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The Tropical Mixed Layer and Cumulus Parameterization

E. S. SarachikCenter for Earth and Planetary physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. 02138

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Abstract

A model of the convectively driven mixed layer is used to interpret BOMEX Phase III data. It is concluded that the compensating downdrafts and the moisture transports due to trade cumulus must be included explicitly in any theory of the dynamics of the tropical mixed layer.

Abstract

A model of the convectively driven mixed layer is used to interpret BOMEX Phase III data. It is concluded that the compensating downdrafts and the moisture transports due to trade cumulus must be included explicitly in any theory of the dynamics of the tropical mixed layer.

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