A108:
Upper Tropospheric Clouds and Convection: Processes, Dynamics, and Feedbacks in Weather and Climate





Session ID#: 23809

Session Description:
Deep convection, stratiform anvils, and cirrus clouds all play significant roles in controlling the energy budgets and climate feedbacks. With advances in high-resolution modeling and the wealth of observations available, much progress has been made in understanding the nature of upper tropospheric clouds and convection. Recently, GEWEX has formed a working group on Process Evaluation Studies on Upper Tropospheric Clouds and Convection (UTCC PROES) to develop new observation based metrics to advance our understanding on the relation between convection and outflowing anvil properties, in particular their radiative heating, and resulting feedbacks. Motivated by this, we invite presentations on recent findings on UTCC and their dynamics and feedbacks at the process level. Both observational and modeling studies are encouraged to participate. In particular we invite submissions on various aspects of convective systems including links between precipitation, anvil and cirrus cloud dynamics, latent and radiative heating, and upscale feedbacks.
Primary Convener:  Hanii Takahashi, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Conveners:  Rachel L Storer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, Johnny Luo, CUNY City College of New York, New York, NY, United States and Susan van den Heever, Colorado State University, Department of Atmospheric Science, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Index Terms:

3310 Clouds and cloud feedbacks [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3314 Convective processes [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3337 Global climate models [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3360 Remote sensing [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Oliver John Halliday1, Stephen D Griffiths1, Douglas J Parker2 and Alison Stirling3, (1)University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2, United Kingdom, (2)School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, ICAS, Leeds, United Kingdom, (3)Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom
Kai-Yuan Cheng, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, United States and Pao K Wang, Academia Sinica, Research Center for Environmental Changes, Taipei, Taiwan
Atsushi Hamada, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan and Yukari N Takayabu, AORI/University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
Hamish Ramsay, Monash University, School of Earth, Atmosphere & Environment, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Steven C Sherwood, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia and Martin Singh, Monash University, School of Earth, Atmosphere & Environment, Clayton, Australia
Ulrike Burkhardt1, Harald Rybka2, Ioanna Arka1, Martin Koehler2, Axel Seifert2, Johan Strandgren1, Odran Sourdeval3, Jens G Reichardt4, Akos Horvath5, Luca Bugliaro1, Johannes Quaas3, Stefan Buehler5 and Janina Staeudle4, (1)German Aerospace Center DLR Oberpfaffenhofen, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, (2)Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD), Offenbach am Main, Germany, (3)University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany, (4)Deutscher Wetterdienst, Lindenberg, Germany, (5)University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Hajime Okamoto1, Kaori Sato1, Hiroshi Ishimoto2, Shuichiro Katagiri1, Anatoli Borovoi3, Alexander Konoshonkin4 and Natalia Kustova5, (1)Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, (2)Meteorological Research Institute, Ibaraki, Japan, (3)V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics, Rus. Acad. Sci., Academician Zuev Sq., Tomsk 634021, Russia, (4)V. E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics SB RAS, Academician Zuev Sq. 1, 634055 Tomsk,, Russia, (5)V. E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics SB RAS, Academician Zuev Sq. 1, 634055 Tomsk, Russia
Jeyavinoth Jeyaratnam1, James F Booth2, Catherine M Naud3 and Johnny Luo1, (1)CUNY City College of New York, New York, NY, United States, (2)CUNY City College of New York, Earth and Atmospheric Science, New York, NY, United States, (3)Columbia University in the City of New York, Palisades, NY, United States
Anita D Rapp, Lu Sun and Kevin Smalley, Texas A&M University College Station, College Station, TX, United States
Nick Slaughter1, Anita D Rapp2, Kyle Wodzicki2 and Kevin Smalley3, (1)University of Louisiana Monroe, Monroe, LA, United States, (2)Texas A & M University College Station, College Station, TX, United States, (3)Texas A&M University College Station, College Station, TX, United States
Zhengzhao Johnny Luo, CUNY City College of New York, New York, NY, United States, William B Rossow, CREST Institute/CCNY, New York, NY, United States, Hanii Takahashi, Jet Propulsion Lab, Pasadena, CA, United States and Ricardo Anderson, City University of New York, City College, New York, NY, United States
Jie Gong, Universities Space Research Association, GESTAR, Columbia, MD, United States, Xiping Zeng, US Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD, United States, Dong Liang Wu, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States and Xiaowen Li, Goddard Earth Sciences Technology and Research - GESTAR, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, United States
Jacob Seeley, University of California Berkeley, Earth and Planetary Science, Berkeley, CA, United States, Nadir Jeevanjee, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States, Wolfgang Langhans, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States and David Romps, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States
Sofia Chelpon1, Johnny Luo1 and Laura Pan2, (1)CUNY City College of New York, New York, NY, United States, (2)NCAR / ACD, Boulder, CO, United States
Graeme L Stephens, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States and Claudia Stubenrauch, Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique, Ecole Polytechnique, France
Gregory Elsaesser and Anthony D Del Genio, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NY, United States
Jason Brant Dodson and Patrick C Taylor, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States
Pao K Wang, Univ Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, United States, Kai-Yuan Cheng, University of Wisconsin Madison, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Madison, WI, United States and Daniel T. Lindsey, NESDIS STAR, RAMMB, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Alexandra C Naegele and David A Randall, Colorado State University, Atmospheric Science, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Chuntao Liu, Texas A&M Univ Corpus Christi, corpus christi, TX, United States and Xiang Ni, Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX, United States
Hirohiko Masunaga, Nagoya University, Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University. Furo-cho Chikusa-ku., Nagoya, Japan and Sandrine Bony, Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique UPMC, Paris, France
Hanii Takahashi1, Sofia Protopapadaki2, Claudia Stubenrauch2, Zhengzhao Johnny Luo3 and Graeme L Stephens4, (1)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, California, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique, Ecole Polytechnique, France, (3)CUNY City College of New York, New York, NY, United States, (4)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States