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Title: ARM - Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds

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.
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Publication Date:
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Product Type:
Dataset
Research Org(s):
Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Archive, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (US)
Collaborations:
PNL, BNL,ANL,ORNL
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
Subject:
54 Environmental Sciences; ARM; MC3E
OSTI Identifier:
1073032

Jensen, Mike, Bartholomew, Mary Jane, Genio, Anthony Del, Giangrande, Scott, and Kollias, Pavlos. ARM - Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.5439/1073032.
Jensen, Mike, Bartholomew, Mary Jane, Genio, Anthony Del, Giangrande, Scott, & Kollias, Pavlos. ARM - Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds. United States. doi:10.5439/1073032.
Jensen, Mike, Bartholomew, Mary Jane, Genio, Anthony Del, Giangrande, Scott, and Kollias, Pavlos. 2012. "ARM - Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds". United States. doi:10.5439/1073032. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1073032.
@misc{osti_1073032,
title = {ARM - Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds},
author = {Jensen, Mike and Bartholomew, Mary Jane and Genio, Anthony Del and Giangrande, Scott and Kollias, Pavlos},
abstractNote = {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.},
doi = {10.5439/1073032},
year = {2012},
month = {1} }
  1. ARM focuses on obtaining continuous measurements—supplemented by field campaigns—and providing data products that promote the advancement of climate models. ARM data include routine data products, value-added products (VAPs), field campaign data, complementary external data products from collaborating programs, and data contributed by ARM principal investigators for use by the scientific community. Data quality reports, graphical displays of data availability/quality, and data plots are also available from the ARM Data Center. Serving users worldwide, the ARM Data Center collects and archives approximately 20 terabytes of data per month. Datastreams are generally available for download within 48 hours.
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