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A Stochastic Lagrangian Basis for a Probabilistic Parameterization of Moisture Condensation in Eulerian Models

Yue-Kin Tsang; Geoffrey K. Vallis;
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  • Published: 23 Feb 2018
<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:p>In this paper, we describe the construction of an efficient probabilistic parameterization that could be used in a coarse-resolution numerical model in which the variation of moisture is not properly resolved. An Eulerian model using a coarse-grained field on a grid cannot properly resolve regions of saturation—in which condensation occurs—that are smaller than the grid boxes. Thus, in the absence of a parameterization scheme, either the grid box must become saturated or condensation will be underestimated. On the other hand, in a stochastic Lagrangian model of moisture transport, trajectories of parcels tagged with humi...
free text keywords: Physics - Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics, Physics - Fluid Dynamics, Physics - Geophysics, Atmospheric Science, Probabilistic logic, Eulerian path, symbols.namesake, symbols, Parametrization, Moisture, Lagrangian, Environmental science, Water vapor, Condensation, Applied mathematics, Stochastic modelling
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  • Funder: Research Council UK (RCUK)
  • Project Code: EP/M008363/1
  • Funding stream: EPSRC
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