Convective and large‐scale mass flux profiles over tropical oceans determined from synergistic analysis of a suite of satellite observations

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A new, satellite-based methodology is developed to evaluate convective mass flux and large-scale total mass flux. To derive the convective mass flux, candidate profiles of in-cloud vertical velocity are first constructed with a simple plume model under the constraint of ambient sounding and then narrowed down to the solution that matches satellite-derived… (More)

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@inproceedings{Masunaga2016ConvectiveAL, title={Convective and large‐scale mass flux profiles over tropical oceans determined from synergistic analysis of a suite of satellite observations}, author={Hirohiko Masunaga and Zhengzhao Luo}, booktitle={Journal of geophysical research. Atmospheres : JGR}, year={2016} }