Evaluating microphysical parameterization schemes for use in hurricane environments

Robert Rogers, Michael Black, Shuyi Chen, Robert Black

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Abstract

The evaluation of microphysical parameterization processes for their use in the high-resolution MM5 simulations of Hurricanes Bonnie and Floyd is discussed. The observation used in the intercomparisons are tail-mounted vertical incidence Doppler radar data, microphysics probe data, and flight-level data. Above 9 km the mode of vertical motion is upward, reflecting the loss of hydrometeors and reduction in water loading in the upper levels. The eyewall contoured frequency by altitude diagrams (CFAD) shows the high reflectivity bias, as values reaches 60 dBZ for the top 1% of points and the mode in the lowest 3 km is around 40-45 dBZ for the eyewall.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages518-519
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Jul 14 2004
Event26th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorolgy - Miami, FL., United States
Duration: May 3 2004May 7 2004

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Other26th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorolgy
CountryUnited States
CityMiami, FL.
Period5/3/045/7/04

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Rogers, R., Black, M., Chen, S., & Black, R. (2004). Evaluating microphysical parameterization schemes for use in hurricane environments. 518-519. Paper presented at 26th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorolgy, Miami, FL., United States.