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Mesoscale Convective Systems in Relation to African and Tropical Easterly Jets  

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This paper documents the interaction processes between mesoscale convective systems (MCS), the tropical easterly jet (TEJ), and the African easterly jet (AEJ) over West Africa during the monsoon peak of 2006 observed during the African Monsoon ...

L. Besson; Y. Lemaître

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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October 1986 R. H. Johnson 721 Lower-Tropospheric Warming and Drying in Tropical Mesoscale Convective Systems  

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October 1986 R. H. Johnson 721 Lower-Tropospheric Warming and Drying in Tropical Mesoscale Convective Systems: Implications for the Problem of Cumulus Parameterization By Richard H. Johnson Department beneath the stratiform com- ponents of these systems (Houze, 1977; Zipser, 1977; Johnson and Kriete, 1982

Johnson, Richard H.

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Mesoscale disturbances in the tropical stratosphere excited by convection: Observations and effects on the stratospheric momentum budget  

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The importance of the momentum flux of topographically generated mesoscale gravity waves to the extratropical middle atmosphere circulation has been well established for over a decade. Estimates of the zonal forcing due to tropical mesoscale gravity waves, however, are hampered by lack of data on their primarily convective sources. The advent of aircraft measurements over tropical convective systems now makes such estimates possible without the use of ad hoc assumptions about amplitudes and phase speeds. Aircraft measurements from NASA's 1980 Panama and 1987 STEP/Australia Missions show that convectively generated disturbances observed just above the tropopause have horizontal scales comparable to those of the underlying anvils (about 50--100 km) with peak-to-peak isentropic surface variations of about 300--400 m. Satellite imagery of tropical anvil evolution indicates a typical lifetime of about five hours. Assuming that each convective system's impact on the stratosphere can be modeled as a time-dependent [open quotes]mountain[close quotes] with the preceding spatial and time scales, the excited spectrum of gravity waves can be calculated. A suitable quasi-linear wave-mean flow interaction parameterization and satellite-derived cloud area statistics can then be used to evaluate the zonal acceleration as a function of altitude induced by gravity waves from mesoscale convective systems. The results indicate maximum westerly accelerations due to breaking mesoscale gravity waves of almost 0.4 m s[sup [minus]1]/day in the upper stratosphere (in the region of the semiannual oscillation) during September, comparable to but probably smaller than the accelerations induced by planetary-scale Kelvin waves. Calculated easterly accelerations due to breaking mesoscale gravity waves in the QBO region below 35 km are smaller, accounting for about 10% of the required zonal acceleration. 35 refs., 14 figs., 1 tab.

Pfister, L.; Scott, S.; Loewenstein, M. (NASA/Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA (United States)); Bowen, S. (San Jose State Univ., CA (United States)); Legg, M. (Synernet, Fremont, CA (United States))

1993-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Passive microwave observations of mesoscale convective systems over the tropical Pacific Ocean  

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

McGaughey, Gary Rae

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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A numerical study of mesoscale convection in a rotating tropical atmosphere  

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similar to the profile of a tropical disturbance. The meso-p forcing of convection consisted of' seven temperature perturbations con- fined below 2. 4 km at intervals of 8 km out to 60 km. The meso-9 forcing of convection comprised of a cosine thermal... perturbation field out to 75 km. Two different classes of simulations were performed. The first part explored how background vorticity affects convection generated by meso-7 and meso-9 forcing. The second part investigated how meso-9 forcing of convection...

Fitzpatrick, Patrick James

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vertical profiles of radar reflectivity of convective cells in tropical and mid-latitude mesoscale convective systems  

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of tropical oceanic and tropical continental MCSs during the monsoon wet seasons of 1987/1988 and 1988/1989. The atmospheric structure, particularly the CAPE and low level vertical wind shear for all the MCS events studied is analyzed to help... lectivity, at a height of 1. 9 km, of the 68 72 2 December 1988 tropical monsoon case at 0542 LT . . 74 36 37 38 As in Fig. 35, except at 0609 LT Time series of zonal wind and CAPE at Darwin during the 1988/1989 monsoon wet season. Contour plot...

Lutz, Kurt Reed

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Mesoscale Structure of Trade Wind Convection over Puerto Rico: Composite Observations and Numerical Simulation  

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We examine the mesoscale structure of the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL), low-level circulation, and trade wind convection over the sub-tropical island of Puerto Rico in mid-summer. Shallow afternoon thunder...

Mark R. Jury; Sen Chiao; Eric W. Harmsen

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of Strengthening and Dissipating Mesoscale Convective Systems Propagating off the West African Coast  

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A large number of Atlantic tropical depressions are generated in the eastern basin in relation to the African easterly wave (AEW) and embedded mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) coming from the African continent. In this paper, the structures of ...

Abdou L. Dieng; Laurence Eymard; Saidou M. Sall; Alban Lazar; Marion Leduc-Leballeur

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Posters Mesoscale Simulations of Convective Systems with Data...  

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7 Posters Mesoscale Simulations of Convective Systems with Data Assimilation During June 1993 in the Southern Great Plains J. Dudhia Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Division...

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Momentum transport processes in the stratiform regions of mesoscale convective systems over the western Pacific warm pool  

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Momentum transport by the stratiform components of mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) during the Tropical Ocean–Global Atmosphere Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Response Experiment in December 1992 is investigated using a ...

Mechem, David B.; Chen, Shuyi S.; Houze, Robert A. Jr.

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structures and Dynamics of Quasi-2D Mesoscale Convective Systems  

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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

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Convective cell development and propagation in a mesoscale convective complex  

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~ , National Fisheries University of Pusan Chairman of Advisory Committee: Dr ~ Kennth CD Brundidge A case study was made of the mesoscale convective complex (MCC) which occurred over southern Oklahoma and northern Texas on 27 May 1981. This storm moved... in an east-southeasterly direction and during much of its lifetime was observable by radars at Oklahoma City, OK and Stephenville, TX. It was found that the direction of cell (VIP level 3 or more reflectivity) propagation was somewhat erratic...

Ahn, Yoo-Shin

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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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 effect of shear on heat budgets in a simulated Mesoscale Convective System  

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The evolution and structure of simulated Mesoscale Convective Systems (MCS) were examined using the Collaborative Model for Multiscale Atmospheric Simulations. Three numerical simulations were performed, with the amount of vertical wind shear...

Shaw, Justin David

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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ARM - Field Campaign - Year of Tropical Convection (YOTC)  

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govCampaignsYear of Tropical Convection (YOTC) govCampaignsYear of Tropical Convection (YOTC) Campaign Links Year of Tropical Convection Website Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Campaign : Year of Tropical Convection (YOTC) 2008.05.01 - 2010.04.30 Lead Scientist : Sally McFarlane Description Example of a sonde profile available from the ARM Archive The realistic representation of tropical convection in global atmospheric models is a long-standing challenge for weather and global climate models. The lack of fundamental knowledge in this area causes difficulties in modeling and predicting prominent phenomena of the tropical atmosphere such as the inter-tropical convergence zone (ITCZ), El-Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO), monsoons, the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO), tropical cyclones,

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The evolution of total lightning and radar reflectivity characteristics of two mesoscale convective systems over Houston, Texas  

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Two mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) passed over the Houston Lightning Detection and Ranging (LDAR) network on 31 October 2005 and 21 April 2006. As the MCSs traverse the LDAR network, the systems slowly mature with a weakening convective line...

Hodapp, Charles Lee

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Ensemble Configurations for the Analysis and Prediction of Heavy-Rain-Producing Mesoscale Convective Systems  

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This study investigates probabilistic forecasts made using different convection-allowing ensemble configurations for a three-day period in June 2010 when numerous heavy-rain-producing mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) occurred in the United ...

Russ S. Schumacher; Adam J. Clark

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Physical Characterization of Tropical Oceanic Convection Observed in KWAJEX  

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The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Kwajalein Experiment (KWAJEX) was designed to obtain an empirical physical characterization of precipitating convective clouds over the tropical ocean. Coordinated datasets were collected by three ...

Sandra E. Yuter; Robert A. Houze Jr.; Eric A. Smith; Thomas T. Wilheit; Edward Zipser

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Parameterized Mesoscale Forcing Mechanisms for Initiating Numerically Simulated Isolated Multicellular Convection  

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Multicellular Convection ADRIAN M. LOFTUS* School of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma DANIEL B. WEBER Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma CHARLES A. DOSWELL III Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, University of Oklahoma

Doswell III, Charles A.

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Evaluation of mesoscale convective systems in South America using multiple satellite products and an objectbased approach  

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Evaluation of mesoscale convective systems in South America using multiple satellite products­2003 in the La Plata river basin, southeastern South America, were analyzed with the Contiguous Rain Area (CRA; Salby and Callaghan, 1997]. However, in South America, few studies have assessed the validity

Ebert, Beth

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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...

Toracinta, Ernest Richard

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Mesoscale Convective Systems and Their Synoptic-scale Environment in Finland  

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The environments which high-latitude intense and non-intense mesoscale convective systems (iMCSs and niMCSs) and smaller thunderstorm clusters (subMCS) develop in were studied using proximity soundings. Eight-year MCS statistics were created by ...

ARI-JUHANI PUNKKA; MARJA BISTER

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Patterns of Convection in the Tropical Western Pacific  

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Patterns of Convection in the Tropical Western Pacific Patterns of Convection in the Tropical Western Pacific J. H. Mather Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, Washington Introduction Convection is ubiquitous throughout the maritime continent region. However, the frequency of convec- tion is not uniform. While much of this region does not experience seasons to the same degree as one finds in mid-latitudes, the annual cycle of the sun's passage does have a large impact on convection throughout the maritime continent and the tropical western Pacific. The distribution of islands also affects convection in a variety of ways. Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program has three sites in the Tropical Western Pacific (TWP) region, illustrated in Figure 1. The sites are located on Manus, Nauru, and at Darwin, Australia.

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A Statistical Analysis of Characteristics of Mesoscale Convective System Mountain Initiation Location Clusters in the Arkansas-Red River Basin  

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A Statistical Analysis of Characteristics of Mesoscale Convective System Mountain Initiation Location Clusters in the Arkansas-Red River Basin By Elisabeth F. Callen Submitted to the graduate degree program in Geography and the Graduate... ____________________________________ David Mechem Date Defended: November 9, 2012 ii The Thesis Committee for Elisabeth F. Callen certifies that this is the approved version of the following thesis: A Statistical Analysis of Characteristics of Mesoscale Convective...

Callen, Elisabeth F.

2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Simulation of the Meso-? Scale Structure and Evolution of the 1977 Johnstown Flood. Part II: Inertially Stable Warm-Core Vortex and the Mesoscale Convective Complex  

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A mesoscale warm-core vortex associated with the mesoscale convective complex (MCC) that produced the 1977 Johnstown flood is examined using a three-dimensional nested-grid model simulation of the flood episode. In the simulation, the vortex ...

Da-Lin Zhang; J. Michael Fritsch

1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Limiting Factors for Convective Cloud Top Height in the Tropics  

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Limiting Factors for Convective Cloud Top Limiting Factors for Convective Cloud Top Height in the Tropics M. P. Jensen and A. D. Del Genio National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Institute for Space Studies Columbia University New York, New York Introduction Populations of tropical convective clouds are mainly comprised of three types: shallow trade cumulus, mid-level cumulus congestus and deep convective clouds (Johnson et al. 1999). Each of these cloud types has different impacts on the local radiation and water budgets. For climate model applications it is therefore important to understand the factors which determine the type of convective cloud that will occur. In this study, we concentrate on describing the factors that limit the cloud-top heights of mid-

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

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on the numerical simulation of the convective initiation and evolution. Besides the wind fields, the structureFour-Dimensional Assimilation of Multitime Wind Profiles over a Single Station and Numerical Simulation of a Mesoscale Convective System Observed during IHOP_2002 LEI ZHANG AND ZHAOXIA PU Department

Pu, Zhaoxia

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Properties of tropical convection observed by ARM millimeter-radars  

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Properties of tropical convection observed by ARM millimeter-radars Properties of tropical convection observed by ARM millimeter-radars Haynes, John Colorado State University Stephens, Graeme Colorado State University Category: Cloud Properties The results of an analysis of tropical cloud systems observed from a variety of vertically pointing radar systems are described. In particular, observations taken during five years of operation of the ARM millimeter wavelength radar system (MMCR) at Manus Island in the Tropical West Pacific region are characterized into cloud classes according to the radar reflectivity structures of these cloud systems, associated rainfall, and surface radiative properties. These observations of cloud properties are composited with respect to various phases of the Madden Julian Oscillation, which is a dominant mode of variability at Manus Island. A method of better

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Estimating Vertical Motion Profile Shape within Tropical Weather States over the Oceans  

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The vertical structure of tropical deep convection strongly influences interactions with larger-scale circulations and climate. This paper focuses on investigating this vertical structure and its relationship with mesoscale tropical weather ...

Zachary J. Handlos; Larissa E. Back

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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...

Restivo, Michael Edward

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Ensemble Kalman Filter Analyses and Forecasts of a Severe Mesoscale Convective System Using Different Choices of Microphysics Schemes  

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A Weather Research and Forecasting Model (WRF)-based ensemble data assimilation system is used to produce storm-scale analyses and forecasts of the 4–5 July 2003 severe mesoscale convective system (MCS) over Indiana and Ohio, which produced ...

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

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of Resolution on Simulation of Closed Mesoscale Cellular Convection Identified by Dynamically Guided Watershed Segmentation  

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Organized mesoscale cellular convection (MCC) is a common feature of marine stratocumulus that forms in response to a balance between mesoscale dynamics and smaller scale processes such as cloud radiative cooling and microphysics. We use the Weather Research and Forecasting model with chemistry (WRF-Chem) and fully coupled cloud-aerosol interactions to simulate marine low clouds during the VOCALS-REx campaign over the southeast Pacific. A suite of experiments with 3- and 9-km grid spacing indicates resolution-dependent behavior. The simulations with finer grid spacing have smaller liquid water paths and cloud fractions, while cloud tops are higher. The observed diurnal cycle is reasonably well simulated. To isolate organized MCC characteristics we develop a new automated method, which uses a variation of the watershed segmentation technique that combines the detection of cloud boundaries with a test for coincident vertical velocity characteristics. This ensures that the detected cloud fields are dynamically consistent for closed MCC, the most common MCC type over the VOCALS-REx region. We demonstrate that the 3-km simulation is able to reproduce the scaling between horizontal cell size and boundary layer height seen in satellite observations. However, the 9-km simulation is unable to resolve smaller circulations corresponding to shallower boundary layers, instead producing invariant MCC horizontal scale for all simulated boundary layers depths. The results imply that climate models with grid spacing of roughly 3 km or smaller may be needed to properly simulate the MCC structure in the marine stratocumulus regions.

Martini, Matus; Gustafson, William I.; Yang, Qing; Xiao, Heng

2014-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

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On the effect of the steady-state approximation in time-space composite studies of mesoscale convective systems  

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ON THE EFFECT OF THE STRA 'Y-STATE APPROXIMATION IN TIME-SPACE COMPOSITE STUDIES OF MESOSCALE CONVECTIVE SYSTEMS A Thesis KEVIN MORGAN MATTISON Subnitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillnent... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Decenber 1992 Major Subject: Meteorology ON THE EFFECT OF THE STEADY-STATE APPROXINATIOH IN TIME-SPACE COMPOSITE STUDIES OF NESOSCALE COHVECTIVE SYSTENS A Thesis KEVIN MORGAN NATTISOH Approved as to style...

Mattison, Kevin Morgan

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Transport Processes in the Tropical Warm Pool Boundary Layer. Part II: Vertical Structure and Variability  

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The structure of the intertropical convergence zone ITCZ cloud-topped marine atmospheric boundary layer away from the most intense mesoscale convective systems during the Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Response ...

A. G. Williams; J. M. Hacker; H. Kraus

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sensitivity of Tropical Cyclones to Parameterized Convection in the NASA GEOS5 Model  

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The sensitivity of tropical cyclones (TCs) to changes in parameterized convection is investigated to improve the simulation of TCs in the North Atlantic. Specifically, the impact of reducing the influence of the Relaxed Arakawa-Schubert (RAS) ...

Young-Kwon Lim; Siegfried D. Schubert; Oreste Reale; Myong-In Lee; Andrea M. Molod; Max J. Suarez

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Tropical Cyclogenesis Sensitivity to Environmental Parameters in Radiative-Convective Equilibrium  

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In this study, the relationship between the likelihood of tropical cyclogenesis and external environmental forcings is explored in the simplest idealized modelling framework possible: radiative-convective equilibrium on a ...

Nolan, David S.

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Feature-Point Detection Using Distance Transforms: Application to Tracking Tropical Convective Complexes  

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The identification, tracking, and statistical analysis of tropical convective complexes using satellite imagery is explored in the context of identifying feature points suitable for tracking. The feature points are determined based on the shape ...

K. I. Hodges

1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of Convective Organization on the Response of Tropical Precipitation Extremes to Warming  

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Impact of Convective Organization on the Response of Tropical Precipitation Extremes to Warming extremes to warming in organized convection is ex- amined using a cloud-resolving model. Vertical shear, the fractional increase of precipitation extremes is similar to that of surface water vapor, which

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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The kinematic and cloud-to-ground lightning structure of the 9-10, June 1998 Red River Mesoscale Convective System  

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An investigation of the kinematic and electrical properties of the 9-10 June, 1998 Red River Mesoscale Convective System (MCS), as observed by the NOAA P3 Tail Radar and the National Lightning Detection Network, is presented. This system exhibits...

Santarpia, Joshua

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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

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South America THOMAS M. RICKENBACH, ROSANA NIETO-FERREIRA, AND RICHARD P. BARNHILL* Department across tropical and subtropical South America. The approach is to contrast regional differences tropical South America has the characteristic summertime maximum of a monsoon climate (Kousky 1988; Horel

Nesbitt, Steve

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Observational Analysis of the Predictability of Mesoscale Convective Systems ISRAEL L. JIRAK AND WILLIAM R. COTTON  

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AND WILLIAM R. COTTON Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado merge into a large, long-lived organized convective system (Cotton and Anthes 1989). Thus, forecasting

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Lightning flash rate and chemistry simulation of tropical island convection using a cloud-resolved model  

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Lightning flash rate and chemistry simulation of tropical island convection using a cloud schemes (FRPSs) and estimating the average NO production per lightning flash in this unique storm type network (LINET) provided lightning flash data for the model and a lightning placement scheme injected

Maryland at College Park, University of

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Influence of Sea Surface Temperature on Humidity and Temperature in the Outflow of Tropical Deep Convection  

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-Service Aircraft (MOZAIC) project are analyzed in the vicinity of deep convective outflow to study the variationsInfluence of Sea Surface Temperature on Humidity and Temperature in the Outflow of Tropical Deep upper-tropospheric temperature and humidity by the Mea- surement of Ozone and Water Vapor by Airbus In

Johnson, Richard H.

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Do the Tallest Convective Cells over the Tropical Ocean Have Slow Updrafts?  

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Far from continents, a few storms lift precipitation-size ice particles into the stratosphere, 17 to 18 km above the tropical ocean. This study is the first to examine the observed properties of a large sample of these extremely tall convective ...

Owen A. Kelley; John Stout; Michael Summers; Edward J. Zipser

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Layer inflow into precipitating convection over the western tropical Pacific  

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and the relativecoarseness of the TOGA COARE soundings.The available input data from the mesoscale model consist of three wind components(u, v and w), temperature, pressure, water vapour, rain water, cloud water and cloudice. The last two quantities, by de? nition, have zero... by linear interpolation of the hourly supplied MM5 data, to the right-hand side of the u, v, w, temperature, pressure and water vapour equations in a narrowzone near the lateral boundaries. The forcing is strongest at the boundary and decreasesto a ? fth...

Mechem, David B.; Houze, Robert A. Jr.; Chen, Shuyi S.

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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 simulated by a regional high resolution model, the study documents environmental conditions before and after convective systems are initiated over ocean and land by following them during their lifetime. The comparative roles of various environmental fields in affecting the lifetime of convection are also quantified. The statistics of lifetime, maximum area, propagation speed and direction of the simulated deep convection agrees well with geostationary satellite observations. Over ocean, convective systems enhance surface fluxes through the associated wind gusts as well as cooling and drying of the boundary layer. A significant relationship is found between the mean surface fluxes during their lifetime and the longevity of the systems which in turn is related to the initial intensity of the moist updraft and to a lesser extent upper level shear. Over land, on the other hand, convective activity suppresses surface fluxes through cloud cover and the lifetime of convection is related to the upper level shear during their lifetime and strength of the heat fluxes several hours before the initiation of convection. For systems of equal lifetime, those over land are significantly more intense than those over ocean especially during early stages of their lifetime.

Hagos, Samson M.; Feng, Zhe; McFarlane, Sally A.; Leung, Lai-Yung R.

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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. . . . . . 90 LIST OF FIGURES Figure Page 24 hour coverage of one SSM/I. Areas in black receive two passes, areas in gray, one, and areas in white, none (Berg and Avery 1995) . . Cross section of a Wisconsin squall line (Spencer et al. 1989...-based tropical rainfall climatology. Seasonal variation in the OLR contours represents the migration of cloudiness between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Wolter and Hastenrath (1989), Mitchell and Wallace (1992), and Wang (1994) provide further...

Devlin, Karen Irene

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Probabilistic Verification of Global and Mesoscale Ensemble Forecasts of Tropical Cyclogenesis  

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Probabilistic forecasts of tropical cyclogenesis have been evaluated for two samples: a near-homogeneous sample of ECMWF and Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model–ensemble Kalman filter (EnKF) ensemble forecasts during the National Science ...

Sharanya J. Majumdar; Ryan D. Torn

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using Mesoscale Simulations to Train Statistical Models of Tropical Cyclone Intensity over Land  

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The decay of tropical cyclones after landfall is a key factor in estimating the extent of the hazard overland. Yet our current understanding of this decay is challenged by the low frequency of past events. Consequently, one cannot rely solely ...

Augustin Colette; Nadja Leith; Vincent Daniel; Enrica Bellone; David S. Nolan

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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REGIONAL VARIABILITY IN TROPICAL CONVECTION: OBSERVATIONS FROM TRMM  

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and longitude. The reflectivity histograms and ice water contents were then combined with LIS lightning flash structure histograms, and lightning flash density data reveal that 1) relative to tropical continental characteristics of precipitation vertical structure and associated lightning flash density. In general

Rutledge, Steven

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Squall Lines and Convectively Coupled Gravity Waves in the Tropics: Why Do Most Cloud Systems Propagate Westward?  

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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

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A comparison of tropical mesoscale convective systems in El Nino and La Nina  

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the two years tend to follow these patterns. There was a greater number of MCSs in the Central Pacific and East Pacific in the El Nino year and fewer MCSs in the Maritime Continent. The area distributions and median intensities of MCSs were found...

Zolman, Jody Lynn

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of ARM observations and numerical models to determine radiative and latent heating profiles of mesoscale convective systems for general circulation models  

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This three-year project, in cooperation with Professor Bob Houze at University of Washington, has been successfully finished as planned. Both ARM (the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program) data and cloud-resolving model (CRM) simulations were used to identify the water budgets of clouds observed in two international field campaigns. The research results achieved shed light on several key processes of clouds in climate change (or general circulation models), which are summarized below. 1. Revealed the effect of mineral dust on mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) Two international field campaigns near a desert and a tropical coast provided unique data to drive and evaluate CRM simulations, which are TWP-ICE (the Tropical Warm Pool International Cloud Experiment) and AMMA (the African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis). Studies of the two campaign data were contrasted, revealing that much mineral dust can bring about large MCSs via ice nucleation and clouds. This result was reported as a PI presentation in the 3rd ASR Science Team meeting held in Arlington, Virginia in March 2012. A paper on the studies was published in the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences (Zeng et al. 2013). 2. Identified the effect of convective downdrafts on ice crystal concentration Using the large-scale forcing data from TWP-ICE, ARM-SGP (the Southern Great Plains) and other field campaigns, Goddard CRM simulations were carried out in comparison with radar and satellite observations. The comparison between model and observations revealed that convective downdrafts could increase ice crystal concentration by up to three or four orders, which is a key to quantitatively represent the indirect effects of ice nuclei, a kind of aerosol, on clouds and radiation in the Tropics. This result was published in the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences (Zeng et al. 2011) and summarized in the DOE/ASR Research Highlights Summaries (see http://www.arm.gov/science/highlights/RMjY5/view). 3. Used radar observations to evaluate model simulations In cooperation with Profs. Bob Houze at University of Washington and Steven Rutledge at Colorado State University, numerical model results were evaluated with observations from W- and C-band radars and CloudSat/TRMM satellites. These studies exhibited some shortcomings of current numerical models, such as too little of thin anvil clouds, directing the future improvement of cloud microphysics parameterization in CRMs. Two papers of Powell et al (2012) and Zeng et al. (2013), summarizing these studies, were published in the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. 4. Analyzed the water budgets of MCSs Using ARM data from TWP-ICE, ARM-SGP and other field campaigns, the Goddard CRM simulations were carried out to analyze the water budgets of clouds from TWP-ICE and AMMA. The simulations generated a set of datasets on clouds and radiation, which are available http://cloud.gsfc.nasa.gov/. The cloud datasets were available for modelers and other researchers aiming to improve the representation of cloud processes in multi-scale modeling frameworks, GCMs and climate models. Special datasets, such as 3D cloud distributions every six minutes for TWP-ICE, were requested and generated for ARM/ASR investigators. Data server records show that 86,206 datasets were downloaded by 120 users between April of 2010 and January of 2012. 5. MMF simulations The Goddard MMF (multi-scale modeling framework) has been improved by coupling with the Goddard Land Information System (LIS) and the Goddard Earth Observing System Model, Version 5 (GOES5). It has also been optimized on NASA HEC supercomputers and can be run over 4000 CPUs. The improved MMF with high horizontal resolution (1 x 1 degree) is currently being applied to cases covering 2005 and 2006. The results show that the spatial distribution pattern of precipitation rate is well simulated by the MMF through comparisons with satellite retrievals from the CMOPRH and GPCP data sets. In addition, the MMF results were compared with three reanalyses (MERRA, ERA-Interim and CFSR). Although the MMF tends

Tao, Wei-Kuo; Houze, Robert, A., Jr.; Zeng, Xiping

2013-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

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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...

Valdes-Manzanilla, Arturo

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Final Technical Report for "Radiative Heating Associated with Tropical Convective Cloud Systems: Its Importance at Meso and Global Scales"  

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Heating associated with tropical cloud systems drive the global circulation. The overall research objectives of this project were to i) further quantify and understand the importance of heating in tropical convective cloud systems with innovative observational techniques, and ii) use global models to determine the large-scale circulation response to variability in tropical heating profiles, including anvil and cirrus cloud radiative forcing. The innovative observational techniques used a diversity of radar systems to create a climatology of vertical velocities associated with the full tropical convective cloud spectrum along with a dissection of the of the total heating profile of tropical cloud systems into separate components (i.e., the latent, radiative, and eddy sensible heating). These properties were used to validate storm-scale and global climate models (GCMs) and were further used to force two different types of GCMs (one with and one without interactive physics). While radiative heating was shown to account for about 20% of the total heating and did not have a strong direct response on the global circulation, the indirect response was important via its impact on convection, esp. in how radiative heating impacts the tilt of heating associated with the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO), a phenomenon that accounts for most tropical intraseasonal variability. This work shows strong promise in determining the sensitivity of climate models and climate processes to heating variations associated with cloud systems.

Schumacher, Courtney

2012-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Tropical Cyclone Mekkhala (2008) Formation over the South China Sea: Mesoscale, Synoptic-scale and Large-scale Contributions  

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Tropical cyclone formation close to the coastline of the Asian continent presents a significant threat to heavily populated coastal countries. A case study of Tropical Storm Mekkhala (2008) that developed off the coast of Vietnam is presented ...

Myung-Sook Park; Hyeong-Seog Kim; Chang-Hoi Ho; Russell L. Elsberry; Myong-In Lee

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Characterizing and Optimizing Precipitation Forecasts from a Convection-Permitting Ensemble Initialized by a Mesoscale Ensemble Kalman Filter  

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Convection-permitting Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model forecasts with 3-km horizontal grid spacing were produced for a 50-member ensemble over a domain spanning three-quarters of the contiguous United States between 25 May and 25 June ...

Craig S. Schwartz; Glen S. Romine; Kathryn R. Smith; Morris L. Weisman

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of Aerosols on Tropical Cyclones: An Investigation Using Convection-permitting Model Simulation  

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The role of aerosols effect on two tropical cyclones over Bay of Bengal are investigated using a convection permitting model with two-moment mixed-phase bulk cloud microphysics scheme. The simulation results show the role of aerosol on the microphysical and dynamical properties of cloud and bring out the change in efficiency of the clouds in producing precipitation. The tracks of the TCs are hardly affected by the changing aerosol types, but the intensity exhibits significant sensitivity due to the change in aerosol contribution. It is also clearly seen from the analyses that higher heating in the middle troposphere within the cyclone center is in response to latent heat release as a consequence of greater graupel formation. Greater heating in the middle level is particularly noticeable for the clean aerosol regime which causes enhanced divergence in the upper level which, in turn, forces the lower level convergence. As a result, the cleaner aerosol perturbation is more unstable within the cyclone core and produces a more intense cyclone as compared to other two perturbations of aerosol. All these studies show the robustness of the concept of TC weakening by storm ingestion of high concentrations of CCN. The consistency of these model results gives us confidence in stating there is a high probability that ingestion of high CCN concentrations in a TC will lead to weakening of the storm but has little impact on storm direction. Moreover, as pollution is increasing over the Indian sub-continent, this study suggests pollution may be weakening TCs over the Bay of Bengal.

Hazra, Anupam; Mukhopadhyay, P.; Taraphdar, Sourav; Chen, J. P.; Cotton, William R.

2013-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Role of Convective Entrainment in Spatial Distributions of and Temporal Variations in Precipitation over Tropical Oceans  

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The authors demonstrate that an appropriate treatment of convective entrainment is essential for determining spatial distributions of and temporal variations in precipitation. Four numerical experiments are performed using atmospheric models with ...

Nagio Hirota; Yukari N. Takayabu; Masahiro Watanabe; Masahide Kimoto; Minoru Chikira

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Multisatellite Investigation of the Convective Properties of Developing and Nondeveloping Tropical Disturbances  

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A comprehensive passive microwave satellite dataset is analyzed to quantify and compare the time evolution of convective properties of the pregenesis stage of developing disturbances (12 cases) and nondeveloping disturbances (3 cases), to ...

Jonathan Zawislak; Edward J. Zipser

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Test of the Simulation of Tropical Convective Cloudiness by a Cloud-Resolving Model MARIO A. LOPEZ, DENNIS L. HARTMANN, PETER N. BLOSSEY, ROBERT WOOD,  

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un- certainties in projections of future climates (Bony et al. 2006; Solomon et al. 2007). Clouds solar radiation, although their effect on the net energy balance is often much less than with intense tropical convective systems are known to have long lifetimes and to cover large areas, accounting

Hartmann, Dennis

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Measurements of Saharan Dust in Convective Clouds over the Tropical Eastern Atlantic Ocean  

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Mineral dust particles have been shown to act as cloud condensation nuclei, and they are known to interact with developing tropical storms over the Atlantic downwind of the Sahara. Once present within liquid droplets, they have the potential to ...

Cynthia H. Twohy

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Convective Coupling and Interannual and Intraseasonal Coupled Variabilities in the Tropics  

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Recent analyses point at close structural similarities and intimate dynamical connections among the members of a wide spectrum of variabilities in the global Tropics. This suggests that these oscillations with widely different timescales may have ...

P. Goswami; Rameshan K.

2000-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characteristics of Precipitating Convective Systems Accounting for the Summer Rainfall of Tropical and Subtropical South America  

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and Subtropical South America ULRIKE ROMATSCHKE AND ROBERT A. HOUZE JR. University of Washington, Seattle of the precipitating cloud systems that account for the summer rainfall of tropical and subtropical South America role in the meteorology, climatology, and hydrology of South America. They not only produce

Houze Jr., Robert A.

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The World Wide Lightning Location Network and Convective Activity in Tropical Cyclones  

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February 2010, in final form 19 August 2010) ABSTRACT Lightning flash density in tropical cyclones (TCs) is investigated to identify whether lightning flashes provide information on TC intensity and/or intensity change. The National Lightning Detection Network is used to analyze flash density as a function of peak current

Corbosiero, Kristen L.

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Seasonal cycles of O3, CO, and convective outflow at the tropical tropopause  

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gas species. There is a significant seasonal cycle in ozone (O3) at the tropical tropopause, both a radiative transfer model [Fu and Liou, 1992]. This was done at 10 ozone- sonde stations from the SHADOZ network (Southern Hemisphere Additional Ozonesonde ozonesonde stations [Thompson et al., 2003a, 2003b

Thompson, Anne

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RETRIEVAL OF HYDROMETEOR PROFILES IN TROPICAL CYCLONES AND CONVECTION BY A COMBINED  

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to simulate the ice phase radiative transfer process more reasonably. Final optimal 's as well as the observed a significant influence on the energy and water budgets. The latent heat release in tropical cyclones provides of the circulation of the storm. Directly related to latent heating, ice water content (IWC) and liq

Jiang, Haiyan

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Toward a Mesoscale Observation Network in Southeast Asia  

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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

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Role of Diurnal Warm Layers in the Diurnal Cycle of Convection over the Tropical Indian Ocean during MISMO  

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The role of air–sea interaction in the diurnal variations of convective activity during the suppressed and developing stages of an intraseasonal convective event is analyzed using in situ observations from the Mirai Indian Ocean cruise for the ...

H. Bellenger; Y. N. Takayabu; T. Ushiyama; K. Yoneyama

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tracking tropical cloud systems for the diagnosis of simulations by the weather research and forecasting (WRF) model  

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To aid in improving model parameterizations of clouds and convection, we examine the capability of models, using explicit convection, to simulate the life cycle of tropical cloud systems in the tropical warm pool. The cloud life cycle is determined using a satellite cloud tracking algorithm (Boer and Ramanathan, J. Geophys. Res., 1997), and the statistics are compared to those of simulations using the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model. Using New York Blue, a Blue Gene/L supercomputer that is co-operated by Brookhaven and Stony Brook, simulations are run at a resolution comparable to the observations. Initial results suggest that the organization of the mesoscale convective systems is particularly sensitive to the cloud microphysics parameterization used.

Vogelmann, A.M.; Lin, W.; Cialella, A.; Luke, E. P.; Jensen, M. P.; Zhang, M. H.; Boer, E.

2010-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of ARM observations and numerical models to determine radiative and latent heating profiles of mesoscale convective systems for general circulation models  

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We examined cloud radar data in monsoon climates, using cloud radars at Darwin in the Australian monsoon, on a ship in the Bay of Bengal in the South Asian monsoon, and at Niamey in the West African monsoon. We followed on with a more in-depth study of the continental MCSs over West Africa. We investigated whether the West African anvil clouds connected with squall line MCSs passing over the Niamey ARM site could be simulated in a numerical model by comparing the observed anvil clouds to anvil structures generated by the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) mesoscale model at high resolution using six different ice-phase microphysical schemes. We carried out further simulations with a cloud-resolving model forced by sounding network budgets over the Niamey region and over the northern Australian region. We have devoted some of the effort of this project to examining how well satellite data can determine the global breadth of the anvil cloud measurements obtained at the ARM ground sites. We next considered whether satellite data could be objectively analyzed to so that their large global measurement sets can be systematically related to the ARM measurements. Further differences were detailed between the land and ocean MCS anvil clouds by examining the interior structure of the anvils with the satellite-detected the CloudSat Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR). The satellite survey of anvil clouds in the Indo-Pacific region was continued to determine the role of MCSs in producing the cloud pattern associated with the MJO.

Houze, Jr., Robert A. [University of Washington Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences

2013-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Sensitivity of tropical deep convection in global models: effects of horizontal resolution, surface constraints and 3D atmospheric nudging  

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, the Eastern Indian Ocean and Maritime Continent, and 174 tropical South America. The Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), and to a smaller extent the 175 South Pacific Convergence Zone (SPCZ), also have their signatures in the OLR and PR fields. When 176... larger for PR. This is 161 in agreement with previous studies, which show large model precipitation biases in tropical ocean 162 regions (Martin et al., 2010; Schiemann et al., 2014). For OLR ~85% of model configurations are in 163 good agreement...

Chemel, Charles; Russo, Maria; Hosking, Scott; Telford, Paul; Pyle, John

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Tropical Response to Extratropical Thermal Forcing in an Idealized GCM: The Importance of Radiative Feedbacks and Convective Parameterization  

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) atmospheric energy transport per unit mass transport] of the model tropics converts the energy flux change 25% between the imposed oceanic flux and the resulting response in the atmospheric energy transportThe Tropical Response to Extratropical Thermal Forcing in an Idealized GCM: The Importance

Miami, University of

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The Effects of Explicit versus Parameterized Convection on the MJO in a Large-Domain High-Resolution Tropical Case Study. Part I: Characterization of Large-Scale Organization and Propagation  

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High-resolution simulations over a large tropical domain (~20°S–20°N, 42°E–180°) using both explicit and parameterized convection are analyzed and compared to observations during a 10-day case study of an active Madden–Julian oscillation (MJO) ...

Christopher E. Holloway; Steven J. Woolnough; Grenville M. S. Lister

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Relationships between tropical cyclone intensity and satellite based indicators of inner core convection: 85 GHz ice scattering signature and lightning  

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indirectly, using satellite-borne observations of the scattering of upwelling microwave radiation by precipitation sized ice and satellite-borne observations of lightning. The observations are then compared to tropical cyclone intensity and the resulting...

Cecil, Daniel Joseph

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Constructing a Merged Cloud-Precipitation Radar Dataset for Tropical Convective Clouds during the DYNAMO/AMIE Experiment at Addu Atoll  

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To improve understanding of the convective processes key to the Madden-Julian-Oscillation (MJO) initiation, the Dynamics of the MJO (DYNAMO) and Atmospheric Radiation Measurement MJO Investigation Experiment (AMIE) collected four months of observations from three radars, the S-band Polarization Radar (S-Pol), the C-band Shared Mobile Atmospheric Research & Teaching Radar (SMART-R), and Ka-band Zenith Radar (KAZR) on Addu Atoll in the tropical Indian Ocean. This study compares the measurements from the S-Pol and SMART-R to those from the more sensitive KAZR in order to characterize the hydrometeor detection capabilities of the two scanning precipitation radars. Frequency comparisons for precipitating convective clouds and non-precipitating high clouds agree much better than non-precipitating low clouds for both scanning radars due to issues in ground clutter. On average, SMART-R underestimates convective and high cloud tops by 0.3 to 1.1 km, while S-Pol underestimates cloud tops by less than 0.4 km for these cloud types. S-Pol shows excellent dynamic range in detecting various types of clouds and therefore its data are well suited for characterizing the evolution of the 3D cloud structures, complementing the profiling KAZR measurements. For detecting non-precipitating low clouds and thin cirrus clouds, KAZR remains the most reliable instrument. However, KAZR is attenuated in heavy precipitation and underestimates cloud top height due to rainfall attenuation 4.3% of the time during DYNAMO/AMIE. An empirical method to correct the KAZR cloud top heights is described, and a merged radar dataset is produced to provide improved cloud boundary estimates, microphysics and radiative heating retrievals.

Feng, Zhe; McFarlane, Sally A.; Schumacher, Courtney; Ellis, Scott; Comstock, Jennifer M.; Bharadwaj, Nitin

2014-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Convection Initiation along Soil Moisture Boundaries in the Southern Great Plains  

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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

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Vertical Structure of Convective Systems during NAME 2004  

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This study describes the vertical structure of mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) that characterized the 2004 North American monsoon utilizing observations from a 2875-MHz (S band) profiler and a dual-polarimetric scanning Doppler radar. Both ...

David G. Lerach; Steven A. Rutledge; Christopher R. Williams; Robert Cifelli

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH: ATMOSPHERES, VOL. 118, 96909707, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50781, 2013 Gravity waves generated by deep tropical convection: Estimates  

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in the Tropics are studied by analyzing in situ measurements from long-duration stratospheric balloons launched

Plougonven, Riwal

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Mesoscale hybrid calibration artifact  

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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

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Optimizing the Probability of Flying in High Ice Water Content Conditions in the Tropics Using a Regional-Scale Climatology of Convective Cell Properties  

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In this paper, statistical properties of rainfall are derived from 14 years of Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission data to optimize the use of flight hours for the upcoming High Altitude Ice Crystals (HAIC)/High Ice Water Content (HIWC) program. ...

A. Protat; S. Rauniyar; V. V. Kumar; J. W. Strapp

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional variability of convection over northern India during the pre-monsoon season  

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In general, the overall differences in activity and timing of convection are a result of the influence of large-scale regional and synoptic flow patterns on the local mesoscale environment. The linkage between...

Soma Sen Roy; Shouraseni Sen Roy

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Tropical Cyclone Diurnal Cycle of Mature Hurricanes  

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The diurnal cycle of tropical convection and the tropical cyclone (TC) cirrus canopy has been described extensively in previous studies. However, a complete understanding of the TC diurnal cycle remains elusive and is an area of ongoing research. ...

Jason P. Dunion; Christopher D. Thorncroft; Christopher S. Velden

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ADVANCES IN ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES, VOL. 27, NO. 2, 2010, 243252 Mesoscale Barotropic Instability of Vortex Rossby  

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ADVANCES IN ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES, VOL. 27, NO. 2, 2010, 243­252 Mesoscale Barotropic Instability of Vortex Rossby Waves in Tropical Cyclones ZHONG Wei1 ( Í), LU Han-Cheng1 (ö ), and Da-Lin ZHANG2 1 Institute of Meteorology, PLA University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 211101 2 Department

Zhang, Da-Lin

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A transilient matrix for moist convection  

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A method is introduced for diagnosing a transilient matrix for moist convection. This transilient matrix quantifies the nonlocal transport of air by convective eddies: for every height z, it gives the distribution of starting heights z{prime} for the eddies that arrive at z. In a cloud-resolving simulation of deep convection, the transilient matrix shows that two-thirds of the subcloud air convecting into the free troposphere originates from within 100 m of the surface. This finding clarifies which initial height to use when calculating convective available potential energy from soundings of the tropical troposphere.

Romps, D.; Kuang, Z.

2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A Regional OceanAtmosphere Model for Eastern Pacific Climate: Toward Reducing Tropical Biases*  

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.5°) of the ROAM enables it to capture mesoscale features, such as tropical instability waves, Central American gap these asymmetric features despite a solar radia- tion forcing at the top of the atmosphere that is zonally uniform

Wang, Yuqing

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Radiative Heating of the ISCCP Upper Level Cloud Regimes and its Impact on the Large-scale Tropical Circulation  

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Radiative heating profiles of the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) cloud regimes (or weather states) were estimated by matching ISCCP observations with radiative properties derived from cloud radar and lidar measurements from the Department of Energy (DOE) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) sites at Manus, Papua New Guinea, and Darwin, Australia. Focus was placed on the ISCCP cloud regimes containing the majority of upper level clouds in the tropics, i.e., mesoscale convective systems (MCSs), deep cumulonimbus with cirrus, mixed shallow and deep convection, and thin cirrus. At upper levels, these regimes have average maximum cloud occurrences ranging from 30% to 55% near 12 km with variations depending on the location and cloud regime. The resulting radiative heating profiles have maxima of approximately 1 K/day near 12 km, with equal heating contributions from the longwave and shortwave components. Upper level minima occur near 15 km, with the MCS regime showing the strongest cooling of 0.2 K/day and the thin cirrus showing no cooling. The gradient of upper level heating ranges from 0.2 to 0.4 K/(day?km), with the most convectively active regimes (i.e., MCSs and deep cumulonimbus with cirrus) having the largest gradient. When the above heating profiles were applied to the 25-year ISCCP data set, the tropics-wide average profile has a radiative heating maximum of 0.45Kday-1 near 250 hPa. Column-integrated radiative heating of upper level cloud accounts for about 20% of the latent heating estimated by the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Precipitation Radar (PR). The ISCCP radiative heating of tropical upper level cloud only slightly modifies the response of an idealized primitive equation model forced with the tropics-wide TRMM PR latent heating, which suggests that the impact of upper level cloud is more important to large-scale tropical circulation variations because of convective feedbacks rather than direct forcing by the cloud radiative heating profiles. However, the height of the radiative heating maxima and gradient of the heating profiles are important to determine the sign and patterns of the horizontal circulation anomaly driven by radiative heating at upper levels.

Li, Wei; Schumacher, Courtney; McFarlane, Sally A.

2013-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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...

Billingsley, David Brian

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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The Dynamics and Predictability of Tropical Cyclones  

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to pinpoint sources of error in forecasts of tropical cyclone formation and intensification. Despite significant differences in methodology, storm environment and development, it is found in both situations that high convective instability (CAPE) and mid...

Sippel, Jason A.

2010-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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An Analytical Model for Tropical Relative Humidity  

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An analytical model is derived for tropical relative humidity using only the Clausius–Clapeyron relation, hydrostatic balance, and a bulk-plume water budget. This theory is constructed for radiative–convective equilibrium and compared against a ...

David M. Romps

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Toward the Long-range Prediction of Severe Convective Windstorms  

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thunderstorm systems (or mesoscale convective system (MCS)), cause major disruption to society, including widespread power outages, tree and structural damage, and transportation accidents that affect multi- state ďż˝ Left five million without power ďż˝ Traveled 700 miles in 12 hours #12;June 2012 Derecho Overview http

Kuligowski, Bob

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Development and Tropical Transition of an Alpine Lee Cyclone. Part I: Case Analysis and Evaluation of Numerical Guidance  

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The development and tropical transition (TT) of a subsynoptic-scale cyclone in the Gulf of Genoa during the Mesoscale Alpine Project (MAP) demonstration of probabilistic hydrological and atmospheric simulation of flood events in the alpine region ...

Ron McTaggart-Cowan; Thomas J. Galarneau Jr.; Lance F. Bosart; Jason A. Milbrandt

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evolution of moisture convergence in a mesoscale convective complex  

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approach is very similar to that used by other researchers (Hilliger and Vonder Haar, 1979; Maddox and Vonder Haar, 1979; Fuelberg and Meyer, 1984) for satellite or radiosonde data. Their procedure also used separation intervals but because..., the dominant contributor to MC in the region of interest was the advection term (compare Figs. 14 and 15). This is contrary to the findings of other researchers (Negri and Vonder Haar, 1980; Cotton et al. , 1989), who have found that the divergence term...

Bercherer, John Phillip

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Meso-scale machining capabilities and issues  

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Meso-scale manufacturing processes are bridging the gap between silicon-based MEMS processes and conventional miniature machining. These processes can fabricate two and three-dimensional parts having micron size features in traditional materials such as stainless steels, rare earth magnets, ceramics, and glass. Meso-scale processes that are currently available include, focused ion beam sputtering, micro-milling, micro-turning, excimer laser ablation, femto-second laser ablation, and micro electro discharge machining. These meso-scale processes employ subtractive machining technologies (i.e., material removal), unlike LIGA, which is an additive meso-scale process. Meso-scale processes have different material capabilities and machining performance specifications. Machining performance specifications of interest include minimum feature size, feature tolerance, feature location accuracy, surface finish, and material removal rate. Sandia National Laboratories is developing meso-scale electro-mechanical components, which require meso-scale parts that move relative to one another. The meso-scale parts fabricated by subtractive meso-scale manufacturing processes have unique tribology issues because of the variety of materials and the surface conditions produced by the different meso-scale manufacturing processes.

BENAVIDES,GILBERT L.; ADAMS,DAVID P.; YANG,PIN

2000-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

98

Coastal Wave Generation and Wave Breaking over Terrain: Two Problems in Mesoscale Wave Dynamics  

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with open circles). The resolved-scale eddy term is shown by stars (no line), with the background viscous part then being the di erence between the net resolved-scale and resolved-scale eddy parts. : : : : : : : : : : : 36 16 Schematic sea breeze system... breeze and mesoscale convective systems. Gravity wave momentum transport away from topography in particular plays an important role in the momentum budget of the atmosphere and hence the general circulation. The present study addresses two aspects...

Qian, Tingting

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Does the ECMWF IFS convection parameterisation with stochastic physics correctly reproduce relationships between convection and the large-scale state?  

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Important questions concerning parameterisation of tropical convection are how should sub-grid scale variability be represented, and which large-scale variables should be used in the parameterisations? Here we compare the statistics of ...

Peter A. G. Watson; H. M. Christensen; T. N. Palmer

100

Glacial Cooling in the Tropics: Exploring the Roles of Tropospheric Water Vapor, Surface Wind Speed, and Boundary Layer Processes  

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This paper is a modeling study of possible roles for tropospheric water vapor, surface wind speed, and boundary layer processes in glacial cooling in the Tropics. The authors divide the Tropics into a region of persistent deep convection and a ...

Richard Seager; Amy C. Clement; Mark A. Cane

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mesoscale model cloud scheme assessment using satellite observations Jean-Pierre Chaboureau, Jean-Pierre Cammas, Patrick J. Mascart, and Jean-Pierre Pinty  

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of the convective towers in the generation of synthetic BT maps. INDEX TERMS: 3329 Meteorology and Atmospheric-scale cloudiness in the model. A similar test conducted on the ice water and the liquid water paths confirms Dynamics: Mesoscale meteorology; 3360 Meteorology and Atmospheric Dynamics: Remote sensing; 3354

Chaboureau, Jean-Pierre

102

MESOSCALE SIMULATIONS OF POWDER COMPACTION  

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Mesoscale 3D simulations of shock compaction of metal and ceramic powders have been performed with an Eulerian hydrocode GEODYN. The approach was validated by simulating a well-characterized shock compaction experiment of a porous ductile metal. Simulation results using the Steinberg material model and handbook values for solid 2024 aluminum showed good agreement with experimental compaction curves and wave profiles. Brittle ceramic materials are not as well studied as metals, so a simple material model for solid ceramic (tungsten carbide) has been calibrated to match experimental compaction curves. Direct simulations of gas gun experiments with ceramic powders have been performed and showed good agreement with experimental data. The numerical shock wave profile has same character and thickness as that measured experimentally using VISAR. The numerical results show reshock states above the single-shock Hugoniot line as observed in experiments. We found that for good quantitative agreement with experiments 3D simulations are essential.

Lomov, Ilya; Fujino, Don; Antoun, Tarabay; Liu, Benjamin [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, P. O. Box 808, Livermore CA 94551 (United States)

2009-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

103

Postulated Mesoscale Quantum of Internal Friction Hysteresis  

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Evidence is provided, from yet another experiment, for the existence of a mesoscale quantum of internal friction hysteresis, having the value of the electron rest energy divided by the fine structure constant.

Randall D. Peters

2004-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

104

Oceanic mass transport by mesoscale eddies  

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...time-mean ocean circulation transports fluid as a conveyor belt, but fluid parcels can also be trapped and transported discretely...continuously, mesoscale eddies can trap fluid parcels within the eddy core and transport them discretely...

Zhengguang Zhang; Wei Wang; Bo Qiu

2014-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

105

Convection towers  

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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

106

Convection towers  

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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

107

Convection towers  

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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

108

Convection towers  

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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

109

Simple Multicloud Models for the Diurnal Cycle of Tropical Precipitation. Part I: Formulation and the Case of the Tropical Oceans  

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The variation of tropical precipitation due to the diurnal cycle of solar heating is examined here in the context of two simple models for tropical convection. The models utilize three cloud types—congestus, deep, and stratiform—that are believed ...

Yevgeniy Frenkel; Boualem Khouider; Andrew J. Majda

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

Mesoscale Simulations of Power Compaction  

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Mesoscale 3D simulations of metal and ceramic powder compaction in shock waves have been performed with an Eulerian hydrocode GEODYN. The approach was validated by simulating shock compaction of porous well-characterized ductile metal using Steinberg material model. Results of the simulations with handbook values for parameters of solid 2024 aluminum have good agreement with experimental compaction curves and wave profiles. Brittle ceramic materials are not so well studied as metals, so material model for ceramic (tungsten carbide) has been fitted to shock compression experiments of non-porous samples and further calibrated to match experimental compaction curves. Direct simulations of gas gun experiments with ceramic powder have been performed and showed good agreement with experimental data. Numerical shock wave profile has same character and thickness as measured with VISAR. Numerical results show reshock states above the single-shock Hugoniot line also observed in experiments. They found that to receive good quantitative agreement with experiment it is essential to perform 3D simulations.

Lomov, I; Fujino, D; Antoun, T; Liu, B

2009-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

111

Convection towers  

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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

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Mechanisms initiating deep convection over complex terrain during COPS.  

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Precipitating convection in a mountain region of moderate topography is investigated, with particular emphasis on its initiation in response to boundary-layer and mid- and upper-tropospheric forcing mechanisms. The data used in the study are from COPS (Convective and Orographically-induced Precipitation Study) that took place in southwestern Germany and eastern France in the summer of 2007. It is found that the initiation of precipitating convection can be roughly classified as being due to either: (i) surface heating and low-level flow convergence; (ii) surface heating and moisture supply overcoming convective inhibition during latent and/or potential instability; or (iii) mid-tropospheric dynamical processes due to mesoscale convergence lines and forced mean vertical motion. These phenomena have to be adequately represented in models in order to improve quantitative precipitation forecast. Selected COPS cases are analyzed and classified into these initiation categories. Although only a subset of COPS data (mainly radiosondes, surface weather stations, radar and satellite data) are used here, it is shown that convective systems are captured in considerable detail by sensor synergy. Convergence lines were observed by Doppler radar in the location where deep convection is triggered several hours later. The results suggest that in many situations, observations of the location and timing of convergence lines will facilitate the nowcasting of convection. Further on, forecasting of the initiation of convection is significantly complicated if advection of potentially convective air masses over changing terrain features plays a major role. The passage of a frontal structure over the Vosges - Rhine valley - Black Forest orography was accompanied by an intermediate suppression of convection over the wide Rhine valley. Further downstream, an intensification of convection was observed over the Black Forest due to differential surface heating, a convergence line, and the flow generated by a gust front.

Kottmeier, C.; Kalthoff, N.; Barthlott, C.; Corsmeier, U.; Van Baelen, J.; Coulter, R.; Environmental Science Division; Inst. for Meteorology and Climate Research; Lab. de Meteorologie Physique; Inst. of Physics and Meteorology

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Multiscale Variability of Deep Convection In Realation to Large-Scale Circulation in TOGA COARE  

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Deep convection over the Indo–Pacific oceanic warm pool in the Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Response Experiment (TOGA COARE) occurred in cloud clusters, which grouped together in regions favoring their occurrence. ...

Shuyi S. Chen; Robert A. Houze Jr.; Brian E. Mapes

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

Deep Convective Transition Characteristics in the Community Climate System Model and Changes under Global Warming  

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Tropical deep convective transition characteristics, including precipitation pickup, occurrence probability, and distribution tails related to extreme events, are analyzed using uncoupled and coupled versions of the Community Climate System Model (...

Sandeep Sahany; J. David Neelin; Katrina Hales; Richard B. Neale

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Convective heater  

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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

116

Convective heater  

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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

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HEAT TRANSFERS IN A DOUBLE SKIN ROOF VENTILATED BY NATURAL CONVECTION IN SUMMER TIME  

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1 HEAT TRANSFERS IN A DOUBLE SKIN ROOF VENTILATED BY NATURAL CONVECTION IN SUMMER TIME P. H or in tropical and arid countries. In this work, radiation, convection and conduction heat transfers-dimensional numerical simulation of the heat transfers through the double skin reveals the most important parameters

Boyer, Edmond

118

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

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Latent heating contribution from precipitation systems with different sizes, depths and intensities in the tropics  

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Latent Heating (LH) from precipitation systems with different sizes, depths and convective intensities are quantified with 15 years of LH retrievals from Version 7 Precipitation Radar (PR) products of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM)...

Chuntao Liu; Shoichi Shige; Yukari N. Takayabu; Edward Zipser

120

ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents: Tropical Warm Pool  

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Tropical Warm Pool International Cloud Experiment Tropical Warm Pool International Cloud Experiment May, Peter Bureau or Meteorology Research Centre Mather, James Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Jakob, Christian BMRC One of the most complete data sets describing tropical convection ever collected will result from the upcoming Tropical Warm Pool International Cloud Experiment (TWPICE) in the area around Darwin in late 2005 and early 2006. The aims of the experiment will be to examine convective cloud systems from their initial stages through to the decay of the cirrus generated and to measure their impact on the environment. The experiment design includes an unprecedented network of ground-based observations (soundings, active and passive remote sensors) combined with a large range of low, mid and high altitude aircraft for in-situ and remote sensing

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Formation of mesoscale roughening in 6022-T4 Al sheets deformed in plane-strain tension  

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Mesoscale surface-roughening evolution in 6022-T4 Al sheets was ... are central to the formation of mesoscale surface roughening.

Y. S. Choi; H. R. Piehler; A. D. Rollett

2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

The influence of tropical heating displacements on the extratropical climate  

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The hypothesis is advanced that a latitudinal shift in the tropical convective heating pattern can significantly alter temperatures in the extratropics. Results of a simplified GCM show that the shift of a prescribed tropical heating toward the summer pole, on time scales longer than a few weeks, leads to a more intense cross-equatorial [open quotes]winter[close quotes] Hadley circulation, enhanced upper-level tropical easterlies, and a slightly stronger subtropical winter jet, accompanied by warming at the winter middle and high latitudes as a result of increased dynamical heating. The indications are that there is a robust connection between the net dynamic heating in the extratropics and the implied changes in the subtropical wind shear resulting from adjustments in the Hadley circulation associated with convective heating displacements in the tropics. The implications are that (i) the low-frequency temporal variability in the Hadley circulation may play an important role in modulating wave transport in the winter extratropics, (ii) the global climate may be sensitive to those processes that control deep cumulus convection in the tropics, and (iii) systematic temperature biases in GCMs may be reduced by improving the tropical rainfall simulation. 43 refs., 49 figs.

Hou, A.Y. (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD (United States))

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

SURFACE TENSION DRIVEN CONVECTION  

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SURFACE TENSION DRIVEN CONVECTION DIJKSTRA, SENGUL, WANG INTRODUCTION LINEAR THEORY MAIN THEOREMS CONCLUDING REMARKS DYNAMIC TRANSITIONS OF SURFACE TENSION DRIVEN CONVECTION H.Dijkstra T. Sengul S. Wang #12;SURFACE TENSION DRIVEN CONVECTION DIJKSTRA, SENGUL, WANG INTRODUCTION LINEAR THEORY MAIN THEOREMS

Wang, Shouhong

124

Rotational and divergent kinetic energy in the mesoscale model ALADIN  

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Rotational and divergent kinetic energy in the mesoscale model ALADIN By V. BLAZ ICA1 *, N. Z AGAR1 received 7 June 2012; in final form 7 March 2013) ABSTRACT Kinetic energy spectra from the mesoscale. It is shown that about 50% of kinetic energy in the free troposphere in ALADIN is divergent energy

Zagar, Nedjeljka

125

Building Blocks of Tropical Diabatic Heating  

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Rotated EOF analyses are used to study the composition and variability of large-scale tropical diabatic heating profiles estimated from eight field campaigns. The results show that the profiles are composed of a pair of building blocks. These are the stratiform heating with peak heating near 400hpa and a cooling peak near 700hPa and convective heating with a heating maximum near 700hPa. Variations in the contributions of these building blocks account for the evolution of the large-scale heating profile. Instantaneous top (bottom) heavy large scale heating profiles associated with excess of stratiform (convective) heating evolve towards a stationary mean profile due to exponential decay of the excess stratiform (convective) heating.

Hagos, Samson M.

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Cloud shading retrieval and assimilation in a satellite-model coupled mesoscale analysis system  

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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 retrieved from satellite visible image data and used, along with parameters computed by a numerical model, to control the model's computation of downward radiative fluxes at the ground. These fluxes influence the analysis of ground surface temperatures under clouds. The method is part of a satellite-model coupled four-dimensional analysis system that merges information from visible image data in cloudy areas with infrared sounder data in clear areas, where retrievals of surface temperatures and water vapor concentrations are assimilated. The substantial impact of shading on boundary-layer development and mesoscale circulations was demonstrated in simulations, and the value of assimilating shading retrievals was demonstrated with a case study and with a simulated analysis that included the effects of several potential sources of error. The case study was performed in the northwestern Texas area, where convective cloud development was influenced by the shading effects of a persistent region of stratiform cloud cover. Analyses that included shading retrieval assimilation had consistently smaller shelter-height temperature errors than analyses without shading retrievals. When clear-area surface temperature retrievals from sounder data were analyzed along with cloudy-area shading retrievals, the contrast in heating between the shaded and clear parts of the domain led to large variations in analyzed boundary-layer depths and had a modest impact on analyzed wind flow. The analyzed locations of upward vertical motion corresponded roughly to areas of convective cloud development observed in satellite imagery. 29 refs., 17 figs., 2 tabs.

Lipton, A.E. (Phillips Lab., Hanscom AFB, MA (United States))

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Mesoscale Quantization and Self-Organized Stability  

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In the world of technology, one of the most important forms of friction is that of rolling friction. Yet it is one of the least studied of all the known forms of energy dissipation. In the present experiments we investigate the oscillatory free-decay of a rigid cube, whose side-length is less than the diameter of the rigid cylinder on which it rests. The resulting free-decay is one of harmonic motion with damping. The non-dissipative character of the oscillation yields to a linear differential equation; however, the damping is found to involve more than a deterministic nonlinearity. Dominated by rolling friction, the damping is sensitive to the material properties of the contact surfaces. For `clean' surfaces of glass on glass, the decay shows features of mesoscale quantization and self-organized stability.

Randall D. Peters

2005-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

128

ARM Convective Available Potential Energy (CAPE), Convective Inhibition (CIN) Product  

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ARM soundings are used to determine Convective Available Potential Energy (CAPE), Convective Inhibition (CIN) and associated properties, using the following relationships;

Jensen, Michael

2014-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

129

ARM Convective Available Potential Energy (CAPE), Convective Inhibition (CIN) Product  

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ARM soundings are used to determine Convective Available Potential Energy (CAPE), Convective Inhibition (CIN) and associated properties, using the following relationships;

Jensen, Michael

130

Heat Transfer and Convection Currents  

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...October 1965 research-article Heat Transfer and Convection Currents D. C...convection in a medium with internal heat generation is discussed semi-quantitatively...States English United Kingdom 1966 Heat transfer and convection currents Tozer D...

1965-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Satellite Observations of Mesoscale Eddy-Induced Ekman Pumping  

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Three mechanisms for self-induced Ekman pumping in the interiors of mesoscale ocean eddies are investigated. The first arises from the surface stress that occurs because of differences between surface wind and ocean velocities, resulting in Ekman ...

Peter Gaube; Dudley B. Chelton; Roger M. Samelson; Michael G. Schlax; Larry W. O’Neill

132

Advances in mesoscale thermal management technologies for microelectronics  

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This paper presents recent advances in a number of novel, high-performance cooling techniques for emerging electronics applications. Critical enabling thermal management technologies covered include microchannel transport and micropumps, jet impingement, ... Keywords: Mesoscale, Microelctronics, Thermal management

Suresh V. Garimella

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Life Cycle and Mesoscale Frontal Structure of an Intermountain Cyclone  

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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

134

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

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to ground in every 10 minute dme interval from 0600-1200 UTC for the 4 June 1985 MCC 43 24 Vertical profile of area-averaged vertical velocity for (a) west lobe froin 0905-1042 UTC, (b) east lobe from 0914-0952 UTC, and (c) east lobe from 1002-1042 UTC.... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 25 Vertical profile of variance of the vertical velocity for (a) west lobe from 0905-1042 UTC, (b) east lobe from 0914-0952 UTC, and (c) east lobe froin 1002-1042 UTC...

Saul, Scott Henry

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Title: Radar-observed convective characteristics during TWP-ICE  

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Title: Radar-observed convective characteristics during TWP-ICE Title: Radar-observed convective characteristics during TWP-ICE Schumacher, Courtney Texas A&M University Houze, Robert University of Washington May, Peter Bureau or Meteorology Research Centre Frederick, Kaycee Cetrone, Jasmine Vallgren, Andreas Category: Field Campaigns This poster will describe the radar dataset obtained in the Tropical Warm Pool International Cloud Experiment (TWP-ICE), which is to take place 20 January - 14 February 2006 in the vicinity of Darwin, Australia. We will describe the convective systems observed during the project by two scanning C-band Doppler radars, one of which will provide dual-polarization measurements, and ARM's vertically pointing cloud radar and lidar installations. In addition, we will discuss the potential for combining

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Transient luminous events above two mesoscale convective systems: Charge moment change analysis  

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in a cloudtoground (CG) lightning flash [Pasko et al., 1996, 1997; Williams, 2001; Pasko, 2010]. Related to sprites] Charge moment change (DMQ) data were examined for 41 positive cloudtoground (+CG) lightning discharges afterward. Threedimensional lightning mapping data provided positions for the incloud components

Rutledge, Steven

137

Charge rearrangement by sprites over a north Texas mesoscale convective system  

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is called a "K-change" when it is observed in a lightning flash. Citation: Hager, W. W., R. G. Sonnenfeld, W of the sprites. Data from the National Lightning Detection Network (NLDN) show that each sprite was preceded] that sprites were often preceded by large, positive cloud-to-ground lightning strokes (+CGs). Previously

Cummer, Steven A.

138

Mesoscale environmental models accompanying convection in the Texas HIPLEX region / by Mark Edward Humbert  

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. The basic data were gridded using a scheme developed by Barnes(1964). The averages determined in this manner are an adequate representation of con- ditions surrounding Big Spring. The variables are presented at 850, 700, and 500 mb s1nce these levels... not be established at Big Spring since the moisture data were missing for that hour. 23-24 June 1977 Charts of radar echoes for this day are presented in Fig. 25 with those charts in the left-hand column corresponding to sounding times. Moderate rainshowers...

Humbert, Mark Edward

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

139

Probabilistic Evaluation of the Dynamics and Predictability of the Mesoscale Convective Vortex of 1013 June 2003  

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National Center for Atmospheric Research,* Boulder, Colorado (Manuscript received 14 September 2005 have been linked to extreme rainfall events, such as the Johnstown, Pennsylvania, flood of 1977 (Bosart

Meng, Zhiyong

140

Convective variability associated with a mesoscale vortex in a midlatitude squall line system  

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. . . . . . . . . . CASE DESCRIPTION. . STORM MORPHOLOGY Low Levels (surface to 1. 9 km) Mid-to-Low Levels (2. 4 to 3. 9 km). . . . . . . . Mid-to-Upper Levels (4. 4 to 8. 9 km). . . . . . Upper Levels (9. 4 km and above). . . . . . . . . . Vertical Cross... Streamline/isotachanalysisofstorm-relativewinds at1150UTCon 28 May 1985. 1152 UTC dual Doppler analysis of kinematic and reflectivity field at 1. 4 km Mean Sea Level (MSL). . 47 , . 49 20b 1152 UTC dual Doppler analysis of the storm-relative horizontal...

Hristova-Veleva, Svetla M.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling the Atmospheric Boundary Layer Wind Response to Mesoscale Sea Surface Temperature Perturbations  

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The wind speed response to mesoscale SST variability is investigated over the Agulhas Return Current region of the Southern Ocean using the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model and the U.S. Navy Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Mesoscale ...

Natalie Perlin; Simon P. de Szoeke; Dudley B. Chelton; Roger M. Samelson; Eric D. Skyllingstad; Larry W. O’Neill

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mesoscale Origin of the Enhanced Cycling-Stability of the Si...  

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Mesoscale Origin of the Enhanced Cycling-Stability of the Si-Conductive Polymer Anode for Li-ion Batteries. Mesoscale Origin of the Enhanced Cycling-Stability of the Si-Conductive...

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Recipes for Correcting the Impact of Effective Mesoscale Resolution on the Estimation of Extreme Winds  

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Extreme winds derived from simulations using mesoscale models are underestimated because of the effective spatial and temporal resolutions. This is reflected in the spectral domain as an energy deficit in the mesoscale range. The energy deficit ...

Xiaoli Guo Larsén; Sřren Ott; Jake Badger; Andrea N. Hahmann; Jakob Mann

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-Assembly of Mesoscale Isomers: The Role of Pathways and Degrees of Freedom  

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Self-Assembly of Mesoscale Isomers: The Role of Pathways and Degrees of Freedom Shivendra Pandey1 geometric path sampling and a mesoscale experimental model to investigate the self-assembly of a model. Citation: Pandey S, Johnson D, Kaplan R, Klobusicky J, Menon G, et al. (2014) Self-Assembly of Mesoscale

Menon, Govind

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Silicon Micromachined Dimensional Calibration Artifact for Mesoscale Measurement Machines  

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Silicon Micromachined Dimensional Calibration Silicon Micromachined Dimensional Calibration Artifact for Mesoscale Measurement Machines 1 Silicon Micromachined Dimensional Calibration Artifact for Mesoscale Measurement Machines 2 Sandia National Laboratories PO Box 5800 Albuquerque, NM 87185 USA Hy D. Tran, PhD, PE Phone: (505)844-5417 Fax: (505)844-4372 hdtran@sandia.gov AFFIRMATION: I affirm that all information submitted as a part of, or supplemental to, this entry is a fair and accurate representation of this product. ___________________________________ Hy D. Tran Not a joint entry. Silicon Micromachined Dimensional Calibration Artifact for Mesoscale Measurement Machines The silicon hybrid artifact is an anisotropic-etched silicon standard that is used as a calibration reference artifact to calibrate vision-based and

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents: Evaluation of mesoscale  

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Evaluation of mesoscale model cloud simulations of the March 2000 IOP Evaluation of mesoscale model cloud simulations of the March 2000 IOP Tselioudis, George NASA/Goddard Institute for Space Studies A suite of mesoscale models was used to produce month-long runs of the March 2000 SGP IOP. The model cloud fields were evaluated against satellite and in-situ observations, using both monthly statistics of cloud properties and instantaneous cloud property distributions. It was found that compared to satellite retrievals models tend to overestimate cloud optical thickness in all dynamic regimes. The reasons for the differences in satellite and model cloud fields were investigated. Preliminary results indicate that the large model optical depths may be caused by an overestimate of cloud ice water amounts in the model simulations. Part of the differences, however,

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Vertical velocity in oceanic convection off tropical Australia  

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. . . . . . . v Vl Vl I I 1 3 6 10 Description of the Data Data Processing . . Event Criteria 10 15 21 III RESULTS . . . 26 Cores. Environment 26 34 IV COMPARISON WITH OTHER STUDIES . . . . . 40 Cores... Variations with altitude of median and strongest 10'/o-level statistics of (a) average vertical velocity, (b) maximum vertical velocity, (c) mass flux per unit length normal to the flight track and (d) diameter 32 Figure Page Reconstructed temperature...

Lucas, Christopher

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Mesoscale Climatic Simulation of Surface Air Temperature Cooling by Highly  

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Mesoscale Climatic Simulation of Surface Air Temperature Cooling by Highly Mesoscale Climatic Simulation of Surface Air Temperature Cooling by Highly Reflective Greenhouses in SE Spain Title Mesoscale Climatic Simulation of Surface Air Temperature Cooling by Highly Reflective Greenhouses in SE Spain Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2013 Authors Campra, Pablo, and Dev Millstein Journal Environmental Science & Technology Volume 47 Issue 21 Pagination 12284 - 12290 Date Published 11/2013 ISSN 0013-936X Keywords buildings, Heat Island Group Abstract A long-term local cooling trend in surface air temperature has been monitored at the largest concentration of reflective greenhouses in the world, at the Province of Almeria, SE Spain, associated with a dramatic increase in surface albedo in the area. The availability of reliable long-term climatic field data at this site offers a unique opportunity to test the skill of mesoscale meteorological models describing and predicting the impacts of land use change on local climate. Using the Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) mesoscale model, we have run a sensitivity experiment to simulate the impact of the observed surface albedo change on monthly and annual surface air temperatures. The model output showed a mean annual cooling of 0.25 °C associated with a 0.09 albedo increase, and a reduction of 22.8 W m-2 of net incoming solar radiation at surface. Mean reduction of summer daily maximum temperatures was 0.49 °C, with the largest single-day decrease equal to 1.3 °C. WRF output was evaluated and compared with observations. A mean annual warm bias (MBE) of 0.42 °C was estimated. High correlation coefficients (R2 > 0.9) were found between modeled and observed values. This study has particular interest in the assessment of the potential for urban temperature cooling by cool roofs deployment projects, as well as in the evaluation of mesoscale climatic models performance.

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MESOSCALE MODELLING OF WIND ENERGY OVER NON-HOMOGENEOUS TERRAIN  

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MESOSCALE MODELLING OF WIND ENERGY OVER NON-HOMOGENEOUS TERRAIN (ReviewArticle) Y. MAHRER.1. OBSERVATIONALAPPROACHES Evaluations of wind energy based on wind observations (usually surface winds) at well, the resolution of the wind energy pattern throughout an extended area by this methodology requires a large number

Pielke, Roger A.

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WIND ATLAS FOR EGYPT: MEASUREMENTS, MICRO-AND MESOSCALE MODELLING  

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WIND ATLAS FOR EGYPT: MEASUREMENTS, MICRO- AND MESOSCALE MODELLING Niels G. Mortensen1 , Jens Energy Authority, Cairo, Egypt Ahmed El Sayed Yousef, Adel Mahmoud Awad, Mahmoud Abd-El Raheem Ahmed Meteorological Authority, Cairo, Egypt ABSTRACT The results of a comprehensive, 8-year wind resource assessment

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Mesoscale predictability of an extreme warm-season precipitation event  

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. 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...

Odins, Andrew Michael

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Molecule-Mimetic Chemistry and Mesoscale Self-Assembly  

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Molecule-Mimetic Chemistry and Mesoscale Self-Assembly NED B. BOWDEN, MARCUS WECK, INSUNG S. CHOI systems. We suggest that it will be possible to develop complex structures composed of "objects" that self-assemble, shape recognition, and size exclusion can be used to guide the self-assembly of these objects

Prentiss, Mara

153

Mesoscale Waves as a Probe of Jupiter's Deep Atmosphere  

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Search of the Voyager images of Jupiter reveals a class of mesoscale waves occurring near the extrema of the zonal velocity profile between latitudes 30°S and 30°N. The average horizontal wavelength is 300 km, compared to an atmospheric scale ...

F. M. Flasar; P. J. Gierasch

1986-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mesoscale Science: Lessons from and Opportunities for Nanoscience  

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Earlier this month, I attended and spoke at a workshop of the Chemical Sciences Roundtable on mesoscale science. ... We hope that having ACS Nano to share both challenges and successes across communities will help accelerate advances by cross-fertilizing efforts and by inspiring scientists and engineers around the world. ...

Paul S. Weiss

2014-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Mesoscale symmetries explain dynamical equivalence of food webs  

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A goal of complex system research is to identify the dynamical implications of network structure. While early results focused mainly on local or global structural properties, there is now growing interest in mesoscale structures that comprise more than one node but not the whole network. A central challenge is to discover under what conditions the occurrence of a specific mesoscale motif already allows conclusions on the dynamics of a network as a whole. In this paper, we investigate the dynamics of ecological food webs, complex heterogeneous networks of interacting populations. Generalizing the results of MacArthur and Sánchez-García (2009 Phys. Rev. E 80 26117), we show that certain mesoscale symmetries imply the existence of localized dynamical modes. If these modes are unstable the occurrence of the corresponding mesoscale motif implies dynamical instability regardless of the structure of the embedding network. In contrast, if the mode is stable it means that the symmetry can be exploited to reduce the number of nodes in the model, without changing the dynamics of the system. This result explains a previously observed dynamical equivalence between food webs containing a different number of species.

Helge Aufderheide; Lars Rudolf; Thilo Gross

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Convective Cloud Lifecycles Lunchtime seminar  

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Convective Cloud Lifecycles Lunchtime seminar 19th May 2009 Bob Plant Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, UK #12;Introduction Obtain life cycle statistics for clouds in CRM simulations Why Conclusions Convective Cloud Lifecycles ­ p.1/3 #12;Why bother? Convective Cloud Lifecycles ­ p.2/3 #12;Some

Plant, Robert

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Can the vertical motions in the eyewall of tropical cyclones support persistent UAV flight?  

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Powered flights in the form of manned or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been flying into tropical cyclones to obtain vital atmospheric measurements with flight duration typically lasting between 12 and 36 hours. Convective vertical motion properties of tropical cyclones have previously been studied. This work investigates the possibility to achieve persistent flight by harnessing the generally pervasive updrafts in the eyewall of tropical cyclones. A sailplane UAV capable of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) is proposed and its flight characteristics simulated. Results suggest that the concept of persistent flight within the eyewall is promising and may be extendable to the rainband regions.

Poh, Chung-Kiak

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Ensemble Neural Network Convection Parameterizations for Climate Models  

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The novel neural network (NN) approach has been formulated and used for development of a NN ensemble stochastic convection parametrization for climate models. This fast parametrization is built based on data from Cloud Resolving Model (CRM) simulations initialized with and forced by TOGA-COARE data. The SAM (System for Atmospheric Modeling), developed by D. Randall, M. Khairoutdinov, and their collaborators, has been used for CRM simulations. The observational data are also used for validation of model simulations. The SAM-simulated data have been averaged and projected onto the GCM space of atmospheric states to implicitly define a stochastic convection parametrization. This parametrization is emulated using an ensemble of NNs. An ensemble of NNs with different NN parameters has been trained and tested. The inherent uncertainty of the stochastic convection parametrization derived in such a way is estimated. Due to these inherent uncertainties, NN ensemble is used to constitute a stochastic NN convection parametrization. The developed NN convection parametrization have been validated in a diagnostic CAM (CAM-NN) run vs. the control CAM run. Actually, CAM inputs have been used, at every time step of the control/original CAM integration, for parallel calculations of the NN convection parametrization (CAM-NN) to produce its outputs as a diagnostic byproduct. Total precipitation (P) and cloudiness (CLD) time series, diurnal cycles, and P and CLD distributions for the large Tropical Pacific Ocean for the parallel CAM-NN and CAM runs show similarity and consistency with the NCEP reanalysis. The P and CLD distributions for the tropical area for the parallel runs have been analyzed first for the TOGA-COARE boreal winter season (November 1992 through February 1993) and then for the winter seasons of the follow-up parallel decadal simulations. The obtained results are encouraging and practically meaningful. They show the validity of the NN approach. This constitutes an important practical conclusion of the study: the obtained results on NN ensembles as a stochastic physics parametrization show a realistic possibility of development of NN convection parametrization for climate (and NWP) models based on learning cloud physics from CRM/SAM simulated data.

Fox-Rabinovitz, M. S.; Krasnopolsky, V. M.

2012-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

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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.

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Mesoscale Modeling of LX-17 Under Isentropic Compression  

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Mesoscale simulations of LX-17 incorporating different equilibrium mixture models were used to investigate the unreacted equation-of-state (UEOS) of TATB. Candidate TATB UEOS were calculated using the equilibrium mixture models and benchmarked with mesoscale simulations of isentropic compression experiments (ICE). X-ray computed tomography (XRCT) data provided the basis for initializing the simulations with realistic microstructural details. Three equilibrium mixture models were used in this study. The single constituent with conservation equations (SCCE) model was based on a mass-fraction weighted specific volume and the conservation of mass, momentum, and energy. The single constituent equation-of-state (SCEOS) model was based on a mass-fraction weighted specific volume and the equation-of-state of the constituents. The kinetic energy averaging (KEA) model was based on a mass-fraction weighted particle velocity mixture rule and the conservation equations. The SCEOS model yielded the stiffest TATB EOS (0.121{micro} + 0.4958{micro}{sup 2} + 2.0473{micro}{sup 3}) and, when incorporated in mesoscale simulations of the ICE, demonstrated the best agreement with VISAR velocity data for both specimen thicknesses. The SCCE model yielded a relatively more compliant EOS (0.1999{micro}-0.6967{micro}{sup 2} + 4.9546{micro}{sup 3}) and the KEA model yielded the most compliant EOS (0.1999{micro}-0.6967{micro}{sup 2}+4.9546{micro}{sup 3}) of all the equilibrium mixture models. Mesoscale simulations with the lower density TATB adiabatic EOS data demonstrated the least agreement with VISAR velocity data.

Springer, H K; Willey, T M; Friedman, G; Fried, L E; Vandersall, K S; Baer, M R

2010-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Center for Mesoscale Transport Properties (m2M) | U.S. DOE Office...  

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from molecular to mesoscale (m2m); to minimize heat and maximize work of electrical energy storage devices. Research Topics energy storage (including batteries and...

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CAPE in Tropical Cyclones  

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1999) found that lightning flash frequency was proportionallightning distribution in tropical cyclones. The ratio of downshear to upshear flasheslightning from 100-300 km radii found by Corbosiero and Molinari (2003), with larger CAPE associated with greater flash

Molinari, J.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mesoscale Self-Assembly of Hexagonal Plates Using Lateral Capillary Forces: Synthesis Using the "Capillary Bond"  

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Mesoscale Self-Assembly of Hexagonal Plates Using Lateral Capillary Forces: Synthesis Using examines self-assembly in a quasi-two-dimensional, mesoscale system. The system studied here involves and hydrophilic faces on the hexagonal plates led to three outcomes: (i) the extension of the strategies of self-assembly

Prentiss, Mara

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Biodiversity Conservation in Tropical Agroecosystems  

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Biodiversity Conservation in Tropical Agroecosystems A New Conservation Paradigm Ivette Perfectoa areas of the world. Although most ecologists con- cerned with biodiversity conservation would agree. This conclusion has major consequences for biodiversity con- servation in fragmented tropical forests

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Different convection models in ATLAS  

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Convection is an important phenomenon in the atmospheres of A-type and cooler stars. A description of convection in ATLAS models is presented, together with details of how it is specified in model calculations. The effects of changing the treatment of convection on model structures and how this affects observable quantities are discussed. The role of microturbulence is examined, and its link to velocity fields within the atmosphere. Far from being free parameters, mixing-length and microturbulence should be constrained in model calculations.

Barry Smalley

2005-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Mixed-phase clouds, thin cirrus clouds, and OLR over the tropics: observations, retrievals, and radiative impacts  

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of clouds are formed by deep convection and convergence of water vapor. Thus, it is very important to understand the radiative energy balance of the tropics and the effect of clouds on the radiation field. For mixed-phase clouds, error analyses pertaining...

Lee, Joonsuk

2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

167

Tropical Limit in Statistical Physics  

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Tropical limit for macroscopic systems in equilibrium defined as the formal limit of Boltzmann constant k going to 0 is discussed. It is shown that such tropical limit is well-adapted to analyse properties of systems with highly degenerated energy levels, particularly of frustrated systems like spin ice and spin glasses. Tropical free energy is a piecewise linear function of temperature, tropical entropy is a piecewise constant function and the system has energy for which tropical Gibbs' probability has maximum. Properties of systems in the points of jump of entropy are studied. Systems with finite and infinitely many energy levels and phenomena of limiting temperatures are discussed.

M. Angelelli; B. Konopelchenko

2015-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

168

Water and tropical agriculture  

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... covers what is potentially an important field. The author has spent six years lecturing in Tanzania, so he has first-hand experience of the problems and is well qualified to ... depends largely on the available radiation, but there is no discussion of the distribution of solar radiation in the tropical world. Given an adequate water supply, plant yields depend to ...

J. G. Lockwood

1977-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

169

Tropical Cyclone Eye Thermodynamics  

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In intense tropical cyclones, sea level pressures at the center are 50–100 hPa lower than outside the vortex, but only 10–30 hPa of the total pressure fall occurs inside the eye between the eyewall and the center. Warming by dry subsidence ...

H. E. Willoughby

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Isentropic Analysis of Convective Motions  

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This paper analyzes the convective mass transport by sorting air parcels in terms of their equivalent potential temperature to determine an isentropic streamfunction. By averaging the vertical mass flux at a constant value of the equivalent ...

Olivier M. Pauluis; Agnieszka A. Mrowiec

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Turbulent Compressible Convection with Rotation - Penetration above a Convection Zone  

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We perform Large eddy simulations of turbulent compressible convection in stellar-type convection zones by solving the Navi\\'{e}r-Stokes equations in three dimensions. We estimate the extent of penetration into the stable layer above a stellar-type convection zone by varying the rotation rate ({\\boldmath$\\rm\\Omega$}), the inclination of the rotation vector ($\\theta$) and the relative stability ($S$) of the upper stable layer. The computational domain is a rectangular box in an f-plane configuration and is divided into two regions of unstable and stable stratification with the stable layer placed above the convectively unstable layer. Several models have been computed and the penetration distance into the stable layer above the convection zone is estimated by determining the position where time averaged kinetic energy flux has the first zero in the upper stable layer. The vertical grid spacing in all the model is non-uniform, and is less in the upper region so that the flows are better resolved in the region of interest. We find that the penetration distance increases as the rotation rate increases for the case when the rotation vector is aligned with the vertical axis. However, with the increase in the stability of the upper stable layer, the upward penetration distance decreases. Since we are not able to afford computations with finer resolution for all the models, we compute a number of models to see the effect of increased resolution on the upward penetration. In addition, we estimate the upper limit on the upward convective penetration from stellar convective cores.

Partha S. Pal; Harinder P. Singh; Kwing L. Chan; M. P. Srivastava

2008-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Convective heat flow probe  

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A convective heat flow probe device is provided which measures heat flow and fluid flow magnitude in the formation surrounding a borehole. The probe comprises an elongate housing adapted to be lowered down into the borehole; a plurality of heaters extending along the probe for heating the formation surrounding the borehole; a plurality of temperature sensors arranged around the periphery of the probe for measuring the temperature of the surrounding formation after heating thereof by the heater elements. The temperature sensors and heater elements are mounted in a plurality of separate heater pads which are supported by the housing and which are adapted to be radially expanded into firm engagement with the walls of the borehole. The heat supplied by the heater elements and the temperatures measured by the temperature sensors are monitored and used in providing the desired measurements. The outer peripheral surfaces of the heater pads are configured as segments of a cylinder and form a full cylinder when taken together. A plurality of temperature sensors are located on each pad so as to extend along the length and across the width thereof, with a heating element being located in each pad beneath the temperature sensors. An expansion mechanism driven by a clamping motor provides expansion and retraction of the heater pads and expandable packet-type seals are provided along the probe above and below the heater pads.

Dunn, J.C.; Hardee, H.C.; Striker, R.P.

1984-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Tropical Western Pacific  

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ARM-00-005 ARM-00-005 RPT(TWP)-010.006 LA-UR-004434 Tropical Western Pacific Site Science Mission Plan July - December 2000 Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract W-7405-ENG-36 Tropical Western Pacific Project Office Atmospheric and Climate Sciences Group (EES-8) Earth and Environmental Sciences Division Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos, NM 87545 This report and previous versions are available electronically at the following web sites: http://www.arm.gov/docs/sites/twp/science_plan/archive.html http://www.twppo.lanl.gov/docs/office.html 2 DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the United States Government. Neither the United States nor an agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, expresses or

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Acoustic sounding of the tropical marine boundary layer during GATE  

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A vertically pointed monostatic acoustic sounder was installed on the NOAA ShipOCEANOGRAPHER during the Global Atmospheric Research Program Atlantic Tropical Experiment (GATE). The sounderantenna was mounted on a gyrocontrolled platform to compensate for the ship'spitch and roll motions. Extensive measures such as mounting the antenna assembly on a vibration isolator and installing absorbing cuffs had to be taken to reduce interference by ship?generated noise. Back?scattered acoustic data obtained from up to 850 m height describe the tropical marine boundary layer in unique and hitherto unseen detail. During undisturbed weather conditions the facsimile record showed convective plumes rising from the surface of the water up to 400 m. Storm?generated disturbances resulted in a substantial modification of the boundary layer; low?level multilayered undulating inversions formed from cool outflow currents. The inversions persisted for up to 16 hours. Low?level patchy cumulus clouds produced characteristic hummock?shaped acoustic echoes. Analysis of the Doppler frequency shift of the returns allowed the determination of vertical velocities within these clouds and underlying convective plumes.

P. A. Mandics; J. E. Gaynor; F. F. Hall Jr.

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TY JOUR T1 Mesoscale Climatic Simulation of Surface Air Temperature Cooling  

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Mesoscale Climatic Simulation of Surface Air Temperature Cooling Mesoscale Climatic Simulation of Surface Air Temperature Cooling by Highly Reflective Greenhouses in SE Spain JF Environmental Science Technology A1 Campra Pablo A1 Dev Millstein KW buildings KW Heat Island Group AB p span A long term local cooling trend in surface air temperature has been monitored at the largest concentration of reflective greenhouses in the world at the Province of Almeria SE Spain associated with a dramatic increase in surface albedo in the area The availability of reliable long term climatic field data at this site offers a unique opportunity to test the skill of mesoscale meteorological models describing and predicting the impacts of land use change on local climate Using the Weather Research and Forecast WRF mesoscale model we have run a

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Simulating Typhoon Floods with Gauge Data and Mesoscale-Modeled Rainfall in a Mountainous Watershed  

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A physically based distributed hydrological model was applied to simulate typhoon floods over a mountainous watershed in Taiwan. The meteorological forcings include the observed gauge rainfall data and the predicted rainfall data from a mesoscale ...

Ming-Hsu Li; Ming-Jen Yang; Ruitang Soong; Hsiao-Ling Huang

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Meso-scale eddies affect near-surface turbulent exchange: evidence from lidar and tower measurements  

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The eddy-covariance technique tends to underestimate the turbulent heat fluxes, which results in the non-closure of the surface energy balance. This study shows experimental evidence that meso-scale turbulent organized structures, which are ...

Fabian Eder; Marius Schmidt; Thomas Damian; Katja Träumner; Matthias Mauder

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Evolution of Mesoscale Precipitation Band Environments within the Comma Head of Northeast U.S. Cyclones  

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This paper explores the mesoscale forcing and stability evolution of intense precipitation bands in the comma head sector of extratropical cyclones using the 32-km North American Regional Reanalysis, hourly 20-km Rapid Update Cycle analyses, and ...

David R. Novak; Brian A. Colle; Anantha R. Aiyyer

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Seasonal Mesoscale and Submesoscale Eddy Variability along the North Pacific Subtropical Countercurrent  

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Located at the center of the western North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, the Subtropical Countercurrent (STCC) is not only abundant in mesoscale eddies, but also exhibits prominent submesoscale eddy features. Output from a ° high-resolution OGCM ...

Bo Qiu; Shuiming Chen; Patrice Klein; Hideharu Sasaki; Yoshikazu Sasai

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impacts on ocean heat from transient mesoscale eddies in a hierarchy of climate models  

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We characterize impacts on heat in the ocean climate system from transient ocean mesoscale eddies. Our tool is a suite of centennial-scale 1990 radiatively forced numerical climate simulations from three GFDL coupled models comprising the CM2-O ...

Stephen M. Griffies; Michael Winton; Whit G. Anderson; Rusty Benson; Thomas L. Delworth; Carolina O. Dufour; John P. Dunne; Paul Goddard; Adele k. Morrison; Anthony Rosati; Andrew T. Wittenberg; Jianjun Yin; Rong Zhang

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Tests of an ensemble Kalman filter for mesoscale and regional-scale data assimilation  

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This dissertation examines the performance of an ensemble Kalman filter (EnKF) implemented in a mesoscale model in increasingly realistic contexts from under a perfect model assumption and in the presence of significant model error with synthetic...

Meng, Zhiyong

2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

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The supercell thunderstorm on 8 June 1990: Mesoscale analysis and radar observations  

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Surface mesoscale analysis helps to explain these different storm evolutions due to interaction among local circulations, Adriatic Sea and orography. While dry wind (foehn) dumps the thermodynamic instability in ...

P. P. Alberoni; S. Nanni; M. Crespi; M. Monai

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Processing of cloud condensation nuclei by collision-coalescence in a mesoscale model  

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The Naval Research Laboratory's Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System (COAMPS) is employed to explore the relative importance of source, sink, and transport processes in producing an accurate forecast of the ...

Mechem, David B.; Robinson, Paul C.; Kogan, Yefim L.

2006-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Cloud-to-ground lightning characteristics of warm season Mesoscale Convection Systems in the Central United States: 1992-1993  

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, by comparing the storm systems of 1992 vs.1993, it was determined whether the CG lightning characteristics of the flood producing storm systems of 1993 were vastly different than the preceding year. Results from the climatology of the CG lightning...

Hoeth, Brian Richard

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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

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, radar, and surface analysis of the synoptic environment valid at 0000 UTC 11 June 2003????????? 17 1.11. 850 mb WRF 10 km resolution forecast model for 0000 UTC 11 June 2003..??????????????????????.. 18 ix FIGURE... Page 1.12. Surface to 3km wind shear WRF 10 km resolution forecast model for 0000 UTC 11 June 2003???????????????? 19 1.13. 500 mb WRF 10 km resolution forecast model for 0000 UTC 11 June 2003??????????????????????? 20 1.14. 0000 UTC 11...

Reynolds, Amber Elizabeth

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds  

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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.

Jensen, Mike; Bartholomew, Mary Jane; Genio, Anthony Del; Giangrande, Scott; Kollias, Pavlos

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Data assimilation for stratified convection  

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We show how the 3DVAR data assimilation methodology can be used in the astrophysical context of a two-dimensional convection flow. We study the way this variational approach finds best estimates of the current state of the flow from a weighted average of model states and observations. We use numerical simulations to generate synthetic observations of a vertical two-dimensional slice of the outer part of the solar convection zone for varying noise levels and implement 3DVAR when the covariance matrices are scalar. Our simulation results demonstrate the capability of 3DVAR to produce error estimates of system states between up to tree orders of magnitude below the original noise level present in the observations. This work exemplifies the importance of applying data assimilation techniques in simulations of the stratified convection.

Svedin, Andreas; Brandenburg, Axel

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heuristic correction of wind speed mesoscale models simulations for wind farms prospecting and micrositing  

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Abstract The distribution of surface-level wind speeds over a given area is important information that is related to several processes in wind farm prospecting, design and micrositing. This information is often obtained from simulations using mesoscale models that take variables from global models as starting points. Improved outputs from mesoscale models can lead to reduced error compared to real wind speeds in the study area if in situ wind speed measurements are available. In this paper, we present several techniques to correct surface wind speed simulations from mesoscale models using data from measuring stations in wind farms. Specifically, we propose different heuristic corrections of the outputs from mesoscale models by means of surface fitting between the Weibull parameters of the wind speed series (from the mesoscale model) and those from the measuring stations (real wind speed) in the wind farm. The proposed methodology has direct applications in wind farm design, site prospection and micrositing. The good performance of our method is evident in the more accurate surface wind speeds obtained from mesoscale models in two wind farm prospection sites in Spain, where several measuring towers are installed.

B. Saavedra-Moreno; S. Salcedo-Sanz; C. Casanova-Mateo; J.A. Portilla-Figueras; L. Prieto

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ten Years of Measurements of Tropical Upper-Tropospheric Water Vapor by MOZAIC. Part I: Climatology, Variability, Transport, and Relation to  

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the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP). 1. Introduction Water vapor is the key atmosphericTen Years of Measurements of Tropical Upper-Tropospheric Water Vapor by MOZAIC. Part I: Climatology, Variability, Transport, and Relation to Deep Convection ZHENGZHAO LUO, DIETER KLEY,* AND RICHARD H. JOHNSON

Lombardi, John R.

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Solar Radiation Estimated Through Mesoscale Atmospheric Modeling over Northeast Brazil  

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The use of renewable energy sources like solar wind and biomass is rapidly increasing in recent years with solar radiation as a particularly abundant energy source over Northeast Brazil. A proper quantitative knowledge of the incoming solar radiation is of great importance for energy planning in Brazil serving as basis for developing future projects of photovoltaic power plants and solar energy exploitation. This work presents a methodology for mapping the incoming solar radiation at ground level for Northeast Brazil using a mesoscale atmospheric model (Regional Atmospheric Modeling System—RAMS) calibrated and validated using data from the network of automatic surface stations from the State Foundation for Meteorology and Water Resources from Ceará (Fundaçăo Cearense de Meteorologia e Recursos Hídricos? FUNCEME). The results showed that the model exhibits systematic errors overestimating surface radiation but that after the proper statistical corrections using a relationship between the model?predicted cloud fraction the ground?level observed solar radiation and the incoming solar radiation estimated at the top of the atmosphere a correlation of 0.92 with a confidence interval of 13.5? W / m 2 is found for monthly data. Using this methodology we found an estimate for annual average incoming solar radiation over Ceará of 215? W / m 2 (maximum in October: 260? W / m 2 ).

Otacilio Leandro de Menezes Neto; Alexandre Araújo Costa; Fernando Pinto Ramalho; Paulo Henrique Santiago de Maria

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The influence of mesoscale eddies on shallow water acoustic propagation  

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Acoustic propagation measurements in 150 m depth on the Florida escarpment observe the effects of the passage of a cyclonic eddy. As the stream core of the Florida Current meanders the eddy is formed and propagates along the shelf edge. The sequence over a roughly a fortnight is as follows: ahead of the eddy warm surface water and cold bottom water are swept onto the terrace forming a steep thermocline and corresponding strong downward refracting C(z). The gradient produce intense focused RBR arrivals and the thermocline becomes a duct for internal waves to propagate shoreward. At first the internal wave energy is minimal and propagation is stable and coherent. As the internal tides attempt to propagate on shelf the sound speed field and the acoustic signals become increasingly variable. The variability reaches a crescendo as the 200 m long internal tide is blocked from propagating on to the narrower shelf and begins to break and overturn producing small?scale variability. As the eddy passes nearly iso?thermal conditions are restored along with quiescent internal wave fields and reduced signal variability. Here the effects are quantized with data from fixed?system acoustic and oceanographic measurements demonstrating that the mesoscale determines acoustic propagation conditions days in advance.

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Interpreting Temperature Strain Data from Meso-Scale Clathrate Experiments  

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Gas hydrates are important in global climate change, carbon sequestra- tion, and seafloor stability. Currently, formation and dissociation pathways are poorly defined. We present a new approach for processing large amounts of data from meso-scale experiments, such as the LUNA distributed sensing system (DSS) in the seafloor process simulator (SPS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The DSS provides a proxy for temperature measurement with a high spatial resolution allowing the heat of reaction during gas hydrate formation/dissociation to aid in locating clathrates in the vessel. The DSS fibers are placed in the sediment following an Archimedean spiral design and then the position of each sensor is solved by iterating over the arc length formula with Newtons method. The data is then gridded with 1 a natural neighbor interpolation algorithm to allow contouring of the data. The solution of the sensor locations is verified with hot and cold stimulus in known locations. An experiment was preformed with a vertically split column of sand and silt. The DSS system clearly showed hydrate forming in the sand first, then slowly creeping into the silt. Similar systems and data processing techniques could be used for monitoring of hydrates in natural environments or in any situation where a hybrid temperature/strain index is useful. Further ad- vances in fiber technology allow the fiber to be applied in any configuration and the position of each sensor to be precisely determined making practical applications easier.

Leeman, John R [ORNL; Rawn, Claudia J [ORNL; Ulrich, Shannon M [ORNL; Elwood Madden, Megan [University of Oklahoma, Norman; Phelps, Tommy Joe [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MICRO-SEISMOMETERS VIA ADVANCED MESO-SCALE FABRICATION  

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The Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) seek revolutionary sensing innovations for the monitoring of nuclear detonations. Performance specifications are to be consistent with those obtainable by only an elite few products available today, but with orders of magnitude reduction in size, weight, power, and cost. The proposed commercial innovation calls upon several technologies including the combination of meso-scale fabrication and assembly, photonics-based displacement / motion detection methods, and the use of digital control electronics . Early Phase II development has demonstrated verified and repeatable sub 2ng noise floor from 3Hz to 100Hz, compact integration of 3-axis prototypes, and robust deployment exercises. Ongoing developments are focusing on low frequency challenges, low power consumption, ultra-miniature size, and low cross axis sensitivity. We are also addressing the rigorous set of specifications required for repeatable and reliable long-term explosion monitoring, including thermal stability, reduced recovery time from mass re-centering and large mechanical shocks, sensitivity stability, and transportability. Successful implementation will result in small, hand-held demonstration units with the ability to address national security needs of the DOE/NNSA. Additional applications envisioned include military/defense, scientific instrumentation, oil and gas exploration, inertial navigation, and civil infrastructure monitoring.

Garcia, Caesar A; Onaran, Guclu; Avenson, Brad; Hall, Neal

2014-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

194

Copyrighted Material What Is Tropical Ecology?  

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Copyrighted Material What Is Tropical Ecology? Asking the question, What is tropical ecology? may seem akin to asking questions such as, Who is buried in Grant's tomb? Tropical ecology is the study of the ecology of tropical regions. But so what? Consider these questions: First, what is ecology? What are its

Landweber, Laura

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Impact of the tropopause temperature on the intensity of tropical cyclones an idealized study using a mesoscale model  

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) models TCs as heat engines, operating29 between the warm ocean and the cold tropopause and converting thermal energy to mechanical30 energy. Variations in the sea surface temperature (SST) have received much

Sobel, Adam

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Mesoscale Atmospheric Dispersion, 2001, Ed. Z. Boybeyi, WIT Publications, Southampton, UK, Advances in Air Pollution, Vol 9, p. 424.  

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surface­atmosphere exchanges in mesoscale air pollution systems Devdutta S. Niyogi & Sethu Raman NorthMesoscale Atmospheric Dispersion, 2001, Ed. Z. Boybeyi, WIT Publications, Southampton, UK, Advances in Air Pollution, Vol 9, p. 424. Chapter 9 Numerical modeling of gas deposition and bi- directional

Raman, Sethu

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Mesoscale Tank Experiments for Investigating Carbon Tetrachloride Biodegradation  

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Mesoscale tank experiments were performed to simulate bioremediation of saturated zone carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) originating from a vadose zone carbon tetrachloride source. The mesoscale tank is 2-m wide by 2-m high by 3-m long and was constructed of stainless steel, yielding a total volume of 12 m3. Simulated geology within the tank consisted of two unconsolidated sand layers separated by a clay layer containing variable-sized stainless steel tubes that represented fractures within a consolidated porous medium. The thickness of the upper sand layer was approximately 55 cm, the thickness of the virtual fracture layer was 25 cm, and the thickness of the lower sand layer was approximately 98 cm. The water table was located at an elevation of approximately 54 cm from the bottom of the tank. CCl4 was added to the sealed tank by pouring 500 ml of neat CCl4 into a beaker buried approximately 10 cm below the upper sand surface through a stainless steel tube. The CCl4 was then allowed to partition through the reactor over time, eventually coming to equilibrium. Once CCl4 equilibrium had occurred in the saturated zone (~500 ppb); the reactor was bioaugmented with a CCl4 degrading culture enriched from the Subsurface Disposal Area at the INEEL. The culture was grown to a cell density of ~ 1.0 x 108 cells/ml and injected into the simulated aquifer through a center sampling port. Following injection of the culture, an initial aliquot of lactate (1,000 g/L), nitrogen, and phosphorus were added to the reactor. Lactate was injected every 3 – 5 days for one month. After 1 month of operation, a continuous supply of lactate (1,000 g/L) was pumped into the reactor at an average rate of 50 mL/min. CCl4 concentrations in the unsaturated zone were measured using hollow fiber membrane samplers, while liquid samples were analyzed to monitor levels in the simulated aquifer zone. Samples were also taken for analysis of volatile organic acids and cell density. As would be expected, increases in cell density over the length of the cell correlated with the flow of the water through the cell. One week following injection microbes and lactate, cell numbers were in the range of 5.0 x 106 cells/mL, by the end of the experiment cell numbers had increased to approximately 1.94 x 107 cells/mL. Five days after lactate injection was initiated, chloroform appeared in liquid samples taken for chlorinated VOC analysis. CCl4 concentrations in the liquid phase dropped to approximately 180 ppb. At the conclusion of the batch lactate injection phase of the bioaugmentation, CCl4 levels averaged 40 ppb and chloroform levels averaged 44 ppb. Interestingly, once continuous lactate addition was initiated, CCl4 concentrations in the saturated zone increased with spikes as high as 3,000 ppb. Chloroform concentrations also increased following continuous addition of lactate. Since the CCl4 source in the breaker had been depleted, vadose zone concentrations of CCl4 dropped steadily during addition of lactate to the saturated zone. CCl4 levels of ~ 800 ppmv were noted at the beginning of the experiment, levels decreased to below 200 ppmv by the end of the bioaugmentation phase. No chloroform was noted in the vadose zone during testing.

Brady D. Lee; Robert J. Lenhard

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tropical Western Pacific CART Site  

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climate: the Tropical Western Pacific (TWP) CART site, along the equator in the western Pacific Ocean. The TWP locale lies between 10 degrees North latitude and 10 degrees South...

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OBSERVATIONS OF CONVECTIVELY COUPLED KELVIN WAVES Convectively coupled Kelvin waves are large-scale, eastward-propagating tropical  

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in the extratropical forcing of these waves. Katherine H. Straub Department of Atmospheric Science Colorado State Randall, Richard Johnson, and Matthew Wheeler, whose comments and advice have significantly improved

Schubert, Wayne H.

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Tracking tropical cloud systems - Observations for the diagnosis of simulations by the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model  

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To aid in improving model parameterizations of clouds and convection, we examine the capability of models, using explicit convection, to simulate the life cycle of tropical cloud systems in the vicinity of the ARM Tropical Western Pacific sites. The cloud life cycle is determined using a satellite cloud tracking algorithm (Boer and Ramanathan, 1997), and the statistics are compared to those of simulations using the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model. Using New York Blue, a Blue Gene/L supercomputer that is co-operated by Brookhaven and Stony Brook, simulations are run at a resolution comparable to the observations. Initial results suggest a computational paradox where, even though the size of the simulated systems are about half of that observed, their longevities are still similar. The explanation for this seeming incongruity will be explored.

Vogelmann, A.M.; Lin, W.; Cialella, A.; Luke, E.; Jensen, M.; Zhang, M.

2010-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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The structure of the solar convective overshooting zone  

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......turbulent kinetic energy fluxes , and super-adiabatic...convection model of the solar convection envelope...the convective energy flux becomes negative...the base of the solar convection zone...that convective energy transfer is very...distance. In the solar atmosphere, the...the National Key Project through grant......

D.R. Xiong; L. Deng

2001-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

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M. Bahrami ENSC 388 (F09) Forced Convection Heat Transfer 1 Forced Convection Heat Transfer  

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1 Forced Convection Heat Transfer Convection is the mechanism of heat transfer through a fluid / The convective heat transfer coefficient h strongly depends on the fluid properties and roughness of the solid. As a result, the heat transfer from the solid surface to the fluid layer adjacent to the surface

Bahrami, Majid

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Slide 1Falk Herwig7 Aug 2006 Convective and non-convective mixing  

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Slide 1Falk Herwig7 Aug 2006 Convective and non-convective mixing in AGB stars Falk Herwig and Bernd Freytag Los Alamos National Laboratory Theoretical Astrophysics Group #12;Slide 2Falk Herwig7 Aug envelope models for sun-like stars #12;Slide 3Falk Herwig7 Aug 2006 3D hydro simulations of AGB convective

Herwig, Falk

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Tropical Anvil Characteristics and Water Vapor of the Tropical Tropopause Layer (TTL): Impact of Homogeneous Freezing Parameterizations  

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Heterogeneous and Homogeneous Freezing Heterogeneous and Homogeneous Freezing Parameterizations on Tropical Anvil Characteristics and Water Vapor Content of the TTL Jiwen Fan Climate Physics, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Contributed by: Jennifer Comstock, Mikhail Ovtchinnikov, Sally McFarlane, and Greg McFarquhar OBJECTIVES Look into the effects of the commonly used heterogeneous and homogeneous freezing parameterizations on anvil properties and water vapor content in the TTL for the deep convective clouds developed in the contrasting environments. Examine the impact of the immersion-freezing on homogeneous freezing process. Homogeneous freezing parameterizations (HFPs) 1) Koop et al. (2000): J r depends on the water activity of the solution and is independent of the nature of solute.

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Ocean dynamics and thermodynamics in the tropical Indo- Pacific region  

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Pacific Oceans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .currents in the tropical Pacific Ocean. J. Phys. Oceanogr. ,in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean associated with the

Drushka, Kyla

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Utilizing CLASIC observations and multiscale models to study the impact of improved Land surface representation on modeling cloud- convection  

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The CLASIC experiment was conducted over the US southern great plains (SGP) in June 2007 with an objective to lead an enhanced understanding of the cumulus convection particularly as it relates to land surface conditions. This project was design to help assist with understanding the overall improvement of land atmosphere convection initiation representation of which is important for global and regional models. The study helped address one of the critical documented deficiency in the models central to the ARM objectives for cumulus convection initiation and particularly under summer time conditions. This project was guided by the scientific question building on the CLASIC theme questions: What is the effect of improved land surface representation on the ability of coupled models to simulate cumulus and convection initiation? The focus was on the US Southern Great Plains region. Since the CLASIC period was anomalously wet the strategy has been to use other periods and domains to develop the comparative assessment for the CLASIC data period, and to understand the mechanisms of the anomalous wet conditions on the tropical systems and convection over land. The data periods include the IHOP 2002 field experiment that was over roughly same domain as the CLASIC in the SGP, and some of the DOE funded Ameriflux datasets.

Niyogi, Devdutta S. [Purdue

2013-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Meso-Scale Planning for Multi-Agent Navigation Liang He Jur van den Berg  

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Meso-Scale Planning for Multi-Agent Navigation Liang He Jur van den Berg Abstract-- We introduce are with the of School of Computing, University of Utah. E-mail: lianghe.hust@gmail.com, berg@cs.utah.edu. Fig. 1

van den Berg, Jur

209

Mesoscale energetics and ows induced by sea-land and mountain-valley contrasts  

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Mesoscale energetics and ÂŻows induced by sea-land and mountain-valley contrasts S. Federico1 , G. A October 1999 Abstract. We study the relative importance of sea-land and mountain-valley thermal contrasts and the west-facing slopes in the afternoon. The local thermally driven winds follow the development

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Larval fish assemblages and mesoscale oceanographic structure along the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System  

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Larval fish assemblages and mesoscale oceanographic structure along the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef Caribbean region, and contains spawning sites for a number of reef fish species. Despite this, little is known of the distribution and transport of pelagic fish larvae in the area, and basic in situ

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Lagrangian study of transport and mixing in a mesoscale eddy street  

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We use dynamical systems approach and Lagrangian tools to study surface transport and mixing of water masses in a selected coastal region of the Japan Sea with moving mesoscale eddies associated with the Primorskoye Current. Lagrangian trajectories are computed for a large number of particles in an interpolated velocity field generated by a numerical regional multi-layer eddy-resolving circulation model. We compute finite-time Lyapunov exponents for a comparatively long period of time by the method developed and plot the Lyapunov synoptic map quantifying surface transport and mixing in that region. This map uncovers the striking flow structures along the coast with a mesoscale eddy street and repelling material lines. We propose new Lagrangian diagnostic tools --- the time of exit of particles off a selected box, the number of changes of the sign of zonal and meridional velocities --- to study transport and mixing by a pair of strongly interacting eddies often visible at sea-surface temperature satellite images in that region. We develop a technique to track evolution of clusters of particles, streaklines and material lines. The Lagrangian tools used allow us to reveal mesoscale eddies and their structure, to track different phases of the coastal flow, to find inhomogeneous character of transport and mixing on mesoscales and submesoscales and to quantify mixing by the values of exit times and the number of times particles wind around the eddy's center.

S. V. Prants; M. V. Budyansky; V. I. Ponomarev; M. Yu. Uleysky

2012-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial-temporal mesoscale modelling of rainfall intensity using gage and radar data  

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Spatial-temporal mesoscale modelling of rainfall intensity using gage and radar data Montserrat fields. Doppler radar data offer better spatial and temporal coverage, but Doppler radar measures values. We use spatial logistic regression to model the probability of rain for both sources of data

Reich, Brian J.

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A coupled mesoscale–microscale framework for wind resource estimation and farm aerodynamics  

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Abstract This study discusses the development of a coupled mesoscale–microscale framework for wind resource estimation and farm aerodynamics. WINDWYO is a computational framework for performing coupled mesoscale–microscale simulations. The framework is modular, automated and supports coupling of different mesoscale and microscale solvers using overset or matched grids. The modular nature of the framework and the support for overset grids allows the independent development of mesoscale and microscale solvers and the efficient coupling between the codes. The performance of the framework is evaluated by coupling Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model with three microscale computational fluid dynamics (CFD) codes of varying complexity. The solvers used are: (i) UWake: a blade element model with free-vortex wake, (ii) Flowyo: large eddy simulation code with actuator line/disk parametrization of the wind turbine and (iii) HELIOS: detached eddy simulation code with full rotor modeling and adaptive mesh refinement. Power predictions and wake visualization of single turbine and off-shore Lillgrund wind farm in uniform and turbulent inflow are used to demonstrate the capabilities of the framework.

Harish Gopalan; Christopher Gundling; Kevin Brown; Beatrice Roget; Jayanarayanan Sitaraman; Jefferey D. Mirocha; Wayne O. Miller

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Temporal Changes in Wind as Objects for Evaluating Mesoscale Numerical Weather Prediction  

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a method of evaluating numerical weather prediction models by comparing the characteristics of temporal for biases in features forecast by the model. 1. Introduction Verification of numerical weather predictionTemporal Changes in Wind as Objects for Evaluating Mesoscale Numerical Weather Prediction DARAN L

Knievel, Jason Clark

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Modeling the Atmospheric Boundary Layer Wind Response to Mesoscale Sea Surface Temperature  

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(WRF) and COAMPS atmospheric models. The SST-induced wind response is assessed from eight simulations of the surface wind relative to the SST gradient. #12;3 1. Introduction Positive correlations of local surfaceModeling the Atmospheric Boundary Layer Wind Response to Mesoscale Sea Surface Temperature Natalie

Kurapov, Alexander

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Propagation of Wind Energy into the Deep Ocean through a Fully Turbulent Mesoscale Eddy Field  

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The authors analyze the 3D propagation of wind-forced near-inertial motions in a fully turbulent mesoscale eddy field with a primitive equation numerical model. Although the wind stress is uniform, the near-inertial motion field quickly becomes ...

Eric Danioux; Patrice Klein; Pascal Rivičre

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Realistic Solar Convection Simulations Robert F. Stein  

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Realistic Solar Convection Simulations Robert F. Stein Michigan State University, East Lansing, MIAFG, Juliane Maries Vej 30, Dk­2100 Copenhagen �, Denmark Abstract. We report on realistic simulations of solar and intensity spectra, the p­mode excitation rate, and the depth of the convection zone. We describe how solar

Stein, Robert

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ARM - Field Campaign - ARM Support for the Plains Elevated Convection...  

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convection, and (d) this lack of understanding greatly hampers the ability of numerical weather and climate models to simulate nocturnal convection well which leads to...

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Elements of tropical Pacific decadal variability  

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potential to change the background state of the eastern tropical Pacific. Simultaneously, a redistribution of atmospheric vorticity in the western tropical Pacific affects isopycnal depth and therefore ocean thermal structure progressing the decadal change...

Fuckar, Neven-Stjepan

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Diagnosing Forecast Errors in Tropical Cyclone Motion  

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This paper reports on the development of a diagnostic approach that can be used to examine the sources of numerical model forecast error that contribute to degraded tropical cyclone (TC) motion forecasts. Tropical cyclone motion forecasts depend ...

Thomas J. Galarneau Jr.; Christopher A. Davis

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NPP Tropical Forest: Atherton, Australia  

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Atherton, Australia, 1974-1985 Atherton, Australia, 1974-1985 [PHOTOGRAPH] Photograph: View across the forest canopy near Atherton (click on the photo to view a series of images from this site) Data Citation Cite this data set as follows: Stocker, G. C. 2001. NPP Tropical Forest: Atherton, Australia, 1974-1985. Data set. Available on-line [http://www.daac.ornl.gov] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. Description Litterfall was determined over 3-4 years (1974/5-1978) for two tropical rainforest sites and for 5 years (1980-1985) for a third study site near Atherton, Queensland, in northeast Australia. Although net primary production (NPP) was not determined, the extensive site description data and the rarity of measurements on tropical forests south of the Equator

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NPP Tropical Forest: Darien, Panama  

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Darien, Panama, 1967-1968 Darien, Panama, 1967-1968 [PHOTOGRAPH] Photograph: Tropical moist forest near Darien (click on the photo to view a series of images from this site). Data Citation Cite this data set as follows: Golley, F. B. 1998. NPP Tropical Forest: Darien, Panama, 1967-1968. Data set. Available on-line [http://www.daac.ornl.gov] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. Description Biomass and nutrient content of different vegetation components and soil for a transitional moist/dry tropical forest were determined in 1967-68 at Darien Province, Panama. NPP was not estimated. Situated about 160 km ESE of Panama City, close to the town of Santa Fe, the Darien study site consisted of two plots, about 8 km apart, one of

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Coupling a Mesoscale Numerical Weather Prediction Model with Large-Eddy Simulation for Realistic Wind Plant Aerodynamics Simulations (Poster)  

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Wind plant aerodynamics are influenced by a combination of microscale and mesoscale phenomena. Incorporating mesoscale atmospheric forcing (e.g., diurnal cycles and frontal passages) into wind plant simulations can lead to a more accurate representation of microscale flows, aerodynamics, and wind turbine/plant performance. Our goal is to couple a numerical weather prediction model that can represent mesoscale flow [specifically the Weather Research and Forecasting model] with a microscale LES model (OpenFOAM) that can predict microscale turbulence and wake losses.

Draxl, C.; Churchfield, M.; Mirocha, J.; Lee, S.; Lundquist, J.; Michalakes, J.; Moriarty, P.; Purkayastha, A.; Sprague, M.; Vanderwende, B.

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tropical Fruit Ambrosia Makes 6 servings  

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Tropical Fruit Ambrosia Makes 6 servings 1 jar (26 oz.) mixed tropical fruit, drained 1 large coconut Lettuce leaves Directions: 1. In a large bowl, combine the tropical fruit and banana. 2. In a small bowl, stir together the yogurt, lime zest, and lime juice until blended. 3. Spoon over the fruit

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Analysis of TRMM Precipitation Radar Algorithms and Rain over the Tropics and Southeast Texas  

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sensitivity of the heating distribution to the stratiform rain fraction. The TRMM PR has two main algorithms to determine rain type and rain totals. The so-called 2A23 algorithm classifies radar profiles as stratiform or convective, while the so- called 2A... meters apart from 20 km down to near the surface, the latter of which can be used to estimate rainfall at the surface for regions across the tropics and portions of the mid-latitudes. The data collected by the PR is processed using a hierarchy...

Funk, Aaron

2013-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Tropical rainforest biodiversity: field and  

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. The Udzungwas in particular, are one of the single, most important areas in Africa for biodiversity conservationTropical rainforest biodiversity: field and GIS tools for assessing, monitoring and mapping II with Tanzania National ParksTanzania National Parks andand Wildlife Conservation SocietyWildlife Conservation

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A Climatological Study of Boundary Layer Wind Speed Using a Meso-?-Scale Higher-Order Closure Model  

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A mesoscale higher-order closure atmospheric boundary layer model has been used to get more detailed information than is possible from observations regarding horizontal and vertical variations of the wind in an area in southeastern Sweden. To ...

Hans Bergström

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Resolved Turbulence Characteristics in Large-Eddy Simulations Nested within Mesoscale Simulations Using the Weather Research and Forecasting Model  

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One-way concurrent nesting within the Weather Research and Forecasting Model (WRF) is examined for conducting large-eddy simulations (LES) nested within mesoscale simulations. Wind speed, spectra, and resolved turbulent stresses and turbulence ...

Jeff Mirocha; Branko Kosovi?; Gokhan Kirkil

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Convective Cooling and Passive Stack Improvements in Motors (Presentation)  

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This presentation discusses current research at NREL in convective cooling and passive stack improvements in motors.

Bennion, K.

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat Transport by Turbulent Rayleigh-Benard Convection  

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We have developed a research program dedicated to the quantitative laboratory study of turbulent convection.

None

2008-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Mesoscale Processes Contributing to Extreme Rainfall in a Midlatitude Warm-Season Flash  

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for this event. However, convection-permitting simulations using the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model system that was conducive to extreme local rainfall amounts. Idealized simulations of convection and that the vertical wind pro- file featuring a strong reversal of the wind shear with height is responsible for 1 #12

Johnson, Richard H.

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Steady, three-dimensional, internally heated convection  

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Numerical calculations have been carried out of steady, symmetric, three-dimensional modes of convection in internally heated, infinite Prandtl number, Boussinesq fluids at a Rayleigh number of 1.4[times]10[sup 4] in a spherical shell with inner/outer radius of 0.55 and in a 3[times]3[times]1 rectangular box. Multiple patterns of convection occur in both geometries. In the Cartesian geometry the patterns are dominated by cylindrical cold downflows and a broad hot upwelling. In the spherical geometry the patterns consist of cylindrical cold downwellings centered either at the vertices of a tetrahedron or the centers of the faces of a cube. The cold downflow cylinders are immersed in a background of upwelling within which there are cylindrical hot concentrations (plumes) and hot halos around the downflows. The forced hot upflow return plumes of internally heated spherical convection are fundamentally different from the buoyancy-driven plumes of heated from below convection.

Schubert, G. (Department of Earth and Space Sciences and Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90024 (United States)); Glatzmaier, G.A.; Travis, B. (Earth and Environmental Sciences, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States))

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling convection in the Greenland Sea  

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A detailed examination of the development of a deep convection event observed in the Greenland Sea in 1988-89 is carried out through a combination of modeling, scale estimates, and data analysis. We develop a prognostic ...

Bhushan, Vikas

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Observations on Buoyant Convection in Reverse Osmosis  

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Observations on Buoyant Convection in Reverse Osmosis ... Buoyancy Effects in Dead-End Reverse Osmosis:? Visualization by Holographic Interferometry ... Buoyancy Effects in Dead-End Reverse Osmosis:? Visualization by Holographic Interferometry ...

Terry J. Hendricks; Jean F. Macquin; Forman A. Williams

1972-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Circulation and convection in the Irminger Sea  

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Aspects of the circulation and convection in the Irminger Sea are investigated using a variety of in-situ, satellite, and atmospheric reanalysis products. Westerly Greenland tip jet events are intense, small-scale wind ...

Vĺge, Kjetil

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lagrangian study of transport and mixing in a mesoscale eddy street  

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We use dynamical systems approach and Lagrangian tools to study surface transport and mixing of water masses in a selected coastal region of the Japan Sea with moving mesoscale eddies associated with the Primorskoye Current. Lagrangian trajectories are computed for a large number of particles in an interpolated velocity field generated by a numerical regional multi-layer eddy-resolving circulation model. We compute finite-time Lyapunov exponents for a comparatively long period of time by the method developed and plot the Lyapunov synoptic map quantifying surface transport and mixing in that region. This map uncovers the striking flow structures along the coast with a mesoscale eddy street and repelling material lines. We propose new Lagrangian diagnostic tools --- the time of exit of particles off a selected box, the number of changes of the sign of zonal and meridional velocities --- to study transport and mixing by a pair of strongly interacting eddies often visible at sea-surface temperature satellite imag...

Prants, S V; Ponomarev, V I; Uleysky, M Yu; 10.1016/j.ocemod.2011.02.008

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Research Highlight  

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The Role of Microphysics Parameterization in Simulating Tropical Mesoscale The Role of Microphysics Parameterization in Simulating Tropical Mesoscale Convective Systems Download a printable PDF Submitter: Van Weverberg, K., Brookhaven National Laboratory Vogelmann, A. M., Brookhaven National Laboratory Area of Research: Cloud Processes Working Group(s): Cloud Life Cycle Journal Reference: Van Weverberg K, AM Vogelmann, W Lin, EP Luke, AT Cialella, P Minnis, MM Khaiyer, ER Boer, and MP Jensen. 2013. "The role of cloud microphysics parameterization in the simulation of mesoscale convective system clouds and precipitation in the Tropical Western Pacific." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 70(4), doi:10.1175/JAS-D-12-0104.1. The spatial distribution of cloud types at 3 UTC on 27 December 2003 as observed by GOES-9 and as simulated by the three commonly used microphysics

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An investigation of the rainfall distribution of a mesoscale network in Ecuador  

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provides a preliminary investigation of the mesoscale rainfall distribution of two geographical areas. The spatial distribution of rainfall at San Carlos, Ecuador, is compared with the spatial distribution at Riesel, Texas. This study is based upon..., 1964) at San Carlos and the daily rainfall of the 1960-1964 warm seasons (May through September) at Riesel. The isohyetal patterns and the depth-area relations show that rainfall often varies greatly over short dis- tances. A relationship exists...

Guest, Tommy Dean

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of tropical cloud and precipitation statistics of CAM3 using CloudSat and CALIPSO data  

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The combined CloudSat and CALIPSO satellite observations provide the first simultaneous measurements of cloud and precipitation vertical structure, and are used to examine the representation of tropical clouds and precipitation in the Community Atmosphere Model Version 3 (CAM3). A simulator package utilizing a model-to-satellite approach facilitates comparison of model simulations to observations, and a revised clustering method is used to sort the subgrid-scale patterns of clouds and precipitation into principal cloud regimes. Results from weather forecasts performed with CAM3 suggest that the model underestimates the horizontal extent of low and mid-level clouds in subsidence regions, but overestimates that of high clouds in ascending regions. CAM3 strongly overestimates the frequency of occurrence of the deep convection with heavy precipitation regime, but underestimates the horizontal extent of clouds and precipitation at low and middle levels when this regime occurs. This suggests that the model overestimates convective precipitation and underestimates stratiform precipitation consistent with a previous study that used only precipitation observations. Tropical cloud regimes are also evaluated in a different version of the model, CAM3.5, which uses a highly entraining plume in the parameterization of deep convection. While the frequency of occurrence of the deep convection with heavy precipitation regime from CAM3.5 forecasts decreases, the incidence of the low clouds with precipitation and congestus regimes increases. As a result, the parameterization change does not reduce the frequency of precipitating convection that is far too high relative to observations. For both versions of CAM, clouds and precipitation are overly reflective at the frequency of the CloudSat radar and thin clouds that could be detected by the lidar only are underestimated.

Zhang, Y; Klein, S; Boyle, J; Mace, G G

2008-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Cloud Conditions Favoring Secondary Ice Particle Production in Tropical Maritime Convection  

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Progress in understanding the formation of ice in lower-tropospheric clouds is slowed by the difficulties in characterizing the many complex interactions that lead to ice initiation and to the dynamic, non-steady-state nature of the clouds. The ...

Andrew Heymsfield; Paul Willis

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The QBO's influence on lightning production and deep convection in the tropics  

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(increase) about the equator and increase (decrease) in off-equator regions. QBO modulation of tropopause height induces a higher/colder (lower/warmer) tropopause near the equator during the east (west) phase. While the expectation was that decreases...

Hernandez, Celina Anne

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Retrieval of Hydrometeor Profiles in Tropical Cyclones and Convection from Combined Radar and Radiometer Observations  

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of understanding the global energy and water cycles by providing four-dimensional distributions of latent heat- ing related to latent heating, ice water content (IWC) and liquid water content (LWC) have implications A retrieval algorithm is described to estimate vertical profiles of precipitation ice water content and liquid

Jiang, Haiyan

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NPP Tropical Forest: Kade, Ghana  

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Kade, Ghana, 1957-1972 Kade, Ghana, 1957-1972 [PHOTOGRAPH] Photograph: Forest after clearing of secondary growth at the Kade site (click on the photo to view a series of images from this site). Data Citation Cite this data set as follows: Nye, P. H., and D. J. Greenland. 1998. NPP Tropical Forest: Kade, Ghana, 1957-1972. Data set. Available on-line [http://www.daac.ornl.gov] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. Description Biomass and nutrient content of different vegetation components and soil for a secondary tropical forest were determined in the late 1950s at the Kade Agricultural Research Station of the former University College, Ghana. Net primary production (NPP) was estimated on the basis of standing biomass accumulation and litter fall. Later studies on litter and wood fall and

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NPP Tropical Forest: Chamela, Mexico  

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Chamela, Mexico, 1982-1995 Chamela, Mexico, 1982-1995 [PHOTOGRAPH] Photograph: Litter trap and throughfall collector in the Chamela forest (click on the photo to view a series of images from this site) Data Citation Cite this data set as follows: Maass, M., and A. Martinez-Yrizar. 2001. NPP Tropical Forest: Chamela, Mexico, 1982-1995. Data set. Available on-line [http://www.daac.ornl.gov] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. Description Net primary productivity (NPP) of a tropical dry deciduous forest was estimated, based on the integration of ecosystem data obtained in various years between 1982 and 1995, at the Chamela Biological Station of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). The Biosphere Reserve Chamela-Cuixmala, Jalisco, is situated near the

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NPP Tropical Forest: Pasoh, Malaysia  

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Pasoh, Malaysia, 1971-1973 Pasoh, Malaysia, 1971-1973 [PHOTOGRAPH] Photograph: Profile of the Pasoh Forest (click on the photo to view a series of images from this site) Data Citation Cite this data set as follows: Kira, T., N. Manokaran, and S. Appanah. 1998. NPP Tropical Forest: Pasoh, Malaysia, 1971-1973. Data set. Available on-line [http://www.daac.ornl.gov] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. Description Biomass and productivity of a lowland tropical forest in the Pasoh Forest Reserve, Malaysia, were determined from 1971 to 1973, under the auspices of the International Biological Programme. From 1970 to 1978, intensive research on lowland rain forest ecology and dynamics took place under a joint research project between the University of Malaya (UM) and the

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Ecotoxicology of tropical marine ecosystems  

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The negative effects of chemical contaminants on tropical marine ecosystems are of increasing concern as human populations expand adjacent to these communities. Watershed streams and ground water carry a variety of chemicals from agricultural, industrial, and domestic activities, while winds and currents transport pollutants from atmospheric and oceanic sources to these coastal ecosystems. The implications of the limited information available on impacts of chemical stressors on mangrove forests, seagrass meadows, and coral reefs are discussed in the context of ecosystem management and ecological risk assessment. Three classes of pollutants have received attention: heavy metals, petroleum, and synthetic organics. Heavy metals have been detected in all three ecosystems, causing physiological stress, reduced reproductive success, and outright mortality in associated invertebrates and fishes. Oil spills have been responsible for the destruction of entire coastal shallow-water communities, with recovery requiring years. Herbicides are particularly detrimental to mangroves and seagrasses and adversely affect the animal-algal symbioses in corals. Pesticides interfere with chemical cues responsible for key biological processes, including reproduction and recruitment of a variety of organisms. Information is lacking with regard to long-term recovery, indicator species, and biomarkers for tropical communities. Critical areas that are beginning to be addressed include the development of appropriate benchmarks for risk assessment, baseline monitoring criteria, and effective management strategies to protect tropical marine ecosystems in the face of mounting anthropogenic disturbance.

Peters, E.C. [Tetra Tech, Inc., Fairfax, VA (United States); Gassman, N.J.; Firman, J.C. [Univ. of Miami, FL (United States). Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science; Richmond, R.H. [Univ. of Guam, Mangilao (Guam). Marine Lab.; Power, E.A. [EVS Environment Consultants, Ltd., North Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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UPDATE: Tropical Storm Isaac | Department of Energy  

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UPDATE: Tropical Storm Isaac UPDATE: Tropical Storm Isaac UPDATE: Tropical Storm Isaac August 27, 2012 - 6:30pm Addthis Satellite image of Tropical Storm Isaac. | Courtesy of NOAA. Satellite image of Tropical Storm Isaac. | Courtesy of NOAA. April Saylor April Saylor Former Digital Outreach Strategist, Office of Public Affairs Tropical Storm Isaac has impacted Florida and is expected to make landfall along the Gulf Coast by early morning on August 29. As thousands of Gulf Coast residents are without power, the Energy Department's Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability will publish Emergency Situation Reports that provide details on customer outages and other energy sector impacts in the storm's path, as well as recovery and restoration activities being undertaken. The first Situation

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Tropical Cloud Life Cycle and Overlap Structure  

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Tropical Cloud Life Cycle and Overlap Structure Vogelmann, Andrew Brookhaven National Laboratory Jensen, Michael Brookhaven National Laboratory Kollias, Pavlos Brookhaven National...

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Convection automated logic oven control  

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For the past few years, there has been a greater push to bring more automation to the cooling process. There have been attempts at automated cooking using a wide range of sensors and procedures, but with limited success. The authors have the answer to the automated cooking process; this patented technology is called Convection AutoLogic (CAL). The beauty of the technology is that it requires no extra hardware for the existing oven system. They use the existing temperature probe, whether it is an RTD, thermocouple, or thermistor. This means that the manufacturer does not have to be burdened with extra costs associated with automated cooking in comparison to standard ovens. The only change to the oven is the program in the central processing unit (CPU) on the board. As for its operation, when the user places the food into the oven, he or she is required to select a category (e.g., beef, poultry, or casseroles) and then simply press the start button. The CAL program then begins its cooking program. It first looks at the ambient oven temperature to see if it is a cold, warm, or hot start. CAL stores this data and then begins to look at the food`s thermal footprint. After CAL has properly detected this thermal footprint, it can calculate the time and temperature at which the food needs to be cooked. CAL then sets up these factors for the cooking stage of the program and, when the food has finished cooking, the oven is turned off automatically. The total time for this entire process is the same as the standard cooking time the user would normally set. The CAL program can also compensate for varying line voltages and detect when the oven door is opened. With all of these varying factors being monitored, CAL can produce a perfectly cooked item with minimal user input.

Boyer, M.A.; Eke, K.I. [Apollo U.S.A. Inc., Orlando, FL (United States)] [Apollo U.S.A. Inc., Orlando, FL (United States)

1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Role of the Tropics in Abrupt Climate Changes  

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Topics addressed include: abrupt climate changes and ocean circulation in the tropics; what controls the ocean thermal structure in the tropics; a permanent El Nińo in paleoclimates; the energetics of the tropical ocean.

Fedorov, Alexey [Yale University] [Yale University

2013-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

251

Influence of Tropical Tropopause Layer Cooling on Atlantic Hurricane Activity  

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Virtually all metrics of Atlantic tropical cyclone activity show substantial increases over the past two decades. It is argued here that cooling near the tropical tropopause and the associated decrease in tropical cyclone ...

Solomon, Susan

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On the Diurnal Cycle of Deep Convection, High-Level Cloud, and Upper Troposphere Water Vapor in the Multiscale Modeling Framework  

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The Multiscale Modeling Framework (MMF), also called ‘‘superparameterization’’, embeds a cloud-resolving model (CRM) at each grid column of a general circulation model to replace traditional parameterizations of moist convection and large-scale condensation. This study evaluates the diurnal cycle of deep convection, high-level clouds, and upper troposphere water vapor by applying an infrared (IR) brightness temperature (Tb) and a precipitation radar (PR) simulator to the CRM column data. Simulator results are then compared with IR radiances from geostationary satellites and PR reflectivities from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM). While the actual surface precipitation rate in the MMF has a reasonable diurnal phase and amplitude when compared with TRMM observations, the IR simulator results indicate an inconsistency in the diurnal anomalies of high-level clouds between the model and the geostationary satellite data. Primarily because of its excessive high-level clouds, the MMF overestimates the simulated precipitation index (PI) and fails to reproduce the observed diurnal cycle phase relationships among PI, high-level clouds, and upper troposphere relative humidity. The PR simulator results show that over the tropical oceans, the occurrence fraction of reflectivity in excess of 20 dBZ is almost 1 order of magnitude larger than the TRMM data especially at altitudes above 6 km. Both results suggest that the MMF oceanic convection is overactive and possible reasons for this bias are discussed. However, the joint distribution of simulated IR Tb and PR reflectivity indicates that the most intense deep convection is found more often over tropical land than ocean, in agreement with previous observational studies.

Zhang, Yunyan; Klein, Stephen A.; Liu, Chuntao; Tian, Baijun; Marchand, Roger T.; Haynes, J. M.; McCoy, Renata; Zhang, Yuying; Ackerman, Thomas P.

2008-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of Trapped Lignin-Degrading Microbes in Tropical...  

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Trapped Lignin-Degrading Microbes in Tropical Forest Soil. Characterization of Trapped Lignin-Degrading Microbes in Tropical Forest Soil. Abstract: Lignin is often the most...

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Diurnal Precipitation Regimes in the Global Tropics  

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Diurnal variations of the global tropical precipitation are documented by using two complementary Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) datasets (3B42 and 3G68) for 1998–2006 in an attempt to provide a unified view of the diurnal cycle and a ...

Kazuyoshi Kikuchi; Bin Wang

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Origins of convective activity over Panama  

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Satellite-derived outgoing longwave radiation (OLR) data. were used to examine convective variability over the Panama region. Time series analysis of the area- averaged daily OLR data, for 1984 and 1985 revealed a, persistent 12-d oscillation... in convective activity during each season. Composite analyses of OLR data, for the area 120'W-40'W and 35'S-35'N for the 1984 dry (1 January ? 9 May) and wet (10 Msy? 4 December) seasons showed this oscillation extends beyond Panama and the Central America...

Strager, Christopher Stephen

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Triggering Deep Convection with a Probabilistic Plume Model  

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A model unifying the representation of the planetary boundary layer and dry, shallow, and deep convection, the probabilistic plume model (PPM), is presented. Its capacity to reproduce the triggering of deep convection over land is analyzed in ...

Fabio D’Andrea; Pierre Gentine; Alan K. Betts; Benjamin R. Lintner

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat Transfer by Free Convection in a Liquid Metal  

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19 December 1961 research-article Heat Transfer by Free Convection in a Liquid Metal F. J. Bayley...an experimental investigation of the free convection heat transfer process under the special conditions associated with...

1961-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Moisture-Stratiform Instability for Convectively Coupled Waves  

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A simple model of two vertical modes is constructed and analyzed to reveal the basic instability mechanisms of convectively coupled waves. The main novelty of this model is a convective parameterization based on the quasi-equilibrium concept and ...

Zhiming Kuang

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiative–Convective Equilibrium over a Land Surface  

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Radiative–convective equilibrium (RCE) describes an idealized state of the atmosphere in which the vertical temperature profile is determined by a balance between radiative and convective fluxes. While RCE has been applied extensively over oceans, ...

Nicolas Rochetin; Benjamin R. Lintner; Kirsten L. Findell; Adam H. Sobel; Pierre Gentine

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nesting large-eddy simulations within mesoscale simulations for wind energy applications  

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With increasing demand for more accurate atmospheric simulations for wind turbine micrositing, for operational wind power forecasting, and for more reliable turbine design, simulations of atmospheric flow with resolution of tens of meters or higher are required. These time-dependent large-eddy simulations (LES), which resolve individual atmospheric eddies on length scales smaller than turbine blades and account for complex terrain, are possible with a range of commercial and open-source software, including the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model. In addition to 'local' sources of turbulence within an LES domain, changing weather conditions outside the domain can also affect flow, suggesting that a mesoscale model provide boundary conditions to the large-eddy simulations. Nesting a large-eddy simulation within a mesoscale model requires nuanced representations of turbulence. Our group has improved the Weather and Research Forecasting model's (WRF) LES capability by implementing the Nonlinear Backscatter and Anisotropy (NBA) subfilter stress model following Kosovic (1997) and an explicit filtering and reconstruction technique to compute the Resolvable Subfilter-Scale (RSFS) stresses (following Chow et al, 2005). We have also implemented an immersed boundary method (IBM) in WRF to accommodate complex terrain. These new models improve WRF's LES capabilities over complex terrain and in stable atmospheric conditions. We demonstrate approaches to nesting LES within a mesoscale simulation for farms of wind turbines in hilly regions. Results are sensitive to the nesting method, indicating that care must be taken to provide appropriate boundary conditions, and to allow adequate spin-up of turbulence in the LES domain.

Lundquist, J K; Mirocha, J D; Chow, F K; Kosovic, B; Lundquist, K A

2008-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

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The Convective Instability Pathway to Warm Season Drought in Texas. Part II: Free-Tropospheric Modulation of Convective Inhibition  

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This study is concerned with the modulation by convective instability of summertime precipitation in Texas as a mechanism for maintaining or enhancing drought. The important role of convective inhibition (CIN), its dependence on the temperature ...

Boksoon Myoung; John W. Nielsen-Gammon

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

Turbulent convection in liquid metal with and without rotation  

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is the efficiency of convective heat transfer (Nu). In general, we find that the convective behavior of liquid metal=Ă°kTĂ?, where q is total heat flux and k is the fluid's thermal conductivity. Heat flux q is total heat power P by turbulent, rotating convection in liquid metal. Liquid metals are peculiar in that they diffuse heat more

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Realistic Solar Surface Convection Simulations Robert F. Stein  

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Realistic Solar Surface Convection Simulations Robert F. Stein Michigan State University, East free simulations with re­ alistic physics of convection near the solar surface. We summarize solar convection is non­local. It is driven from a thin surface thermal boundary layer where radiative

Stein, Robert

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Testing turbulent convection theory in solar models – I. Structure of the solar convection zone  

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......outer envelope of the Sun, low-temperature opacities from Alexander...SSM. Fig. 9 shows the distribution of the temperature gradient in the solar...on the structure of the Sun, especially the temperature gradient in the convection......

Y. Li; J. Y. Yang

2007-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar MagnetoConvection David J. Bercik  

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Solar Magneto­Convection David J. Bercik Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, U.S.A. š Ake Nordlund Theoretical Astrophysics Center, �ster Voldgade 3, 1350 Copenhagen K, Denmark Robert F. Stein Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan

Stein, Robert

266

Laminar boundary layers in convective heat transport  

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We study Rayleigh-Benard convection in the high-Rayleigh-number and high-Prandtl-number regime, i.e., we consider a fluid in a container that is exposed to strong heating of the bottom and cooling of the top plate in the absence of inertia effects. While the dynamics in the bulk are characterized by a chaotic convective heat flow, the boundary layers at the horizontal container plates are essentially conducting and thus the fluid is motionless. Consequently, the average temperature exhibits a linear profile in the boundary layers. In this article, we rigorously investigate the average temperature and oscillations in the boundary layer via local bounds on the temperature field. Moreover, we deduce that the temperature profile is indeed essentially linear close to the horizontal container plates. Our results are uniform in the system parameters (e.g. the Rayleigh number) up to logarithmic correction terms. An important tool in our analysis is a new Hardy-type estimate for the convecting velocity field, which can be used to control the fluid motion in the layer. The bounds on the temperature field are derived with the help of local maximal regularity estimates for convection-diffusion equations.

Christian Seis

2012-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Mantle Convection with Strong Subduction Zones  

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of the oceanic lithosphere within a small region of a nite element grid. By imposing velocity boundary conditions thermal structure. To make the model dynamically consistent, we specify a rate for subduction that balances the energy budget for convection, which includes an expression for the energy needed to bend

Conrad, Clint

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Infrasonic precursor of tropical cyclone  

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Intense infrasonic emission was observed prior to the birth of a tropical cyclone (Netreba 1991). It is connected apparently with instability of atmospheric layers in cyclone area. There are different mechanisms of this effect. Stratified compressional flow is unstable (Rybak 2002) providing amplification of its potential component. Cooling of air in upward convectionflow makes water vapor supersaturated. This is a nonequilibrium state of fluid where effect of instability can be developed. The equation of infrasonic propagation in such a medium is developed. (Naugolnykh Rybak 2006). Solutions of instabilityequation indicates the effect of radiation instability which produces infrasonic wave generation and its nonlinear evolution. Corresponding analyses of this equation make it possible to clarify the principally important aspects of cycloneinfrasonic precursors. [Work supported by ESP.NR.NRCLG982524.

Konstantin A. Naugolnykh; Samuil A. Rybak

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cold domes over the warm pool: a study of the properties of cold domes produced by mesoscale convective systems during TOGA COARE  

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in specific humidity within their cold domes. As a result, increases in the latent heat fluxes observed in the cold domes were more dependent on the increases in wind speed. Stronger cold domes (cool, dry and strong winds) were associated with squall line MCSs...

Caesar, Kathy-Ann Lois

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Convective equilibrium and mixing-length theory for stellarator reactors  

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In high ..beta.. stellarator and tokamak reactors, the plasma pressure gradient in some regions of the plasma may exceed the critical pressure gradient set by ballooning instabilities. In these regions, convective cells break out to enhance the transport. As a result, the pressure gradient can rise only slightly above the critical gradient and the plasma is in another state of equilibrium - ''convective equilibrium'' - in these regions. Although the convective transport cannot be calculated precisely, it is shown that the density and temperature profiles in the convective region can still be estimated. A simple mixing-length theory, similar to that used for convection in stellar interiors, is introduced in this paper to provide a qualitative description of the convective cells and to show that the convective transport is highly efficient. A numerical example for obtaining the density and temperature profiles in a stellarator reactor is given.

Ho, D.D.M.; Kulsrud, R.M.

1985-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Biological sources and sinks of methane in tropical habitats and tropical atmospheric chemistry. Doctoral thesis  

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The contents of this study include: two methods for measuring methane emission from a tropical lake; methane emission by bubbling from Gatun Lake, Panama; methane emission from wetlands in central Panama; consumption of atmospheric methane in soils of central Panama: effects of agricultural development; a seasonal study of soil-atmosphere methane, carbon dioxide, and 222Rn flux in a tropical moist forest; and the effects of tropical deforestation on global and regional atmospheric chemistry.

Keller, M.M.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Phenix ultimate natural convection test  

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The French sodium cooled fast reactor Phenix was shut down in 2009 after 35 years of operation. Before decommissioning, a final set of tests were performed by the CEA during 9 months. Several topics were involved such as thermal hydraulics, core physics and fuel behaviour. Among these ultimate experiments, two thermal hydraulic tests were performed: an asymmetrical test consisting in a trip of one secondary pump and a natural convection test in the primary circuit. Recognizing the unique opportunity offered by these Phenix ultimate tests, IAEA decided in 2007 to launch a Coordinated Research Project (CRP) devoted to benchmarking analyses with system codes on the Phenix natural convection test. One objective of the natural convection test in Phenix reactor is the assessment of the CATHARE system code for safety studies on future and advanced sodium cooled fast reactors. The aim of this paper is to describe this test, which was performed on June 22-23, 2009, and the associated benchmark specifications for the CRP work. The paper reminds briefly the Phenix reactor with the main physical parameters and the instrumentation used during the natural convection test. After that, the test scenario is described: - initial state at a power of 120 MWth, - test beginning resulting from a manual dry out of the two steam generators, - manual scram, - manual trip on the three primary pumps without back-up by pony motors, - setting and development of natural convection in the primary circuit, in a first phase without significant heat sink in the secondary circuits and in a second phase with significant heat sink in the secondary circuits, by opening the casing of steam generators to create an efficient heat sink, by air natural circulation in the steam generators casing. The benchmark case ends after this second phase, which corresponds to the experimental test duration of nearly 7 hours. The paper presents also the benchmark specifications data supplied by the CEA to all participants of this CRP in order to perform calculations (core, primary circuit, primary pumps, IHX, shutdown system, operating parameters, test scenario and real test conditions). Finally, main test results and analyses are presented including the evolution of the core and of the heat exchangers inlet and outlet temperatures, and some local temperature measurements. The natural convection has been easily set up in the pool type reactor Phenix with different boundary conditions at the secondary side, with or without heat sink. The data obtained during this unique test represent some very useful and precious results for the development of SFR in a wide range of thematic such as numerical methods dedicated to thermal-hydraulics safety analyses (system codes, CFD codes and coupling system and CFD codes) and instrumentation. (authors)

Gauthe, P. [CEA, DER, SESI, F-13108, Saint Paul lez Durance (France); Pialla, D.; Tenchine, D. [CEA, DEN, STMF, F-38054, Grenoble (France); Vasile, A. [CEA, DER, SESI, F-13108, Saint Paul lez Durance (France); Rochwerger, D. [CEA, DEN, DEIM, F-30207, Bagnols-sur-Ceze (France)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sensitivity of Mesoscale Gravity Waves to the Baroclinicity of Jet-Front Systems SHUGUANG WANG AND FUQING ZHANG  

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life cycles of baroclinic waves with a high-resolution mesoscale model. Four simulations are made starting from two-dimensional baroclinic jets having different static stability and wind shear in order-dimensional spectral analysis demonstrates that these gravity waves have multiple components with different wave

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The Surface Expression of Semidiurnal Internal Tides near a Strong Source at Hawaii. Part II: Interactions with Mesoscale Currents*  

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: the cyclone causes the energy of internal tide rays propagating through its core to increase near the surface with astronomical forcing because of the presence of mesoscale variability. Internal tide energy is mainly affected but not negligible role, inducing energy transfers between the internal tides and background currents. Furthermore

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Tests of an Ensemble Kalman Filter for Mesoscale and Regional-Scale Data Assimilation. Part II: Imperfect Model Experiments  

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degraded). As in Part I, where the perfect model assumption was utilized, most analysis error reduction of significant model errors due to physical parameterizations by assimilating synthetic sounding and surfaceTests of an Ensemble Kalman Filter for Mesoscale and Regional-Scale Data Assimilation. Part II

Meng, Zhiyong

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Mesoscale Self-Assembly: Capillary Bonds and Negative Menisci Ned Bowden, Scott R. J. Oliver, and George M. Whitesides*  

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Mesoscale Self-Assembly: Capillary Bonds and Negative Menisci Ned Bowden, Scott R. J. Oliver., Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 ReceiVed: September 2, 1999 This paper describes the self-assembly) that examined the self-assembly of hexagonal plates of PDMS (F ) 1.05 g/cm3) that had a density close

Prentiss, Mara

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E-Print Network 3.0 - atlantic tropical cyclones Sample Search...  

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between Atlantic tropical cyclone power... dif- ferent inferences about late-twenty-first-century Atlantic tropical cyclone activity9 , ranging... Atlantic tropical ... Source:...

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Tropical Forest Foundation | Open Energy Information  

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Tropical Forest Foundation Tropical Forest Foundation Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Tropical Forest Foundation Name Tropical Forest Foundation Address 2121 Eisenhower Ave. Suite 200 Place Alexandria, Virginia Zip 22314 Region Northeast - NY NJ CT PA Area Phone number 703.518.8834 Website http://tropicalforestfoundatio Coordinates 38.8013734°, -77.0668734° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":38.8013734,"lon":-77.0668734,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Nasa's Tropical Cloud Systems and Processes Experiment  

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In July 2005, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration investigated tropical cyclogenesis, hurricane structure, and intensity change in the eastern North Pacific and western Atlantic using its ER-2 high-altitude research aircraft. The ...

J. Halverson; M. Black; R. Rogers; S. Braun; G. Heymsfield; D. Cecil; M. Goodman; R. Hood; A. Heymsfield; T. Krishnamurti; G. McFarquhar; M. J. Mahoney; J. Molinari; J. Turk; C. Velden; D-L. Zhang; E. Zipser; R. Kakar

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tropical Transition of the 2001 Australian Duck  

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In March 2001, a hybrid low pressure system, unofficially referred to as Donald (or the Duck), developed in the Tasman Sea under tropical–extratropical influence, making landfall on the southeastern Australian coast. Here, it is shown that ...

Luke Andrew Garde; Alexandre Bernardes Pezza; John Arthur Tristram Bye

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermocapillary convection induced by laser surface heating  

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Thermocapillary convection was excited by a laser source in experiments on molten paraffin. The parameters of the resultant flow were determined. The nature of the flow was demonstrated to correspond to shear-driven boundary-layer flow at high Reynolds numbers. Correlation dependences of the flow velocity of the melt and its temperature in the surface region were derived theoretically and were shown to agree with the experimental results. When the size of the laser spot was much less than the characteristic convection scales, three regions of flow of the melt could be distinguished: a viscous surface boundary layer, a stagnation zone under the laser spot, and a large-scale region of flow with a homogeneous temperature distribution. (interaction of laser radiation with matter. laser plasma)

Gladush, G G; Drobyazko, S V; Likhanskii, V V; Loboiko, A I; Senatorov, Yu M [State Research Center of Russian Federation 'Troitsk Institute for Innovation and Fusion Research', Troitsk, Moscow Region (Russian Federation)

1998-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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On the connection between continental-scale land surface processes and the tropical climate in a coupled ocean-atmosphere-land system  

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The impact of global tropical climate to perturbations in land surface processes (LSP) are evaluated using perturbations given by different LSP representations of continental-scale in a global climate model that includes atmosphere-ocean interactions. One representation is a simple land scheme, which specifies climatological albedos and soil moisture availability. The other representation is the more comprehensive Simplified Simple Biosphere Model, which allows for interactive soil moisture and vegetation biophysical processes. The results demonstrate that LSP processes such as interactive soil moisture and vegetation biophysical processes have strong impacts on the seasonal mean states and seasonal cycles of global precipitation, clouds, and surface air temperature. The impact is especially significant over the tropical Pacific. To explore the mechanisms for such impact, different LSP representations are confined to selected continental-scale regions where strong interactions of climate-vegetation biophysical processes are present. We find that the largest impact is mainly from LSP perturbations over the tropical African continent. The impact is through anomalous convective heating in tropical Africa due to changes in the surface heat fluxes, which in turn affect basinwide teleconnections in the Pacific through equatorial wave dynamics. The modifications in the equatorial Pacific climate are further enhanced by strong air-sea coupling between surface wind stress and upwelling, as well as effect of ocean memory. Our results further suggest that correct representations of land surface processes, land use change and the associated changes in the deep convection over tropical Africa are crucial to reducing the uncertainty when performing future climate projections under different climate change scenarios.

Ma, Hsi-Yen; Mechoso, C. R.; Xue, Yongkang; Xiao, Heng; Neelin, David; Ji, Xuan

2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Research Highlight  

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Global Variability of Mesoscale Convective System Anvil Structure from Global Variability of Mesoscale Convective System Anvil Structure from A-train Satellite Data Submitter: Yuan, J., University of Washington Houze, R., University of Washington Area of Research: Cloud Distributions/Characterizations Working Group(s): Cloud Properties Journal Reference: Yuan J and RA Houze. 2010. "Global variability of mesoscale convective system anvil structure from A-train satellite data." Journal of Climate, 23, 5864-5888. Figure. 1 Annual mean (2007) climatology of anvil clouds associated with (a) small separated MCSs (<12000 km^2, the smallest 25%), (b) large separated MCSs (>40000 km^2, the largest 25%), and (c) connected MCSs. The color indicates percentage of area covered by MCS anvil clouds for each 5°x5° grid. In the tropics, upper-level clouds containing ice and mixtures of ice and

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Water Vapor Budget in a Developing Tropical Cyclone and Its Implication for Tropical Cyclone Formation  

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Evolution of the water vapor budget from the tropical wave stage to the tropical cyclone stage is examined using a high-resolution numerical model simulation. The focus is on a time window from 27 h prior to genesis to 9 h after genesis, and the ...

Cody Fritz; Zhuo Wang

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Diffractive imaging at large Fresnel number: Challenge of dynamic mesoscale imaging with hard x rays  

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Real materials have structure at both the atomic or crystalline scale as well as at interfaces and defects at the larger scale of grains. There is a need for the study of materials at the “mesoscale,” the scale at which subgranular physical processes and intergranular organization couple to determine microstructure, crucially impacting constitutive response at the engineering macroscale. Diffractive imaging using photons that can penetrate multiple grains of material would be a transformative technique for the study of the performance of materials in dynamic extremes. Thicker samples imply higher energy photons of shorter wavelength, and imaging of multiple grains implies bigger spot sizes. Such imaging requires the use of future planned and proposed hard x-ray free electron lasers (such as the European XFEL) to provide both the spatial coherence transverse to the large spots and the peak brilliance to provide the short illumination times. The result is that the Fresnel number of the system becomes large and is no longer in the Fraunhofer far-field limit. The interrelated issues of diffractive imaging at large Fresnel number are analyzed, including proof that diffractive imaging is possible in this limit and estimates of the signal-to-noise possible. In addition, derivation of the heating rates for brilliant pulses of x rays are presented. The potential and limitations on multiple dynamic images are derived. This paper will present a study of x-ray interactions with materials in this new regime of spatially coherent but relatively large mesoscale spots at very hard energies. It should provide the theory and design background for the experiments and facilities required to control materials in extreme environments, in particular for the next generation of very-hard-x-ray free electron lasers.

John L. Barber; Cris W. Barnes; Richard L. Sandberg; Richard L. Sheffield

2014-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Field Campaign - Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment  

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Experiment (MC3E) Experiment (MC3E) Campaign Links Science Plan MC3E Website Related Campaigns Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment: 2DVD Support 2011.04.22, Schwaller, SGP Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E): Airborne Instruments 2011.04.22, Poellot, AAF Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E): Multi-Frequency Profilers 2011.04.22, Williams, SGP Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment: Parsivel Disdrometer Support 2011.04.22, Schwaller, SGP Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E): Inner Domain Thermodynamic Profiling during MC3E 2011.04.22, Turner, SGP Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Campaign : Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E)

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Meridional Circulation in Solar and Stellar Convection Zones  

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We present a series of 3-D nonlinear simulations of solar-like convection, carried out using the Anelastic Spherical Harmonic (ASH) code, that are designed to isolate those processes that drive and shape meridional circulations within stellar convection zones. These simulations have been constructed so as to span the transition between solar-like differential rotation (fast equator/slow poles) and ``anti-solar' differential rotation (slow equator/fast poles). Solar-like states of differential rotation, arising when convection is rotationally constrained, are characterized by a very different convective Reynolds stress than anti-solar regimes, wherein convection only weakly senses the Coriolis force. We find that the angular momentum transport by convective Reynolds stress plays a central role in establishing the meridional flow profiles in these simulations. We find that the transition from single-celled to multi-celled meridional circulation profiles in strong and weak regimes of rotational constraint is lin...

Featherstone, Nicholas A

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sensitivity of the Simulated Distributions of Water Masses, CFCs, and Bomb 14C to Parameterizations of Mesoscale Tracer Transports in a Model of the North Pacific  

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A basinwide ocean general circulation model of the North Pacific Ocean is used to study the sensitivity of the simulated distributions of water masses, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), and bomb carbon-14 isotope (14C) to parameterizations of mesoscale ...

Yongfu Xu; Shigeaki Aoki; Koh Harada

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving an Accuracy of ANN-Based Mesoscale-Microscale Coupling Model by Data Categorization: With Application to Wind Forecast for Offshore and Complex Terrain Onshore Wind Farms  

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The ANN-based mesoscale-microscale coupling model forecasts wind speed and wind direction with high accuracy for wind parks located in complex terrain onshore, yet some weather regimes remains unresolved and f...

Alla Sapronova; Catherine Meissner…

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tracer Gas Transport under Mixed Convection Conditions in an Experimental  

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Tracer Gas Transport under Mixed Convection Conditions in an Experimental Tracer Gas Transport under Mixed Convection Conditions in an Experimental Atrium: Comparison Between Experiments and CFD Predictions Title Tracer Gas Transport under Mixed Convection Conditions in an Experimental Atrium: Comparison Between Experiments and CFD Predictions Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2006 Authors Jayaraman, Buvaneswari, Elizabeth U. Finlayson, Michael D. Sohn, Tracy L. Thatcher, Phillip N. Price, Emily E. Wood, Richard G. Sextro, and Ashok J. Gadgil Journal Atmospheric Environment Volume 40 Start Page Chapter Pagination 5236-5250 Keywords airflow and pollutant transport group, atria, indoor airflow and pollutant transport, indoor environment department, indoor pollutant dispersion, mixed convection, turbulence model

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Diurnal Cycle of Convection at the ARM SGP Site: Role of Large-Scale Forcing, Surface Fluxes, and Convective Inhibition  

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Diurnal Cycle of Convection at the ARM SGP Site: Diurnal Cycle of Convection at the ARM SGP Site: Role of Large-Scale Forcing, Surface Fluxes, and Convective Inhibition G. J. Zhang Center for Atmospheric Sciences Scripps Institution of Oceanography La Jolla, California Introduction Atmospheric convection undergoes strong diurnal variation over both land and oceans (Gray and Jacobson 1977; Dai 2001; Nesbitt and Zipser 2003). Because of the nature of the diurnal variation of solar radiation, the phasing of convection with solar radiation has a significant impact on the atmospheric radiation budget and cloud radiative forcing. A number of studies have investigated the possible mechanisms of the diurnal variation of convection (Gray and Jacobson 1977; Randall et al. 1991; Dai et al. 1999; Dai 2001). Yet, in regional and global climate models, the diurnal variation of

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Probabilistic Multiple-Linear Regression Modeling for Tropical Cyclone Intensity  

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The authors describe the development and verification of a statistical model relating tropical cyclone intensity to the local large-scale environment. A multiple linear regression framework is used to estimate the expected intensity of a tropical ...

Chia-Ying Lee; Michael K. Tippett; Suzana J. Camargo; Adam H. Sobel

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A Parameter for Forecasting Tornadoes Associated with Landfalling Tropical Cyclones  

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The authors develop a statistical guidance product, the tropical cyclone tornado parameter (TCTP), for forecasting the probability of one or more tornadoes during a 6-h period that are associated with landfalling tropical cyclones affecting the ...

Matthew J. Onderlinde; Henry E. Fuelberg

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Diurnal variation of tropical precipitation using five years TRMM data  

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The tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Microwave Imager (TMI) and Precipitation Radar (PR) data are used in this study to reveal diurnal variations of precipitation over the Tropics (30?S ? 30?N) from January, 1998...

Wu, Qiaoyan

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Annual Adjustment of the Thermocline in the Tropical Pacific Ocean  

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In this paper the amplitude-phase characteristics of the annual adjustment of the thermocline in the entire tropical Pacific Ocean are described and numerical experiments with a tropical ocean model are performed to assess the roles of the major ...

Bin Wang; Renguang Wu; Roger Lukas

2000-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transitions between patterns in thermal convection  

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We present experimental studies of the transitions between conduction, hexagons, and rolls in non-Boussinesq convection of gaseous CO{sub 2} in a cylindrical cell of radius-to-height ratio 86. Except for the transition from conduction to hexagons, transitions occur when the two states involved have nearly the same value of a generalized potential rather than at the stability limits. Conduction gives way to hexagons via the propagation of a front connecting the two states, while the transitions between hexagons and rolls are facilitated at the cell walls which appear to nucleate the minority state.

Bodenschatz, E.; de Bruyn, J.R.; Ahlers, G.; Cannell, D.S. (Department of Physics and Center for Nonlinear Science, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California (USA) Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland (Canada))

1991-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

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NPP Tropical Forest: Luquillo, Puerto Rico  

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Luquillo, Puerto Rico, 1963-1994 Luquillo, Puerto Rico, 1963-1994 Data Citation Cite this data set as follows: Lugo, A. E., F. Scatena, and C. F. Jordan. 1999. NPP Tropical Forest: Luquillo, Puerto Rico, 1963-1994. Data set. Available on-line [http://www.daac.ornl.gov] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. Description Productivity of lower montane tropical forest has been determined at various study sites within the Luquillo Experimental Forest from 1963 to the present. The Luquillo Experimental Forest is situated in the Luquillo Mountains of eastern Puerto Rico (18.32 N 65.82 W), about 35 km east-southeast of San Juan, and operates under the auspices of the International Institute of Tropical Forestry, Rio Pedras, Puerto Rico. Its total area is about 11,000

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Tropical Forest Trust | Open Energy Information  

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Tropical Forest Trust Tropical Forest Trust Name Tropical Forest Trust Address The Forest Trust 721 NW Ninth Avenue, Suite 195 Place Portland, Oregon Zip 97209 Region Pacific Northwest Area Year founded 1999 Website http://www.tft-forests.org/ Coordinates 45.5284073°, -122.6803494° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":45.5284073,"lon":-122.6803494,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Tropical Africa: Total Forest Biomass (By Country)  

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Tropical Africa: Total Forest Biomass (By Country) Tropical Africa: Total Forest Biomass (By Country) image Brown, S., and G. Gaston. 1996. Tropical Africa: Land Use, Biomass, and Carbon Estimates For 1980. ORNL/CDIAC-92, NDP-055. Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. More Maps Calculated Actual Aboveground Live Biomass in Forests (1980) Maximum Potential Biomass Density Land Use (1980) Area of Closed Forests (By Country) Mean Biomass of Closed Forests (By County) Area of Open Forests (By Country) Mean Biomass of Open Forests (By County) Percent Forest Cover (By Country) Population Density - 1990 (By Administrative Unit) Population Density - 1980 (By Administrative Unit) Population Density - 1970 (By Administrative Unit)

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WMO/CAS/WWW SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON TROPICAL CYCLONES  

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. As outlined by Dunkerton et al. (2009, hereafter DMW09), the problem of tropical cyclogenesis in the real

Smith, Roger K.

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A soil moisture assimilation scheme using satellite-retrieved skin temperature in meso-scale weather forecast model  

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A thermodynamically consistent soil moisture assimilation scheme for clear sky and snow free conditions has been developed for the meso-scale modeling system in the Arctic region by using satellite-derived skin temperatures. Parallel control and sensitivity modeling experiments were designed and their results demonstrated that the assimilation scheme successfully improves the soil moistures that were deliberately perturbed initially, indicating capability of the scheme to correct bias in the soil moisture initialization. Moreover, the resultant benefit of this assimilation scheme does not only lie in the improvement of soil moisture; the skin temperature also consequently exhibits improvements in a thermodynamic consistency. A real application of the assimilation scheme with satellite-retrieved skin temperature exhibited noticeable positive impacts on the modeling simulation and weather forecast; the model obviously captured meso-scale features of soil moistures as well as the skin temperatures. The warming tendency bias in original model simulations was removed to a considerable extent by this assimilation scheme.

Jing Zhang; Xiangdong Zhang

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sensitivity of global tropical climate to land surface processes: Mean state and interannual variability  

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This study examines the sensitivity of global tropical climate to land surface processes (LSP) using an atmospheric general circulation model both uncoupled (with prescribed SSTs) and coupled to an oceanic general circulation model. The emphasis is on the interactive soil moisture and vegetation biophysical processes, which have first order influence on the surface energy and water budgets. The sensitivity to those processes is represented by the differences between model simulations, in which two land surface schemes are considered: 1) a simple land scheme that specifies surface albedo and soil moisture availability, and 2) the Simplified Simple Biosphere Model (SSiB), which allows for consideration of interactive soil moisture and vegetation biophysical process. Observational datasets are also employed to assess the reality of model-revealed sensitivity. The mean state sensitivity to different LSP is stronger in the coupled mode, especially in the tropical Pacific. Furthermore, seasonal cycle of SSTs in the equatorial Pacific, as well as ENSO frequency, amplitude, and locking to the seasonal cycle of SSTs are significantly modified and more realistic with SSiB. This outstanding sensitivity of the atmosphere-ocean system develops through changes in the intensity of equatorial Pacific trades modified by convection over land. Our results further demonstrate that the direct impact of land-atmosphere interactions on the tropical climate is modified by feedbacks associated with perturbed oceanic conditions ("indirect effect" of LSP). The magnitude of such indirect effect is strong enough to suggest that comprehensive studies on the importance of LSP on the global climate have to be made in a system that allows for atmosphere-ocean interactions.

Ma, Hsi-Yen; Xiao, Heng; Mechoso, C. R.; Xue, Yongkang

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Impact of Tropical Storm Paul (1999) on the Motion and Rainfall Associated with Tropical Storm Rachel (1999) near Taiwan  

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A heavy rainfall event associated with the passage of Tropical Storm Rachel (1999) over southern Taiwan was studied in which a conceptual model was proposed. In the model, Tropical Storm Paul (1999) plays an important role in impeding the ...

Chun-Chieh Wu; Kevin K. W. Cheung; Jan-Huey Chen; Cheng-Chuan Chang

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Predicting free laminar convection heat transfer on curvilinear surfaces  

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Free laminar convection on an isothermal surface of cylindrical and axisymmetric bodies of arbitrary cross section is considered in the Boussinesq approximation. The problem is solved by the method of generalized similarity in its local approximation. Universal formulae are obtained for calculating the local Nusselt number. Prediction of convection on a heated horizontal cylindrical and sphere are given as examples of the method.

Stepanyants, L.G.; Shelukho, S.I.

1989-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF BOILING HEAT CONVECTION IN A FRACTURE  

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EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF BOILING HEAT CONVECTION IN A FRACTURE A REPORT SUBMITTED between heat conduction and heat convection with boiling flow in a rock fracture. An experimental coefficient. This coefficient is the proportionality factor between the heat flux to a fracture surface

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Environmental Distinctions between Cellular and Slabular Convective Lines  

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The organizational mode of quasi-linear convective systems often falls within a spectrum of modes described by a line of discrete cells on one end (“cellular”) and an unbroken two-dimensional swath of ascent on the other (“slabular”). Convective ...

Richard P. James; J. Michael Fritsch; Paul M. Markowski

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Deep storage of oceanic crust in a vigorously convecting mantle  

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Deep storage of oceanic crust in a vigorously convecting mantle J. P. Brandenburg1 and P. E. van: Brandenburg, J. P., and P. E. van Keken (2007), Deep storage of oceanic crust in a vigorously convecting cycle of creation, interaction with seawater and subduction may be responsi- ble for the loss of Pb

van Keken, Peter

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Theoretical analysis of convective heat transfer enhancement of microencapsulated phase change material slurries  

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...This paper analyzes the convective heat transfer enhancement mechanism of microencapsulated phase change material slurries based on the analogy between convective ... addition, the conventional Nusselt number ...

Yinping Zhang; Xianxu Hu; Xin Wang

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BNL | Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E)  

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Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment 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

310

Alien plant invasions in tropical and sub-tropical savannas: patterns, processes and prospects  

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Tanzania Species Family Alien plant invasions in savannasLo pez-Olmedo et al. 2007). Alien plant invasions in Africanspecies of naturalised alien plants for tropical savannas in

Foxcroft, Llewellyn C.; Richardson, David M.; Rejmánek, Marcel; Pyšek, Petr

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Overlooked sedimentary particles from tropical weathering environments  

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...Island, Solimoes River, Brazil. B: Thin-section...Negro and Soli- m es, Brazil: Implications for the...modern sand along a high-energy tropical coast: Baixada...gu , Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Journal of South American...of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources, and...

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The multiple vortex nature of tropical cyclogenesis  

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) __________________________ __________________________ John Nielsen-Gammon Craig Epifanio (Chair of Committee) (Member) __________________________ __________________________ Fuqing Zhang Hongxing Liu (Member) (Member) December 2004 Major Subject: Atmospheric Sciences... iii ABSTRACT The Multiple Vortex Nature of Tropical Cyclogenesis. (December 2004) Jason Allen Sippel, B.S., Texas A&M University Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon This thesis contains an observational analysis...

Sippel, Jason Allen

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Tropical and subtropical cloud transitions in weather and climate prediction models: the GCSS/WGNE Pacific Cross-Section Intercomparison (GPCI)  

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A model evaluation approach is proposed where weather and climate prediction models are analyzed along a Pacific Ocean cross-section, from the stratocumulus regions off the coast of California, across the shallow convection dominated trade-winds, to the deep convection regions of the ITCZ: the GCSS/WGNE Pacific Cross-section Intercomparison (GPCI). The main goal of GPCI is to evaluate, and help understand and improve the representation of tropical and sub-tropical cloud processes in weather and climate prediction models. In this paper, a detailed analysis of cloud regime transitions along the cross-section from the sub-tropics to the tropics for the season JJA of 1998 is presented. This GPCI study confirms many of the typical weather and climate prediction model problems in the representation of clouds: underestimation of clouds in the stratocumulus regime by most models with the corresponding consequences in terms of shortwave radiation biases; overestimation of clouds by the ECMWF Re-Analysis (ERA40) in the deep tropics (in particular) with the corresponding impact in the outgoing longwave radiation; large spread between the different models in terms of cloud cover, liquid water path and shortwave radiation; significant differences between the models in terms of vertical crosssections of cloud properties (in particular), vertical velocity and relative humidity. An alternative analysis of cloud cover mean statistics is proposed where sharp gradients in cloud cover along the GPCI transect are taken into account. This analysis shows that the negative cloud bias of some models and ERA40 in the stratocumulus regions (as compared to ISCCP) is associated not only with lower values of cloud cover in these regimes, but also with a stratocumulus-to-cumulus transition that occurs too early along the trade-wind Lagrangian trajectory. Histograms of cloud cover along the cross-section differ significantly between models. Some models exhibit a quasi-bimodal structure with cloud cover being either very large (close to 100%) or very small, while other models show a more continuous transition. The ISCCP observations suggest that reality is in-between these two extreme examples. These different patterns reflect the diverse nature of the cloud, boundary layer, and convection parameterizations in the participating weather and climate prediction models.

Teixeira, J.; Cardoso, S.; Bonazzola, M.; Cole, Jason N.; DelGenio, Anthony D.; DeMott, C.; Franklin, A.; Hannay, Cecile; Jakob, Christian; Jiao, Y.; Karlsson, J.; Kitagawa, H.; Koehler, M.; Kuwano-Yoshida, A.; LeDrian, C.; Lock, Adrian; Miller, M.; Marquet, P.; Martins, J.; Mechoso, C. R.; Meijgaard, E. V.; Meinke, I.; Miranda, P.; Mironov, D.; Neggers, Roel; Pan, H. L.; Randall, David A.; Rasch, Philip J.; Rockel, B.; Rossow, William B.; Ritter, B.; Siebesma, A. P.; Soares, P.; Turk, F. J.; Vaillancourt, P.; Von Engeln, A.; Zhao, M.

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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International Crops Research Institute for the Semi Arid Tropics | Open  

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Towards quantifying mesoscale flows in the troposphere using Raman lidar and sondes  

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Water vapor plays an important role in the energetics of the boundary layer processes which in turn play a key role in regulating regional and global climate. It plays a primary role in Earth`s hydrological cycle, in radiation balance as a direct absorber of infrared radiation, and in atmospheric circulation as a latent heat energy source as well as in determining cloud development and atmospheric stability. Water vapor concentration, expressed as a mass mixing ratio, is conserved in all meteorological processes except condensation and evaporation. This property makes it an ideal choice for studying many of the atmosphere`s dynamic features. Raman scattering measurements from lidar also allow retrieval of water vapor mixing ratio profiles at high temporal and vertical resolution. Raman lidars sense water vapor to altitudes not achievable with towers and surface systems, sample the atmosphere at much higher temporal resolution than radiosondes or satellites, and do not require strong vertical gradients or turbulent fluctuations in temperature that is required by acoustic sounders and radars. Analysis of highly resolved water vapor profiles are used here to characterize two important mesoscale flows: thunderstorm outflows and a cold front passage.

Demoz, B.; Evans, K. [Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD (United States); Starr, D. [NASA, Greenbelt, MD (United States). Goddard Space Flight Center] [and others

1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The reduction of plankton biomass induced by mesoscale stirring: a modeling study in the Benguela upwelling  

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Recent studies, both based on remote sensed data and coupled models, showed a reduction of biological productivity due to vigorous horizontal stirring in upwelling areas. In order to better understand this phenomenon, we consider a system of oceanic flow from the Benguela area coupled with a simple biogeochemical model of Nutrient-Phyto-Zooplankton (NPZ) type. For the flow three different surface velocity fields are considered: one derived from satellite altimetry data, and the other two from a regional numerical model at two different spatial resolutions. We compute horizontal particle dispersion in terms of Lyapunov Exponents, and analyzed their correlations with phytoplankton concentrations. Our modelling approach confirms that in the south Benguela there is a reduction of biological activity when stirring is increased. Two-dimensional offshore advection and latitudinal difference in Primary Production, also mediated by the flow, seem to be the dominant processes involved. We estimate that mesoscale processes are responsible for 30 to 50% of the offshore fluxes of biological tracers. In the northern area, other factors not taken into account in our simulation are influencing the ecosystem. We suggest explanations for these results in the context of studies performed in other eastern boundary upwelling areas.

Ismael Hernández-Carrasco; Vincent Rossi; Emilio Hernández-García; Veronique Garçon; Cristóbal López

2013-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Equilibrium Structure of a Triblock Copolymer System Revealed by Mesoscale Simulation and Neutron Scattering  

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We have performed both mesoscale simulations and neutron scattering experiments on Pluronic L62, a poly(ethylene oxide)-poly(propylene oxide)-poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO-PPO-PEO) triblock copolymer system in aqueous solution. The influence of simulation variables such PEO/PPO block ratio, interaction parameters, and coarse-graining methods is extensively investigated by covering all permutations of parameters found in the literatures. Upon increasing the polymer weight fraction from 50 wt% to 90 wt%, the equilibrium structure of the isotropic, reverse micellar, bicontinuous, worm-like micelle network, and lamellar phases are respectively predicted from the simulation depending on the choices of simulation parameters. Small angle neutron scattering (SANS) measurements show that the same polymer systems exhibit the spherical micellar, lamellar, and reverse micellar phases with the increase of the copolymer concentration at room temperature. Detailed structural analysis and comparison with simulations suggest that one of the simulation parameter sets can provide reasonable agreement with the experimentally observed structures.

Do, Changwoo [ORNL] [ORNL; Chen, Wei-Ren [ORNL] [ORNL; Hong, Kunlun [ORNL] [ORNL; Smith, Gregory Scott [ORNL] [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of mesoscale eddies on water transport between the Pacific Ocean and the Bering Sea  

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Sea surface height anomalies observed by satellites in 1993--2012 are combined with simulation and observations by surface drifters and Argo floats to study water flow pattern in the Near Strait (NS) connected the Pacific Ocean with the Bering Sea. Daily Lagrangian latitudinal maps, computed with the AVISO surface velocity field, and calculation of the transport across the strait show that the flow through the NS is highly variable and controlled by mesoscale and submesoscale eddies in the area. On the seasonal scale, the flux through the western part of the NR is negatively correlated with the flux through its eastern part ($r=-0.93$). On the interannual time scale, a significant positive correlation ($r=0.72$) is diagnosed between the NS transport and the wind stress in winter. Increased southward component of the wind stress decreases the northward water transport through the strait. Positive wind stress curl over the strait area in winter--spring generates the cyclonic circulation and thereby enhances the...

Prants, S V; Budyansky, M V; Uleysky, M Yu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Divergent subcritical convection in magnetized plasma from asymmetric sourcing  

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Asymmetric particle and heat sourcing in a plasma confined in a closed magnetic field line configuration results in convection cells, as is well known. This phenomenon occurs even if the sourcing on average produces density and temperature profiles that are subcritical, i.e., magnetohydrodynamically stable to interchange modes. Such subcritical convection is expected to be small compared to the convection from supercritical driving for which the system is interchange unstable. The ratio of subcritical to supercritical convection is expected to scale as the inverse Reynolds numbers (for large Reynolds numbers). It is shown that this ratio is, in fact, considerably larger. As marginal stability is approached, the subcritical convection grows from very small to almost the unstable convection size, i.e., of order unity. This effect may be similar to why a driven, damped harmonic oscillator increases in amplitude as resonance is approached. A numerical simulation is done to demonstrate this effect. It is also shown that transport from the large convection can be substantial.

Adler, D.T.; Hassam, A.B. [Department of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 (United States)

2005-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Lattice Boltzmann method for double-diffusive natural convection  

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A lattice Boltzmann method for double-diffusive natural convection is presented. The model combines a multicomponent lattice Boltzmann scheme with a finite-difference solution of the energy equation to simulate natural convection caused by gradients in temperature and concentration. The model is validated both in two and three dimensions, and the agreement with literature data is satisfactory. A case study of thermosolutal convection of air in a cubical enclosure with horizontal thermal and solutal gradients is presented, exhibiting a rich variety of flow structures.

F. Verhaeghe; B. Blanpain; P. Wollants

2007-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Life Cycle of a Mesoscale Circular Gust Front Observed by a C-Band Doppler Radar in West Africa  

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On 10 July 2006, during the Special Observation Period (SOP) of the African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis (AMMA) campaign, a small convective system initiated over Niamey and propagated westward in the vicinity of ...

Lothon, Marie

322

Numerical and Experimental Modeling of Natural Convection for a Cryogenic Prototype of a Titan  

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in Sutherland's law D = diameter g = gravitation acceleration h = convection coefficient k = thermal

Colonius, Tim

323

Convective heat transfer characteristics of China RP-3 aviation kerosene at supercritical pressure  

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Convective heat transfer characteristics of China RP-3 aviation kerosene at supercritical pressure Keywords: Supercritical pressure Aviation kerosene Convective heat transfer Numerical study a b s t r a c convective in kerosene pipe flow is complicated. Here the convective heat transfer characteristics of China

Guo, Zhixiong "James"

324

Penetration of Convective Envelope into Stellar Core and Existence of Neutrino Loss  

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......the products of Penetration of Convective Envelope...convective mixing for any rate of the neutrino...superadiabaticity is determined Penetration of Convective Envelope...used.15> 459 the rate of Since the main...energy generation rate is sensitive to...smaller mass stars, penetration of convective envelope......

Ken'ichi Nomoto

1974-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulating Flash Flood Events: Importance of the Subgrid Representation of Convection  

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The Pennsylvania State University–NCAR Mesoscale Model is used to simulate six flash flood events that occurred in the central and eastern United States. Results suggest that standard model simulations of 24-h accumulated precipitation provide ...

Phillip L. Spencer; David J. Stensrud

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

NPP Tropical Forest: Khao Chong, Thailand  

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Khao Chong, Thailand, 1962-1965 Khao Chong, Thailand, 1962-1965 [PHOTOGRAPH] Photograph: Eye-level view of forest interior at Khao Chong (click on the photo to view a series of images from this site) Data Citation Cite this data set as follows: Kira, T. 1998. NPP Tropical Forest: Khao Chong, Thailand, 1962-1965. Data set. Available on-line [http://www.daac.ornl.gov] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. Description Productivity of a tropical rain forest was determined at the Khao Chong study site, under the auspices of the Joint Thai-Japanese Biological Expedition to South-East Asia. Biomass increment within a 40 m x 40 m study area for all trees greater than 4.5 cm dbh (diameter at breast height, 130 cm) was monitored between

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NPP Tropical Forest: Manaus, Brazil [Amazonas]  

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Manaus, Brazil, 1963-1990 Manaus, Brazil, 1963-1990 Data Citation Cite this data set as follows: Piedade, M. T. F., and W. J. Junk. 2001. NPP Tropical Forest: Manaus, Brazil, 1963-1990. Data set. Available on-line [http://www.daac.ornl.gov] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. Description Biomass and components of productivity for several types of tropical forest were determined for a number of study sites around Manaus, Brazil, from 1963 to the present. The study sites include several (0.2 ha) stands of terra firme (dry land) forest at " 64" to the northeast of Manaus, towards Itacoatiara (approximately 3.0 S 59.7 W, near the " Egler" Reserve), riverine forest in the 10 km x 10 km " Reserve" (2.95 S 59.95 W, 26 km

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NPP Tropical Forest: Marafunga, Papua New Guinea  

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Marafunga, Papua New Guinea, 1970-1971 Marafunga, Papua New Guinea, 1970-1971 [PHOTOGRAPH] Photograph: Profile of tropical forest at Marafunga (click on the photo to view a series of images from this site) Data Citation Cite this data set as follows: Edwards, P. J., and P. J. Grubb. 1999. NPP Tropical Forest: Marafunga, Papua New Guinea, 1970-1971. Data set. Available on-line [http://www.daac.ornl.gov] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. Description Biomass and nutrient content of different vegetation components and soil for a lower montane secondary rain forest were determined in 1970-71 at Marafunga in the highlands of Papua New Guinea. The only component of net primary production (NPP) determined at Marafunga was litterfall, although

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NPP Tropical Forest: Magdalena Valley, Colombia  

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Magdalena Valley, Colombia, 1970-1971 Magdalena Valley, Colombia, 1970-1971 Data Citation Cite this data set as follows: Folster, H. 1999. NPP Tropical Forest: Magdalena Valley, Colombia, 1970-1971. Data set. Available on-line [http://www.daac.ornl.gov] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. Description Biomass, litterfall, and nutrient content of above-ground vegetation and soil were determined for a tropical seasonal evergreen forest at Magdalena Valley, Colombia, during an 18-month period in 1970 and 1971. The study was sponsored by the German Research Foundation. Of primary interest were biomass and nutrient dynamics of a forest stand that had developed atop a perched water table on a typical valley terrace. Perched water tables give rise to pseudogley soils with low pH, prolonged

330

Experimental Investigation of Natural Convection in Trombe Wall Systems  

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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...

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ensemble Sensitivity Analysis Applied to a Southern Plains Convective Event  

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Forecast sensitivity of an April 2012 severe convection event in northern Texas is investigated with a high resolution Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model-based Ensemble Kalman Filter (EnKF). Through Ensemble Sensitivity Analysis (ESA), ...

Christopher N. Bednarczyk; Brian C. Ancell

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Theory for induced convection experiments in the tokamak edge  

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Theory for induced convection experiments in the tokamak edge P. Helander1 , D.D. Ryutov2 , and R National Laboratory, Livermore, USA By biasing alternate divertor plates in a tokamak, one can create

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Observation of moisture tendencies related to shallow convection  

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Tropospheric moisture is a key factor controlling the global climate and its variability. For instance, moistening of the lower troposphere is necessary to trigger the convective phase of a Madden-Julian Oscillation. However, the relative ...

H. Bellenger; K. Yoneyama; M. Katsumata; T. Nishizawa; K. Yasunaga; R. Shirooka

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Initiating Moist Convection in an Inhomogeneous Layer by Uniform Ascent  

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Using aircraft data from the recent Dominica Experiment (DOMEX) project in Dominica, the authors evaluate a modified version of Woodcock’s theory of moist convective initiation. Upstream of Dominica, anticorrelated fluctuations in temperature and ...

Alison D. Nugent; Ronald B. Smith

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Effects of aerosols on deep convective cumulus clouds  

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This work investigates the effects of anthropogenic aerosols on deep convective clouds and the associated radiative forcing in the Houston area. The Goddard Cumulus Ensemble model (GCE) coupled with a spectral-bin microphysics is employed...

Fan, Jiwen

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

336

Evaluation of Trigger Functions for Convective Parameterization Schemes Using Observations  

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Realistic simulation of different modes of atmospheric variability ranging from diurnal cycle to interannual variation in global climate models (GCMs) depends crucially on the convection trigger criteria. In this study, using the data from ...

E. Suhas; Guang J. Zhang

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Scaling Laws for the Heterogeneously Heated Free Convective Boundary Layer  

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The heterogeneously heated free convective boundary layer (CBL) is investigated by means of dimensional analysis and results from large-eddy simulations (LES) and direct numerical simulations (DNS). The investigated physical model is a CBL that ...

Chiel C. van Heerwaarden; Juan Pedro Mellado; Alberto De Lozar

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

A Unified Convection Scheme (UNICON). Part I: Formulation  

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The author develops a unified convection scheme (UNICON) that parameterizes relative (i.e., with respect to the grid-mean vertical flow) subgrid vertical transport by nonlocal asymmetric turbulent eddies. UNICON is a process-based model of subgrid ...

Sungsu Park

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Representing Forecast Error in a Convection-Permitting Ensemble System  

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Ensembles provide an opportunity to greatly improve short-term prediction of local weather hazards, yet generating reliable predictions remain a significant challenge. In particular, convection-permitting ensemble forecast systems (CPEFSs) have ...

Glen S. Romine; Craig S. Schwartz; Judith Berner; Kathryn R. Fossell; Chris Snyder; Jeff L. Anderson; Morris L. Weisman

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Convective stability of carbon sequestration in anisotropic porous media  

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...Convective stability of carbon sequestration in anisotropic porous media...media|stability theory|carbon sequestration| 1. Introduction The world's...processes occurring during carbon dioxide sequestration in underground saline aquifers...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Land-atmosphere interaction and radiative-convective equilibrium  

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I present work on several topics related to land-atmosphere interaction and radiative-convective equilibrium: the first two research chapters invoke ideas related to land-atmosphere interaction to better understand ...

Cronin, Timothy (Timothy Wallace)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

A Unified Convection Scheme (UNICON). Part II: Simulation  

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A unified convection scheme (UNICON) is implemented into the Community Atmosphere Model, version 5 (CAM5), and tested in single-column and global simulations forced by observed sea surface temperature. Compared to CAM5, UNICON substantially ...

Sungsu Park

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Interaction between surface and atmosphere in a convective boundary layer /  

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heat, and thermal conductivity of the ground and grid sizegrid was stretched uniformly to 0.1 m resolution. The heatheat flux) are friction velocity and convective velocity respectively. The grid

Garai, Anirban

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Mesoscale Simulations of a Wind Ramping Event for Wind Energy Prediction  

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Ramping events, or rapid changes of wind speed and wind direction over a short period of time, present challenges to power grid operators in regions with significant penetrations of wind energy in the power grid portfolio. Improved predictions of wind power availability require adequate predictions of the timing of ramping events. For the ramping event investigated here, the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model was run at three horizontal resolutions in 'mesoscale' mode: 8100m, 2700m, and 900m. Two Planetary Boundary Layer (PBL) schemes, the Yonsei University (YSU) and Mellor-Yamada-Janjic (MYJ) schemes, were run at each resolution as well. Simulations were not 'tuned' with nuanced choices of vertical resolution or tuning parameters so that these simulations may be considered 'out-of-the-box' tests of a numerical weather prediction code. Simulations are compared with sodar observations during a wind ramping event at a 'West Coast North America' wind farm. Despite differences in the boundary-layer schemes, no significant differences were observed in the abilities of the schemes to capture the timing of the ramping event. As collaborators have identified, the boundary conditions of these simulations probably dominate the physics of the simulations. They suggest that future investigations into characterization of ramping events employ ensembles of simulations, and that the ensembles include variations of boundary conditions. Furthermore, the failure of these simulations to capture not only the timing of the ramping event but the shape of the wind profile during the ramping event (regardless of its timing) indicates that the set-up and execution of such simulations for wind power forecasting requires skill and tuning of the simulations for a specific site.

Rhodes, M; Lundquist, J K

2011-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Large-Scale Distinctions between MJO and Non-MJO Convective Initiation over the Tropical Indian Ocean  

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Ocean JIAN LING Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, Miami, Florida of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, Miami, Florida PETER BECHTOLD European Centre discharge­recharge processes (Hendon 1988; Blade and Hartmann 1993; Kemball-Cook and Weare 2001

Zhang, Chidong

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16B.2 VERTICAL PROFILES OF TROPICAL CONVECTION AS OBSERVED BY THE TRMM SATELLITE Walter A. Petersen  

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characteristics. 2. DISTRIBUTIONS OF REFLECTIVITY AS COMPARED TO ICE WATER CONTENT AND LIGHTNING FLASH DENSITY ensembles. These differences are similarly manifested in plots of LIS Lightning Flash Density (LFD) and Ice; 2A-25 algorithm) and Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) data to conduct statistical studies

Rutledge, Steven

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The Convective Instability Pathway to Warm Season Drought in Texas. Part I: The Role of Convective Inhibition and Its Modulation by Soil Moisture  

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This research is designed to investigate how convective instability influences monthly mean precipitation in Texas in the summertime and to examine the modulation of convective instability and precipitation by local and regional forcings. Since ...

Boksoon Myoung; John W. Nielsen-Gammon

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

The Hadley Circulation as a Radiative–Convective Instability  

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Hadley cell simulations over a tropical ocean are reported that suggest that the emission and absorption of thermal radiation by clouds plays an important role in the dynamics of the Hadley circulation. In particular, inclusion of interactions ...

David J. Raymond

2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Dynamic Transitions of Surface Tension Driven Convection  

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We study the well-posedness and dynamic transitions of the surface tension driven convection in a three-dimensional (3D) rectangular box with non-deformable upper surface and with free-slip boundary conditions. It is shown that as the Marangoni number crosses the critical threshold, the system always undergoes a dynamic transition. In particular, two different scenarios are studied. In the first scenario, a single mode losing its stability at the critical parameter gives rise to either a Type-I (continuous) or a Type-II (jump) transition. The type of transitions is dictated by the sign of a computable non-dimensional parameter, and the numerical computation of this parameter suggests that a Type-I transition is favorable. The second scenario deals with the case where the geometry of the domain allows two critical modes which possibly characterize a hexagonal pattern. In this case we show that the transition can only be either a Type-II or a Type-III (mixed) transition depending on another computable non-dimensional parameter. We only encountered Type-III transition in our numerical calculations. The second part of the paper deals with the well-posedness and existence of global attractors for the problem.

Henk Dijkstra; Taylan Sengul; Shouhong Wang

2011-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Novel biodiversity of natural products-producing tropical marine cyanobacteria.  

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??During the last three decades, tropical marine cyanobacteria have emerged as an extraordinarily prolific source of promising biomedical natural products (NPs). Creative endeavors have been… (more)

Engene, Niclas

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Clarence Strait Tidal Energy Project, Tenax Energy Tropical Tidal...  

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Energy Tropical Tidal Test Centre, Jump to: navigation, search 1 Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleClarenceStraitTidalEnergyProject,TenaxEnergyTropica...

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Ocean dynamics and thermodynamics in the tropical Indo- Pacific region.  

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??The Indonesian archipelago links the tropical Indian and western Pacific Oceans, so transmission of oceanic and atmospheric energy across the archipelago has the potential to… (more)

Drushka, Kyla

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ocean Barrier Layers’ Effect on Tropical Cyclone Intensification  

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Improving a tropical cyclone's forecast and mitigating its destructive potential requires knowledge of various environmental factors that influence the cyclone's path and intensity. Herein, using a combination of observations and model simulations, we systematically demonstrate that tropical cyclone intensification is significantly affected by salinity-induced barrier layers, which are 'quasi-permanent' features in the upper tropical oceans. When tropical cyclones pass over regions with barrier layers, the increased stratification and stability within the layer reduce storm-induced vertical mixing and sea surface temperature cooling. This causes an increase in enthalpy flux from the ocean to the atmosphere and, consequently, an intensification of tropical cyclones. On average, the tropical cyclone intensification rate is nearly 50% higher over regions with barrier layers, compared to regions without. Our finding, which underscores the importance of observing not only the upper-ocean thermal structure but also the salinity structure in deep tropical barrier layer regions, may be a key to more skillful predictions of tropical cyclone intensities through improved ocean state estimates and simulations of barrier layer processes. As the hydrological cycle responds to global warming, any associated changes in the barrier layer distribution must be considered in projecting future tropical cyclone activity.

Balaguru, Karthik; Chang, P.; Saravanan, R.; Leung, Lai-Yung R.; Xu, Zhao; Li, M.; Hsieh, J.

2012-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Validating Atmospheric Reanalysis Data Using Tropical Cyclones as Thermometers  

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Capsule: Tropical cyclones are used as traveling thermometers to globally sample upper-tropospheric temperatures and help mitigate uncertainties due to discrepancies among different reanalysis data products.

James P. Kossin

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Carbon sequestration potential of tropical pasture compared with afforestation in Panama  

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Carbon sequestration potential of tropical pasture compared with afforestation in Panama S E B) to estimate the carbon sequestration potential of tropical pasture compared with afforestation; and (3 show the potential for considerable carbon sequestration of tropical afforestation and highlight

Potvin, Catherine

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Cloud system resolving model simulations of tropical cloud systems observed during the Tropical  

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the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model. The WRF model is configured with a highest-resolving domain convection. The second regime is a monsoon break, which contains intense localized systems that are rep-based observational systems including a polarimetric weather radar, cloud radar, wind profilers, radi- ation

Jakob, Christian

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Microphysical characteristics of clouds and precipitation during pre-monsoon and monsoon period over a tropical Indian station  

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Characteristics of clouds and precipitation during the pre-monsoon (PM) and monsoon months (MM) have been examined in the present study over the tropical station Kolkata (22.65°N, 88.45°E), which is located in the eastern part of India. Satellite data of clouds for the years 2005–2007 and raindrop size distributions (DSD) derived from ground-based Disdrometer for the years 2005 and 2006 for PM and MM has been considered here. Results shows that lower and middle level clouds dominate in the pre-monsoon season and the higher-level clouds are predominant in the monsoon season over the mentioned region. Correspondingly the cloud effective radius value also increases from the pre-monsoon to the monsoon months. The impact of aerosols and moisture plays a vital role in such changes. The characteristics of raindrop size distribution for the two seasons also showed that larger drops are more prevalent during pre-monsoon season whereas the smaller drops are present in larger number in the monsoon months. This is mainly due to the convective nature of rainfall in the pre-monsoon months, where intense convection, accompanied by strong updrafts modifies the raindrops. Thus pre-monsoon (monsoon) season over Kolkata region is characterized by lower/middle level (higher level) clouds, smaller (larger) cloud drop size and larger (smaller) raindrop size at the surface.

Kaustav Chakravarty; P. Ernest Raj; Aniruddha Bhattacharya; Animesh Maitra

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Capinha et al.: Zonitoides in tropical mountain forests Susceptibility of tropical mountain forests to biological invasions  

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vegetation (e.g., Kappes, 2006; Kappes et al., 2009), and the (subsequent) use of alien plants modeling suggests that both taxa could be widely distributed in the mountains of tropical South America and Africa. Z. arboreus finds suitable climates in many places in SE Asia and especially at many conservation

Pereira, Henrique Miguel

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Isotopic composition of water in the tropical tropopause layer in cloudresolving simulations of an idealized tropical circulation  

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that both the sublimation of relatively enriched ice associated with deep convection and fractionation role in the climate and chemistry of the stratosphere and also of the Earth as a whole [e.g., Forster convection through the injection and subsequent sublimation of ice [e.g., Corti et al., 2008], dehydration

Romps, David M.

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Climate change and tropical biodiversity: a new focus  

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Climate change and tropical biodiversity: a new focus Jedediah Brodie1 , Eric Post2 and William F, Australia Considerable efforts are focused on the consequences of climate change for tropical rainforests climatic changes and human land use) remain understudied. Key concerns are that aridification could

Wisenden, Brian D.

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Error propagation and scaling for tropical forest biomass estimates  

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...propagation and scaling for tropical forest biomass estimates Jerome Chave 1 * Richard Condit...34002-0948, USA The above-ground biomass (AGB) of tropical forests is a crucial...inferences about long-term changes in biomass stocks, it is essential to know the uncertainty...

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TROPICAL CYCLONE RESEARCH REPORT TCRR 2: 131 (2013)  

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circulation (e.g., Marks and Shay 1998). There have been considerable advances in computer technology overTROPICAL CYCLONE RESEARCH REPORT TCRR 2: 1­31 (2013) Meteorological Institute Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich Paradigms for tropical cyclone intensification Michael T. Montgomerya 1 and Roger K

Smith, Roger K.

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Cyclone Center Using Crowdsourcing to Determine Tropical Cyclone Intensity  

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Cyclone Center Using Crowdsourcing to Determine Tropical Cyclone Intensity Almost all tropical cyclones are not directly observed. Agency estimates of storm position and intensity are not homogeneous in time and space. Cyclone Center uses crowdsourcing to collect data that will lead to a consistent

Hennon, Christopher C.

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Hybrid coupled modeling of the tropical Pacific using neural networks  

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Hybrid coupled modeling of the tropical Pacific using neural networks Shuyong Li, William W. Hsieh To investigate the potential for improving hybrid coupled models (HCM) of the tropical Pacific by the use: dynamical coupled models, statistical models and hybrid coupled models [Barnston et al., 1994]. A hybrid

Hsieh, William

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Chapter Number1 Biomass Prediction in Tropical Forests:2  

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Chapter Number1 Biomass Prediction in Tropical Forests:2 The Canopy Grain Approach3 Christophe France9 1. Introduction10 The challenging task of biomass prediction in dense and heterogeneous tropical different forest structures may indeed present similar above ground biomass (AGB) values.13 This is probably

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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The Energy Department Prepares for Tropical Storm Karen | Department of  

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The Energy Department Prepares for Tropical Storm Karen The Energy Department Prepares for Tropical Storm Karen The Energy Department Prepares for Tropical Storm Karen October 4, 2013 - 3:00pm Addthis Marissa Newhall Marissa Newhall Managing Editor, Energy.gov What does this mean for me? Follow the latest news on Tropical Storm Karen by visiting the FEMA blog. Stay up-to-date on energy delivery impacts by reading twice-daily situation reports from the Energy Department. Visit ready.gov for more information about emergency preparedness. Editor's note: As of Monday, October 7, 2013, Energy Department reporting about Tropical Storm Karen has concluded, and no additional situation reports will be posted. The Department of Energy (DOE) is working closely with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and in support of state and local

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A dual mass flux framework for boundary layer convection  

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A dual mass flux framework for boundary layer convection A dual mass flux framework for boundary layer convection Neggers, Roel European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) Category: Modeling A new convective boundary layer scheme is presented that is currently being developed for the Integrated Forecasting System (IFS) of the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). Part of the total turbulent flux is modeled through advective mass flux by multiple updrafts, initialized at the surface. Two groups of updrafts are explicitly represented; i) updrafts that never reach their lifting condensation level, and ii) updrafts that condensate and become cloudy. Key new ingredient is the flexibility of the associated updraft area fractions, as a function of model state. As a result, an extra degree of freedom is introduced in the

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Natural Convection Shutdown Heat Removal Test Facility (NSTF)  

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Natural Convection Natural Convection Shutdown Heat Removal Test Facility Scaling Basis Full Scale Half Scale NSTF Argonne National Laboratory's Natural Convection Shutdown Heat Removal Test Facility (NSTF) - one of the world's largest facilities for ex-vessel passive decay heat removal testing-confirms the performance of reactor cavity cooling systems (RCCS) and similar passive confinement or containment decay heat removal systems in modern Small Modular Reactors. Originally built to aid in the development of General Electric's Power Reactor Innovative Small Module (PRISM) Reactor Vessel Auxiliary Cooling System (RVACS), the NSTF has a long history of providing confirmatory data for the airside of the RVACS. Argonne National Laboratory's NSTF is a state-of-the-art, large-scale facility for evaluating performance

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ARM - Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds (comstock-hvps)  

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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.

Jensen, Mike; Comstock, Jennifer; Genio, Anthony Del; Giangrande, Scott; Kollias, Pavlos

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Pseudosteady-state mixed convection inside rotating spherical containers  

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A computational study of the pseudosteady-state two-dimensional mixed convection within rotating spherical containers is presented. The computations are based on an iterative, finite-volume numerical procedure using primitive dependent variables, whereby the time-dependent continuity, momentum and energy equations in the spherical coordinate system are solved. Natural convection effect is modeled via the Boussinesq approximation. For a fixed Prandtl number of 4.62, parametric studies were performed by varying the Rayleigh number in order to cover the laminar regime adequately. For a given Rayleigh number, the ratio of Gr/Re{sup 2} was varied between 0.1 and 10. Given a Rayleigh number, the streamline patterns maintain their general shape with a dominant rotating vortex. As the forced convection effect becomes less marked, the streamlines exhibit less pronounced gradients near the surface of the sphere. As the rotational effect become more marked, the extent of the deviation from the limiting case of non-rotating spheres becomes more noticed. However, the bottom of the sphere still remains to be the region with enhanced heat transfer. Given a rotational Reynolds number, the streamline patterns are not affected greatly as the natural convection is promoted, however the temperature gradients near the surface are markedly enhanced. It is noticed that as natural convection effects are promoted, the greater portion of the sphere's surface experiences enhanced heat transfer rates. Given a Rayleigh number, the contours of the azimuthal velocity exhibit a nearly vertical equally-spaced pattern suggesting that solid-body rotation for high rotational Reynolds numbers. However, as the natural convection effects are enhanced, the contours become more slanted. The variation of the mean Nusselt number with the Reynolds and Rayleigh numbers is also quantified.

Khodadadi, J.M.; Li, W.; Shi, X.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Convective exergy losses of developing slip flow in microchannels  

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A numerical formulation of convective exergy losses in microchannels is developed. Using a new convection model (called Non-Inverted Skew Upwind Scheme (NISUS)), the predicted velocity field is post-processed to determine frictional irreversibilities within the microchannel. Boundary conditions are established from a first-order slip velocity, based on streamwise temperature gradients and transverse velocity gradients at the wall. Parametric studies are conducted for varying flow rates, channel aspect ratios, slip coefficients and pressure ratios across the microchannel. The predicted exergy destruction results provide useful new data, from which design modifications can be made to reduce power input when transporting fluid through a microchannel.

E.O.B. Ogedengbe; G.F. Naterer; M.A. Rosen

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spiral-pattern formation in Rayleigh-Benard convection  

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We present a numerical study of the spontaneous formation of spiral patterns in Rayleigh-Benard convection in non-Boussinesq fluids. We solve a generalized two-dimensional Swift-Hohenberg equation that includes a quadratic nonlinearity and coupling to mean flow. We show that this model predicts in quantitative detail many of the features observed experimentally in studies of Rayleigh-Benard convection in CO[sub 2] gas. In particular, we study the appearance and stability of a rotating spiral state obtained during the transition from an ordered hexagonal state to a roll state.

Xi, H.; Gunton, J.D. (Department of Physics, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015 (United States)); Vinals, J. (Supercomputer Computations Research Institute, B-186, and Department of Chemical Engineering, B-203, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306-4052 (United States))

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E)  

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Convective processes play a critical role in the Earth’s energy balance through the redistribution of heat and moisture in the atmosphere and subsequent impacts on the hydrologic cycle. Global observation and accurate representation of these processes in numerical models is vital to improving our current understanding and future simulations of Earth’s climate system. Despite improvements in computing power, current operational weather and global climate models are unable to resolve the natural temporal and spatial scales that are associated with convective and stratiform precipitation processes; therefore, they must turn to parameterization schemes to represent these processes. In turn, the physical basis for these parameterization schemes needs to be evaluated for general application under a variety of atmospheric conditions. Analogously, space-based remote sensing algorithms designed to retrieve related cloud and precipitation information for use in hydrological, climate, and numerical weather prediction applications often rely on physical “parameterizations” that reliably translate indirectly related instrument measurements to the physical quantity of interest (e.g., precipitation rate). Importantly, both spaceborne retrieval algorithms and model convective parameterization schemes traditionally rely on field campaign data sets as a basis for evaluating and improving the physics of their respective approaches. The Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E) will take place in central Oklahoma during the April–May 2011 period. The experiment is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission Ground Validation (GV) program. The field campaign leverages the unprecedented observing infrastructure currently available in the central United States, combined with an extensive sounding array, remote sensing and in situ aircraft observations, NASA GPM ground validation remote sensors, and new ARM instrumentation purchased with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding. The overarching goal is to provide the most complete characterization of convective cloud systems, precipitation, and the environment that has ever been obtained, providing constraints for model cumulus parameterizations and space-based rainfall retrieval algorithms over land that have never before been available. Several different components of convective cloud and precipitation processes tangible to both the convective parameterization and precipitation retrieval algorithm problem are targeted, such as preconvective environment and convective initiation, updraft/downdraft dynamics, condensate transport and detrainment, precipitation and cloud microphysics, spatial and temporal variability of precipitation, influence on the environment and radiation, and a detailed description of the large-scale forcing.

Jensen, MP; Petersen, WA; Del Genio, AD; Giangrande, SE; Heymsfield, A; Heymsfield, G; Hou, AY; Kollias, P; Orr, B; Rutledge, SA; Schwaller, MR; Zipser, E

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Three-Dimensional Morphology of Simulated and Observed Convective Storms over Southern England  

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A set of high-resolution radar observations of convective storms has been collected to evaluate such storms in the Met Office Unified Model during the Dynamical and Microphysical Evolution of Convective Storms (DYMECS) project. The 3-GHz ...

Thorwald H. M. Stein; Robin J. Hogan; Kirsty E. Hanley; John C. Nicol; Humphrey W. Lean; Robert S. Plant; Peter A. Clark; Carol E. Halliwell

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Impact of Data Assimilation Length Scales on Analysis and Prediction of Convective Storms  

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An idealized convective test bed for the local ensemble transform Kalman filter (LETKF) is set up to perform storm-scale data assimilation of simulated Doppler radar observations. Convective systems with lifetimes exceeding 6 h are triggered in a ...

Heiner Lange; George C. Craig

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lateral Heat Exchange after the Labrador Sea Deep Convection in 2008  

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The mechanisms through which convected water restratifies in the Labrador Sea are still under debate. The Labrador Sea restratification after deep convection in the 2007/08 winter is studied with an eddy-resolving numerical model. The modeled ...

Weiwei Zhang; Xiao-Hai Yan

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Convective heat transfer in the nonstationary motion of a Maxwellian fluid between parallel planes  

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The convective heat-transfer problem is investigated for a Maxwellian fluid in generalized Couette flow in the case...

Z. P. Shul'man; É. A. Zal'tsgendler

1970-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Controllable Organization of Quantum Dots into Mesoscale Wires and Cables via Interfacial Block Copolymer Self-Assembly  

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Controllable Organization of Quantum Dots into Mesoscale Wires and Cables via Interfacial Block Copolymer Self-Assembly ... Figure 2b,c shows higher magnification AFM images of interesting features within the branched cable network, including a typical branch point (b) and a QD/polymer ring incorporated into the cable (c). ... It was noted that several of the LB films containing ring/cable structures also contained small planar aggregates along the length of the cables where an elevated rim was present at the edge of a relatively flat surface, similar to a continent as described by Devereaux et al.26 It appears that these flat surfaces tend to rupture by formation of a single central hole in a secondary dewetting process, followed by the radial growth of the hole. ...

Robert B. Cheyne; Matthew G. Moffitt

2007-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

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North Australian Cloud Lines  

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A satellite classification and climatology of propagating mesoscale cloud fines in northern Australia is presented. These cloud fines range from long, narrow lines of shallow convection to extensive deep convective squall lines with mesoscale ...

W. Drosdowsky; G. J. Holland

1987-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Boussinesq convection and motions of boundary spheres in a rotating spherical shell  

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RIMS­1772 Boussinesq convection and motions of boundary spheres in a rotating spherical shell #12; Boussinesq convection and motions of boundary spheres in a rotating spherical shell Keiji Kimura; Abstract Boussinesq thermal convection in rotating spheres or spherical shells has been investigated

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Boussinesq convection and motions of boundary spheres in a rotating spherical shell  

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RIMS-1772 Boussinesq convection and motions of boundary spheres in a rotating spherical shell #12;Boussinesq convection and motions of boundary spheres in a rotating spherical shell Keiji Kimura Boussinesq thermal convection in rotating spheres or spherical shells has been investigated for over half

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Evolution du contenu physique 1. Nouveau bloc couche limite convection nuages (nouvelle physique)  

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Evolution du contenu physique 1. Nouveau bloc couche limite ­ convection ­ nuages (nouvelle physique) ON DISPOSE D'UN NOUVEAU CADRE DE TRAVAIL. ?? - Convection /relief (Jean-Yves Grandpeix, Jingmei Yu, Alain Lahelec) ++ - glace dans la convection (Arnaud Jam, Jean-Yves Grandpeix) ?? - Modèle micro-physique

Madeleine, Jean-Baptiste

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Review of fluid flow and convective heat transfer within rotating disk cavities  

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Review of fluid flow and convective heat transfer within rotating disk cavities with impinging jet * Corresponding author : souad.harmand@univ-valenciennes.fr Abstract Fluid flow and convective heat transfer, are treated in details in this review. The review focuses on convective heat transfer in predominantly outward

Boyer, Edmond

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Formation of Meso-Scale Roughening in 6022-T4 Al Sheets Deformed in Plane-Strain Tension  

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Meso-scale surface roughening evolution in 6022-T4 Al sheets was investigated using plane-strain tension. Formation of grain-scale hills and valleys and their relation to the morphologies and corresponding orientations of surface grains after deformation were examined experimentally. These observations were analyzed using various approaches based on the Schmid and Taylor crystal plasticity models. It was observed that surface grains with and without slip bands tend to form valleys and hills, respectively, wherever these two types of grains are adjacent to each other along the planestrain tension direction. When the sample was pulled along the transverse direction, the formation of hills and valleys by unbanded and banded grains was more lineally organized in the plane-strain (rolling) direction than in the sample which was pulled along the rolling direction. Slip banding and valley formation were principally observed in the surface grains with either very few (1?2) slip systems of high Schmid factors or low Taylor factors, in contrast to non slip-banded and hillforming surface grains. Quantitative analysis using correlation coefficients showed that the Schmid factor provided slightly better agreement than the Taylor factor in predicting slip-banding (and valley-forming) and non slip-banding (and hill-forming) behaviors of surface grains. In addition, measures that quantify the image qualities of EBSPs for selected surface grains suggested that the slip-banded and valley-forming grains contain less lattice distortion than the non slip-banded and Currently at Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, PAhill-forming grains despite the larger strains experienced by these grains. This indicates that dislocations in the slip-banded grains move out of the surface to create deformation without lattice distortion. Plastic interactions between specific neighboring grains are central to the formation of meso-scale surface roughening. 1.

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Inter-annual Tropospheric Aerosol Variability in Late Twentieth Century and its Impact on Tropical Atlantic and West African Climate by Direct and Semi-direct Effects  

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A new high-resolution (0.9$^{\\circ}$x1.25$^{\\circ}$ in the horizontal) global tropospheric aerosol dataset with monthly resolution is generated using the finite-volume configuration of Community Atmosphere Model (CAM4) coupled to a bulk aerosol model and forced with recent estimates of surface emissions for the latter part of twentieth century. The surface emissions dataset is constructed from Coupled Model Inter-comparison Project (CMIP5) decadal-resolution surface emissions dataset to include REanalysis of TROpospheric chemical composition (RETRO) wildfire monthly emissions dataset. Experiments forced with the new tropospheric aerosol dataset and conducted using the spectral configuration of CAM4 with a T85 truncation (1.4$^{\\circ}$x1.4$^{\\circ}$) with prescribed twentieth century observed sea surface temperature, sea-ice and greenhouse gases reveal that variations in tropospheric aerosol levels can induce significant regional climate variability on the inter-annual timescales. Regression analyses over tropical Atlantic and Africa reveal that increasing dust aerosols can cool the North African landmass and shift convection southwards from West Africa into the Gulf of Guinea in the spring season in the simulations. Further, we find that increasing carbonaceous aerosols emanating from the southwestern African savannas can cool the region significantly and increase the marine stratocumulus cloud cover over the southeast tropical Atlantic ocean by aerosol-induced diabatic heating of the free troposphere above the low clouds. Experiments conducted with CAM4 coupled to a slab ocean model suggest that present day aerosols can shift the ITCZ southwards over the tropical Atlantic and can reduce the ocean mixed layer temperature beneath the increased marine stratocumulus clouds in the southeastern tropical Atlantic.

Evans, Katherine J [ORNL; Hack, James J [ORNL; Truesdale, John [National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR); Mahajan, Salil [ORNL; Lamarque, J-F [University Center for Atmospheric Research

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Role of Moist Processes in the Intrinsic Predictability of Indian Ocean Cyclones  

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The role of moist processes and the possibility of error cascade from cloud scale processes affecting the intrinsic predictable time scale of a high resolution convection permitting model within the environment of tropical cyclones (TCs) over the Indian region are investigated. Consistent with past studies of extra-tropical cyclones, it is demonstrated that moist processes play a major role in forecast error growth which may ultimately limit the intrinsic predictability of the TCs. Small errors in the initial conditions may grow rapidly and cascades from smaller scales to the larger scales through strong diabatic heating and nonlinearities associated with moist convection. Results from a suite of twin perturbation experiments for four tropical cyclones suggest that the error growth is significantly higher in cloud permitting simulation at 3.3 km resolutions compared to simulations at 3.3 km and 10 km resolution with parameterized convection. Convective parameterizations with prescribed convective time scales typically longer than the model time step allows the effects of microphysical tendencies to average out so convection responds to a smoother dynamical forcing. Without convective parameterizations, the finer-scale instabilities resolved at 3.3 km resolution and stronger vertical motion that results from the cloud microphysical parameterizations removing super-saturation at each model time step can ultimately feed the error growth in convection permitting simulations. This implies that careful considerations and/or improvements in cloud parameterizations are needed if numerical predictions are to be improved through increased model resolution. Rapid upscale error growth from convective scales may ultimately limit the intrinsic mesoscale predictability of the TCs, which further supports the needs for probabilistic forecasts of these events, even at the mesoscales.

Taraphdar, Sourav; Mukhopadhyay, P.; Leung, Lai-Yung R.; Zhang, Fuqing; Abhilash, S.; Goswami, B. N.

2014-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical analysis of binary fluid convection in extended systems  

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arising in the primary subcritical bifurcation. The dynamics triggered by Eckhaus instability is discussed mixtures. For such mixtures, the onset of convection is via a subcritical Hopf bifurcation that gives rise of S. In the case of the experiment reported in [2] a S = -0.257 water-ethanol mixture is used. A final

Batiste, Oriol

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A numerical study of convection with an ambient wind field  

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. The citations on the following pages follow the style of the Journal of the Atmos heric Sciences. Orville (1968) constructed a convective model based on the same equations as those used by Assi. He concerned himself with the development of cumulus clouds over...

Cottrell, Kit Garfield

1970-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Constraints on mantle convection from seismic tomography and flow modeling  

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In this thesis I combine high resolution seismic tomography and realistic flow modeling to constrain mantle convection. The bulk of the data used in the tomographic imaging are millions of P, pP and pwP travel time residuals, ...

Kárason, Hrafnkell, 1970-

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Influence of Wind Speed on Shallow Marine Cumulus Convection  

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The role of wind speed on shallow marine cumulus convection is explored using large-eddy simulations and concepts from bulk theory. Focusing on cases characteristic of the trades, the equilibrium trade wind layer is found to be deeper at stronger ...

Louise Nuijens; Bjorn Stevens

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Comparison of Precipitation Forecast Skill between Small Convection-Allowing and Large Convection-Parameterizing Ensembles  

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Submitted to Weather and Forecasting in October 2008, Accepted in January 2009 * Corresponding author) Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model ensemble, which cover a similar domain over the central-convection resolution (PCR) ensembles. Computation of various precipitation skill metrics for probabilistic

Droegemeier, Kelvin K.

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RADIAL STELLAR PULSATION AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL CONVECTION. II. TWO-DIMENSIONAL CONVECTION IN FULL AMPLITUDE RADIAL PULSATION  

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We have developed a three-dimensional radiation hydrodynamics code to simulate the interaction of convection and radial pulsation in classical variable stars. One key goal is the ability to carry these simulations to full amplitude in order to compare them with observed light curves. Previous multi-dimensional calculations were prevented from reaching full amplitude because of drift in the radial coordinate system, due to the algorithm defining radial movement of the coordinate system during the pulsation cycle. We have removed this difficulty by defining our radial coordinate flow algorithm to require that the mass in a spherical shell remain constant for every time step throughout the pulsation cycle. We have used our new code to perform two-dimensional (2D) simulations of the interaction of radial pulsation and convection. We have made comparisons between light curves from our 2D convective simulations with observed light curves and find that our 2D simulated light curves are better able to match the observed light curve shape near the red edge of the RR Lyrae instability strip than light curves from previous one-dimensional time-dependent convective models.

Geroux, Chris M.; Deupree, Robert G., E-mail: geroux@astro.ex.ac.uk [Institute for Computational Astrophysics and Department of Astronomy and Physics, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, NS B3H 3C3 (Canada)

2013-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Field Campaign - Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere Coupled  

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govCampaignsTropical Ocean Global Atmosphere Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere govCampaignsTropical Ocean Global Atmosphere Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Response Exp Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Campaign : Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Response Exp 1992.07.11 - 1993.02.28 Lead Scientist : Chuck Long Data Availability Final data available. For data sets, see below. Summary IOP completed. Description The Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Response Experiment (TOGA-COARE) was conducted to better understand the structure of the coupled system of the warm pool of the western Pacific Ocean. Hundreds of participants from dozens of countries took part in this experiment from November 1, 1992 through February 28, 1993. Campaign Data Sets

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Lunty Tropical Fish Aquaculture Low Temperature Geothermal Facility | Open  

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Lunty Tropical Fish Aquaculture Low Temperature Geothermal Facility Lunty Tropical Fish Aquaculture Low Temperature Geothermal Facility Jump to: navigation, search Name Lunty Tropical Fish Aquaculture Low Temperature Geothermal Facility Facility Lunty Tropical Fish Sector Geothermal energy Type Aquaculture Location Buhl, Idaho Coordinates 42.5990714°, -114.7594946° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[]}

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Benefits of Tropical Forest Management Under the New Climate Change  

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Benefits of Tropical Forest Management Under the New Climate Change Benefits of Tropical Forest Management Under the New Climate Change Agreement-A Case Study in Cambodia Jump to: navigation, search Name Benefits of Tropical Forest Management Under the New Climate Change Agreement-A Case Study in Cambodia Agency/Company /Organization United States Agency for International Development, Global Environment Facility, United Nations Development Programme Sector Land Focus Area Forestry Topics Policies/deployment programs, Background analysis Resource Type Lessons learned/best practices Website http://www.forestcarbonportal. Country Cambodia UN Region South-Eastern Asia References REDD Cambodia Case Study[1] Benefits of Tropical Forest Management Under the New Climate Change Agreement-A Case Study in Cambodia Screenshot

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Observed Rainfall Asymmetry in Tropical Cyclones Making Landfall over China  

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In this study, the rainfall asymmetries in tropical cyclones (TCs) that made landfall in Hainan (HN), Guangdong (GD), Fujian (FJ), Zhejiang (ZJ) Provinces of Mainland China and Taiwan (TW) from 2001 to 2009 were analyzed based on the TRMM ...

Zifeng Yu; Yuqing Wang; Haiming Xu

397

Eddy formation and propagation in the eastern tropical Pacific  

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Observations of eddies in the eastern tropical Pacific from TOPEX altimetry data show that there are seasonal and interannual variations in eddy activity. Comparisons between time of eddy formation and corresponding wind data show that not all...

Jhingran, Vikas Gopal

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

398

Tropical air mass modification over water (Gulf of Mexico Region)  

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TROPICAL AIR MASS MODIFICATION OVER WA~ (Gulf of Mexico Region) By Ernest Frederick Sorgnit A Thesis Submitted to the Graduate School of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas in partial fu]Afillment of the requirements...

Sorgnit, Ernest Frederick

1952-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

On the Seasonal Forecasting of Regional Tropical Cyclone Activity  

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Tropical cyclones (TCs) are a hazard to life and property and a prominent element of the global climate system; therefore, understanding and predicting TC location, intensity, and frequency is of both societal and scientific significance. ...

G. A. Vecchi; T. Delworth; R. Gudgel; S. Kapnick; A. Rosati; A. T. Wittenberg; F. Zeng; W. Anderson; V. Balaji; K. Dixon; L. Jia; H.-S. Kim; L. Krishnamurthy; R. Msadek; W. F. Stern; S. D. Underwood; G. Villarini; X. Yang; S. Zhang

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Evaluation of Tropical Cyclone Center Identification Methods in Numerical Models  

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Identifying the center of a tropical cyclone in a high-resolution model simulation has a number of operational and research applications, including constructing a track, calculating azimuthal means and perturbations, and diagnosing vortex tilt. ...

Leon T. Nguyen; John Molinari; Diana Thomas

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benefits of Tropical Forest Management Under the New Climate...  

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New Climate Change Agreement-A Case Study in Cambodia Jump to: navigation, search Name Benefits of Tropical Forest Management Under the New Climate Change Agreement-A Case Study in...

402

Southern Hemisphere Additional Ozonesondes (SHADOZ) 19982000 tropical ozone climatology  

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ozone record from Paramaribo, Surinam (6°N, 55°W) (also in SHADOZ) shows a marked contrast to southern tropical ozone because Surinam is often north of the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ). A more

Thompson, Anne

403

The Political Economy of Deforestation in the Tropics  

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Tropical deforestation accounts for almost one-fifth of greenhouse gas emissions and threatens the world’s most diverse ecosystems. Much of this deforestation is driven by illegal logging. We use novel satellite data that ...

Burgess, Robin

404

Reduction of tropical land region precipitation variability via transpiration  

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Tropical rainforests are known to exhibit low intraseasonal precipitation variability compared with oceanic areas with similar mean precipitation in observations and models. In the present study, the potential role of ...

Lee, Jung-Eun

405

Wind Speed Changes of North Atlantic Tropical Cyclones Preceding Landfall  

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Landfalling tropical cyclones have been extensively researched, especially their degradation upon coming ashore and the hazardous weather they create along coastlines and farther inland. Many of the factors that weaken storms over land could begin ...

Peter Yaukey

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

North Atlantic Tropical Cyclones and U.S. Flooding  

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Riverine flooding associated with North Atlantic tropical cyclones (TCs) is responsible for large societal and economic impacts. The effects of TC flooding are not limited to the coastal regions, but affect large areas away from the coast, and often away ...

Gabriele Villarini; Radoslaw Goska; James A. Smith; Gabriel A. Vecchi

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Origin of tropical American burrowing reptiles by transatlantic rafting  

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...tropical American burrowing reptiles by transatlantic rafting Nicolas Vidal 1 2 * Anna Azvolinsky...species. Until now, only four or five transatlantic dispersal events were known in terrestrial...amphisbaenid (Kearney 2003), only transatlantic dispersal (Africa to South America...

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Using wind power to prevent tropical cyclone development  

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A rough model of a tropical cyclone in the form of a spatial autooscillatory system of the spiral type is proposed. Based on this model, the kinetic energy of a cyclone is estimated and a method of preventing ...

V. I. Kaganov

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Tropical Warm Pool International Cloud Experiment  

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Tropical Warm Pool Tropical Warm Pool International Cloud Experiment General Description The Tropical Warm Pool - International Cloud Experiment (TWP-ICE) was a collaborative effort led by the U.S. Department of Energy's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. Beginning January 21 and ending February 14, 2006, the experiment was conducted in the region near the ARM Climate Research Facility in Darwin, Northern Australia. This permanent facility is fully equipped with sophisticated instruments for measuring cloud and other atmospheric properties to provide a long-term record of continuous observational data. Measurements obtained from the other experiment components (explained below) will complement this dataset to provide a detailed description of the tropical atmosphere.

410

Quantifying Environmental Drivers of Future Tropical Forest Extent  

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Future changes in atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations, and their associated influences on climate, will affect the future sustainability of tropical forests. While dynamic global vegetation models (DGVMs) represent the processes by which ...

Peter Good; Chris Jones; Jason Lowe; Richard Betts; Ben Booth; Chris Huntingford

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Study of Multi-Scale Cloud Processes Over the Tropical Western Pacific Using Cloud-Resolving Models Constrained by Satellite Data  

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Clouds in the tropical western Pacific are an integral part of the large scale environment. An improved understanding of the multi-scale structure of clouds and their interactions with the environment is critical to the ARM (Atmospheric Radiation Measurement) program for developing and evaluating cloud parameterizations, understanding the consequences of model biases, and providing a context for interpreting the observational data collected over the ARM Tropical Western Pacific (TWP) sites. Three-dimensional cloud resolving models (CRMs) are powerful tools for developing and evaluating cloud parameterizations. However, a significant challenge in using CRMs in the TWP is that the region lacks conventional data, so large uncertainty exists in defining the large-scale environment for clouds. This project links several aspects of the ARM program, from measurements to providing improved analyses, and from cloud-resolving modeling to climate-scale modeling and parameterization development, with the overall objective to improve the representations of clouds in climate models and to simulate and quantify resolved cloud effects on the large-scale environment. Our objectives will be achieved through a series of tasks focusing on the use of the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model and ARM data. Our approach includes: -- Perform assimilation of COSMIC GPS radio occultation and other satellites products using the WRF Ensemble Kalman Filter assimilation system to represent the tropical large-scale environment at 36 km grid resolution. This high-resolution analysis can be used by the community to derive forcing products for single-column models or cloud-resolving models. -- Perform cloud-resolving simulations using WRF and its nesting capabilities, driven by the improved regional analysis and evaluate the simulations against ARM datasets such as from TWP-ICE to optimize the microphysics parameters for this region. A cirrus study (Mace and co-authors) already exists for TWP-ICE using satellite and ground-based observations. -- Perform numerical experiments using WRF to investigate how convection over tropical islands in the Maritime Continent interacts with large-scale circulation and affects convection in nearby regions. -- Evaluate and apply WRF as a testbed for GCM cloud parameterizations, utilizing the ability of WRF to run on multiple scales (from cloud resolving to global) to isolate resolution and physics issues from dynamical and model framework issues. Key products will be disseminated to the ARM and larger community through distribution of data archives, including model outputs from the data assimilation products and cloud resolving simulations, and publications.

Dudhia, Jimy

2013-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

412

Modeling the Dynamical Coupling of Solar Convection with the Radiative Interior  

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The global dynamics of a rotating star like the Sun involves the coupling of a highly turbulent convective envelope overlying a seemingly benign radiative interior. We use the anelastic spherical harmonic code to develop a new class of three-dimensional models that nonlinearly couple the convective envelope to a deep stable radiative interior. The numerical simulation assumes a realistic solar stratification from r = 0.07 up to 0.97R (with R the solar radius), thus encompassing part of the nuclear core up through most of the convection zone. We find that a tachocline naturally establishes itself between the differentially rotating convective envelope and the solid body rotation of the interior, with a slow spreading that is here diffusively controlled. The rapid angular momentum redistribution in the convective envelope leads to a fast equator and slow poles, with a conical differential rotation achieved at mid-latitudes, much as has been deduced by helioseismology. The convective motions are able to overshoot downward about 0.04R into the radiative interior. However, the convective meridional circulation there is confined to a smaller penetration depth and is directed mostly equatorward at the base of the convection zone. Thermal wind balance is established in the lower convection zone and tachocline but departures are evident in the upper convection zone. Internal gravity waves are excited by the convective overshooting, yielding a complex wave field throughout the radiative interior.

Allan Sacha Brun; Mark S. Miesch; Juri Toomre

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Feasibility study for a tropical island sea kayaking ecotourism business  

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of NASTER OF AGRICULTURE August 1993 Najor Subject: Natural Resaurces Development Feasibility Study For 4 Tropical Island Sea Kayak ing Ecotourism Business A Professional Paper by NARY ALEXANDRIA ELDERGILL Appr as to style and content by: Louis A.... Hodges (Chair of Committee) esus H H ojosa (N r) Lauriston E. King mber) Carson E. Watt ( Interim Head of Department) August 1993 ABSTRACT Feasibility Study For A Tropical Island Sea Kayaking Ecotourism Business (May 1992) Mary A. Eldergill, B...

Eldergill, Mary Alexandria

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

414

Scaling Laws for Convection with Temperature-dependent Viscosity and Grain-damage  

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Numerical experiments of convection with grain-damage are used to develop scaling laws for convective heat flow, mantle velocity, and plate velocity across the stagnant lid and plate-tectonic regimes. Three main cases are presented in order of increasing complexity: a simple case wherein viscosity is only dependent on grainsize, a case where viscosity depends on temperature and grainsize, and finally a case where viscosity is temperature and grainsize sensitive, and the grain-growth (or healing) is also temperature sensitive. In all cases, convection with grain-damage scales differently than Newtonian convection due to the effects of grain-damage. For the fully realistic case, numerical results show stagnant lid convection, fully mobilized convection that resembles the temperature-independent viscosity case, and partially mobile or transitional convection, depending on damage to healing ratio, Rayleigh number, and the activation energies for viscosity and healing. Applying our scaling laws for the fully reali...

Foley, Bradford J

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Response of tropical sea surface temperature, precipitation, and tropical cyclone-related variables to changes in global and local forcing  

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A single-column model is used to estimate the equilibrium response of sea surface temperature (SST), precipitation, and several variables related to tropical cyclone (TC) activity to changes in both local and global forcing. ...

Sobel, Adam

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An analytical coarse-graining method which preserves the free energy, structural correlations, and thermodynamic state of polymer melts from the atomistic to the mesoscale  

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Structural and thermodynamic consistency of coarse-graining models across multiple length scales is essential for the predictive role of multi-scale modeling and molecular dynamic simulations that use mesoscale descriptions. Our approach is a coarse-grained model based on integral equation theory, which can represent polymer chains at variable levels of chemical details. The model is analytical and depends on molecular and thermodynamic parameters of the system under study, as well as on the direct correlation function in the k ? 0 limit, c{sub 0}. A numerical solution to the PRISM integral equations is used to determine c{sub 0}, by adjusting the value of the effective hard sphere diameter, d{sub HS}, to agree with the predicted equation of state. This single quantity parameterizes the coarse-grained potential, which is used to perform mesoscale simulations that are directly compared with atomistic-level simulations of the same system. We test our coarse-graining formalism by comparing structural correlations, isothermal compressibility, equation of state, Helmholtz and Gibbs free energies, and potential energy and entropy using both united atom and coarse-grained descriptions. We find quantitative agreement between the analytical formalism for the thermodynamic properties, and the results of Molecular Dynamics simulations, independent of the chosen level of representation. In the mesoscale description, the potential energy of the soft-particle interaction becomes a free energy in the coarse-grained coordinates which preserves the excess free energy from an ideal gas across all levels of description. The structural consistency between the united-atom and mesoscale descriptions means the relative entropy between descriptions has been minimized without any variational optimization parameters. The approach is general and applicable to any polymeric system in different thermodynamic conditions.

McCarty, J.; Clark, A. J.; Copperman, J.; Guenza, M. G., E-mail: mguenza@uoregon.edu [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Institute of Theoretical Science, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403 (United States)

2014-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Field Campaign - Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment  

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Experiment Experiment (MC3E): Multi-Frequency Profilers Related Campaigns Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E) 2011.04.22, Jensen, SGP Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Campaign : Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E): Multi-Frequency Profilers 2011.04.22 - 2011.06.06 Lead Scientist : Christopher Williams For data sets, see below. Description The scientific focus was to study the vertical structure of precipitation in a vertical column over the SGP Central Facility. These multi-frequency profiler observations enabled directly measuring the vertical air motion and retrieving the raindrop size distributions from near the surface to just under the freezing level. These profilers were deployed during MC3E

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ARM - Field Campaign - COPS - Initiation of Convection and the  

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govCampaignsCOPS - Initiation of Convection and the Microphysical govCampaignsCOPS - Initiation of Convection and the Microphysical Properties of Clouds in Orographic Terrain Campaign Links AMF Black Forest Deployment Related Campaigns COPS - AOS Intercomparison 2007.08.09, Jefferson, AMF COPS - ADMIRARI at Black Forest 2007.07.30, Battaglia, AMF COPS - University of Cologne Micromet Station 2007.07.23, Schween, AMF COPS - Cloud Microwave Validation Experiment in Support of CLOWD 2007.06.22, Vogelmann, AMF COPS - WILI Coherent Doppler Wind Lidar at Black Forest 2007.05.10, Althausen, AMF COPS - Multi Wavelength Raman Lidar (MWL) at Black Forest 2007.05.10, Althausen, AMF COPS - 35.5 GHz Cloud Radar Comparison at Black Forest 2007.05.01, Handwerker, AMF COPS - HATPRO at Black Forest 2007.04.01, Crewell, AMF COPS - Micro-Rain Radar at Black Forest

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Natural convection heating system: off-the-wall evaluation methods  

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One day data collection results are described for supplementary monitoring of convective air collectors coupled with rock bin storage for house heating. This particular 100% passive heated solar house in the mountains of Arizona had been extensively monitored and previously reported. New information includes the performance of collectors and storage during changeable insolation. In addition, there are evaluations of the alternative techniques for monitoring leakage of dampers on delivery registers, an empirical technique for determining the thermal contribution of direct gain features, and subjective responses of owners to the quality of convective and radiative comfort. Warm is warm, said the owner-builders. Design recommendations for future systems are made and a testing method using a bag volumeter is described. Post-occupancy evaluation is strongly recommended.

Cook, J.; Morris, W.S.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Bifurcation analysis of interacting stationary modes in thermohaline convection  

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The Boussinesq equations for thermohaline convection in a finite two-dimensional box and with stress-free boundaries are considered. There are critical values of the aspect ratio at which the conduction state becomes unstable to two different roll patterns simultaneously. Near such a critical value a center manifold reduction allows us to reduce the dynamical behavior of the Boussinesq equations to a standard normal form equation that describes the interaction of two stationary modes. We present explicit analytical expressions for the linear and nonlinear coefficients on which the normal form depends. A numerical investigation of these coefficients leads to a division of the space of parameters (Prandtl number, solute Rayleigh number, Lewis number) into various regions that give rise to qualitatively different bifurcation behavior. Besides those encountered in ordinary convection, a variety of further phenomena is found, in particular in a vicinity of double tricritical points.

Neveling, M.; Dangelmayr, G.

1988-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using stochastic analysis to capture unstable equilibrium in natural convection  

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A stabilized stochastic finite element implementation for the natural convection system of equations under Boussinesq assumptions with uncertainty in inputs is considered. The stabilized formulations are derived using the variational multiscale framework assuming a one-step trapezoidal time integration rule. The stabilization parameters are shown to be functions of the time-step size. Provision is made for explicit tracking of the subgrid-scale solution through time. A support-space/stochastic Galerkin approach and the generalized polynomial chaos expansion (GPCE) approach are considered for input-output uncertainty representation. Stochastic versions of standard Rayleigh-Benard convection problems are used to evaluate the approach. It is shown that for simulations around critical points, the GPCE approach fails to capture the highly non-linear input uncertainty propagation whereas the support-space approach gives fairly accurate results. A summary of the results and findings is provided.

Asokan, Badrinarayanan Velamur [Materials Process Design and Control Laboratory, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 188 Frank H.T. Rhodes Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-3801 (United States); Zabaras, Nicholas [Materials Process Design and Control Laboratory, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 188 Frank H.T. Rhodes Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-3801 (United States)]. E-mail: zabaras@cornell.edu

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetic particle mixing with magnetic micro-convection for microfluidics  

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Abstract In this paper we discuss the magnetic micro-convection phenomenon as a tool for mixing enhancement in microfluidics systems in cases when one of the miscible fluids is a magnetic particle colloid. A system of a water-based magnetic fluid and water is investigated experimentally under homogeneous magnetic field in a Hele–Shaw cell. Subsequent image analysis both qualitatively and quantitatively reveals the high enhancement of mixing efficiency provided by this method. The mixing efficiency dependence on the magnetic field and the physical limits is discussed. A suitable model for a continuous-flow microfluidics setup for mixing with magnetic micro-convection is also proposed and justified with an experiment. In addition, possible applications in improving the speed of ferrohydrodynamic sorting and magnetic label or selected tracer mixing in lab on a chip systems are noted.

Guntars Kitenbergs; Kaspars EŻrglis; Régine Perzynski; Andrejs C?bers

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

The CHUVA Project how does convection vary across the Brazil?  

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1 The CHUVA Project ­ how does convection vary across the Brazil? Luiz A. T. Machado1 , Maria A. F de Previsão de Tempo e Estudos Climáticos (CPTEC), Brazil. 2. Universidade de São Paulo. Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas, Brazil. 3. Departamento de Ciências e Tecnologia Espacial

Chaboureau, Jean-Pierre

424

Non-Boussinesq effects in free thermal convection  

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Non-Boussinesq effects in a Rayleigh-Bénard convection system lead to a symmetry breaking between the top and the bottom boundary layers. We have found that the two layers adjust their temperature drops and the thicknesses ? such that their temperature scales ??/g??3 are equal, where ? is the thermal expansion coefficient, g is the gravitational acceleration, and ? and ? are the kinematic viscosity and thermal diffusivity, respectively.

Xiao-Zhong Wu and Albert Libchaber

1991-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

425

On free convection heat transfer with well defined boundary conditions  

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The scaling of free convection heat transfer is investigated. The non-dimensional groups for Boussinesq and fully compressible variable property free convection, driven by isothermal surfaces, are derived using a previously published novel method of dimensional analysis. Both flows are described by a different set of groups. The applicability of each flow description is experimentally investigated for the case of the isothermal horizontal cylinder in an air-filled isothermal enclosure. The approach taken to the boundary conditions differs from that of previous investigations. Here, it is argued that the best definition of the boundary conditions is achieved for heat exchange between the cylinder and the enclosure rather than the cylinder and an arbitrarily chosen fluid region. The enclosure temperature is shown both analytically and experimentally to affect the Nusselt number. The previously published view that the Boussinesq approximation has only a limited range of application is confirmed, and the groups derived for variable property compressible free convection are demonstrated to be correct experimentally. A new correlation for horizontal cylinder Nusselt number prediction is presented.

Davies, M.R.D.; Newport, D.T.; Dalton, T.M.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

AERIAL MEASUREMENTS OF CONVECTION CELL ELEMENTS IN HEATED LAKES  

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Power plant-heated lakes are characterized by a temperature gradient in the thermal plume originating at the discharge of the power plant and terminating at the water intake. The maximum water temperature discharged by the power plant into the lake depends on the power generated at the facility and environmental regulations on the temperature of the lake. Besides the observed thermal plume, cloud-like thermal cells (convection cell elements) are also observed on the water surface. The size, shape and temperature of the convection cell elements depends on several parameters such as the lake water temperature, wind speed, surfactants and the depth of the thermocline. The Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) and Clemson University are collaborating to determine the applicability of laboratory empirical correlations between surface heat flux and thermal convection intensity. Laboratory experiments at Clemson University have demonstrated a simple relationship between the surface heat flux and the standard deviation of temperature fluctuations. Similar results were observed in the aerial thermal imagery SRNL collected at different locations along the thermal plume and at different elevations. SRNL will present evidence that the results at Clemson University are applicable to cooling lakes.

Villa-Aleman, E; Saleem Salaymeh, S; Timothy Brown, T; Alfred Garrett, A; Malcolm Pendergast, M; Linda Nichols, L

2007-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

427

STELLAR DYNAMOS AND CYCLES FROM NUMERICAL SIMULATIONS OF CONVECTION  

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We present a series of kinematic axisymmetric mean-field ?? dynamo models applicable to solar-type stars, for 20 distinct combinations of rotation rates and luminosities. The internal differential rotation and kinetic helicity profiles required to calculate source terms in these dynamo models are extracted from a corresponding series of global three-dimensional hydrodynamical simulations of solar/stellar convection, so that the resulting dynamo models end up involving only one free parameter, namely, the turbulent magnetic diffusivity in the convecting layers. Even though the ?? dynamo solutions exhibit a broad range of morphologies, and sometimes even double cycles, these models manage to reproduce relatively well the observationally inferred relationship between cycle period and rotation rate. On the other hand, they fail in capturing the observed increase of magnetic activity levels with rotation rate. This failure is due to our use of a simple algebraic ?-quenching formula as the sole amplitude-limiting nonlinearity. This suggests that ?-quenching is not the primary mechanism setting the amplitude of stellar magnetic cycles, with magnetic reaction on large-scale flows emerging as the more likely candidate. This inference is coherent with analyses of various recent global magnetohydrodynamical simulations of solar/stellar convection.

Dubé, Caroline; Charbonneau, Paul, E-mail: dube@astro.umontreal.ca, E-mail: paulchar@astro.umontreal.ca [Département de Physique, Université de Montréal, C.P. 6128 Succ. Centre-ville, Montréal, QC H3C 3J7 (Canada)

2013-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

428

Breakdown of large-scale circulation in turbulent rotating convection  

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Turbulent rotating convection in a cylinder is investigated both numerically and experimentally at Rayleigh number Ra=109 and Prandtl number ?=6.4. In this letter we discuss two topics: the breakdown under rotation of the domain-filling large-scale circulation (LSC) typical for confined convection, and the convective heat transfer through the fluid layer, expressed by the Nusselt number. The presence of the LSC is addressed for several rotation rates. For Rossby numbers Ro1.2 no LSC is found (the Rossby number indicates relative importance of buoyancy over rotation, hence small Ro indicates strong rotation). For larger Rossby numbers a precession of the LSC in anticyclonic direction (counter to the background rotation) is observed. It is shown that the heat transfer has a maximal value close to Ro=0.18 being about 15% larger than in the non-rotating case Ro=?. Since the LSC is no longer present at this Rossby value we conclude that the peak heat transfer is independent of the LSC.

R. P. J. Kunnen; H. J. H. Clercx; B. J. Geurts

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

CATHARE calculations of Phenix ultimate natural convection test  

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The Phenix Sodium cooled Fast Reactor (SFR) started operation in 1973 and it was stopped in 2009. Before the reactor was definitively shutdown, in order to collect experimental data for code assessments in the frame of Generation IV an intensive program of ultimate tests was set up. Among these ultimate experiments, two thermal hydraulic tests were performed: an asymmetrical test consisting in a trip on one secondary pump and a natural convection test in the primary circuit. The natural convection test has been used for an international benchmark on system codes in the frame of the IAEA. The CATHARE code - initially developed for water cooled reactors and now extended for safety analyses for other kinds of reactors, including Sodium Fast Reactor - was used by CEA for this benchmark. The paper reminds briefly the Phenix reactor with the main physical parameters and the instrumentation used during the natural convection test. Main test results are also briefly reminded including the evolution of the core and the heat exchangers inlet and outlet temperatures, and some local temperature measurements. The main developments to perform CATHARE SFR computations and the strategy of system code assessment are presented. Then the CATHARE modelling of Phenix reactor is depicted and the various assumptions are pointed out. CATHARE encountered no problem to predict the initial nominal state. Afterwards, the whole transient scenario is calculated and CATHARE calculations are compared to the Phenix measurements. The global trend is rather well predicted by the CATHARE code. Nevertheless, due to complex flow phenomena occurring in large plena and components, the system code encountered physical limitations, leading to remaining discrepancies between code prediction and plant data. Various sensitivity calculations are presented and they bring partial answers. Additional analyses are in progress to understand more deeply the complex 3D phenomena involved during the different phases of the natural convection test. Additional work for coupling CATHARE system code and TRIO-U CFD code is in progress and will bring useful information to better understand the physical phenomena involved during the natural convection test and to improve system modeling for future SFR safety analysis. (authors)

Pialla, D.; Tenchine, D. [CEA, DEN, DM2S/STMF, Grenoble, F-17 rue des Martyrs, 38000 Grenoble (France); Gauthe, P. [CEA, DEN, DER/SESI, Cadarache, F-13108 Saint Paul lez Durance (France); Vasile, A. [CEA, DEN, DER, Cadarache, F-13108 Saint Paul lez Durance (France)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tracking Scheme Dependence of Simulated Tropical Cyclone Response to Idealized Climate Simulations  

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Future tropical cyclone activity is a topic of great scientific and societal interest. In the absence of a climate theory of tropical cyclogenesis, general circulation models are the primary tool available for investigating the issue. However, the ...

Michael Horn; Kevin Walsh; Ming Zhao; Suzana J. Camargo; Enrico Scoccimarro; Hiroyuki Murakami; Hui Wang; Andrew Ballinger; Arun Kumar; Daniel A. Shaevitz; Jeffrey A. Jonas; Kazuyoshi Oouchi

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Climate regulation of humid tropical hydrology BHS 10th National Hydrology Symposium, Exeter, 2008  

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might influence tropical water resources. Introduction The humid tropics can be defined as the global, Bangladesh, and most of South-east Asia (Fosberg et al., 1961). Its climate contains distinctive dynamics

Chappell, Nick A

432

The role of gap phase processes in the biomass dynamics of tropical forests  

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...gap phase processes in the biomass dynamics of tropical forests...understood. Above-ground woody biomass in some tropical forest...greenhouse gas emissions from biomass burning, decomposition and soils forest in conversion, shifting cultivation and...

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Improved Tropical Cyclone Flight-Level Wind Estimates Using Routine Infrared Satellite Reconnaissance  

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A new and improved method to estimate the tropical cyclone flight-level winds using globally and routinely available tropical cyclone (TC) information and infrared (IR) satellite imagery is presented. The developmental data set is comprised of ...

John A. Knaff; Scott P. Longmore; Robert T. DeMaria; Debra A. Molenar

434

The rainfall over tropical South America generated by multiple scale processes.  

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??The rainfall regime over Central America and tropical South America is the most important hydro-meteorological event in the tropics after the Asian-Australian monsoon system. Therefore,… (more)

Carrillo, Carlos Mauricio

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Vertical flux, ecology and dissolution of radiolaria in tropical oceans : implications for the silica cycle  

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Radiolarians which settle through the oceanic water column were recovered from three stations (western Tropical Atlantic-Station E, central Tropical Pacific-P1 and Panama Basin-PB) using PARFLUX sediment traps in moored ...

Takahashi, Kozo

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

The tropical precipitation response to Andes topography and ocean heat fluxes in an aquaplanet model  

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This aquaplanet modeling study using AM2.1 examines how ocean energy transport and topography influence the location of tropical precipitation. Adding realistic Andes topography regionally displaces tropical rainfall from the equator into the ...

Elizabeth A. Maroon; Dargan M. W. Frierson; David S. Battisti

437

Why do model tropical cyclones intensify more rapidly at low latitudes?  

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We examine the problem of why model tropical cyclones intensify more rapidly at low latitudes. Our answer to this question touches on practically all facets of the dynamics and thermodynamics of tropical cyclones. The answer invokes the ...

Roger K. Smith; Gerard Kilroy; Michael T. Montgomery

438

A census of precipitation features in the tropics using TRMM: radar, ice scattering, and lightning observations  

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The observation of precipitation in the tropics has been greatly enhanced trough the launch of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite n 1997. TRMM'S ability to continuously and simultaneously observe precipitation processes...

Nesbitt, Stephen William

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Tropical climate variability from the last glacial maximum to the present  

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This thesis evaluates the nature and magnitude of tropical climate variability from the Last Glacial Maximum to the present. The temporal variability of two specific tropical climate phenomena is examined. The first is the ...

Dahl, Kristina Ariel

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Tropical Pacific nutrient dynamics in the modern and pleistocene ocean : insights from the nitrogen isotope system  

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eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean during the past 3 M.Y. ,in the western tropical Pacific Ocean in the Holocene epoch,eastern tropical North Pacific Ocean, Mar. Chem. , 3, 271–

Rafter, Patrick Anthony

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Barotropic Rossby Waves Radiating from Tropical Instability Waves in the Pacific Ocean  

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Tropical instability waves are triggered by instabilities of the equatorial current systems, and their sea level signal, with peak amplitude near 5°N, is one of the most prominent features of the dynamic topography of the tropics. Cross-spectral ...

J. Thomas Farrar

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

The role of piscivores in a species-rich tropical river  

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Much of the world's species diversity is located in tropical and sub-tropical ecosystems, and a better understanding of the ecology of these systems is necessary to stem biodiversity loss and assess community- and ecosystem-level responses...

Layman, Craig Anthony

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

443

Probability Distributions and Threshold Selection for Monte Carlo–Type Tropical Cyclone Wind Speed Forecasts  

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Probabilistic wind speed forecasts for tropical cyclones from Monte Carlo–type simulations are assessed within a theoretical framework for a simple unbiased Gaussian system that is based on feature size and location error that mimic tropical ...

Michael E. Splitt; Steven M. Lazarus; Sarah Collins; Denis N. Botambekov; William P. Roeder

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

A three-dimensional numerical model of dry convection in an ambient wind field  

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effects of the ambient wind field on convection. Nost of the numerical results are shown to correspond to empirical observations, while some results are unexpected but reasonable. Nechanical and thermal energy equations have been developed... to investigate the effects on convection of an The citations on the following pages follow the tyl of th J* J of ~At * h ' f ambient wind with a vertical shear He also examined the energy interactions between convective flow and nean flows. There were many...

Burgeson, John Carl

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

445

Comparisons of Two- and Three-Dimensional Convection in Type I X-ray Bursts  

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We perform the first detailed three-dimensional simulation of low Mach number convection preceding thermonuclear ignition in a mixed H/He X-ray burst. Our simulations include a moderate-sized, approximate network that captures hydrogen and helium burning up through rp-process breakout. We look in detail at the difference between two- and three-dimensional convective fields, including the details of the turbulent convection.

Zingale, M; Nonaka, A; Almgren, A S; Bell, J B

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Del Genio-AD  

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Simulated Vertical Structure Simulated Vertical Structure of Tropical Convective Storms: Implications for GCM Parameterization A. D. Del Genio National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Institute for Space Studies New York Introduction General circulation model (GCM) simulations of equilibrium greenhouse gas-induced climate change suggest that the single largest contributor to uncertainty in cloud feedback is due to changes in the areal extent and cloud water contents (CWC) of mesoscale convective systems (Yao and Del Genio 1999). Among the physics difficult to parameterize is the vertical transport and detrainment of cumulus condensate, the physics controlling the area of the mesoscale anvil, and the partitioning between ice mass in small (cloud) and large (precipitating) particles. The bottom-up view from Atmospheric

447

GEOGRAPHICAL DISRIBUTION OF WOODY BIOMASS CARBON IN TROPICAL AFRICA: AN  

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Geographical Distribution of Woody Biomass Carbon in Tropical Africa: An Geographical Distribution of Woody Biomass Carbon in Tropical Africa: An Updated Database for 2000, NDP-055b TABLES Please cite as: Gibbs, H.K. and S. Brown. 2007. Geographical Distribution of Woody Biomass Carbon in Tropical Africa: An Updated Database for 2000, NDP-055b. Available at [http://cdiac.ornl.gov/epubs/ndp/ndp055/ndp055b.html] from the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. Tables 1-4 Files in this numeric data package Variable formats of af_biomass.vat Variable formats of af_carbon.vat Variable formats of glc_subset_af.vat Variable formats of land_geo.vat Variable formats of pb_geo.vat Table 1. Files in this numeric data package File No. File name File size (bytes) File description

448

Damping of Type I X-ray Burst Oscillations by Convection  

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I construct a simple model of the convective burning layer during a type I X-ray burst to investigate the effects convection has on the stability of the layer to nonradial oscillations. A linear perturbation analysis demonstrates that the region is stable to nonradial oscillations when energy transport is convection-dominated, but it is unstable when energy transport is radiation-dominated. Thus, efficient convection always dampens oscillations. These results may explain the nondetection of oscillations during the peak of some X-ray bursts.

Randall L. Cooper

2008-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Convection in X-ray Bursts Michael Zingale Stony Brook University  

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many stellar systems dominated by convective transport of energy - Supernovae (both thermonuclear and gravitational) - X-ray bursts and novae (thermonuclear explosion of accreted...

450

Tropical forest responses to increasing atmospheric CO2: current knowledge and opportunities for future research  

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their representation in Earth system models. Tropical forests play a significant role in the global carbon cycle

Bermingham, Eldredge

451

The divergent wind component in data sparse tropical wind fields  

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THE DIVERGENT WIND COMPONENT IN DATA SPARSE TROPICAL WIND FIELDS A Thesis by BRUCE ALAN SNYDER Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December... 1985 Major Subject: Meteorology THE DIVERGENT WIND COMPONENT IN DATA SPARSE TROPICAL WIND FIELDS A Thesis by BRUCE ALAN SNYDER Approved as to style and content by: James P. McGuirk (Co-Chairman) Aylmer IL Thompson (Co-Chairman) W. Homer...

Snyder, Bruce Alan

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Global warming shifts Pacific tropical cyclone location MinHo Kwon,1,3  

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Global warming shifts Pacific tropical cyclone location Tim Li,1 MinHo Kwon,1,3 Ming Zhao,3 Jong) is used to investigate the change of tropical cyclone frequency in the North Pacific under global warming, and W. Yu (2010), Global warming shifts Pacific tropical cyclone location, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L

Li, Tim

453

Tree planting by small producers in the tropics: A comparative study of Brazil and Panama  

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Tree planting by small producers in the tropics: A comparative study of Brazil and Panama Cynthia S in revised form 25 March 2002 Key words: Brazil, Land tenure, Panama, Reforestation, Small farmers, Tropical in the tropical frontier regions of Panama and Brazil in order to gauge the magnitude of reforestation activities

Simmons, Cynthia S.

454

Interhemispheric Teleconnections from Tropical Heat Sources in Intermediate and Simple Models  

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the prescribed tropical heating in both intensity and geographical extent and by inducing remote precipitation anomalies by interaction with the basic state. 1. Introduction Tropical heat sources can remotely influenceInterhemispheric Teleconnections from Tropical Heat Sources in Intermediate and Simple Models XUAN

455

An optimizing reduced order FDS for the tropical Pacific Ocean reduced gravity model  

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An optimizing reduced order FDS for the tropical Pacific Ocean reduced gravity model Zhendong Luoa) for the tropical Pacific Ocean reduced gravity model. Ensembles of data are compiled from transient solutions computed from the discrete equation system derived by FDS for the tropical Pacific Ocean reduced gravity

Aluffi, Paolo

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Eddy mean flow decomposition and eddy diffusivity estimates in the tropical Pacific Ocean  

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Eddy mean flow decomposition and eddy diffusivity estimates in the tropical Pacific Ocean: 2] Eddy diffusivity of the surface velocity field in the tropical Pacific Ocean was estimated using diffusivity estimates in the tropical Pacific Ocean: 2. Results, J. Geophys. Res., 107(C10), 3154, doi:10

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Reduced Order Modeling of the Upper Tropical Pacific Ocean Model Using Proper Orthogonal Decomposition  

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Reduced Order Modeling of the Upper Tropical Pacific Ocean Model Using Proper Orthogonal of a large-scale upper ocean circulation in the tropic Pacific domain. We construct different POD models-scale seasonal variability of the tropic Pacific obtained by the original model is well captured by a low

Aluffi, Paolo

458

Validating Atmospheric Reanalysis Data Using Tropical Cyclones as Thermometers James P. Kossin  

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1 Validating Atmospheric Reanalysis Data Using Tropical Cyclones as Thermometers James P. Kossin tropical cyclones as thermometers. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-14-00180, in press. Capsule Tropical cyclones are used as traveling thermometers to globally sample upper-tropospheric temperatures

Kossin, James P.

459

CONVECTION AND DIFFERENTIAL ROTATION IN F-TYPE STARS  

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Differential rotation is a common feature of main-sequence spectral F-type stars. In seeking to make contact with observations and to provide a self-consistent picture of how differential rotation is achieved in the interiors of these stars, we use the three-dimensional anelastic spherical harmonic (ASH) code to simulate global-scale turbulent flows in 1.2 and 1.3 M{sub Sun} F-type stars at varying rotation rates. The simulations are carried out in spherical shells that encompass most of the convection zone and a portion of the stably stratified radiative zone below it, allowing us to explore the effects of overshooting convection. We examine the scaling of the mean flows and thermal state with rotation rate and mass and link these scalings to fundamental parameters of the simulations. Indeed, we find that the differential rotation becomes much stronger with more rapid rotation and larger mass, scaling as {Delta}{Omega}{proportional_to}M {sup 3.9}{Omega}{sup 0.6}{sub 0}. Accompanying the growing differential rotation is a significant latitudinal temperature contrast, with amplitudes of 1000 K or higher in the most rapidly rotating cases. This contrast in turn scales with mass and rotation rate as {Delta}T{proportional_to}M {sup 6.4}{Omega}{sup 1.6}{sub 0}. On the other hand, the meridional circulations become much weaker with more rapid rotation and with higher mass, with their kinetic energy decreasing as KE{sub MC}{proportional_to}M {sup -1.2}{Omega}{sup -0.8}{sub 0}. Additionally, three of our simulations exhibit a global-scale shear instability within their stable regions that persists for the duration of the simulations. The flow structures associated with the instabilities have a direct coupling to and impact on the flows within the convection zone.

Augustson, Kyle C.; Toomre, Juri [JILA and Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309 (United States); Brown, Benjamin P. [Department of Astronomy and Center for Magnetic Self-Organization (CMSO) in Laboratory and Astrophysical Plasmas, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706-1582 (United States); Brun, Allan Sacha [DSM/IRFU/SAp, CEA-Saclay and UMR AIM, CEA-CNRS-Universite Paris 7, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France); Miesch, Mark S., E-mail: Kyle.Augustson@colorado.edu [High Altitude Observatory, Center Green 1, Boulder, CO 80301 (United States)

2012-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Natural convection in high heat flux tanks at the Hanford Waste Site / [by] Mark van der Helm and Mujid S. Kazimi  

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A study was carried out on the potential for natural convection and the effect of natural convection in a High Heat Flux Tank, Tank 241-C-106, at the Hanford Reservation. To determine the existence of natural convection, ...

Van der Helm, Mark Johan, 1972-

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Convection in magnetic fluids with internal heat generation  

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The effect of a uniform distribution of heat source on the onset of stationary convection in a horizontal Boussinesq magnetic fluid layer bounded by isothermal nonmagnetic boundary is investigated. Solutions are obtained using a higher order Galerkin expansion technique, considering different isothermal boundary combinations (rigid-rigid, rigid-free, and free-free). It is found that the effect of internal magnetic number, due to a heat source, is to make the system more unstable. The results obtained, in the limiting cases, compare well with the existing literature.

Rudraiah, N.; Sekhar, G.N. (Bangalore Univ. (India))

1991-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Defect Chaos of Oscillating Hexagons in Rotating Convection  

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Using coupled Ginzburg-Landau equations, the dynamics of hexagonal patterns with broken chiral symmetry are investigated, as they appear in rotating non-Boussinesq or surface-tension-driven convection. We find that close to the secondary Hopf bifurcation to oscillating hexagons the dynamics are well described by a single complex Ginzburg-Landau equation (CGLE) coupled to the phases of the hexagonal pattern. At the band center these equations reduce to the usual CGLE and the system exhibits defect chaos. Away from the band center a transition to a frozen vortex state is found. (c) 2000 The American Physical Society.

Echebarria, Blas; Riecke, Hermann

2000-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

463

Granular fountains: Convection cascade in a compartmentalized granular gas  

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This paper extends the two-compartment granular fountain [D. van der Meer, P. Reimann, K. van der Weele, and D. Lohse, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 184301 (2004)] to an arbitrary number of compartments: The tendency of a granular gas to form clusters is exploited to generate spontaneous convective currents, with particles going down in the well-filled compartments and going up in the diluted ones. We focus upon the bifurcation diagram of the general K-compartment system, which is constructed using a dynamical flux model and which proves to agree quantitatively with results from molecular dynamics simulations.

Devaraj van der Meer; Ko van der Weele; Peter Reimann

2006-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

464

Generation of large-scale winds in horizontally anisotropic convection  

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We simulate three-dimensional, horizontally periodic Rayleigh-B\\'enard convection between free-slip horizontal plates, rotating about a horizontal axis. When both the temperature difference between the plates and the rotation rate are sufficiently large, a strong horizontal wind is generated that is perpendicular to both the rotation vector and the gravity vector. The wind is turbulent, large-scale, and vertically sheared. Horizontal anisotropy, engendered here by rotation, appears necessary for such wind generation. Most of the kinetic energy of the flow resides in the wind, and the vertical turbulent heat flux is much lower on average than when there is no wind.

von Hardenberg, J; Provenzale, A; Spiegel, E A

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Barometric pressure variations associated with eastern Pacific tropical instability waves  

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with the life cycle of deep convective mixing, i.e., 8-12 hours (Bretherton et al. 1995). Likewise, sounding, USA. E-mail: cronin@pmel.noaa.gov. #12;2 Abstract. Barometric pressure, surface temperature and wind difference also had a spectral peak in the 20-30 day TIW band. Cross- spectral analysis shows that within

Xie, Shang-Ping

466

Detection of iodine monoxide in the tropical free troposphere  

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...runs were conducted with WRF (22): (i) a 60-h...km) to better resolve local deep convection. The model...retrieval. Fig. S3. WRF simulations from a cloud-resolving...line. Scattered trade wind cumulus clouds (gray...research and forecast model (WRF) analysis of air...

Barbara Dix; Sunil Baidar; James F. Bresch; Samuel R. Hall; K. Sebastian Schmidt; Siyuan Wang; Rainer Volkamer

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

An experimental and numerical investigation of premixed syngas combustion dynamics in mesoscale channels with controlled wall temperature profiles  

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Abstract The dynamics in H2/CO/O2/N2 premixed combustion was investigated experimentally and numerically in a 7-mm height mesoscale channel at atmospheric pressure, fuel–lean equivalence ratios 0.25–0.42, volumetric CO:H2 ratios 1:1 to 20:1, and wall temperatures 550–1320 K. Experiments were performed in an optically-accessible channel-flow reactor and involved high-speed (up to 1 kHz) planar laser induced fluorescence (LIF) of the OH radical and thermocouple measurements of the upper and lower channel wall temperatures. Simulations were carried out with a transient 2-D code, which included an elementary syngas reaction mechanism and detailed species transport. Demarcation of the experimentally-observed parameter space separating stationary and oscillatory combustion modes indicated that the former were favored at the higher wall temperatures and higher CO:H2 volumetric ratios, while the latter predominately appeared at the lower wall temperatures and lower CO:H2 ratios. The numerical model reproduced very well all stationary combustion modes, which included V-shaped and asymmetric (upper or lower) modes, in terms of flame shapes and flame anchoring positions. Simulations of the oscillatory flames, which appeared in the form of ignition/extinction events of varying spatial extents, were very sensitive to the specific boundary conditions and reproduced qualitatively the flame topology, the ignition sequence (including the periodic reversion from upper-asymmetric to lower-asymmetric flame propagation), and the range of measured oscillation frequencies. Predicted emissions in the stationary modes ranged from 25 to 94 ppm-mass for CO and from 0.1 to 0.3 ppm-mass for H2, while in the oscillatory modes incomplete combustion of both CO and H2 was attested during their oscillation period.

Andrea Brambilla; Marco Schultze; Christos E. Frouzakis; John Mantzaras; Rolf Bombach; Konstantinos Boulouchos

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid coupled models of the tropical Pacific: I interannual variability  

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Y. Tang Hybrid coupled models of the tropical Pacific: I interannual variability Received: 20 Two hybrid coupled models (HCMs), an intermediate complexity dynamical ocean model cou- pled to either), hybrid models (e.g., Barnett et al. 1993; Balmaseda et al. 1994,1995), and fully coupled general

Tang, Youmin

469

High-Frequency Skywave Radar Track of Tropical Storm Debra  

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Tropical Storm Debra was tracked over a 31 h period in the Gulf of Mexico using the Wide Aperture Research Facility (WARF) high-frequency (HF) skywave radar in California. In contrast to the first WARF skywave radar tracking experiment in which ...

Joseph W. Maresca Jr.; Christopher T. Carlson

1981-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A QuikSCAT climatology of tropical cyclone size  

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QuikSCAT data of near-surface wind vectors for the years 1999–2008 are used to create a climatology of tropical cyclone (TC) size, defined as the radius of vanishing winds. The azimuthally-averaged radius of 12 ms?1 [ms ...

Chavas, Daniel Robert

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Marketing of Tropical Hardwood Wood Products from Ghana  

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Marketing of Tropical Hardwood Wood Products from Ghana: An Exploratory Study Kofi Poku Richard Vlosky Forest Products Marketing Program Louisiana Forest Products Laboratory Louisiana State University Agricultural Center #12;Overview · Background - the forest of Ghana · Current forest industry and market

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Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation Brownsberg Declaration 2008  

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Paramaribo, Suriname VERKLARING INZAKE HET TOEKENNEN VAN PERMANENT BESCHERMDE STATUS AAN DE BROWNSBERG EN DE. IN OVERWEGING NEMENDE DAT de bauxiethoudende Bergen in noordoost- Suriname ­ Brownsberg, Nassau en Lely ­ deelAssociation for Tropical Biology and Conservation Brownsberg Declaration 2008 13 June 2008

Norconk, Marilyn A.

473

Tropical Timber Market Report Volume 15 Number 3, 1 15  

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Freight Index 20 Tropical Timber Price Trends 20 Top Story Clarification on Gabon log ban At a recent meeting with Gabon's Minister for Forests, executives of the country's timber industries were advised Clarification on Gabon log ban 2 Malaysia progresses with VPA 3 Plywood push in India 5 Call for lower import

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TROPIC: Transactional Resource Orchestration Platform In the Cloud  

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TROPIC: Transactional Resource Orchestration Platform In the Cloud Changbin Liu, Yun Mao*, Xu Chen ­ InfrastructureasaService (IaaS) Cloud · Provide cloud infrastructure services: virtual machines (VMs), virtual block devices, VPNs · Widely adopted, e.g. Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) ­ Cloud resource

Plotkin, Joshua B.

475

Detection of iodine monoxide in the tropical free troposphere  

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19, 2012) Atmospheric iodine monoxide (IO) is a radical that catalytically destroys heat trapping in the remote tropical marine boundary layer (MBL) (2­4). IO further affects the oxidative capacity iodine species over the remote ocean remain poorly understood (11, 14) but are currently thought

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Arbuscular mycorrhizal mycelial respiration in a moist tropical forest  

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Universiteit, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands; 4 Ecological Farming Systems, Research Tropical Research Institute, 0843- 03092 Balboa, Ancon, Panama; 3 Institute of Ecological Science, Vrije Station ART, Swiss Federal Research Institute Agroscope, Zurich, Switzerland; 5 Plant­Microbe Interactions

Bermingham, Eldredge

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Future economic damage from tropical cyclones: sensitivities to societal and  

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in support of advocacy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. For instance, in his movie An inconvenient truth related to tropical cyclones than efforts to modulate the behaviour of storms through greenhouse gas emissions reduction policies, typically called climate mitigation and achieved through energy policies

Colorado at Boulder, University of

478

Variational bounds on energy dissipation in incompressible flows. III. Convection  

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Building on a method of analysis for the Navier-Stokes equations introduced by Hopf [Math. Ann. {bold 117}, 764 (1941)], a variational principle for upper bounds on the largest possible time averaged convective heat flux is derived from the Boussinesq equations of motion. When supplied with appropriate test background fields satisfying a spectral constraint, reminiscent of an energy stability condition, the variational formulation produces rigorous upper bounds on the Nusselt number (Nu) as a function of the Rayleigh number (Ra). For the case of vertical heat convection between parallel plates in the absence of sidewalls, a simplified (but rigorous) formulation of the optimization problem yields the large Rayleigh number bound Nu{le}0.167 Ra{sup 1/2}{minus}1. Nonlinear Euler-Lagrange equations for the optimal background fields are also derived, which allow us to make contact with the upper bound theory of Howard [J. Fluid Mech. {bold 17}, 405 (1963)] for statistically stationary flows. The structure of solutions of the Euler-Lagrange equations are elucidated from the geometry of the variational constraints, which sheds light on Busse{close_quote}s [J. Fluid Mech. {bold 37}, 457 (1969)] asymptotic analysis of general solutions to Howard{close_quote}s Euler-Lagrange equations. The results of our analysis are discussed in the context of theory, recent experiments, and direct numerical simulations. {copyright} {ital 1996 The American Physical Society.}

Doering, C.R. [Center for Nonlinear Studies, MS-B258, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)] [Center for Nonlinear Studies, MS-B258, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States); Constantin, P. [Department of Mathematics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637 (United States)] [Department of Mathematics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637 (United States)

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-Boussinesq rolls in 2d thermal convection  

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Abstract A study of convection in a circular two dimensional cell is presented. The system is heated and cooled at two diametrically opposed points on the edge of the circle, which are parallel or anti-parallel to gravity. The latter’s role in the plane of the cell can be changed by tilting the cell. When the system is in a horizontal position, a non-trivial analytic solution for the temperature distribution of the quiescent fluid can be found. For a slight inclination, the projection of gravity in the plane of the cell is used as a perturbation parameter in the full hydrodynamic description, as the Boussinesq approximation is unjustified. To first order, the equations are solved for the stationary case and four symmetrical rolls become apparent, showing that a purely conductive state is impossible if gravity–however small–is present; an approximate closed analytical expression is obtained, which describes the four convection rolls. Further analysis is done by a direct numerical integration. Comparison with preliminary observations is mentioned.

C. Málaga; F. Mandujano; R. Peralta-Fabi; C. Arzate

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-Boussinesq Rolls in 2d Thermal Convection  

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A study of convection in a circular two dimensional cell is presented. The system is heated and cooled at two diametrically opposed points on the edge of the circle, which are parallel or anti-parallel to gravity. The latter's role in the plane of the cell can be changed by tilting the cell. When the system is in a horizontal position, a non-trivial analytic solution for the temperature distribution of the quiescent fluid can be found. For a slight inclination, the projection of gravity in the plane of the cell is used as a perturbation parameter in the full hydrodynamic description, as the Boussinesq approximation is inadequate. To first order, the equations are solved for the stationary case and four symmetrical rolls become apparent, showing that a purely conductive state is impossible if gravity -however small- is present; an approximate closed analytical expression is obtained, which describes the four convection rolls. Further analysis is done by a direct numerical integration. Comparison with prelimina...

Málaga, C; Peralta-Fabi, R; Arzate, C

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Special session: computational predictability of natural convection flows in enclosures  

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Modern thermal design practices often rely on a ''predictive'' simulation capability--although predictability is rarely quantified and often difficult to confidently achieve in practice. The computational predictability of natural convection in enclosures is a significant issue for many industrial thermal design problems. One example of this is the design for mitigation of optical distortion due to buoyancy-driven flow in large-scale laser systems. In many instances the sensitivity of buoyancy-driven enclosure flows can be linked to the presence of multiple bifurcation points that yield laminar thermal convective processes that transition from steady to various modes of unsteady flow. This behavior is brought to light by a problem as ''simple'' as a differentially-heated tall rectangular cavity (8:1 height/width aspect ratio) filled with a Boussinesq fluid with Pr = 0.71--which defines, at least partially, the focus of this special session. For our purposes, the differentially-heated cavity provides a virtual fluid dynamics laboratory.

Christon, M A; Gresho, P M; Sutton, S B

2000-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds (jensen-sonde)  

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A major component of the Mid-latitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E) field campaign was the deployment of an enhanced radiosonde array designed to capture the vertical profile of atmospheric state variables (pressure, temperature, humidity wind speed and wind direction) for the purpose of deriving the large-scale forcing for use in modeling studies. The radiosonde array included six sites (enhanced Central Facility [CF-1] plus five new sites) launching radiosondes at 3-6 hour sampling intervals. The network will cover an area of approximately (300)2 km2 with five outer sounding launch sites and one central launch location. The five outer sounding launch sites are: S01 Pratt, KS [ 37.7oN, 98.75oW]; S02 Chanute, KS [37.674, 95.488]; S03 Vici, Oklahoma [36.071, -99.204]; S04 Morris, Oklahoma [35.687, -95.856]; and S05 Purcell, Oklahoma [34.985, -97.522]. Soundings from the SGP Central Facility during MC3E can be retrieved from the regular ARM archive. During routine MC3E operations 4 radiosondes were launched from each of these sites (approx. 0130, 0730, 1330 and 1930 UTC). On days that were forecast to be convective up to four additional launches were launched at each site (approx. 0430, 1030, 1630, 2230 UTC). There were a total of approximately 14 of these high frequency launch days over the course of the experiment.

Jensen, Mike; Comstock, Jennifer; Genio, Anthony Del; Giangrande, Scott; Kollias, Pavlos

2012-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrino-driven convection versus advection in core collapse supernovae  

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A toy model is analyzed in order to evaluate the linear stability of the gain region immediately behind a stalled accretion shock, after core bounce. This model demonstrates that a negative entropy gradient is not sufficient to warrant linear instability. The stability criterion is governed by the ratio \\chi of the advection time through the gain region divided by the local timescale of buoyancy. The gain region is linearly stable if \\chi3, perturbations are unstable in a limited range of horizontal wavelengths centered around twice the vertical size H of the gain region. The threshold horizontal wavenumbers k_{min} and k_{max} follow simple scaling laws such that Hk_{min}\\propto 1/{\\chi} and Hk_{max}\\propto \\chi. The convective stability of the l=1 mode in spherical accretion is discussed, in relation with the asymmetric explosion of core collapse supernovae. The advective stabilization of long wavelength perturbations weakens the possible influence of convection alone on a global l=1 mode.

T. Foglizzo; L. Scheck; H. -Th. Janka

2005-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

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LE JOURNAL DE PHYSIQUE NON BOUSSINESQ CONVECTIVE STRUCTURES IN WATER NEAR 4 C  

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LE JOURNAL DE PHYSIQUE NON BOUSSINESQ CONVECTIVE STRUCTURES IN WATER NEAR 4 °C M. DUBOIS, P. BERGE répondant à l'approximation de Boussinesq. On trouve en particulier des structures convectives hexagonales profile of such a layer produces qualitatively different behaviour from that observed in « Boussinesq

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Pattern formation in binary mixture convection in cylindrical three-dimensional cells  

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present numerical results of pattern selection near the onset of convection for a water-ethanol mixture of the cell is = 11. The onset of convection occurs via a subcritical Hopf bifurcation. Slightly above ratio mixtures, S subcritical and gives rise

Batiste, Oriol

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Lattice Boltzmann model for melting with natural convection Christian Huber a,*, Andrea Parmigiani b  

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Lattice Boltzmann model for melting with natural convection Christian Huber a,*, Andrea Parmigiani Boltzmann Heat transfer Melting Convection a b s t r a c t We develop a lattice Boltzmann method to couple and Stefan numbers) over which the correlations have been tested remains limited. The lattice Boltzmann

Manga, Michael

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A LATTICE BOLTZMANN MODEL FOR CONVECTION HEAT TRANSFER IN POROUS MEDIA  

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A LATTICE BOLTZMANN MODEL FOR CONVECTION HEAT TRANSFER IN POROUS MEDIA Zhaoli Guo and T. S. Zhao Kong, China A lattice Boltzmann model for convection heat transfer in porous media is proposed-difference, finite-volume, and finite-element methods (e.g., [2, 3]). The lattice Boltzmann method (LBM

Zhao, Tianshou

488

Review of fluid flow and convective heat transfer within rotating disk cavities  

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1 Review of fluid flow and convective heat transfer within rotating disk cavities with impinging axial direction #12;5 Introduction Fluid flow and convective heat transfer in rotor-stator configuration heat transfer in rotor-stator configurations, which are of great importance in different engineering

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Improving Convection Parameterization Using ARM Observations and NCAR Community Atmosphere Model  

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Highlight of Accomplishments: We made significant contribution to the ASR program in this funding cycle by better representing convective processes in GCMs based on knowledge gained from analysis of ARM/ASR observations. In addition, our work led to a much improved understanding of the interaction among aerosol, convection, clouds and climate in GCMs.

Zhang, Guang J [Scripps Institution of Oceanography

2013-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical study of natural convection in a vertical porous annulus with discrete heating  

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Numerical study of natural convection in a vertical porous annulus with discrete heating M. Sankar online 20 December 2010 Keywords: Natural convection Annulus Discrete heating Porous medium Radii ratio to discrete heating. The outer wall is maintained iso- thermally at a lower temperature, while the top

Lopez, John M.

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Benchmark solution for a three-dimensional mixed convection flow -Detailed technical report  

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in many industrial applications: thermal and chemical reactors, chimneys, solar collectors, thermal-dimensional mixed convection flow in a horizontal rectangular channel heated from below and cooled from above) configuration (i.e. mixed convection flows in horizontal rectan- gular channels heated from below

Boyer, Edmond

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THE EFFECT OF A SHEAR FLOW ON CONVECTION NEAR A TWO-DIMENSIONAL HOT-PATCH  

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......CONVECTION NEAR A TWO-DIMENSIONAL HOT-PATCH I. C. WALTON Department of Mathematics...takes the form of a two-dimensional hot-patch. Ingersoll's (6) results for uniform...CONVECTION NEAR A TWO-DIMENSIONAL HOT-PATCH By I. C. WALTON (Department of Mathematics......

I. C. WALTON

1985-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

493

THE MAGNETIC CONNECTION BETWEEN THE CONVECTION ZONE AND CORONA IN THE QUIET SUN  

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THE MAGNETIC CONNECTION BETWEEN THE CONVECTION ZONE AND CORONA IN THE QUIET SUN W. P. Abbett Space connection between the convectively unstable layers below the visible surface of the Sun and the overlying application of this numerical model, we present a series of simulations of the quiet Sun in a domain

Abbett, Bill

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3D Simulation of Convection and Spectral Line Formation in A-type Stars  

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We present first realistic numerical simulations of 3D radiative convection in the surface layers of main sequence A-type stars with Teff = 8000 K and 8500 K, log g = 4.4 and 4.0, recently performed with the CO5BOLD radiation hydrodynamics code. The resulting models are used to investigate the structure of the H+HeI and the HeII convection zones in comparison with the predictions of local and non-local convection theories, and to determine the amount of "overshoot" into the stable layers below the HeII convection zone. The simulations also predict how the topology of the photospheric granulation pattern changes from solar to A-type star convection. The influence of the photospheric temperature fluctuations and velocity fields on the shape of spectral lines is demonstrated by computing synthetic line profiles and line bisectors for some representative examples, allowing us to confront the 3D model results with observations.

M. Steffen; B. Freytag; H. -G. Ludwig

2005-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Convective heat and mass transfer and evolution of the moisture distribution in combined convection and radio frequency drying  

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In a previous study (Dostie and Navarri, 1994), experiments indicated that a non-uniform moisture distribution could develop in radio frequency drying depending on the applied power and initial conditions, making the design and scale-up of such a dryer a more difficult task. Consequently, a thorough study of the combined convection and RF drying process was undertaken. Experimental results have shown that the values of the heat and mass transfer coefficients decrease with an increase in evaporation rate caused by RF energy. This effect is adequately taken into account by the boundary layer theory. Furthermore, the usual analogy between heat and mass transfer has been verified to apply in RF drying. Experiments have also shown that a different mass transfer resistance on both sides of the product should not result in non-uniform drying. However, it appears that non-uniform drying is dependent upon the initial moisture distribution and the relative intensity of heat transfer by convection and RF. It was shown that the maximum drying rate occurs at a higher average water content and that the total drying time increases with non-uniformity of the initial moisture distribution.

Poulin, A.; Dostie, M.; Kendall, J. [LTEE d`Hydro-Quebec, Shawinigan, Quebec (Canada); Proulx, P. [Univ. de Sherbrooke, Quebec (Canada)

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Orogenic Convection in Subtropical South America as Seen by the TRMM Satellite KRISTEN L. RASMUSSEN AND ROBERT A. HOUZE JR.  

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Orogenic Convection in Subtropical South America as Seen by the TRMM Satellite KRISTEN L. RASMUSSEN storms in southeastern South America are divided into three categories: storms with deep convective cores, the intense storms with wide convective cores over southeastern South America are unlike their Himalayan

Houze Jr., Robert A.

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NUMERICAL DETERMINATION AND TREATMENT OF CONVECTIVE HEAT TRANSFER COEFFICIENT IN THE COUPLED BUILDING ENERGY AND CFD SIMULATION  

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for the correct prediction of the convective heat. A finer grid resolution in CFD does not always lead to a more conservation equations of flow on these grid cells. As shown in Figure 1(a), CFD calculates convective heat1 NUMERICAL DETERMINATION AND TREATMENT OF CONVECTIVE HEAT TRANSFER COEFFICIENT IN THE COUPLED

Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

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ARM - Events Article  

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Interactions in California 3117: Year of Tropical Convection: Tropical Convection Fundamentals and Phenomena 3167: Novel Approaches and Constraints to Modeling of Secondary...

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Some properties of convective oscillations in porous medium  

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Convective oscillations in porous media are studied numerically. A two-dimensional square, differentially heated cavity, filled with a saturated porous medium, is considered subject to linear harmonic oscillations in the vertical direction. The formulation is based on the Darcy-Boussinesq model. The problem includes three nondimensional parameters: the Rayleigh number for porous media Ra, its vibrational analog Ra{sub v}, and the nondimensional frequency f. The time-dependent Darcy-Boussinesq equations have been solved using a pseudo-spectral Chebyshev collocation method. The instantaneous fields of the established oscillatory regimes are presented. Also, some instantaneous and mean characteristics are studied and discussed. The distinctions from the case of viscous fluid alone are emphasized.

Khallouf, H.; Mojitabi, A. [Univ. Paul Sabatier, Toulouse (France); Gershuni, G.Z. [Perm State Univ. (Russian Federation). Dept. of Theoretical Physics

1996-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy stability bounds on convective heat transport: Numerical study  

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The concept of nonlinear energy stability has recently been extended to deduce bounds on energy dissipation and transport in incompressible flows, even for turbulent flows. In this approach an effective stability condition on {open_quotes}background{close_quotes} flow or temperature profiles is derived, which when satisfied ensures that the profile produces a rigorous upper estimate to the bulk dissipation. Optimization of the test background profiles in search of the lowest upper bounds leads to nonlinear Euler-Lagrange equations for the extremal profile. In this paper, in the context of convective heat transport in the Boussinesq equations, we describe numerical solutions of the Euler-Lagrange equations for the optimal background temperature and present the numerical computation of the implied bounds. {copyright} {ital 1997} {ital The American Physical Society}

Doering, C.R. [Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1109 (United States)] [Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1109 (United States); Hyman, J.M. [Theoretical Division and Center for Nonlinear Studies, MS-B284, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)] [Theoretical Division and Center for Nonlinear Studies, MS-B284, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z