Land Surface and Boundary Layer Influences on Moist Convection

Session ID#: 22834

Session Description:
Land surface characteristics and processes in the boundary layer can exert great influence on moist convective dynamics. For example, the contrasts in the properties of contiguous land surfaces can give rise to thermally direct mesoscale circulations, also known as ‘land breezes’, which, in turn, can facilitate the initiation of deep convection. Cold pools generated by evaporatively cooled downdrafts, over land or over the ocean, are also acknowledged to be essential components of the transition from shallow to deep convection. This session aims to explore new advances in this important area of research, many aspects of which still remain to be fully understood. Contributions are welcome that investigate land surface heterogeneities, sea/land breezes, cold pools, and how these affect the initiation and evolution of moist convection.
Primary Convener:  Giuseppe Torri, Harvard University, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Cambridge, MA, United States
Conveners:  Giuseppe Torri, Harvard University, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Cambridge, MA, United States, Pierre Gentine, Columbia University of New York, Palisades, NY, United States and Zhiming Kuang, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States
Index Terms:

3307 Boundary layer processes [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3314 Convective processes [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3322 Land/atmosphere interactions [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3371 Tropical convection [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Huiqi LI, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, LACS, Beijing, China; University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, Xiaopeng Cui, Insititute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, LACS, Beijing, China and Da-Lin Zhang, University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD, United States
Didier-Clément Bernard1, Raphaël Cécé1 and Romain Pilon2, (1)University of French West Indies, LARGE, Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe, (2)Météo-France, DIRAG/ECMPF, Fort-de-France, Martinique
Piyush Garg1, Stephen W Nesbitt2, Timothy J Lang3, Themis Chronis4, Jeffrey D. Thayer1 and Deanna A Hence1, (1)University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States, (2)University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Atmospheric Sciences, Urbana, IL, United States, (3)NASA Marshall Space Flght Ctr, Huntsville, AL, United States, (4)University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, United States
Gil Yosef1, Roni Avissar2, Robert L Walko2 and Dan Yakir3, (1)Israel Institute for Biological Research, Ness Ziona, Israel, (2)University of Miami, Miami, FL, United States, (3)Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Heng Xiao1, Larry K Berg2 and Maoyi Huang1, (1)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States, (2)PNNL / Climate Physics, Richland, WA, United States
Yolande L Serra, University of Washington, Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, Seattle, WA, United States and Angela Rowe, University of Washington Seattle Campus, Atmospheric Sciences, Seattle, WA, United States
Spencer A Hill, UCLA AOS & Caltech GPS, Los Angeles, CA, United States, Simona Bordoni, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States and Jonathan Mitchell, UCLA, Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences; Earth, Planetary & Space Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Jungmin Lee, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, United States, Yunyan Zhang, Lawrence Livermore Nat Labs, Livermore, CA, United States and Stephen A Klein, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, Livermore, CA, United States
Da Yang, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, United States
Linda Schlemmer1, Christoph Schar2, Daniel Lüthi1 and Lukas Strebel1, (1)ETH Zurich, Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, Zurich, Switzerland, (2)Atmospheric & Climate Science, Zurich, Switzerland
Susan C van den Heever1, Leah D Grant2 and Aryeh J Drager2, (1)Colorado State University Fort Collins, Fort Collins, CO, United States, (2)Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Sophie Louise Mayne1, Courtney Schumacher1, Leland MacDonald1 and David D Turner2, (1)Texas A & M University College Station, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, College Station, TX, United States, (2)NOAA Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States