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This course focuses on the general dynamics of cloud systems. Models of fog, stratocumulus, shallow cumulus, deep cumulus, and orographic convection will be presented. Classes will include presentations by the instructor and students. Material covered in class will be supplemented by homework assignments, which require coding abilities. The class will conclude with student presentations on a chosen project.
Class discussions will be held at the end of each topic or main subsection to discuss science questions arising from the material just presented. Each student is expected to have thought about such questions independently and be able to present these in class if called on.
Introduction on cloud dynamics
Government equations in simulating convective clouds in the atmosphere.
Turbulence closure and Large Eddy Simulation on clouds
Fogs and Stratocumulus Clouds
Formation and dissipation mechanisms
Mixed layer model
Boundary layer cumulus
Theories of entrainment, detrainment in cumulus clouds
Mass flux cloud model
Parcel model and cumulus parameterization
Theory of flow over hills and mountains
Orographic precipitation over complex topography