Tropical convective systems composed of deep convective cells and large stratiform rain areas are known to be important to the total diabatic heating via latent heating processes in dynamically active regions. Non-precipitating anvil and cirrus associated with these convective systems also contribute to the total diabatic heating via radiative processes. However, there is a gray area in the evolution of these cloud systems where latent heating processes diminish and radiative processes begin to dominate. This talk will discuss what we know about the convective-stratiform-anvil transition as viewed by a diverse range of radars and how these studies might evolve with the radar systems that will deployed in DYNAMO.
Friday, 19 August 2011, 10:00 AM
Refreshments 9:45 AM
3450 Mitchell Lane
Bldg 2 Auditorium (Rm1022)