The Vertical Structure of Tropical Convection and Its Impact on the Budgets of Water Vapor and Ozone

@inproceedings{FOLKINS2005TheVS,
  title={The Vertical Structure of Tropical Convection and Its Impact on the Budgets of Water Vapor and Ozone},
  author={IAN FOLKINS and R. Martin},
  year={2005}
}
Convective clouds in the Tropics that penetrate the boundary layer inversion preferentially detrain into a shallow outflow layer (2–5 km) or a deep outflow layer (10–17 km). The properties of these layers are diagnosed from a one-dimensional model of the Tropics constrained by observed mean temperature and water vapor profiles. The mass flux divergence of the shallow cumuli (2–5 km) is balanced by a mass flux convergence of evaporatively forced descent (downdrafts), while the mass flux… CONTINUE READING
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