The Gaussian Cloud Model Relations

George L. Mellor Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Program, Princeton University, Princeton, N. J. 08540

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Abstract

Sommeria and Deardorff (1977) have derived turbulence closure relations which should be important to cloud modeling. To obtain these relations they have hade to invoke some analytical approximations and data from numerical statistical experiments. In the present paper, the analytical approximations have been eliminated. Somewhat surprisingly, results obtained here agree exactly with those obtained by the previous authors. Other new and useful relations are presented.

Abstract

Sommeria and Deardorff (1977) have derived turbulence closure relations which should be important to cloud modeling. To obtain these relations they have hade to invoke some analytical approximations and data from numerical statistical experiments. In the present paper, the analytical approximations have been eliminated. Somewhat surprisingly, results obtained here agree exactly with those obtained by the previous authors. Other new and useful relations are presented.

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