1.2 Dave Raymond: A Respect for Data as a Challenge to Simplified Theories of Convection (Invited Presentation)

Thursday, 11 January 2018: 9:00 AM
Ballroom C (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Edward Zipser, Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Dave Raymond has been one of the leaders in the quest to understand the complexities of tropical convection, and how to construct understandable theories. From his early days studying entrainment in orographic convection in New Mexico, he was one of the few to become widely respected both for his theoretical contributions, and for his work in observational field campaigns. From these field project experiences, he learned to temper simple theories with hard facts gained from the real atmosphere. I had the pleasure of participating in some of those same field campaigns, from TexMex (1991), TOGA COARE (1992-3), PREDICT/GRIP (2010) to CPEX (2017). This talk recalls some of those memorable experiences, and what I learned from Dave over the years.
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