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Book Series: Cloud Dynamics

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Volume 104. Cloud Dynamics

Published: 25th July 2014 Author: Robert Houze, Jr.
  • Dedication
  • Preface
  • List of Symbols
  • Part I: Fundamentals
    • Chapter 1: Types of Clouds in Earth's Atmospherestar1
      • Abstract
      • 1.1 Atmospheric Structure and Scales
      • 1.2 Cloud Types Identified Visually
      • 1.3 Precipitating Cloud Systems
      • 1.4 Satellite Cloud Climatology
    • Chapter 2: Atmospheric Dynamicsstar1
      • Abstract
      • 2.1 The Basic Equations2
      • 2.2 Balanced Flow
      • 2.3 Anelastic and Boussinesq Approximations
      • 2.4 Vorticity
      • 2.5 Potential Vorticity
      • 2.6 Perturbation Forms of the Equations
      • 2.7 Oscillations and Waves
      • 2.8 Adjustment to Geostrophic and Gradient Balance
      • 2.9 Instabilities
      • 2.10 Representation of Eddy Fluxes
      • 2.11 The Planetary Boundary Layer
    • Chapter 3: Cloud Microphysicsstar1
      • Abstract
      • 3.1 Microphysics of Warm Clouds
      • 3.2 Microphysics of Cold Clouds
      • 3.3 Types of Microphysical Processes and Categories of Water Substance in Clouds
      • 3.4 Water-Continuity Equations
      • 3.5 Bin Water-Continuity Models
      • 3.6 Bulk Water-Continuity Models
      • 3.7 Water-Continuity Modeling of Cold Clouds Using Generalized Mass-Size and Area-Size Relations65
    • Chapter 4: Remote Sensing of Clouds and Precipitationstar1
      • Abstract
      • 4.1 Absorption, Scattering, and the Microwave Domain
      • 4.2 Passive Microwave Sensing of Precipitation
      • 4.3 Radar Sensing of Clouds and Precipitation
      • 4.4 Radar Reflectivity from Returned Power
      • 4.5 Radar Polarimetry
      • 4.6 Relating Radar Measurements to Hydrometeor Concentration, Precipitation, Fall Velocity, and Cloud-System Structure
      • 4.7 Estimating Areal Precipitation from Radar Data
      • 4.8 Determining Cloud Morphology from Radar Data
      • 4.9 Doppler Radar
  • Part II: Phenomena
    • Chapter 5: Clouds in Shallow Layers at Low, Middle, and High Levelsstar1
      • Abstract
      • 5.1 Fog and Stratus Occurring in a Boundary Layer Cooled from Below
      • 5.2 Stratocumulus Forming in Boundary Layers Heated from Below
      • 5.3 Altostratus and Altocumulus
      • 5.4 Cirriform Clouds
    • Chapter 6: Nimbostratus and the Separation of Convective and Stratiform Precipitationstar1
      • Abstract
      • 6.1 Definition of Stratiform Precipitation and How It Differs from Convective Precipitation
      • 6.2 The Contrasting Radar-Echo Structures of Stratiform and Convective Precipitation
      • 6.3 Microphysical Observations in Nimbostratus and Implied Vertical Air Motions
      • 6.4 Role of Convection in Regions of Stratiform Precipitation
      • 6.5 Stratiform Precipitation with Shallow Overturning Convective Cells Aloft
      • 6.6 Stratiform Precipitation Produced by Deep Convection
      • 6.7 Radiative Effects on Nimbostratus
      • 6.8 Separation of Convective and Stratiform Precipitation
    • Chapter 7: Basic Cumulus Dynamicsstar1
      • Abstract
      • 7.1 Buoyancy
      • 7.2 The Pressure-Perturbation Field Associated with Buoyancy
      • 7.3 Entrainment and Detrainment
      • 7.4 Vorticity and Dynamic Pressure Perturbation Forces
    • Chapter 8: Cumulonimbus and Severe Stormsstar1
      • Abstract
      • 8.1 The Basic Cumulonimbus Cloud
      • 8.2 Multicell Storms
      • 8.3 Supercell Storms
      • 8.4 Environmental Conditions Favoring Different Types of Deep Convective Storms16
      • 8.5 Supercell Dynamics21
      • 8.6 Tornadogenesis in Supercell Storms
      • 8.7 Ground Tracks of Supercell Tornadoes
      • 8.8 Non-Supercell Tornadoes and Waterspouts
      • 8.9 The Tornado
      • 8.10 Downbursts and Microbursts
      • 8.11 Gust Fronts, Derechos, and Arcus Clouds
      • 8.12 Lines of Convective Storms
    • Chapter 9: Mesoscale Convective Systemsstar1
      • Abstract
      • 9.1 General Characteristics
      • 9.2 Leading-Line/Trailing-Stratiform Structure
      • 9.3 Bulk Dynamical View
      • 9.4 Details of the Convective Region
      • 9.5 Details of the Stratiform Region
      • 9.6 Divergence, Diabatic Processes, and Vorticity
    • Chapter 10: Clouds and Precipitation in Tropical Cyclonesstar1
      • Abstract
      • 10.1 Definitions, Climatology, and the Synoptic-Scale Contexts of Tropical Cyclones
      • 10.2 Clouds Involved in Tropical Cyclogenesis
      • 10.3 Overview of the Mature Tropical Cyclone
      • 10.4 The Eye
      • 10.5 Dynamics of the Mean Eyewall Cloud
      • 10.6 Substructure and Asymmetry of the Eyewall Cloud
      • 10.7 The Region Beyond the Eyewall: Rainbands and Eyewall Replacement
    • Chapter 11: Clouds and Precipitation in Extratropical Cyclonesstar1
      • Abstract
      • 11.1 Structure and Dynamics of a Baroclinic Wave
      • 11.2 Circulation at a Front
      • 11.3 Horizontal Patterns of Frontal Zones in Developing Cyclones
      • 11.4 Clouds and Precipitation in a Frontal Cyclone
      • 11.5 Clouds in Polar Lows
    • Chapter 12: Clouds and Precipitation Associated with Hills and Mountainsstar1
      • Abstract
      • 12.1 Shallow Clouds in Stable Upslope Flow
      • 12.2 Wave Clouds Produced by Long Ridges1
      • 12.3 Clouds Associated with Flow over Isolated Peaks
      • 12.4 Effects of Mountains and Hills on Precipitation Mechanisms
      • 12.5 Basic Scenarios by Which Hills and Mountains Affect Precipitating Clouds
      • 12.6 How Major Precipitating Cloud Systems Are Affected by Mountains
  • References
  • Index

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