Causality of deep convection from a cloud-resolving model



Understanding deep convection and clouds is among the most important goals of tropical weather and climate dynamics. Deep convection, the vertical transport of buoyant air through the depths of the atmosphere, controls cloud formation and precipitation rates. To help forecast the weather, operational forecasters are beginning to use cloud-resolving models: atmospheric models with resolutions high enough to adequately represent individual clouds and often a scale broad enough to capture large-scale patterns in deep convection.