Water Transport by Thin Moist Layers in Project STORM Soundings

dc.contributor.author Gutowski, William
dc.contributor.author Seidel, James
dc.contributor.author Ervin, Andrew
dc.contributor.author Gutowski, William
dc.contributor.department Agronomy
dc.contributor.department Geological and Atmospheric Sciences
dc.date 2018-02-17T12:16:20.000
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dc.date.copyright Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2001
dc.date.issued 2001-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>A previous examination of water vapor layers in Project STORM-FEST is extended to include Project STORM-WAVE rawinsonde observations and assess the contribution of layers in these two datasets to atmospheric water transport. The observations indicate that the contribution of these layers to water transport climatology is only a few percent. However the analysis also shows that episodes occur fairly frequently where these layers contribute 20% or more of the horizontal transport. Instances when the layer’s moisture is an important part of the water transport tend to occur for relatively dry soundings. Numerical models that fail to resolve the layers during these episodes may thus miss condensation events leading to cloud formation and precipitation, and also give overly smooth vertical profiles of radiative heating and cooling. The layers thus appear to be important for numerical weather prediction.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This article is from <em>Mon. Wea. Rev.</em>, <strong>129</strong>, 167–172. doi: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/1520-0493(2001)129%3C0167:WTBTML%3E2.0.CO;2">http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/1520-0493(2001)129<0167:WTBTML>2.0.CO;2</a>. Posted with permission.</p>
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dc.source.uri 10.1175/1520-0493(2001)129<0167:WTBTML>2.0.CO;2
dc.subject.disciplines Atmospheric Sciences
dc.subject.disciplines Climate
dc.subject.disciplines Hydrology
dc.title Water Transport by Thin Moist Layers in Project STORM Soundings
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