meeting review Report from a Workshop on Cumulus Parameterization Key Biscayne, Florida, 3- 5 May 1991 K. A. Emanuel* and D. J. Raymond+ 1. Introduction We conclude with a summary of general points that emerged from the workshop. A workshop on the parameterization of cumulus convection was held at Key Biscayne, Florida, on 3- 5 May 1991. The workshop involved about 40 individu- 2. Cloud models for cumulus als (see Fig. 1) with expertise in cumulus parameter- parameterization ization and in areas of atmospheric science on which cumulus parameterization depends. In adapting cloud models for cumulus parameter- The purpose of this paper is to report on areas ization, it was felt that it would be desirable to have a where the workshop participants generally agreed cumulus model that was flexible enough to span the that progress has been made, and to indicate aspects full range of observed clouds, from small trade wind of the problem that are still poorly understood and and fair weather cumuli, and possibly even stratocu- require further work. mulus, to giant cumulonimbi. The reasoning is that As the spatial resolution of a model decreases, clouds occupy a continuous size spectrum in the smaller-scale phenomena such
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Published: Mar 1, 1992
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