In the presentation I'll discuss the role of clouds in formation of convective heating in the TC central zone, to present an overview of the methods of cloud description focusing on the explicit bulk and bin schemes, with stressing advantages and disadvantages of the methods. I will present comparison of different microphysical schemes in simulation of TC intensity and, finally, I'll speak (as an example of importance and ability of bin-microphysics) about the role of aerosols and sea spray on TC evolution and intensity. We will see how these factors affect the structure and intensity of TC at different stages of Tc evolution.
GFDL Lunchtime Seminar
Wed, Dec 4, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Smagorinsky Seminar Room 209