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The diurnal interaction between convection and peninsular-scale forcing over South FloridaOne of the outstanding problems in modern meterology is that of describing in detail the manner in which larger scales of motion interact with, influence and are influenced by successively smaller scales of motion. The present investigation is concerned with a study of the diurnal evolution of convection, the interaction between the peninsular-scale convergence and convection, and the role of the feedback produced by the cloud-scale downdrafts in the maintenance of the convection. Attention is given to the analysis, the diurnal cycle of the network area-averaged divergence, convective-scale divergence, convective mass transports, and the peninsular scale divergence. The links established in the investigation between the large scale (peninsular), the mesoscale (network), and the convective scale (cloud) are found to be of fundamental importance to the understanding of the initiation, maintenance, and decay of deep precipitating convection and to its theoretical parameterization.
Document ID
19820054769
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Cooper, H. J. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Simpson, J. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD; Virginia, University, Charlottesville, VA, United States)
Garstang, M. (Virginia, University Charlottesville, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1982
Publication Information
Publication: Monthly Weather Review
Volume: 110
Subject Category
METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSF ATM-78-08865
Distribution Limits
Public
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