Modeling the Impact of Convective Entrainment on the Tropical Tropopause

@inproceedings{Robinson2006ModelingTI,
  title={Modeling the Impact of Convective Entrainment on the Tropical Tropopause},
  author={Frank J. Robinson and Steven C. Sherwood},
  year={2006}
}
Simulations with the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) cloud-resolving model of deep moist convective events reveal net cooling near the tropopause ( 15–18 km above ground), caused by a combination of large-scale ascent and small-scale cooling by the irreversible mixing of turbulent eddies overshooting their level of neutral buoyancy. The turbulent cooling occurred at all CAPE values investigated (local peak values ranging from 1900 to 3500 J kg ) and was robust to grid resolution, subgrid… CONTINUE READING