[Wrf-users] Re: Wrf-users Digest, Vol 53, Issue 16
wrfhelp at ucar.edu
Fri Jan 23 18:56:19 MST 2009
Will this paper offer any information?
Grell, G. A., and D. Devenyi, 2002: A generalized approach to
parameterizing convection com-
bining ensemble and data assimilation techniques. Geophys. Res. Lett.,
29(14), Article 1693.
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> 1. Triggering of Grell Devenyi cumulus in WRF (Gareth Berry)
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> From: Gareth Berry <gareth at atmos.albany.edu>
> Subject: [Wrf-users] Triggering of Grell Devenyi cumulus in WRF
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> Hi Folks,
> I've got a very basic but very important question for any folks who
> are familiar
> with the WRF cumulus parameteriztions.
> Basically what I want to know is how is the Grell Devenyi cu scheme
> in WRF?
> I'm not after the feedback to the model, as this is well documented,
> what I
> would like to know is what conditions have to be fulfilled for the
> GD scheme to
> produce convection. I know for the case of other types of cu scheme
> there are
> requirements for there to be a layer x hPa think of greater than y
> relative humidity and with greater than z m/s vertical motion, but I
> can't find
> any documentation of any thing similar in the documentation.
> I've googled until the cows come home and found a few reference that
> hint there
> is a Arakawa-Schubert type trigger that requires a 'cloud work
> function' (a
> function of integrated buoyancy) to exceed a critial value. If this
> is the case
> I would like to find out what the critial value is or how I can find
> I've try using the WRF code browser, but it is pretty difficult to
> follow if
> you're not familiar with the model architecture, plus the links to
> the search
> function and documentation are down. Based on this I think that the
> itself might also be done using the GD ensemble approach, but I
> would like to
> make certain.
> Any help would be welcome!
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