Cloud Patterns in four dimensions

Martin Janssens, F. Glassmeier, Marten Scheffer, A.P. Siebesma, Jordi Vilà-Guerau de Arellano

Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterScientific

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event Workshop on Spatial Organization of convection, Clouds and Precipitation: 1st Workshop on Cloud Organization - Gather Town (online event)
Duration: 5 May 20217 May 2021
Conference number: 1


Workshop Workshop on Spatial Organization of convection, Clouds and Precipitation
Abbreviated titleWCO1
OtherToday, the modelling of Earth's atmosphere is performed at such high spatio-temporal resolution, that it sometimes is difficult to distinguish observations from models. However, fundamental understanding of what drives pattern-formation in the cloud fields and its effect on precipitation and the cloud feedback remain to be uncovered. Extreme precipitation events - representing an immediate threat to humans and infrastructure - are still not well understood, but often related to the formation of cloud clusters. The basic mechanism underlying tropical cloud clustering over the ocean, leading to the Madden-Julian Oscillation and hurricanes, is not convincingly narrowed down.

This workshop aims to provide an interactive platform to present and discuss ongoing work and opTropical Storm Nate 2017 10 06en questions about organised and self-organised phenomena in cloud fields. We especially invite thought-provoking contributions and new ideas.

The workshop aims to bring together the communities working on climate physics, statistical mechanics and meso-scale meteorology. The workshop will be organised around three core topics, mentioned below and in the scientific programme. 

A number of presentations will be on convection, but we are keen to also involve scientists working on related topics, such as soil-moisture and ocean (e.g. ocean mixed-layer) feedbacks.

We invite abstracts from three broadly-defined subject areas:

Modelling and Parameterising Deep Convective Organisation
RCE and Processes in Deep Convective Organisation
Organisation in Shallow Convection

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