Cloud Resolving Simulations of Convection during AMIE/DYNAMO: Microphysics and Heat / Moisture Budget

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Monday, 5 January 2015: 2:15 PM
229AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Matthew Janiga, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Miami, FL; and X. Li, S. M. Hagos, Z. Feng, S. Wang, A. K. Rowe, W. K. Tao, and C. Zhang

This study compares simulations of convection during the AMIE/DYNAMO field campaign performed using three doubly-periodic cloud-resolving models (CRMs) and one regional CRM. A variety of microphysics parameterizations are used in these simulations. The target of these simulations is the second MJO event of the campaign, including suppressed periods before and after the passage of the convective envelope. The properties of convection in the CRM simulations are compared to observations of reflectivity and hydrometeor type from the dual-polarimetric SPOL radar. Contrasts in the properties of convection between the various simulations are related to their effect on the heat and moisture budgets.