Hurricane observations of particle size and phases and their implications for mesoscale modeling of microphysical processes

Greg M. McFarquhar, Robert A. Black

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Abstract

The examination of how the size, density and shape of snow and graupel affects their fallout in hurricanes is presented. The development of a model based on a unique data set acquired near the melting layer in hurricanes is described. A self-consistent strategy for representing fall out of hydrometers in mesoscale models is introduced. Differences from mid latitude size distributions are shown to have significant impacts on the fallout of hydrometers due to greater numbers of smaller particles that previously hypothesized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages348-349
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Jul 14 2004
Event26th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorolgy - Miami, FL., United States
Duration: May 3 2004May 7 2004

Other

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering

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