analysis of a 3-km explicit convective simulation of an unusually intense bow echo and associated mesoscale vortex that were responsible for producing an extensive swath of high winds across Kansas, southern Missouri, and southern ...

Morris L. Weisman; Clark Evans; Lance Bosart

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

The Initiation of Moist Convection at the Dryline: Forecasting Issues from aCase Study Perspective  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The processes that force the initiation of deep convection along the dryline are inferred from special mesoscale observations obtained during the 1991 Central Oklahoma Profiler Studies project, the Verification of the Origins of Rotation in ...

Conrad L. Ziegler; Erik N. Rasmussen

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Retrieved Thermodynamic Structure of a Subtropical, Orographically Influenced, Quasi-Stationary Convective Line  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Airborne Doppler radar and flight-level measurements were used to document the three-dimensional thermodynamic structure of a convective line that developed off the southeastern coast of Taiwan on 16 June 1987 during the Taiwan Area Mesoscale ...

Cheng-Ku Yu; Ben Jong-Dao Jou; David P. Jorgensen

2001-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

The Diurnal Interaction Between Convection and Peninsular-Scale Forcing Over South Florida  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Surface wind measurements taken during the summers of 1973 and 1975 in the Florida Area Cumulus Experiments (FACE) fine-mesh networks are used to calculate surface divergence on the convective scale and mesoscale.

H. J. Cooper; M. Garstang; J. Simpson

1982-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

PROBCAST: A Web-Based Portal to Mesoscale Probabilistic Forecasts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes the University of Washington Probability Forecast (PROBCAST), a Web-based portal to probabilistic weather predictions over the Pacific Northwest. PROBCAST products are derived from the output of a mesoscale ensemble system ...

Clifford Mass; Jeff Baars; Susan Joslyn; John Pyle; Patrick Tewson; David Jones; Tilmann Gneiting; Adrian Raftery; J. M. Sloughter; Chris Fraley

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

The Australian Summertime Cool Change. Part II: Mesoscale Aspects  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Observations of four cold-frontal systems traversing the coastal region of southeast Australia in late spring and early summer are described in terms of process occurring on the mesoscale. A conceptual model is presented which summarizes the main ...

J. R. Garratt; W. L. Physick; R. K. Smith; A. J. Troup

1985-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

On spectral analysis of mesoscale eddies. Part I: Linear analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study aims to understand the ocean circulation, which is characterized by the presence of multiple alternating zonal jets and transient mesoscale eddies, by systematic analysis of the underlying linear dynamics of this system. For this ...

P. Berloff; I. Kamenkovich

348

Mesoscale Modeling of Boundary Layer Refractivity and Atmospheric Ducting  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study four mesoscale forecasting systems were used to investigate the four-dimensional structure of atmospheric refractivity and ducting layers that occur within evolving synoptic conditions over the eastern seaboard of the United States. ...

Tracy Haack; Changgui Wang; Sally Garrett; Anna Glazer; Jocelyn Mailhot; Robert Marshall

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Kinematic Vertical Motion and Relative Vorticity Profiles in a Long-Lived Midlatitude Convective System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Average kinematic vertical motion and relative vorticity profiles are presented for a long-lived midlatitude convective complex. A breakdown into active convective and stratiform precipitation regions shows very good agreement in the vertical ...

Lance F. Bosart

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Final Report on Evaluating the Representation and Impact of Convective Processes in the NCAR Community Climate System Model  

SciTech Connect

Convection and clouds affect atmospheric temperature, moisture and wind fields through the heat of condensation and evaporation and through redistributions of heat, moisture and momentum. Individual clouds have a spatial scale of less than 10 km, much smaller than the grid size of several hundred kilometers used in climate models. Therefore the effects of clouds must be approximated in terms of variables that the model can resolve. Deriving such formulations for convection and clouds has been a major challenge for the climate modeling community due to the lack of observations of cloud and microphysical properties. The objective of our DOE CCPP project is to evaluate and improve the representation of convection schemes developed by PIs in the NCAR (National Center for Atmospheric Research) Community Climate System Model (CCSM) and study its impact on global climate simulations. • The project resulted in nine peer-reviewed publications and numerous scientific presentations that directly address the CCPP’s scientific objective of improving climate models. • We developed a package of improved convection parameterization that includes improved closure, trigger condition for convection, and comprehensive treatment of convective momentum transport. • We implemented the new convection parameterization package into several versions of the NCAR models (both coupled and uncoupled). This has led to 1) Improved simulation of seasonal migration of ITCZ; 2) Improved shortwave cloud radiative forcing response to El Niño in CAM3; 3) Improved MJO simulation in both uncoupled and coupled model; and 4) Improved simulation of ENSO in coupled model. • Using the dynamic core of CCM3, we isolated the dynamic effects of convective momentum transport. • We implemented mosaic treatment of subgrid-scale cloud-radiation interaction in CCM3.

X. Wu, G. J. Zhang

2008-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

351

Rainfall Characteristics and Convective Properties of Mei-Yu Precipitation Systems over South China, Taiwan, and the South China Sea. Part I: TRMM Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Rainfall characteristics and mesoscale properties of precipitation systems in mei-yu seasons over South China, Taiwan, and the South China Sea (SCS) during 1998–2007 are investigated in this study. Mei-yu rainbands are defined using the Tropical ...

Weixin Xu; Edward J. Zipser; Chuntao Liu

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

ER-2 Doppler Radar Investigations of the Eyewall of Hurricane Bonnie during the Convection and Moisture Experiment-3  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A persistent, mesoscale region of intense eyewall convection contained within Hurricane Bonnie on 23 August 1998 is examined from multiple observations synthesized from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration ER-2 and DC-8 aircraft. The ...

Gerald M. Heymsfield; Jeffrey B. Halverson; Joanne Simpson; Lin Tian; T. Paul Bui

2001-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Sensitivity of Orographic Moist Convection to Landscape Variability: A Study of the Buffalo Creek, Colorado, Flash Flood Case of 1996  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A number of numerical experiments with a high-resolution mesoscale model were conducted to study the convective rainfall event that caused the 1996 Buffalo Creek, Colorado, flash flood. Different surface conditions and treatments of land surface ...

Fei Chen; Thomas T. Warner; Kevin Manning

2001-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Formation of the Convective Lines off the Mountainous Coast of Southeastern Taiwan: A Case Study of 3 January 2004  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Convective lines frequently occurring off the mountainous coast of southeastern Taiwan under weakly synoptically forced weather conditions are one of the most well-known mesoscale phenomena in Taiwan. These lines usually develop close to the ...

Cheng-Ku Yu; Ying-Hsun Hsieh

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

How Do Forecasters Utilize Output From A Convection-Permitting Ensemble Forecast System? Case Study Of A High-Impact Precipitation Event  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The proliferation of ensemble forecast system output in recent years motivates this investigation into how operational forecasters utilize convection-permitting ensemble forecast system guidance in the forecast preparation process. A sixteen-...

Clark Evans; Donald F. Van Dyke; Todd Lericos

356

Tests of an Adjoint Mesoscale Model with Explicit Moist Physics on the Cloud Scale  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An adjoint modeling system based upon the Naval Research Laboratory’s Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System’s atmospheric component has been developed. The system includes the adjoint model of the explicit moist physics ...

Clark Amerault; Xiaolei Zou; James Doyle

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Evolution of cloud-to-ground lightning characteristics within the convective region of a midlatitude squall line  

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The relationship between storm dynamics and cloud-to-ground (CG) lightning characteristics in the convective region of the 10-11 June 1985 PRE-STORM (Preliminary Regional Experiment for Stormscale Operational and Research Meteorology) squall line has been examined over a period of 49 minutes. Lightning data from the National Severe Storms Laboratory lightning detection network combined with seven dual-Doppler analyses provided a unique dataset in which to study this Mesoscale Convective System (MCS). The mature phase of this system passed through the dual-Doppler analysis domain during a period when the convective region made an apparent transition to a weaker convective state. For the overall system, the peak in flash rates was shown to lag the maximum in the vertical velocity by roughly 1 0 to 20 minutes. Cross-sectional analyses revealed numerous examples of this time lag along with a coincidence of descending mid-toupper level reflectivity features and increasing CG flash rates. Along-line dynamical differences in the convective region may have contributed to significant spatial variations in the flash rate. The northern portion of the line featured stronger, more continuous updrafts along with a relative sparseness of lightning strikes. The southern section displayed weaker, but more discrete cell evolution which coincided with a rather uniform and substantial number of CG strikes.

Billingsley, David Brian

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

High-Resolution Passive Microwave Observations of Convective Systems over the Tropical Pacific Ocean  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents high-resolution passive microwave measurements obtained in the western Pacific warm pool region. These measurements represent the most comprehensive such observations of convection over the tropical oceans to date, and were ...

Gary McGaughey; Edward J. Zipser; Roy W. Spencer; Robbie E. Hood

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Improving Simulations of Convective Systems from TRMM LBA: Easterly and Westerly Regimes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The 3D Goddard Cumulus Ensemble model is used to simulate two convective events observed during the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission Large-Scale Biosphere–Atmosphere (TRMM LBA) experiment in Brazil. These two events epitomized the type of ...

S. Lang; W-K. Tao; J. Simpson; R. Cifelli; S. Rutledge; W. Olson; J. Halverson

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Boundary Layer Control of Nocturnal Convection Associated with a Synoptic Scale System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A case is presented with pronounced diurnal variations in precipitation and low-level circulations over the Great Plains during 5–10 May 1979. Well-defined nocturnal convection, along with distinct maximum precipitation events in Nebraska, was ...

E. G. Astling; J. Paegle; E. Miller; C. J. O'Brien

1985-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Theoretical analysis of solar-driven natural convection energy conversion systems  

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This report presents a theoretical study of solar-powered natural convection tower (chimney) performance. Both heated and cooled towers are analyzed; the latter uses evaporating water as the cooling mechanism. The results, which are applicable to any open-cycle configuration, show that the ideal conversion efficiencies of both heated and cooled natural convection towers are linear functions of height. The performance of a heated tower in an adiabatic atmosphere ideally approaches the Carnot efficiency limit of approx. = 3.4%/km (1.0%/1000 ft). Including water pumping requirements, the ideal limit to cooled tower performance is approx. = 2.75%/km (0.85%/1000 ft). Ambient atmospheric conditions such as vertical temperature gradient (lapse rate) and relative humidity can have significantly adverse effects on natural convection tower performance. The combined effects of lapse rate and ambient relative humidity are especially important to cooled natural convection towers.

Jacobs, E.W.; Lasier, D.D.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Properties of Tropical Convection Observed by Millimeter-Wave Radar Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes the results of analysis of over 825 000 profiles of millimeter-wave radar (MWR) reflectivities primarily collected by zenith-pointing surface radars observing tropical convection associated with various phases of activity of ...

Graeme L. Stephens; Norman B. Wood

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Structural Characteristics of Deep Convective Systems over Tropical Africa and the Atlantic Ocean  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The structural properties of convective cloud clusters of tropical Africa and the Atlantic Ocean are studied using six summers of Meteosat satellite data in the atmospheric infrared window. A cluster at a given brightness temperature threshold is ...

L. A. Toledo Machado; M. Desbois; J-Ph Duvel

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Mesoscale Computational Materials Science - Programmaster.org  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Jul 31, 2012 ... Symposium, Mesoscale Computational Materials Science of Energy Materials. Sponsorship ... materials for advanced batteries and fuel cells

365

Mesoscale to Submesoscale Transition in the California Current System. Part I: Flow Structure, Eddy Flux, and Observational Tests  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In computational simulations of an idealized subtropical eastern boundary upwelling current system, similar to the California Current, a submesoscale transition occurs in the eddy variability as the horizontal grid scale is reduced to O(1) km. ...

X. Capet; J. C. McWilliams; M. J. Molemaker; A. F. Shchepetkin

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Physical Processes Associated with Heavy Flooding Rainfall in Nashville, Tennessee, and Vicinity during 1–2 May 2010: The Role of an Atmospheric River and Mesoscale Convective Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A multiscale analysis is conducted in order to examine the physical processes that resulted in prolonged heavy rainfall and devastating flash flooding across western and central Tennessee and Kentucky on 1–2 May 2010, during which Nashville, ...

Benjamin J. Moore; Paul J. Neiman; F. Martin Ralph; Faye E. Barthold

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

The 8 and 9 July 1993 Nebraska Derecho: An Observational Study and Comparison to the Climatology of Related Mesoscale Convective Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study addresses a particularly damaging derecho that occurred on 8 and 9 July 1993. This progressive, warm season derecho organized in northeastern Colorado and swept through Nebraska and Kansas before dissipating in western Iowa. Records ...

Mace L. Bentley; Stonie R. Cooper

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Microphysical and Thermodynamic Structure and Evolution of the Trailing Stratiform Regions of Mesoscale Convective Systems during BAMEX. Part II: Column Model Simulations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study employed a nondynamic microphysical column model to evaluate the degree to which the microphysical processes of sublimation, melting, and evaporation alone can explain the evolution of the relative humidity (RH) and latent cooling ...

Joseph A. Grim; Greg M. McFarquhar; Robert M. Rauber; Andrea M. Smith; Brian F. Jewett

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Basis for a Rainfall Estimation Technique Using IR–VIS Cloud Classification and Parameters over the Life Cycle of Mesoscale Convective Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper discusses the basis for a new rainfall estimation method using geostationary infrared and visible data. The precipitation radar on board the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite is used to train the algorithm presented (which ...

G. Delgado; Luiz A. T. Machado; Carlos F. Angelis; Marcus J. Bottino; Á. Redaño; J. Lorente; L. Gimeno; R. Nieto

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

DISCOVER-AQ Outlook for Tuesday, July 12, 2011 Large mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) have been active today from Iowa to Ohio. Upper-level  

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from NM fires/power plants #12;Wednesday: Minimal aerosol impact. #12;GEOS-5 Envirogram through 15 July the front. With a short-wave trough still to our west on Wednesday, this should provide enough vertical

371

The Use and Interpretation of Numerical Weather Prediction Model Output in Identifying Synoptic-Scale Environments Associated with Development of Mesoscale Convective Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An experiment is reported in which derived diagnostic parameters computed from Limited-area Fine-Mesh (LFM) model gridpoint data were examined to determine subjectively whether their availability in real time would assist the forecaster in ...

Barry E. Schwartz; Dennis M. Rodgers; J. Todd Hawes

1987-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Cloud-to-Ground Lightning Activity in the 10–11 June 1985 Mesoscale Convective System Observed during the Oklahoma–Kansas PRE-STORM Project  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As part of the field program for the Oklahoma–Kansas PRE-STORM Project conducted in May–June 1985, a network of electromagnetic direction-finders was deployed to locate and detect the polarity of cloud-to-ground (CG) lighting flashes associated ...

Steven A. Rutledge; Donald R. MacGorman

1988-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Parameter study of tropical cyclones in rotating radiative-convective equilibrium with column physics and resolution of a 25 km GCM  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Rotating radiative-convective equilibrium is studied by extracting the column physics of a meso-scale resolution global atmospheric model that simulates realistic hurricane frequency statistics and coupling it to rotating hydrostatic dynamics in ...

Wenyu Zhou; Isaac M. Held; Stephen T. Garner

374

A Numerical Study of Three-Dimensional Gravity Waves Triggered by Deep Tropical Convection and Their Role in the Dynamics of the QBO  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A 3D mesoscale model is used to study the structure of convectively triggered gravity waves in the Tropics and their role in the dynamics of the middle atmosphere. Simulations with three stratospheric background zonal wind cases are examined. In ...

C. Piani; D. Durran; M. J. Alexander; J. R. Holton

2000-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

The Atmospheric Energy Budget and Large-Scale Precipitation Efficiency of Convective Systems during TOGA COARE, GATE, SCSMEX, and ARM: Cloud-Resolving Model Simulations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A two-dimensional version of the Goddard Cumulus Ensemble (GCE) model is used to simulate convective systems that developed in various geographic locations (east Atlantic, west Pacific, South China Sea, and Great Plains in the United States). ...

W-K. Tao; D. Johnson; C-L. Shie; J. Simpson

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Comparison of Rainfall Characteristics and Convective Properties of Monsoon Precipitation Systems over South China and the Yangtze and Huai River Basin  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Rainfall characteristics and convective properties of monsoon precipitation systems over South China (SC) and the Yangtze and Huai River basin (YHRB) are investigated using multiple satellite products, surface rainfall observations, NCEP ...

Yali Luo; Hui Wang; Renhe Zhang; Weimiao Qian; Zhengzhao Luo

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Investigating the Influence of Synoptic-Scale Monsoonal Winds and Mesoscale Circulations on Diurnal Weather Patterns over Kenya Using a Mesoscale Numerical Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS) developed at Colorado State University (CSU) was used to investigate the influence of the large-scale monsoonal winds and the mesoscale local circulations on the diurnal precipitation pattern over ...

Joseph R. Mukabana; Roger A. Piekle

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Mesoscale Analysis by Numerical Modeling Coupled with Sounding Retrieval from Satellites  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The development and evaluation of a system for time-continuous mesoscale analysis is presented, with a focus on retrieving water vapor concentrations and ground surface temperatures from VISSR Atmospheric Sounder (VAS) data. The analysis system ...

Alan E. Lipton; Thomas H. Vonder Haar

1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Mesoscale Characteristics of Monsoonal Convection and Associated Stratiform Precipitation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Observations undertaken on 12 January 1990 at Darwin, Australia (12°S, 130°E), are used to document the structure of a monsoonal rainband in a low-CAPE, low-shear tropical environment. Dual-Doppler radar analyses are employed to investigate the ...

Thomas D. Keenan; Steven A. Rutledge

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Aspects of Effective Mesoscale, Short-Range Ensemble Forecasting  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study developed and evaluated a short-range ensemble forecasting (SREF) system with the goal of producing useful, mesoscale forecast probability (FP). Real-time, 0–48-h SREF predictions were produced and analyzed for 129 cases over the ...

F. Anthony Eckel; Clifford F. Mass

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Convective Systems over the South China Sea: Cloud-Resolving Model Simulations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The two-dimensional version of the Goddard Cumulus Ensemble (GCE) model is used to simulate two South China Sea Monsoon Experiment (SCSMEX) convective periods [18–26 May (prior to and during the monsoon onset) and 2–11 June (after the onset of ...

W-K. Tao; C-L. Shie; J. Simpson; S. Braun; R. H. Johnson; P. E. Ciesielski

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Polar Mesoscale Cyclones in the Northeast Atlantic: Comparing Climatologies from ERA-40 and Satellite Imagery  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Polar mesoscale cyclones over the subarctic are thought to be an important component of the coupled atmosphere–ocean climate system. However, the relatively small scale of these features presents some concern as to their representation in the ...

Alan Condron; Grant R. Bigg; Ian A. Renfrew

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Mesoscale Cyclone Activity over the Ice-Free Southern Ocean: 1999–2008  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mesoscale cyclones play an important role in the weather and climate of the Southern Hemisphere (SH) mid-to-high latitudes. However, the relatively small size and short lifetime of these systems, combined with the lack of available conventional ...

Damien Irving; Ian Simmonds; Kevin Keay

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

A Glider Network Design Study for a Synoptic View of the Oceanic Mesoscale Variability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study presents an Observing System Simulation Experiment (OSSE) with a network of gliders in a realistic mesoscale field of eddies and filaments. The main objective is to demonstrate that the analysis skill evaluation, performed with ...

Blandine L'Hévéder; Laurent Mortier; Pierre Testor; François Lekien

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Assimilation of Visible-Band Satellite Data for Mesoscale Forecasting in Cloudy Conditions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Assimilation of satellite data can enhance the ability of a mesoscale modeling system to produce accurate short-term forecasts of clouds and precipitation, but only if there is a mechanism for the satellite-derived information to propagate ...

Alan E. Lipton; George D. Modica

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

The Use of Surface Observations in Four-Dimensional Data Assimilation Using a Mesoscale Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A system for the frequent intermittent assimilation of surface observations into a mesoscale model is described. The assimilation begins by transforming the surface observations to model coordinates. Next, the lowest-level model fields of ...

Frank H. Ruggiero; Keith D. Sashegyi; Rangarao V. Madala; Sethu Raman

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Simulating the Transition from Drizzling Marine Stratocumulus to Boundary Layer Cumulus with a Mesoscale Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A case of coastal California summer season boundary layer cloud has been simulated with the U.S. Navy Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System and the results analyzed in the context of consistency with conclusions derived from large ...

David B. Mechem; Yefim L. Kogan

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Observations of Height-dependent Pressure-Perturbation Structure of a Strong Mesoscale Gravity Wave  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Airborne observations using a downward-looking, dual-frequency, near-infrared, differential absorption lidar (DIAL) system provide the first measurements of the height-dependent pressure-perturbation field associated with a strong mesoscale ...

David O'C. Starr; C. Laurence Korb; Geary K. Schwemmer; Chi Y. Weng

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Synoptic Circulation and Land Surface Influences on Convection in the Midwest U.S. “Corn Belt” during the Summers of 1999 and 2000. Part II: Role of Vegetation Boundaries  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In Part I of this observational study inquiring into the relative influences of “top down” synoptic atmospheric conditions and “bottom up” land surface mesoscale conditions in deep convection for the humid lowlands of the Midwest U.S. Central ...

Andrew M. Carleton; David J. Travis; Jimmy O. Adegoke; David L. Arnold; Steve Curran

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Convection towers  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Convection towers which are capable of cleaning the pollution from large quantities of air and of generating electricity utilize the evaporation of water sprayed into the towers to create strong airflows and to remove pollution from the air. Turbines in tunnels at the skirt section of the towers generate electricity. Other embodiments may also provide fresh water, and operate in an updraft mode.

Prueitt, Melvin L. (Los Alamos, NM)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Convection towers  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Convection towers which are capable of cleaning the pollution from large quantities of air, of generating electricity, and of producing fresh water utilize the evaporation of water sprayed into the towers to create strong airflows and to remove pollution from the air. Turbines in tunnels at the skirt section of the towers generate electricity, and condensers produce fresh water. 6 figs.

Prueitt, M.L.

1996-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

392

Convection towers  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Convection towers which are capable of cleaning the pollution from large quantities of air, of generating electricity, and of producing fresh water utilize the evaporation of water sprayed into the towers to create strong airflows and to remove pollution from the air. Turbines in tunnels at the skirt section of the towers generate electricity, and condensers produce fresh water.

Prueitt, Melvin L. (Los Alamos, NM)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Convection towers  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Convection towers which are capable of cleaning the pollution from large quantities of air, of generating electricity, and of producing fresh water utilize the evaporation of water sprayed into the towers to create strong airflows and to remove pollution from the air. Turbines in tunnels at the skirt section of the towers generate electricity, and condensers produce fresh water.

Prueitt, Melvin L. (Los Alamos, NM)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Interactions between Shallow and Deep Convection under a Finite Departure from Convective Quasi Equilibrium  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The present paper presents a simple theory for the transformation of nonprecipitating, shallow convection into precipitating, deep convective clouds. To make the pertinent point a much idealized system is considered, consisting only of shallow and ...

Jun-Ichi Yano; Robert Plant

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Use of Four-Dimensional Data Assimilation by Newtonian Relaxation and Latent-Heat Forcing to Improve a Mesoscale-Model Precipitation Forecast: A Case Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Penn State/NCAR mesoscale model has been used in a study of special static- and dynamic-initialization techniques that improve a very-short-range forecast of the heavy convective rainfall that occurred in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas during 9–...

Wei Wang; Thomas T. Warner

1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Natural convection heat exchangers for solar water heating systems. Technical progress report, July 15, 1996--September 14, 1996  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report very briefly summarizes project objectives, results, and current activities. The goals of the project are: (1) to develop guidelines for the design and use of thermosypohon side-arm heat exchangers in solar domestic water heating systems, and (2) to establish appropriate modeling and testing criteria for evaluating the performance of systems using this type of heat exchanger. Results include the experimental study of thermosyphon heat exchangers, which led to modeling equations that correlate the overall heat transfer coefficient-area product (UA) to mixed convection regime parameters. Current activities include the development and evaluation of a side-arm heat exchanger computer model and modification of the experimental facility for fundamental heat exchanger studies.

Davidson, J.H.

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

The Transition to Strong Convection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recent work has shown that observations of tropical precipitation conform to properties associated with critical phenomena in other systems. Here some of these universal properties are used to probe the physics of tropical convection empirically, ...

J. David Neelin; Ole Peters; Katrina Hales

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Convection towers  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Convection towers which are capable of cleaning the pollution from large quantities of air and of generating electricity utilize the evaporation of water sprayed into the towers to create strong airflows and to remove pollution from the air. Turbines in tunnels at the skirt section of the towers generate electricity. Other embodiments may also provide fresh water, and operate in an updraft mode. 5 figures.

Prueitt, M.L.

1994-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

399

A Funnel Cloud in a Convective Cloud Line to the Rear of a Surface Cold Front  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This brief case study describes the unusually benign environment in which a funnel cloud formed along a line of convective towers during the summer in Kansas. The parent cloud line was solitary and very narrow, yet organized on the mesoscale. The ...

Howard B. Bluestein

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Selected geothermal resources data: hydrothermal convection systems in the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Data collected as part of the U.S. Geological Survey's research and land classification programs, from professional publications, and industry sources has been compiled in computer format. Location, surface manifestations, chemistry, physical properties, exploratory and development work, and references pertinent to 290 hydrothermal convection systems comprise the data base.

Renner, J.L.

1976-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Multiscale Interactions in the Life Cycle of a Tropical Cyclone Simulated in a Global Cloud-System-Resolving Model. Part II: System-Scale and Mesoscale Processes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The life cycle of Tropical Storm Isobel was simulated reasonably well in the Nonhydrostatic Icosahedral Atmospheric Model (NICAM), a global cloud-system-resolving model. The evolution of the large-scale circulation and the storm-scale structure ...

Hironori Fudeyasu; Yuqing Wang; Masaki Satoh; Tomoe Nasuno; Hiroaki Miura; Wataru Yanase

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Mesoscale predictability of an extreme warm-season precipitation event  

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During the period of June 29 through July 6, 2002, an extreme precipitation event occurred over Texas, resulting in catastrophic flooding. Operational forecasts performed poorly, neither predicting the copious amounts of rain nor its longevity. The Penn State University/NCAR Mesoscale Model version 5 (MM5) was used to conduct predictability experiments, which follow closely to the research conducted by Zhang et al. A control simulation initialized at 00Z 1 July is established over a 30-km grid. First, practical predictability experiments are performed by exploring the impacts due to different lead-times, resolution dependence, and different physics parameterizations. Second, intrinsic predictability is investigated by inducing a random temperature perturbation in the initial conditions, followed by numerous simulations with various perturbed initializations. Similar results to those found by Zhang et al. were discovered here: the prominent initial error growth is associated with moist processes leading to convection. Eventually these errors grow from the convective scale to sub-synoptic scale, essentially below 1000 kilometers. This indicates that as the forecast time extends further beyond initialization, the resulting errors will impact forecasts of larger-scale features such as differences in the positioning and intensity of positive PV anomalies and distribution of precipitation from the control simulation.

Odins, Andrew Michael

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Poster Sessions J. Dudhia Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Division  

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J. Dudhia J. Dudhia Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Division National Center for Atmospheric Research Boulder, CO 80307-3000 Introduction The concept of an Integrated Data Assimilation and Sounding System (IDASS) ensures that the needs of data collection are partly determined by the requirements of an assimilating mesoscale model. Hence, the sounding strategy is geared towards allowing the model to do the best possible job in representing the atmosphere over CART sites, for example. It is not clear a priori what density of coverage or types of data are required for a good simulation. In this work, we address the problem of determining the impact of varying the density of coverage of an idea! network by purely numerical experimentation. We use one model run to provide data and another independent run to assimilate it.

404

Natural convection heat exchangers for solar water heating systems. Technical progress report, August 1, 1995--September 30, 1995  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The goals of this project are: (1) to develop guidelines for the design and use of thermosyphon side-arm heat exchangers in solar domestic water heating systems, and (2) to establish appropriate modeling and testing criteria for evaluating the performance of systems using this type of heat exchanger. The tasks for the project are as follows: (1) Develop a model of the thermal performance of thermosyphon heat exchangers in solar water heating applications. A test protocol will be developed which minimizes the number of tests required to adequately account for mixed convection effects. The TRNSYS component model will be fully integrated in a system component model and will use data acquired with the specified test protocol. (2) Conduct a fundamental study to establish friction and heat transfer correlations for conditions and geometries typical of thermosyphon heat exchangers in solar systems. Data will be obtained as a function of a buoyancy parameter based on Grashof and Reynolds numbers. The experimental domain will encompass the ranges expected in solar water heating systems.

Davidson, J.H.

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

CONVECTION REACTOR  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An homogeneous nuclear power reactor utilizing convection circulation of the liquid fuel is proposed. The reactor has an internal heat exchanger looated in the same pressure vessel as the critical assembly, thereby eliminating necessity for handling the hot liquid fuel outside the reactor pressure vessel during normal operation. The liquid fuel used in this reactor eliminates the necessity for extensive radiolytic gas rocombination apparatus, and the reactor is resiliently pressurized and, without any movable mechanical apparatus, automatically regulates itself to the condition of criticality during moderate variations in temperature snd pressure and shuts itself down as the pressure exceeds a predetermined safe operating value.

Hammond, R.P.; King, L.D.P.

1960-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

406

The sensitivity of the PSU-NCAR model (MM5) to cumulus parameterization in simulating the mesoscale environment associated with 2 June 1995 West Texas tornado outbreak  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

On 2 June 1995, many supercede thunderstorms were graphics. observed in West Texas between Lubbock and Amarillo under the synoptic and mesoscale environment which was increasingly more supportive of severe convection. Of the storms, those which crossed a particular outflow boundary, generated by earlier convection, produced violent tornadoes near Friona and Dimmitt, Texas. As documented in numerous other studies, the outflow boundary generated from the earlier convection seemed to play a important role in producing tornadic supercedes. This study presents observational features of the event, performs model simulations with three disparate cumulus parameterization schemes, and does a careful comparison between the simulations and observations. This study tries to understand the sequence of events which preceded the severe storm outbreak. Particularly, mesoscale features such as the dry line and outflow boundaries are carefully documented. Because of the significant impact of the convective outflow boundaries, this study tries to examine the sensitivity of the PSU/NCAR three dimensional nonhydrostatic mesoscale model (MM5) to the choice of cumulus parameterization scheme. The schemes used in this study include Kain-Fritsch, Fritsch-Chappell, and Grell schemes. The model simulation has a 67 x 67 grid domain centered at 35[] N and 102[] W with 27 km grid spacing, and starts at 12 UTC 2 June for 12-h forecast. The simulation results showed that, even though the general features agreed well among the three different simulations, the mesoscale features such as the outflow boundary, convective rain, temperature gradient, and pressure gradient associated with tee convective outflow were somewhat different among the different cumulus parameterizations. It seemed that the different behavior of the simulations was strongly dependent on the components constructing each cumulus parameterization. Despite the limitation of evidence suggested in this study, the Kain-Fritsch scheme appeared to be most suitable for the simulation of meso-[] scale features.

Han, Sang-Ok

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Quality Assurance Procedures for Mesoscale Meteorological Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mesoscale meteorological data present their own challenges and advantages during the quality assurance (QA) process because of their variability in both space and time. To ensure data quality, it is important to perform quality control at many ...

Christopher A. Fiebrich; Cynthia R. Morgan; Alexandria G. McCombs; Peter K. Hall Jr.; Renee A. McPherson

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Mesoscale Wind Signatures along the Carolina Coast  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Coastal winds immediately offshore of North and South Carolina often exhibit a mesoscale diffluent–confluent pattern that appears to be governed by the coastal configuration and oceanic thermal field. The stationary pattern roughly parallels the ...

Allen J. Riordan; Yuh-Lang Lin

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Observations of a Mesoscale Ducted Gravity Wave  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper reports coordinated observations of a mesoscale gravity wave made during the FRONTS 84 field experiment conducted in southwestern France in the summer of 1984. The observations were unique in the sense that all relevant wave ...

F. M. Ralph; V. Venkateswaran; M. Crochet

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Mesoscale Structure of an Oklahoma Squall Line  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A squall line, which passed through the National Severe Storms Laboratory measonetwork in Oklahoma on 26 April 1969, is analyzed to determine the mesoscale structure. The analyses are based on data from 23 rawinsonde ascents, 29 automatically ...

Judith Stokes Bradberry

1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

On a Recent Parameterization of Mesoscale Eddies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A recent parameterization of mesoscale eddies by Gent and McWilliams (GMc) represents their effects as advective and diffusive fluxes along isopycnals. The form chosen for the added transport velocity due to eddies flattens isopycnals as in ...

Amit Tandon; Chris Garrett

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Mesoscale Energy Spectra of Moist Baroclinic Waves  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The role of moist processes in the development of the mesoscale kinetic energy spectrum is investigated with numerical simulations of idealized moist baroclinic waves. Dry baroclinic waves yield upper-tropospheric kinetic energy spectra that ...

Michael L. Waite; Chris Snyder

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Hierarchy of Mesoscale Flow Assumptions and Equations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The present research proposes a standard nomenclature for mesoscale meteorological concepts and integrates existing concepts of atmospheric space scales, flow assumptions, governing equations, and resulting motions into a hierarchy useful in ...

P. Thunis; R. Bornstein

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

A numerical simulation of slantwise convection: its structure and evolution  

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Weather forecasters have had difficulty forecasting mesoscale precipitation bands occurring in the regions of frontal zones. Within the last twenty years, slantwise convection (SC) through the release of conditional symmetric instability (CSI) has gained more acceptance as the cause of the rainbands under certain conditions. Bennetts and Hoskins (1979) predict that under saturated conditions, CSI would be released, forming slantwise roll circulations with sloping updrafts and downdrafts (slantwise convection), and could be a possible explanation for frontal rainbands. This study uses the Penn State/NCAR Mesoscale Model (MM5) as a diagnostic tool to simulate a slantwise convective case from the Genesis of Atlantic Lows Experiment (GALE, Dirks et al. 1988) intensive observing period 1 (IOP1, 18 January 1986 to 20 January 1986). The model results show that SC formed in an 'upscale' development as suggested by Xu (1986) with SC dominating over upright convection. The results showed that in SC's development stage, the beginning of a roll circulation with a slanted updraft and a broad downdraft with a rear inflow jet. SC in its mature stage exhibits a well developed roll circulation, a 3-dimensional structure with along-line variability, stages of re-development suggesting a quasi-steady state, and the non-conservation of negative equivalent potential vorticity (-EPV). Eventually, SC decays as it can no longer generate CSI for release. The SC compared well with other SC bands in the event and showed similar structure as observed in radar data.

Overpeck, Scott Allen

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

The Real-Time Mesoscale Analysis at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Prediction: Current Status and Development  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In 2006, the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) implemented the Real-Time Mesoscale Analysis (RTMA) in collaboration with the Earth System Research Laboratory and the National Environmental, Satellite, and Data Information ...

Manuel S. F. V. De Pondeca; Geoffrey S. Manikin; Geoff DiMego; Stanley G. Benjamin; David F. Parrish; R. James Purser; Wan-Shu Wu; John D. Horel; David T. Myrick; Ying Lin; Robert M. Aune; Dennis Keyser; Brad Colman; Greg Mann; Jamie Vavra

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Tests of an Ensemble Kalman Filter for Mesoscale and Regional-Scale Data Assimilation. Part II: Imperfect Model Experiments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In Part I of this two-part work, the feasibility of using an ensemble Kalman filter (EnKF) for mesoscale and regional-scale data assimilation through various observing system simulation experiments was demonstrated assuming a perfect forecast ...

Zhiyong Meng; Fuqing Zhang

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Numerical Simulation of Dispersal of Inert Seeding Material in Israel Using a Three-Dimensional Mesoscale Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A mesoscale model RAMS (the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System) was used to investigate the effectiveness of the broadcast static seeding method for dispersing particles into clouds, as it is used in Israel. The model was run using three nested ...

Zev Levin; Shimon O. Krichak; Tamir Reisin

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Nested-Model Simulation of Moist Convection: The Impact of Coarse-Grid Parameterized Convection on Fine-Grid Resolved Convection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Future-generation, operational, weather prediction systems will likely include storm-scale, limited-area models that will explicitly resolve convective precipitation. However, the high-resolution convection-resolving grids will need to be ...

Thomas T. Warner; Hsiao-Ming Hsu

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Topical report: Natural convection shutdown heat removal test facility (NSTF) evaluation for generating additional reactor cavity cooling system (RCCS) data.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

As part of the Department of Energy (DOE) Generation IV roadmapping activity, the Very High Temperature gas cooled Reactor (VHTR) has been selected as the principal concept for hydrogen production and other process-heat applications such as district heating and potable water production. On this basis, the DOE has selected the VHTR for additional R&D with the ultimate goal of demonstrating emission-free electricity and hydrogen production with this advanced reactor concept. One of the key passive safety features of the VHTR is the potential for decay heat removal by natural circulation of air in a Reactor Cavity Cooling System (RCCS). The air-cooled RCCS concept is notably similar to the Reactor Vessel Auxiliary Cooling System (RVACS) that was developed for the General Electric PRISM sodium-cooled fast reactor. As part of the DOE R&D program that supported the development of this fast reactor concept, the Natural Convection Shutdown Heat Removal Test Facility (NSTF) was developed at ANL to provide proof-of-concept data for the RVACS under prototypic natural convection flow, temperature, and heat flux conditions. Due to the similarity between RVACS and the RCCS, current VHTR R&D plans call for the utilization of the NSTF to provide RCCS model development and validation data, in addition to supporting design validation and optimization activities. Both air-cooled and water-cooled RCCS designs are to be included. In support of this effort, ANL has been tasked with the development of an engineering plan for mechanical and instrumentation modifications to NSTF to ensure that sufficiently detailed temperature, heat flux, velocity and turbulence profiles are obtained to adequately qualify the codes under the expected range of air-cooled RCCS flow conditions. Next year, similar work will be carried out for the alternative option of a water-cooled RCCS design. Analysis activities carried out in support of this experiment planning task have shown that: (a) in the RCCS, strong 3-D effects result in large heat flux, temperature, and heat transfer variations around the tube wall; (b) there is a large difference in the heat transfer coefficient predicted by turbulence models and heat transfer correlations, and this underscores the need of experimental work to validate the thermal performance of the RCCS; and (c) tests at the NSTF would embody all important fluid flow and heat transfer phenomena in the RCCS, in addition to covering the entire parameter ranges that characterize these phenomena. Additional supporting scaling study results are available in Reference 2. The purpose of this work is to develop a high-level engineering plan for mechanical and instrumentation modifications to NSTF in order to meet the following two technical objectives: (1) provide CFD and system-level code development and validation data for the RCCS under prototypic (full-scale) natural convection flow conditions, and (2) support RCCS design validation and optimization. As background for this work, the report begins by providing a summary of the original NSTF design and operational capabilities. Since the facility has not been actively utilized since the early 1990's, the next step is to assess the current facility status. With this background material in place, the data needs and requirements for the facility are then defined on the basis of supporting analysis activities. With the requirements for the facility established, appropriate mechanical and instrumentation modifications to NSTF are then developed in order to meet the overall project objectives. A cost and schedule for modifying the facility to satisfy the RCCS data needs is then provided.

Farmer, M. T.; Kilsdonk, D. J.; Tzanos, C.P.; Lomperski, S.; Aeschlimann, R.W.; Pointer, D.; Nuclear Engineering Division

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Prediction of convective morphology in near-cloud permitting WRF model simulations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model’s ability to forecast convective morphological evolution is examined for 37 convective systems. The simulations used Thompson microphysics with 3-km horizontal grid spacing. Ten convective mode ...

Darren V. Snively; William A. Gallus; Jr.

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421

Convective heater  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A convective heater for heating fluids such as a coal slurry is constructed of a tube circuit arrangement which obtains an optimum temperature distribution to give a relatively constant slurry film temperature. The heater is constructed to divide the heating gas flow into two equal paths and the tube circuit for the slurry is arranged to provide a mixed flow configuration whereby the slurry passes through the two heating gas paths in successive co-current, counter-current and co-current flow relative to the heating gas flow. This arrangement permits the utilization of minimum surface area for a given maximum film temperature of the slurry consistent with the prevention of coke formation. 14 figs.

Thorogood, R.M.

1983-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

422

Convective heater  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A convective heater for heating fluids such as a coal slurry is constructed of a tube circuit arrangement which obtains an optimum temperature distribution to give a relatively constant slurry film temperature. The heater is constructed to divide the heating gas flow into two equal paths and the tube circuit for the slurry is arranged to provide a mixed flow configuration whereby the slurry passes through the two heating gas paths in successive co-current, counter-current and co-current flow relative to the heating gas flow. This arrangement permits the utilization of minimum surface area for a given maximum film temperature of the slurry consistent with the prevention of coke formation.

Thorogood, Robert M. (Macungie, PA)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Convective heater  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A convective heater for heating fluids such as a coal slurry is constructed of a tube circuit arrangement which obtains an optimum temperature distribution to give a relatively constant slurry film temperature. The heater is constructed to divide the heating gas flow into two equal paths and the tube circuit for the slurry is arranged to provide a mixed flow configuration whereby the slurry passes through the two heating gas paths in successive co-current, counter-current and co-current flow relative to the heating gas flow. This arrangement permits the utilization of minimum surface area for a given maximum film temperature of the slurry consistent with the prevention of coke formation.

Thorogood, Robert M. (Macungie, PA)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Orogenic Propagating Precipitation Systems over the United States in a Global Climate Model with Embedded Explicit Convection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the lee of major mountain chains worldwide, diurnal physics of organized propagating convection project onto seasonal and climate time scales of the hydrologic cycle, but this phenomenon is not represented in conventional global climate models (...

Michael S. Pritchard; Mitchell W. Moncrieff; Richard C. J. Somerville

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

An Estimation of the Condensation Rates in Three Severe Storm Systems from Satellite Observations of the Convective Mass Flux  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A technique was developed for estimating the condensation rates of convective storms using satellite measurements of cirrus anvil expansion rates and radiosonde measurements of environmental water vapor. Three cases of severe conviction in ...

Robert A. Mack; Donald P. Wylie

1982-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Squall Lines and Convectively Coupled Gravity Waves in the Tropics: Why Do Most Cloud Systems Propagate Westward?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The coupling between tropical convection and zonally propagating gravity waves is assessed through Fourier analysis of high-resolution (3-hourly, 0.5°) satellite rainfall data. Results show the familiar enhancement in power along the dispersion ...

Stefan N. Tulich; George N. Kiladis

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Natural convection heat exchangers for solar water heating systems. Technical progress report, February 1, 1996--March 31, 1996  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This progress report describes the thermodynamic testing and modeling of a thermosyphon heat exchanger used in solar water heating systems. Testing of a four tube-in-shell thermosyphon heat exchanger was performed in two parts. The first portion of the test increased the collector fluid while the storage tank remained isothermal. After the collector fluid temperature was raised to 95 C, the second part of the test allowed the storage tank to gain heat. The test was performed for two collector flow rates. Measured values included collector side forced flow rate, temperature differences across the heat exchanger, vertical temperature distribution in the storage tank, vertical water temperature profile in the heat exchanger, and pressure drop on the thermosyphon side of the heat exchanger. The overall heat transfer coefficient-area product (UA) values obtained confirmed that models which assume UA depends solely on thermosyphon flow rate do not adequately characterize thermosyphon heat exchangers. This is because heat transfer in thermosyphon exchangers occurs in the mixed convection, rather than forced flow, regime. A linear regression equation was developed to better predict UA using the Prandtl, Reynolds, and Grashof numbers and dimensionless parameters based on fluid properties calculated for the average hot and cold leg temperatures. 9 figs.

Davidson, J.H.

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Mesoscale Variability in Denmark Strait: The PV Outflow Hypothesis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The outflow through Denmark Strait shows remarkable mesoscale variability characterized by the continuous formation of intense mesoscale cyclones just south of the sill. These cyclones have a diameter of about 30 km and clear signatures at the ...

Michael A. Spall; James F. Price

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Mesoscale Meteorology and High Ozone in the Northeast United States  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study examines the relationship between mesoscale meteorological conditions and high-ozone days in the northeastern United States. It is proposed that the leeside trough and the sea-breeze front are two mesoscale features that can be ...

Robert S. Gaza

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Mesoscale Predictability of an Extreme Warm-Season Precipitation Event  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A mesoscale model is used to investigate the mesoscale predictability of an extreme precipitation event over central Texas on 29 June 2002 that lasted through 7 July 2002. Both the intrinsic and practical aspects of warm-season predictability, ...

Fuqing Zhang; Andrew M. Odins; John W. Nielsen-Gammon

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

A Mesoscale Modeling Study of the 1996 Saguenay Flood  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A mesoscale simulation of the 19–21 July 1996 Saguenay flood cyclone was performed using the Canadian Mesoscale Compressible Community (MC2) model to study the processes leading to the explosive development and the large amount of precipitation. ...

J. A. Milbrandt; M. K. Yau

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Topographic Vorticity-Mode Mesoscale-? (TVM) Model. Part I: Formulation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The three-dimensional, flat-terrain, finite-difference URBMET vorticity, mode mesoscale-? model has been modified to include topographic effects. The resulting topographic vorticity-mode mesoscale-? (TVM) model is hydrostatic, Boussinesq, and ...

G. Schayes; P. Thunis; R. Bornstein

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Detection and measurement of Post-Rosenbluth convective instability in MFTF with a hybrid CO/sub 2/ laser--heterodyne diagnostic system  

SciTech Connect

To measure and classify the Post-Rosenbluth convective loss-cone instability in MFTF, we propose to use a CO/sub 2/ laser consisting of a TEA-pulsed section and a low pressure CW section, together with a light mixing receiver. Calculations show that this system offers sufficient power and sensitivity to detect instability throughout the range from strong coherent light scattering to weak incoherent scattering when the instability is eliminated.

Peratt, A.L.

1977-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

434

Synoptic Environments Associated with the Training of Convective Cells  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Many studies have been done on synoptically forced systems and heavy rainfall, but little research has gone into the forecasting of training convective storms specifically in a synoptically forced environment. Training convective storms are ...

Ryan P. Aylward; Jamie L. Dyer

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Multiscale Convective Organization and the YOTC Virtual Global Field Campaign  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Year of Tropical Convection (YOTC) project recognizes that major improvements are needed in how the tropics are represented in climate models. Tropical convection is organized into multiscale precipitation systems with an underlying chaotic order. ...

Mitchell W. Moncrieff; Duane E. Waliser; Martin J. Miller; Melvyn A. Shapiro; Ghassem R. Asrar; James Caughey

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

ARM - Evaluation Product - Convective Vertical Velocity  

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ProductsConvective Vertical Velocity ProductsConvective Vertical Velocity Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Evaluation Product : Convective Vertical Velocity 2011.04.25 - 2011.05.23 Site(s) SGP General Description Convective processes play an important role in Earth's energy balance by distributing heat and moisture throughout the atmosphere. In particular, vertical air motions associated with these processes are inherently linked to the life cycle of these convective systems and are therefore directly tied to their energy budget. However, direct measurements of vertical air motions (e.g., in situ aircraft observations) are sparse, making it difficult to compare them with numerical model output, which relies on convective parameterization schemes that have yet to be extensively

437

Horizontal Convective Rolls in Cold Air over Water: Buoyancy Characteristics of Coherent Plumes Detected by an Airborne Radar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Aircraft and airborne cloud radar data are used to describe the vertical structure of the convective boundary layer (CBL) during cold-air outbreaks over Lake Michigan in January 2004. Two days with mesoscale cloud street structure and a day with ...

Qiong Yang; Bart Geerts

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Model Bias in a Continuously Cycled Assimilation System and Its Influence on Convection-Permitting Forecasts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During the spring 2011 season, a real-time continuously cycled ensemble data assimilation system using the Advanced Research version of the Weather Research and Forecasting Model (WRF) coupled with the Data Assimilation Research Testbed toolkit ...

Glen S. Romine; Craig S. Schwartz; Chris Snyder; Jeff L. Anderson; Morris L. Weisman

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

The Effect of Environmental Conditions on Tropical Deep Convective Systems Observed from the TRMM Satellite  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study uses measurements of radiation and cloud properties taken between January and August 1998 by three Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) instruments, the Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES) scanner, the TRMM ...

Bing Lin; Bruce A. Wielicki; Patrick Minnis; Lin Chambers; Kuan-Man Xu; Yongxiang Hu; Alice Fan

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

The Michigan Prandtl System: An Instrument for Accurate Pressure Measurements in Convective Vortices  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This article describes a Prandtl tube system developed at the University of Michigan to measure the static pressure, the total (or stagnation) pressure, and the velocity in flows whose direction and intensity change rapidly. The ever-changing wind ...

Douglas G. Halleaux; Jeffery M. Sussman; Nilton O. Rennó

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wavelet Analysis of Simulated Tropical Convective Cloud Systems. Part I: Basic Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A wavelet analysis of a three-dimensional 7-day explicit simulation of the tropical cloud systems in the Global Atmosphere Research Programme (GARP) Atlantic Tropical Experiment Phase III is performed. Three physically distinct regimes (squall ...

Jun-Ichi Yano; Mitchell W. Moncrieff; Xiaoqing Wu; Michio Yamada

2001-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Mesoscale morphologies in polymer thin films.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the midst of an exciting era of polymer nanoscience, where the development of materials and understanding of properties at the nanoscale remain a major R&D endeavor, there are several exciting phenomena that have been reported at the mesoscale (approximately an order of magnitude larger than the nanoscale). In this review article, we focus on mesoscale morphologies in polymer thin films from the viewpoint of origination of structure formation, structure development and the interaction forces that govern these morphologies. Mesoscale morphologies, including dendrites, holes, spherulites, fractals and honeycomb structures have been observed in thin films of homopolymer, copolymer, blends and composites. Following a largely phenomenological level of description, we review the kinetic and thermodynamic aspects of mesostructure formation outlining some of the key mechanisms at play. We also discuss various strategies to direct, limit, or inhibit the appearance of mesostructures in polymer thin films as well as an outlook toward potential areas of growth in this field of research.

Ramanathan, M.; Darling, S. B. (Center for Nanoscale Materials)

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Comparison of natural convection heat exchangers for solar water heating systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Thermosyphon heat exchangers are used in indirect solar water heating systems to avoid using a pump to circulate water from the storage tank to the heat exchanger. In this study, the authors consider the effect of heat exchanger design on system performance. They also compare performance of a system with thermosyphon flow to the same system with a 40W pump in the water loop. In the first part of the study, the authors consider the impact of heat exchanger design on the thermal performance of both one- and two-collector solar water heaters. The comparison is based on Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC) OG300 simulations. The thermosyphon heat exchangers considered are (1) a one-pass, double wall, 0.22 m{sup 2}, four tube-in-shell heat exchanger manufactured by AAA Service and Supply, Inc., (the Quad-Rod); (2) a two-pass, double wall, 0.2 m{sup 2}, tube-in-shell made by Heliodyne, Inc., but not intended for commercial development; (3) a one-pass, single wall, 0.28 m{sup 2}, 31 tube-in-shell heat exchanger from Young Radiator Company, and (4) a one-pass single-wall, 0.61 m{sup 2}, four coil-in-shell heat exchanger made by ThermoDynamics Ltd. The authors compare performance of the systems with thermosyphon heat exchangers to a system with a 40 W pump used with the Quad-Rod heat exchanger. In the second part of the study, the effects of reducing frictional losses through the heat exchanger and/or the pipes connecting the heat exchanger to the storage tank, and increasing heat transfer area are evaluated in terms of OG300 ratings.

Davidson, J.; Liu, W.

1998-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

444

Local and Mesoscale Impacts of Wind Farms as Parameterized in a Mesoscale NWP Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new wind farm parameterization has been developed for the mesoscale numerical weather prediction model, the Weather Research and Forecasting model (WRF). The effects of wind turbines are represented by imposing a momentum sink on the mean flow; ...

Anna C. Fitch; Joseph B. Olson; Julie K. Lundquist; Jimy Dudhia; Alok K. Gupta; John Michalakes; Idar Barstad

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Recent Applications of the Penn State/NCAR Mesoscale Model to Synoptic, Mesoscale, and Climate Studies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper summarizes recent studies of a variety of atmospheric phenomena in different parts of the world using the Penn State/NCAR mesoscale model. These phenomena include explosive cyclogenesis over the North Pacific and North Atlantic swans, ...

Richard A. Anthes

1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Severe Convective Wind Environments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Nontornadic thunderstorm winds from long-lived, widespread convective windstorms can have a tremendous impact on human lives and property. To examine environments that support damaging wind producing convection, sounding parameters from Rapid ...

Evan L. Kuchera; Matthew D. Parker

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Distant Effects of a Recurving Tropical Cyclone on Rainfall in a Midlatitude Convective System: A High-Impact Predecessor Rain Event  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recent research has identified predecessor rain events (PREs), which are mesoscale regions of heavy rainfall that occur 1000 km poleward and downshear of recurving tropical cyclones (TCs). PREs typically occur 24–36 h prior to the arrival of the ...

Russ S. Schumacher; Thomas J. Galarneau Jr.; Lance F. Bosart

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Numerical Simulation of Mesoscale Eddies over Melbourne  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A mesoscale wind field model is used to simulate a cyclonic nocturnal eddy which may form over Melbourne under stable conditions with light synoptic winds. Two types of eddy (Mel-I and Mel-II) are identified, with separate formation mechanisms. ...

John L. McGregor; Fujio Kimura

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Mesoscale Organization of Springtime Rainstorms in Oklahoma  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Radar reflectivity and raingage data obtained during six springtimes indicate the types of mesoscale organization that occur in association with major rain events in Oklahoma (at least 25 mm of rain in 24 h over an area exceeding 12 500 km2). In ...

Robert A. Houze Jr.; Bradley F. Smull; Peter Dodge

1990-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

ARM - Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Convective processes play a critical role in the Earth's energy balance through the redistribution of heat and moisture in the atmosphere and their link to the hydrological cycle. Accurate representation of convective processes in numerical models is vital towards improving current and future simulations of Earths climate system. Despite improvements in computing power, current operational weather and global climate models are unable to resolve the natural temporal and spatial scales important to convective processes and therefore must turn to parameterization schemes to represent these processes. In turn, parameterization schemes in cloud-resolving models need to be evaluated for their generality and application to a variety of atmospheric conditions. Data from field campaigns with appropriate forcing descriptors have been traditionally used by modelers for evaluating and improving parameterization schemes.

Mike Jensen; Mary Jane Bartholomew; Anthony Del Genio; Scott Giangrande; Pavlos Kollias

2012-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

451

ARM - Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds  

DOE Data Explorer (OSTI)

Convective processes play a critical role in the Earth's energy balance through the redistribution of heat and moisture in the atmosphere and their link to the hydrological cycle. Accurate representation of convective processes in numerical models is vital towards improving current and future simulations of Earths climate system. Despite improvements in computing power, current operational weather and global climate models are unable to resolve the natural temporal and spatial scales important to convective processes and therefore must turn to parameterization schemes to represent these processes. In turn, parameterization schemes in cloud-resolving models need to be evaluated for their generality and application to a variety of atmospheric conditions. Data from field campaigns with appropriate forcing descriptors have been traditionally used by modelers for evaluating and improving parameterization schemes.

Mike Jensen; Mary Jane Bartholomew; Anthony Del Genio; Scott Giangrande; Pavlos Kollias

452

A Frequent-Updating Analysis System Based on Radar, Surface, and Mesoscale Model Data for the Beijing 2008 Forecast Demonstration Project  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Variational Doppler Radar Analysis System (VDRAS) was implemented in Beijing, China, and contributed to the Beijing 2008 Forecast Demonstration Project (B08FDP) in support of the Beijing Summer Olympics. VDRAS is a four-dimensional ...

Juanzhen Sun; Mingxuan Chen; Yingchun Wang

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Verification of a Mesoscale Data-Assimilation and Forecasting System for the Oklahoma City Area during the Joint Urban 2003 Field Project  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command have developed a multiscale, rapid-cycling, real-time, four-dimensional data-assimilation and forecasting system that has been in operational use at ...

Yubao Liu; Fei Chen; Thomas Warner; Jeffrey Basara

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

ARM tropical pacific experiment (ATPEX): Role of cloud, water vapor and convection feedbacks in the coupled ocean/atmosphere system  

SciTech Connect

We have initiated studies that include radiation model validation, improved treatment of the three-dimensional structure of cloud-radiation interactions, and sensitivity runs that will unravel the role of cloud-convection-radiation interactions in the Pacific Sear Surface Temperatures and the overlying Walker and Hadley circulation. The research program is divided into three phases: (1) radiation, (2) cloud parameterization issues; (3) feedback and ocean-atmosphere interactions.

Ramanathan, V.; Barnett, T.P.

1992-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

455

Analysis of Convective Transport and Parameter Sensitivity in a Single Column Version of the Goddard Earth Observation System, Version 5, General Circulation Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Convection strongly influences the distribution of atmospheric trace gases. General circulation models (GCMs) use convective mass fluxes calculated by parameterizations to transport gases, but the results are difficult to compare with trace gas ...

L. E. Ott; J. Bacmeister; S. Pawson; K. Pickering; G. Stenchikov; M. Suarez; H. Huntrieser; M. Loewenstein; J. Lopez; I. Xueref-Remy

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Organization and Structure of Clouds and Precipitation on the Mid-Atlantic Coast of the United States. Part II: The Mesoscale and Microscale Structures of Some Frontal Rainbands  

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The mesoscale and microscale structures of the clouds and precipitation associated with a frontal system on the mid-Atlantic Coast of the United States are investigated using radar reflectivity and Doppler velocity data, surface mesonet, ...

Joseph M. Sienkiewicz; John D. Locatelli; Peter V. Hobbs; Bart Geerts

1989-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Workstation-Based Real-Time Mesoscale Modeling Designed for Weather Support to Operations at the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Station  

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This paper describes the capabilities and operational utility of a version of the Mesoscale Atmospheric Simulation System (MASS) that has been developed to support operational weather forecasting at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and Cape ...

John Manobianco; Gregory E. Taylor; John W. Zack

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Tests of an Ensemble Kalman Filter for Mesoscale and Regional-Scale Data Assimilation. Part III: Comparison with 3DVAR in a Real-Data Case Study  

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The feasibility of using an ensemble Kalman filter (EnKF) for mesoscale and regional-scale data assimilation has been demonstrated in the authors’ recent studies via observing system simulation experiments (OSSEs) both under a perfect-model ...

Zhiyong Meng; Fuqing Zhang

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Comments on “The Impact of the Ice Phase and Radiation on a Midlatitude Squall Line System  

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This comment addresses two conclusions arising from a modeling study of Chin: that the contribution of mesoscale stratiform areas to large-scale heat and moisture budgets at midlatitudes is small compared to that associated with deep convection ...

Scott A. Braun; Robert A. Houze Jr.; Ming-Jen Yang

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Derecho and MCS Development, Evolution, and Multiscale Interactions during 3–5 July 2003  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

From 3 to 5 July 2003 during the Bow Echo and Mesoscale Convective Vortex Experiment (BAMEX), multiple mesoscale convective systems (MCSs 1 and 2) and derechos (derechos AN, AS, A, BW, and BE) progressed across a preferred upper Midwest corridor. ...

Nicholas D. Metz; Lance F. Bosart

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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461

The Bow Echo and MCV Experiment: Observations and Opportunities  

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The Bow Echo and Mesoscale Convective Vortex Experiment (BAMEX) is a research investigation using highly mobile platforms to examine the life cycles of mesoscale convective systems. It represents a combination of two related investigations to ...

Christopher Davis; Nolan Atkins; Diana Bartels; Lance Bosart; Michael Coniglio; George Bryan; William Cotton; David Dowell; Brian Jewett; Robert Johns; David Jorgensen; Jason Knievel; Kevin Knupp; Wen-Chau Lee; Gregory Mcfarquhar; James Moore; Ron Przybylinski; Robert Rauber; Bradley Smull; Robert Trapp; Stanley Trier; Roger Wakimoto; Morris Weisman; Conrad Ziegler

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

The Analysis and Prediction of Microphysical States and Polarimetric Radar Variables in a Mesoscale Convective System Using Double-Moment Microphysics, Multi-Network Radar Data, and the Ensemble Kalman Filter  

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Doppler radar data are assimilated with an ensemble Kalman Filter (EnKF) in combination with a double-moment (DM) microphysics scheme in order to improve the analysis and forecast of microphysical states and precipitation structures within a ...

Bryan J. Putnam; Ming Xue; Youngsun Jung; Nathan Snook; Guifu Zhang

463

Impact of Network Wind Profiler Data on a 3-h Data Assimilation System  

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This paper examines the influence of data from the NOAA Wind Profiler Demonstration Network on a mesoscale data assimilation system. The Mesoscale Analysis and Prediction System is a 3-h intermittent data assimilation system configured in an ...

Tracy Lorraine Smith; Stanley G. Benjamin

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Environment and the Lifetime of Tropical Deep Convection in a Cloud-Permitting Regional Model Simulation  

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By applying a cloud tracking algorithm to tropical convective systems in a simulated a regional high resolution model simulation, this study documents the environmental conditions before and after convective systems are initiated over ocean and ...

Samson Hagos; Zhe Feng; Sally McFarlane; L. Ruby Leung

465

Environment and the Lifetime of Tropical Deep Convection in a Cloud-Permitting Regional Model Simulation  

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By applying a cloud-tracking algorithm to tropical convective systems in a regional high-resolution model simulation, this study documents the environmental conditions before and after convective systems are initiated over ocean and land by ...

Samson Hagos; Zhe Feng; Sally McFarlane; L. Ruby Leung

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

Operational Forecasting and Detection of Mesoscale Gravity Waves  

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Mesoscale gravity waves display periods of 1–4 h, have wavelengths of 50–500 km, and can have important effects upon the sensible weather. Real-time prediction, detection, and nowcasting of these mesoscale phenomena is shown to be feasible, due ...

Steven E. Koch; Christopher O’Handley

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Response of Tropical Deep Convection to Localized Heating Perturbations: Implications for Aerosol-Induced Convective Invigoration  

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A cloud-system-resolving model is used to investigate the effects of localized heating/cooling perturbations on tropical deep convection, in the context of the aerosol “invigoration effect.” This effect supposes that a reduction of droplet ...

Hugh Morrison; Wojciech W. Grabowski

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Restratification after Deep Convection  

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An important, yet poorly understood, aspect of the water mass transformation process in the ocean is the manner in which the convected fluid, once formed, is accommodated and drawn into the general circulation. Following “violent mixing” in the ...

Helen Jones; John Marshall

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Thermohydraulic investigations by decay heat removal systems; By natural convection for liquid-metal fast breeder reactors  

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This paper reports, to examine the function of the safety-related SNR-2 decay heat removal concept, natural convection experiments performed in two-and three-dimensional water models, scaled 1:20, under conditions of symmetric and nonsymmetric loads of the immersed coolers installed in the upper plenum at 180-deg positions with respect to each other. The temperature and velocity distributions were measured and the flow patterns recorded for different configurations of the instrumented plug. For symmetric load conditions, symmetric temperature and flow distributions were measured in two- and three-dimensional models. Nonsymmetric load conditions produce remarkable temperature differences between the two separated plenums of the two-dimensional model if fluid circulation is suppressed by a closed plug. An open plug allows fluid to pass through and shows lower temperature differences. In contrast, in the three-dimensional experiment, azimuthal fluid flow inside the plenum prevails even with the plug closed, and identical temperature distributions are measured. The calculations using the COMMIX-1B code are generally in good agreement with the measurements.

Hoffmann, H.; Weinberg, D. (Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH Institut fur Reaktorbaulemente, Postfach 3640, 7500 Karsruhe 1 (DE)); Ieday (Power Reactor and Nuclear Fuel Development Corporation Oarai Engineering Center, Oarai (JP)); Martex, K.; Tschoke, H.H.; Dres, K. (Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH, Institut fur Reaktorbauelemente, Postfach 3640, 7500 Karlsruhe 1 (DE))

1989-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Selected data for hydrothermal-convection systems in the United States with estimated temperatures greater than or equal to 90/sup 0/C: back-up data for US Geological Survey Circular 790  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A compilation of data used in determining the accessible resource base for identified hydrothermal convection systems greater than or equal to 90/sup 0/C in the United States are presented. Geographic, geologic, chemical, isotopic, volumetric, and bibliographic data and calculated thermal energy contents are listed for all vapor-dominated and hot-water systems with estimated reservoir temperatures greater than or equal to 90/sup 0/C and reservoir depths less than 3 km known to the authors in mid 1978. Data presented here is stored in the US Geological Survey's geothermal computer file GEOTHERM. Data for individual hydrothermal convection systems in each state are arranged geographically from north to south and west to east without regard to the type or temperature of the system. Locations of the systems and corresponding reference numbers are shown on map 1 accompanying US Geological Survey Circular 790.

Mariner, R.H.; Brook, C.A.; Swanson, J.R.; Mabey, D.R.

1978-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

A Satellite Infrared Technique to Estimate Tropical Convective and Stratiform Rainfall  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes a new method of estimating both tropical convective precipitation and stratiform precipitation (produced under the anvils of mature and decaying convective systems) from satellite infrared data. The method, denoted CST (...

Robert F. Adler; Andrew J. Negri

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

Impacts of Forecaster Involvement on Convective Storm Initiation and Evolution Nowcasting  

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A forecaster-interactive capability was added to an automated convective storm nowcasting system [Auto-Nowcaster (ANC)] to allow forecasters to enhance the performance of 1-h nowcasts of convective storm initiation and evolution produced every 6 ...

Rita D. Roberts; Amanda R. S. Anderson; Eric Nelson; Barbara G. Brown; James W. Wilson; Matthew Pocernich; Thomas Saxen

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Improved Madden–Julian Oscillations with Improved Physics: The Impact of Modified Convection Parameterizations  

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Two modifications are made to the deep convection parameterization in the NCAR Community Climate System Model, version 3 (CCSM3): a dilute plume approximation and an implementation of the convective momentum transport (CMT). These changes lead to ...

Lei Zhou; Richard B. Neale; Markus Jochum; Raghu Murtugudde

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Four-Dimensional Variational Data Analysis of Water Vapor Raman Lidar Data and Their Impact on Mesoscale Forecasts  

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The impact of water vapor observations on mesoscale initial fields provided by a triangle of Raman lidar systems covering an area of about 200 km × 200 km is investigated. A test case during the Lindenberg Campaign for Assessment of Humidity and ...

Matthias Grzeschik; Hans-Stefan Bauer; Volker Wulfmeyer; Dirk Engelbart; Ulla Wandinger; Ina Mattis; Dietrich Althausen; Ronny Engelmann; Matthias Tesche; Andrea Riede

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

STATISTICAL MECHANICS MODELING OF MESOSCALE DEFORMATION IN METALS  

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The research under this project focused on a theoretical and computational modeling of dislocation dynamics of mesoscale deformation of metal single crystals. Specifically, the work aimed to implement a continuum statistical theory of dislocations to understand strain hardening and cell structure formation under monotonic loading. These aspects of crystal deformation are manifestations of the evolution of the underlying dislocation system under mechanical loading. The project had three research tasks: 1) Investigating the statistical characteristics of dislocation systems in deformed crystals. 2) Formulating kinetic equations of dislocations and coupling these kinetics equations and crystal mechanics. 3) Computational solution of coupled crystal mechanics and dislocation kinetics. Comparison of dislocation dynamics predictions with experimental results in the area of statistical properties of dislocations and their field was also a part of the proposed effort. In the first research task, the dislocation dynamics simulation method was used to investigate the spatial, orientation, velocity, and temporal statistics of dynamical dislocation systems, and on the use of the results from this investigation to complete the kinetic description of dislocations. The second task focused on completing the formulation of a kinetic theory of dislocations that respects the discrete nature of crystallographic slip and the physics of dislocation motion and dislocation interaction in the crystal. Part of this effort also targeted the theoretical basis for establishing the connection between discrete and continuum representation of dislocations and the analysis of discrete dislocation simulation results within the continuum framework. This part of the research enables the enrichment of the kinetic description with information representing the discrete dislocation systems behavior. The third task focused on the development of physics-inspired numerical methods of solution of the coupled dislocation kinetics and crystal mechanics framework. To a large extent, this task has also been successfully started. We have developed a custom finite-element approach with mesh points being a subset of the underlying crystal structure. When used to predict the evolution of the dislocation system, the planar motion of dislocations is naturally captured for all slip systems, thus minimizing numerical errors and providing simple ways to investigate cross slip and dislocation reactions. Preliminary results in this direction show that we are closer than ever in building a predictive framework for dislocation dynamics and mesoscale plasticity based on the first principles of dislocation dynamics. The rest of the report gives and overview of the research performed under this project and highlights the key results and open questions left for future investigations.

Anter El-Azab

2013-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

476

Mesoscale Cloud State Estimation from Visible and Infrared Satellite Radiances  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study focuses on cloudy atmosphere state estimation from high-resolution visible and infrared satellite remote sensing measurements and a mesoscale model with explicit cloud prediction. The cloud state is defined as 3D spatially distributed ...

T. Vukicevic; T. Greenwald; M. Zupanski; D. Zupanski; T. Vonder Haar; A. S. Jones

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

Nonlinear Influence of Mesoscale Land Use on Weather and Climate  

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This paper demonstrates that the influence of mesoscale landscape spatial variability on the atmosphere must be parameterized (or explicitly modeled) in larger-scale atmospheric model simulations including general circulation models. The ...

R. A. Pielke; G. A. Dalu; J. S. Snook; T. J. Lee; T. G. F. Kittel

1991-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

Global Patterns of Mesoscale Eddy Properties and Diffusivities  

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Mesoscale eddies play a major role in the transport of tracers in the ocean. Focusing on a sector in the East Pacific, we present estimates of eddy diffusivities derived from kinematic tracer simulations using satellite-observed velocity fields. ...

Andreas Klocker; Ryan Abernathey

479

Numerical Experiments in Mesoscale Prediction over Southeast Australia  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new movable fine-mesh model (MFM) developed at the Australian Numerical Meteorology Research Centre, for mesoscale data assimilation and forecasting, is described. For the present, it is a 10-layer, hydrostatic, primitive equations model with ...

D. J. Gauntlett; L. M. Leslie; L. W. Logan

1984-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

The Helsinki Testbed: A Mesoscale Measurement, Research, and Service Platform  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Finnish Meteorological Institute and Vaisala have established a mesoscale weather observational network in southern Finland. The Helsinki Testbed is an open research and quasi-operational program designed to provide new information on ...

Jarkko T. Koskinen; Jani Poutiainen; David M. Schultz; Sylvain Joffre; Jarmo Koistinen; Elena Saltikoff; Erik Gregow; Heikki Turtiainen; Walter F. Dabberdt; Juhani Damski; Noora Eresmaa; Sabine Göke; Otto Hyvärinen; Leena Järvi; Ari Karppinen; Janne Kotro; Timo Kuitunen; Jaakko Kukkonen; Markku Kulmala; Dmitri Moisseev; Pertti Nurmi; Heikki Pohjola; Pirkko Pylkkö; Timo Vesala; Yrjö Viisanen

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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481

Mesoscale Vortices in the Weddell Sea Region (Antarctica)  

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Preliminary results of investigations of Antarctic mesocyclones in the Weddell Sea region are presented for the Antarctic summer periods 1983–88. Based on NOAA and METEOR satellite images, a total of 195 mesoscale vortices (scale less than 1000 ...

Günther Heinemann

1990-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

Mesoscale Vortices over the Great Lakes in Wintertime  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The occasional occurrence of wintertime mesoscale lake vortices is documented. The vortices are readily discernible in satellite imagery, in which they take one of three forms: a miniature comma cloud, a swirl of cloud bands (resembling a ...

Gregory S. Forbes; Jonathan H. Merritt

1984-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

Gridpoint Predictions of High Temperature from a Mesoscale Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mesoscale model gridpoint temperature data from simulations in the southwestern United States during the summer of 1990 are compared with both observations and statistical guidance from large-scale models over a 32-day period. Although the raw ...

David J. Stensrud; Jon A. Skindlov

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

Mesoscale Moisture Initialization for Monsoon and Hurricane Forecasts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper addresses physical initialization of precipitation rates for a mesoscale numerical weather prediction model. This entails a slight modification of the vertical profile of the humidity variable that provides a close match between the ...

T. N. Krishnamurti; S. Pattnaik; D. V. Bhaskar Rao

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

A Lightning Data Assimilation Technique for Mesoscale Forecast Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Lightning observations have been assimilated into a mesoscale model for improvement of forecast initial conditions. Data are used from the National Lightning Detection Network (cloud-to-ground lightning detection) and a Lightning Mapping Array (...

Edward R. Mansell; Conrad L. Ziegler; Donald R. MacGorman

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

Mesoscale Snowfall Prediction and Verification in Mountainous Terrain  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Short-term forecasting of precipitation often relies on meteorological radar coverage to provide information on the intensity, extent, and motion of approaching mesoscale features. However, in significant portions of mountainous regions, radar ...

Melanie Wetzel; Michael Meyers; Randolph Borys; Ray McAnelly; William Cotton; Andrew Rossi; Paul Frisbie; David Nadler; Douglas Lowenthal; Stephen Cohn; William Brown

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

487

Mesoscale Structures of Vortices in Polar Air Streams  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Three vortices in a polar air stream are analyzed using detailed mesoscale observations and conventional synoptic data. In their mature stages, the vortices exhibited wind, temperature and precipitation patterns similar to the larger ...

John D. Locatelli; Peter V. Hobbs; J. Anthony Werth

1982-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

Evaluating Mesoscale NWP Models Using Kinetic Energy Spectra  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Kinetic energy spectra derived from observations in the free atmosphere possess a wavenumber dependence of k?3 for large scales, characteristic of 2D turbulence, and transition to a k?5/3 dependence in the mesoscale. Kinetic energy spectra ...

William C. Skamarock

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

489

Diagnosing Mesoscale Vertical Motion from Horizontal Velocity and Density Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The mesoscale vertical velocity is obtained by solving a generalized omega equation (? equation) using density and horizontal velocity data from three consecutive quasi-synoptic high-resolution surveys in the Alboran Sea. The Atlantic Jet (AJ) ...

Enric Pallàs Sanz; Álvaro Viúdez

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

490

Statistical Performance of Several Mesoscale Atmospheric Dispersion Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Seventeen mesoscale dispersion models were statistically evaluated with data from krypton-85 emissions from the Savannah River Plant, Aiken, SC. Widely accepted statistical parameters were used for the statistical evaluation. The models were able ...

A. H. Weber; M. R. Buckner; J. H. Weber

1982-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

491

Surface Boundary Conditions for Mesoscale Regional Climate Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper utilizes the best available quality data from multiple sources to develop consistent surface boundary conditions (SBCs) for mesoscale regional climate model (RCM) applications. The primary SBCs include 1) fields of soil characteristic (...

Xin-Zhong Liang; Hyun I. Choi; Kenneth E. Kunkel; Yongjiu Dai; Everette Joseph; Julian X. L. Wang; Praveen Kumar

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

492

An Experiment in Mesoscale Weather Forecasting in the Michigan Area  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During an experiment in mesoscale weather forecasting in the Michigan area, consensus improved over NWS guidance in maximum/minimum temperature and probability of precipitation forecasts out to 24 hours. Forecasts were generally best in the ...

Dennis G. Baker

1986-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

493

Mesoscale Convergence Zone Development in Northeastern Colorado under Southwest Flow  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In July 1987 during the CINDE project, three similar mesoscale planetary boundary layer convergence zones were observed to form in northeastern Colorado near Denver under synoptic-scale southwesterly flow. A number of recent studies have ...

Wendy Schreiber-Abshire; Alfred R. Rodi

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

494

The Mesoscale Kinetic Energy Spectrum of a Baroclinic Life Cycle  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The atmospheric mesoscale kinetic energy spectrum is investigated through numerical simulations of an idealized baroclinic wave life cycle, from linear instability to mature nonlinear evolution and with high horizontal and vertical resolution (?x ...

Michael L. Waite; Chris Snyder

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

495

Life Cycle and Mesoscale Frontal Structure of an Intermountain Cyclone  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High-resolution analyses and MesoWest surface observations are used to examine the life cycle and mesoscale frontal structure of the “Tax Day Storm,” an intermountain cyclone that produced the second lowest sea level pressure observed in Utah ...

Gregory L. West; W. James Steenburgh

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

496

A Mesoscale Data Analysis and Downscaling Method over Complex Terrain  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A mesoscale data analysis method for meteorological station reports is presented. Irregularly distributed measured values are combined with measurement-independent a priori information about the modification of analysis fields due to topographic ...

Reinhold Steinacker; Matthias Ratheiser; Benedikt Bica; Barbara Chimani; Manfred Dorninger; Wolfgang Gepp; Christoph Lotteraner; Stefan Schneider; Simon Tschannett

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

497

The Taiwan Area Mesoscale Experiment (TAMEX): An Overview  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Taiwan Area Mesoscale Experiment (TAMEX) is a research program conducted jointly by scientists of Taiwan, the Republic of China, and the United States to improve, through better understanding, the forecasting of heavy precipitation events ...

Ying-Hwa Kuo; George Tai-Jen Chen

1990-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

498

Mesoscale Moisture Analysis of the North American Monsoon  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The regional circulations that contribute moisture to the large precipitation over northwestern Mexico, the core region of the North American monsoon, are investigated using three summer seasons (July–September 1995–97) of Eta Model mesoscale ...

Ernesto Hugo Berbery

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

499

Global Variability of the Wavenumber Spectrum of Oceanic Mesoscale Turbulence  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The wavenumber spectra of sea surface height from satellite altimeter observations have revealed complex spatial variability that cannot be explained by a universal theory of mesoscale turbulence. Near the edge of the core regions of high eddy ...

Yongsheng Xu; Lee-Lueng Fu

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

500

Mesoscale Influences of Wind Farms throughout a Diurnal Cycle  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Large wind farms are expected to influence local and regional atmospheric circulations. Using a mesoscale parameterization of the effects of wind farms that includes a momentum sink and a wind speed–dependent source of turbulent kinetic energy, ...

Anna C. Fitch; Julie K. Lundquist; Joseph B. Olson

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z