Numerical modelling of the convective cell behind a cold front: The moisture and heat fluxes

Authors: Ivanov, S., G. Ivus. and J. Palamarchuk

Year: 2010

Issue: 06

Pages: 120-129


Sensible and latent heat fluxes within a convective cell behind a cold front are studied in a high resolution model. The mask approach allows us to obtain quantitative estimations of heat and mass transport in the vertical direction governed by the convective circulation. Layers of the generation, intensification and decay of ascending motions are outlined. A return circulation with descending motions in the model is considered and amount of heat transport from the low to middle troposphere is evaluated.

Tags: convective cell; heat and mass fluxes


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