Characterising the shape, size, and orientation of cloud‐feeding coherent boundary‐layer structures

@article{Denby2020CharacterisingTS,
  title={Characterising the shape, size, and orientation of cloud‐feeding coherent boundary‐layer structures},
  author={Leif C. Denby and Steven J. B{\"o}ing and Douglas J. Parker and Andrew N. Ross and Steven M. Tobias},
  journal={Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society},
  year={2020},
  volume={148},
  pages={499 - 519}
}
  • L. DenbyS. Böing S. Tobias
  • Published 17 August 2020
  • Environmental Science
  • Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society
Two techniques are presented for characterisation of cloud‐feeding coherent boundary‐layer structures through analysis of large‐eddy simulations of shallow cumulus clouds, contrasting conditions with and without ambient shear. The first technique is a generalisation of the two‐point correlation function, where the correlation length‐scale as well as the orientation can be extracted. The second technique identifies individual coherent structures and decomposes their vertical transport by the… 

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