Latent heating and aerosol-precipitation interactions within mesoscale convective systems
Two studies are presented in this thesis that focus on understanding cloud processes within simulations of two mesoscale convective system (MCS) events that occurred during the Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E). Simulations are conducted with the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS) and are compared with a suite of observations obtained during MC3E. It is concluded that the simulations reasonably reproduce the two MCS events of interest. Both studies provide information that can assist in the advancement of cloud process parameterizations in atmospheric models. ...
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