New RAMS cloud microphysics parameterization . Part II : The two-moment scheme

  title={New RAMS cloud microphysics parameterization . Part II : The two-moment scheme},
  author={Michael P. Meyers and Robert L. Walko and Jerry Y. Harrington and William R. Cotton},
This paper is the second in a series of articles describing the new microphysics scheme in the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS). In this part, a new two-moment microphysical parameterization is described. The proposed scheme predicts the mixing ratio and number concentration of rain, pristine ice crystals, snow, aggregates, graupel and hail. The general gamma distribution is the basis function used for hydrometeor size in each category. Additional features include: use of stochastic… CONTINUE READING
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