AbstractsBiology & Animal Science

A model of convection with entrainment and precipitation.

by Ramesh Chandra Srivastava

Institution: McGill University
Department: Department of Meteorology.
Degree: PhD
Year: 1964
Keywords: Meteorology.; Rain and rainfall.; Clouds.
Record ID: 1583135
Full text PDF: http://digitool.library.mcgill.ca/thesisfile116687.pdf


A jet madel of cumulus is studied assuming steadystate conditions and horizontally uniform cross-sections of cloud and environment. Numerical solutions, assuming an entrainment rate inversely proportional to cloud radius, show that for a given ambient lapse rate the cloud thickness depends mainly on (i) mass flux at cloud base and (ii) relative humidity in lower levels. [...]