A Diagnosis of Moist Frontogenesis with an Analytic Model

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  • 1 Department of the Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637
  • | 2 Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801
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Abstract

The temporal evolution of the frontogenetic forcing of the horizontal gradients of temperature and longfront velocity is discussed for the moist semigeostrophic frontal model of Mak and Bannon where CISK schemes formulated in geostrophic coordinates parameterize the precipitation due to conditional symmetric instability/slantwise convection.

Abstract

The temporal evolution of the frontogenetic forcing of the horizontal gradients of temperature and longfront velocity is discussed for the moist semigeostrophic frontal model of Mak and Bannon where CISK schemes formulated in geostrophic coordinates parameterize the precipitation due to conditional symmetric instability/slantwise convection.

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