Fall 2019

- Syllabus (updated for Fall 2019)

- QCOM: A numerical model for simulating convection
- Fortran resources
- Lectures (all dates are for 2019)

- Day 1 (Aug 20): High-resolution simulations
- Day 2 (Aug 22): Energy and water budgets, Numerical solution of buoyancy oscillations

- Day 3 (Aug 27): Fundamental equations, Scale analysis
- Day 4 (Aug 29): Pressure perturbations (Markowski & Richardson),

- Day 4 (Aug 29): Pressure perturbations and cumulus updrafts (Morrison)

- Day 5 (Sep 3): Convection from local sources (Emanuel 2.2-4, 2.7)

- Day 6 (Sep 5): Emanuel 2.7: notes(13-18), Fig2.7
- Day 7 (Sep 10): Grass fire video, Emanuel 2.7, 2.8: notes(19-22), Figs2.8-16

- Day 7 (Sep 10): Plume buoyancy flux, Plume from a line source
- Day 8: (Sep 12): Emanuel 3.0-3.1: notes, Figs_Ch3, convection demonstration
- Day 9: (Sep 17): Emanuel 3.5: notes, figures, Saturation adjustment
- Day 10: (Sep 19): Parcel model with entrainment, Diabatic processes and entrainment
- Day 11 (Sep 24): Entraining parcel model results, Parcel model vertical velocity, Parcel model vertical velocity results
- Day 12 (Sep 26): QCOM: 1D conduction and grid

- Day 13: (Oct 1): Microphysics in CRMs: Autoconversion, Cotton Ch.4, Emanuel 10.4,

- Day 14 (Oct 3): Simulating Droplet Microphysics in Turbulent Clouds
- Day 15 (Oct 15): SAM microphysics
- Day 16 (Oct 17): Cloud Microphysics and Dynamics in Deep Convection
- Day 17 (Oct 22): QCOM: 2D linear convection, QCOM: Finite-difference equations

- Day 18 (Oct 24): Shallow-layer convection: Horizontally averaged eqs., Kinetic energy analysis, Kinetic energy budget in RBC, Turbulence Closure
- Day 19 (Oct 29): Convective downdrafts: Life cycle & rain evaporation, simple model, Srivastava (1985), Convective outflows
- Day 20 (Oct 31): Cumulus parameterization: The slice method, Cloud ensemble eqs.

- Day 21 (Nov 5): Cumulus parameterization: Mass flux model, Mass-flux formulation of cumulus parameterization
- Day 22 (Nov 7): Cumulus parameterization: The closure assumption for the A-S cumulus parameterization Closure concepts

- Day 23 (Nov 12): Cumulus parameterization: Statistical properties of a cloud ensemble, Spectral cloud ensemble model, Testing the A-S cumulus parameterization
- Day 24 (Nov 14): QCOM: 2D nonlinear convection, Individual projects, Strong, long-lived squall lines
- Day 25 (Nov 19) Plumes from Arctic leads [may be replaced]
- Day 26 (Nov 21) Mountain waves & downslope windstorms [may be replaced]

- Day 27 (Nov 26) Clouds and radiation: Tropical cloud clusters & altocumulus clouds, Mesoscale radiatively induced anvil spreading

- Day 28 (Dec 3) Stratocumulus to cumulus transition Tropical cyclones
- Day 29 (Dec 5 Presentations & review

- Exercises (all dates are for 2019)
- HW 1: Emanuel problems 1.1 - 1.4 (due Sep 5)

- HW 2: Emanuel
problems 2.1 - 2.4 (due Sep 17) Plume buoyancy flux

- HW 3: Parcel Model: saturation adjustment (due Sep 26)

- Matlab code: parcel.m satadjust_dummy.m theta.m esat.m desdT.m
- HW 4: QCOM 1 (1D conduction) (due Oct 17)
- HW 5: QCOM
2 (2D linear convection) (due Oct 29)

- HW 6: QCOM 3 (2D nonlinear
convection) (due Nov 12)

- Cloud system visualizations
- References

Last updated Nov 27,2019