A simple dynamical model of cumulus convection for data assimilation research

@inproceedings{Wrsch2015ASD,
  title={A simple dynamical model of cumulus convection for data assimilation research},
  author={Michael W{\"u}rsch and George C. Craig},
  year={2015}
}
A simplified model for cumulus convection has been developed, with the aim of providing a computationally inexpensive, but physically plausible, environment for developing methods for convective-scale data assimilation. Key processes, including gravity waves, conditional instability and precipitation formation, are represented, and parameter values are chosen to reproduce the most important space and time scales of cumulus clouds. The model is shown to reproduce the classic life cycle of an… CONTINUE READING