Models of cloud-topped mixed layers under a strong inversion

  title={Models of cloud-topped mixed layers under a strong inversion},
  author={Douglas K. Lilly},
  journal={Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society},
  • D. Lilly
  • Published 1 July 1968
  • Environmental Science
  • Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society
Theoretical models are constructed with the aim of relating, explaining and predicting features of a radiatively active turbulent cloud layer over the sea and under a strong subsidence inversion. Both dry aerosol clouds (no phase change) and wet clouds (with a phase change and latent heat exchanges) are considered. For the wet cloud case an important element of the theory is the requirement that the wet-bulb potential temperature must increase upwards in the inversion. For both cases… Expand

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