TITLE

A simulation of the merger of convective clouds in the torrential rainfalls associated with the Meiyu front

AUTHOR(S)
Ping, Fan; Luo, Zhexian; Tang, Xiba; Hu, Liang
PUB. DATE
January 2014
SOURCE
Meteorology & Atmospheric Physics;Jan2014, Vol. 123 Issue 1/2, p51
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The merger of convective clouds in severe precipitation associated with the Meiyu front occurred near Nanjing during 4-5 July 2003 is investigated using satellite observational analyses and numerical simulations with the Weather Research and Forecast version 3.2. It is found that the merger of convective clouds plays a crucial role in the excessive storm. The severe rainfall event experiences a multi-scale organized process ranging from triggered convective bulbs, growing convective cells, to the formation of the convective complex. The development of convections causes the large-scale dynamic and thermodynamic environment change, which in turn favors the organized processes of convective systems and promotes multi-scale coupling of the nonlinear interaction between convections and its large-scale environment.
ACCESSION #
93434640

 

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