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COLD MICROPHYSICAL EFFECTS ON SURFACE RAINFALL VARIABILITY IN THE TROPICS

Sponsors: NSF
StartDate: 01/2002
PI/Co-PIs: Dr. Georgakakos
Collaborators: none

This basic research effort studies the question: What are the effects of cold microphysical properties on surface rainfall variability at various spatiotemporal domains and resolutions? The research uses remotely-sensed and on-site measurements from the Kwajelean Experiment in the Pacific Ocean and non-hydrostatic atmospheric models with cold microphysical parameterizations. Model validation and numerical sensitivity studies with the validated model constitute the method of research.

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