Special Issue "Cloud and Precipitation"
A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2014)
Dr. Katja Friedrich
ATOC, University of Colorado, UCB 311, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
Phone: +1 303 492 2041
Fax: +1 303 492 3524
Interests: studying kinematic and microphysical processes in thunderstorms; orographic precipitation; hurricanes and processes relevant for convection initiation
Research related to clouds and precipitation represents one of the most important and scientifically exciting challenges ranging from high-resolution, short-term forecasting and monitoring to global, long-term climate prediction. Clouds and precipitation are important components in the Earth’s energy and water cycle, the Earth’s climate, and climate variability. Monitoring cloud and precipitation evolution in severe weather systems such as hurricanes, thunderstorms, and winter storms has improved public safety. Over the last years, measuring characteristics of cloud and precipitation such as size, height, and depth of clouds, amount and type of precipitation has significantly advanced due to new measuring technologies for in-situ and remote sensing instruments. Global coverage and high-resolution observations have improved our understanding of the formation and evolution of clouds and precipitation systems. It enables us now to better study multi-scale motions, microphysical transformations, and the role of aerosols in cloud and precipitation systems and, therefore, has advanced the accuracy in numerical weather and climate prediction models. Thus, clouds and precipitation are not only fascinating atmospheric phenomena, but the quantitative understanding of the physical processes that lead to their formation, growth, and decay is essential to improve short- and long-term forecasting. Although much has been learned about clouds and precipitation in recent years, many research questions remain unanswered and the ability to predict its location and intensity with the desired accuracy remains elusive.
Manuscripts on all aspects of clouds and precipitation are welcome for this special issue.
Dr. Katja Friedrich
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- severe weather
- process understanding
- quantitative precipitation estimation
- global and regional hydrological cycle
- remote sensing and in-situ observations
- role of aerosols
- numerical weather forecasting
- regional and global climate modeling