Introduction to cloud modeling
This lecture series will review basic techniques to simulate cloud processes, such as formation and growth of cloud droplets, formation of rain through collision/coalescence. Lectures will start with simple approaches such as the bulk condensation model, and will gradually introduce more comprehensive methodology, such as the superdroplet method. Lectures will also involve demonstration and practical exercises with a simple cloud-scale model based on nonoscillatory-forward-in-time differencing for fluid flows.
- Rogers and Yau, A Short Course in Cloud Physics.
- Pruppacher and Klett, Microphysics of Clouds and Precipitation.
- Manton, M. J. , The physics of clouds in the atmosphere, Rep. Prog. Phys. 46: 1393 (1983).
- Grabowski, W. W. and Smolarkiewicz, P. K., Monotone finite-difference approximations to the advection-condensation problem, Mon. Wea. Rev. 118: 2082-2097 (1990).
- Shima, S. et al., The super-droplet method for the numerical simulation of clouds and precipitation: A particle-based and probabilistic microphysics model coupled with a non-hydrostatic model, Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc. 135: 1307–1320 (2009).
Additional references will be provided during the lectures.