Cloud-Resolving Modeling of Convective Processes

Authors: Gao, Shouting, Li, Xiaofan

  • The first book to focuse on cloud-resolving modeling of convective processes, with almost a hundred detailed illustrations
  • Comprehensive information on many research aspects related to convective development
  • Provides a thorough description of cloud microphysics and precipitation-radiation interaction
  • Investigates the similarities and differences between two- and three-dimensional cloud-resolving modeling and the future perspective of its application to global domain
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This book examines cloud-resolving modeling of tropical convective processes and summarizes modeling results during TOGA COARE since 1992. The book introduces the framework of cloud-resolving model, methodologies for analysis of modeling outputs, and validation of simulations with observations. The book details important scientific findings in the aspects of surface rainfall processes, precipitation efficiency, dynamic and thermodynamic processes associated with tropical convection, diurnal variations, radiative and cloud microphysical processes associated with development of cloud clusters, air-sea coupling on convective scales, climate equilibrium states, and remote sensing applications. The book will be beneficial to graduate students and researchers in cloud, mesoscale and global modeling.

Shouting Gao is a professor at the Laboratory of Cloud-Precipitation Physics and Severe Storm, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. He has a doctorate and a master's degree in meteorology from the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Beijing, China.

Xiaofan Li is a physical scientist at the Center for Satellite Applications, National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Services, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Camp Springs, Maryland. He has a doctorate in meteorology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu and a master's degree in meteorology from Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, China.

 

About the authors

Shouting Gao: 1968-B.S. Nanjing Institute of Meteorology, China; 1981-M.S. Chinese University of Science and Technology, China; 1988-Ph.D. Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China; from 1990 to 1992, a Postdoc at the University of Dundee, UK; from 1992 to 1995, a visiting scientist at the University of Oklahoma, USA; since 1996, a professor at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.

Xiaofan Li: 1982-B.S. Nanjing Institute of Meteorology, China; 1985-M.S. Nanjing Institute of Meteorology, China; 1993-Ph.D. University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA; 1993-1994, Assistant Researcher, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA; 1994-2001, Contract Research Scientist, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, USA; from 2001-present, Physical Scientist, NOAA/NESDIS/Office of Research and Applications, Camp Springs, Maryland, USA.

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“The book focuses on clouds and precipitation and their interaction with larger scales of motion and the Earths surface in e.g. coupled ocean-cloud-resolving atmosphere models. … The book comprises 13 well-written chapters, all of which include a chapter-specific list of references. … A large number of figures … illustrates results derived as well as concepts presented. … The book is densely written and addresses graduate students and researches with interest in cloud-, precipitation-, atmospheric-, and general modeling.” (Nina Kirchner, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1217, 2011)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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eBook $139.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cloud-Resolving Modeling of Convective Processes
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8276-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8276-4
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7829-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 206
Number of Illustrations and Tables
95 b/w illustrations
Topics