Explicit simulation of electrified clouds: From idealized to real case studies

@inproceedings{Pinty2013ExplicitSO,
  title={Explicit simulation of electrified clouds: From idealized to real case studies},
  author={Jean-Pierre Pinty and Christelle Barthe and Eric Defer and Evelyne Richard and Michel Chong},
  year={2013}
}
Original results obtained with the revised version of the explicit cloud electrification module developed in the French mesoscale model MesoNH are presented. The module includes three ingredients: (i) a prognostic budget equation of the electric charges carried by each type of hydrometeor and by the positive and negative ions, (ii) a computation of the electric field by inverting the Gauss equation and (iii) a statistical algorithm to produce intra-cloud and cloud-to-ground discharges. Electric… CONTINUE READING