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Title: Size distributions of boundary-layer clouds

Scattered fair-weather clouds are triggered by thermals rising from the surface layer. Not all surface layer air is buoyant enough to rise. Also, each thermal has different humidities and temperatures, resulting in interthermal variability of their lifting condensation levels (LCL). For each air parcel in the surface layer, it`s virtual potential temperature and it`s LCL height can be computed.
Authors:
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  1. Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
263562
Report Number(s):
CONF-9503140--
ON: DE96010942; TRN: 96:003652-0066
DOE Contract Number:
FG02-92ER61361
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 5. atmospheric radiation measurement (ARM) science team meeting, San Diego, CA (United States), 19-23 Mar 1995; Other Information: PBD: Apr 1996; Related Information: Is Part Of Proceedings of the fifth Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) science team meeting; PB: 421 p.
Research Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Research, Washington, DC (United States). Environmental Sciences Div.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 99 MATHEMATICS, COMPUTERS, INFORMATION SCIENCE, MANAGEMENT, LAW, MISCELLANEOUS; CLOUDS; SYNTHESIS; AIR; HEIGHT; WEATHER; CALCULATION METHODS