A063:
Mesoscale convective systems – observations and modeling at various scales





Session ID#: 24330

Session Description:
Mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) are significant rain-producing weather systems over the globe. Both measurement and model simulation of MCSs are challenging because (1) these systems are too small to be captured by the routine sounding network, but too large to be represented by point observations, and (2) the systems require models with a domain of several hundred to thousand kilometers, yet fine enough resolution to properly simulate individual thunderstorm elements. This session invite studies that use observations and model simulations at various scales to improve our understanding and model simulations of MCSs. Relevant topics include: (1) MCS initiation and propagation mechanisms, especially over the central United States, (2) dynamics of MCSs, (3) cloud microphysics and macrophysics of MCSs and aerosol impacts, (4) Treatment and evaluation of MCSs  in global climate models, and (5) MCS simulations and evaluation in high-resolution models.
Primary Convener:  Jiwen Fan, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States
Conveners:  Robert Houze, University of Washington Seattle Campus, Seattle, WA, United States, Mitchell W Moncrieff, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States and Russ S Schumacher, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Index Terms:

3314 Convective processes [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3329 Mesoscale meteorology [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3332 Mesospheric dynamics [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3337 Global climate models [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Qiu Yang, New York University Abu Dhabi, Center for Prototype Climate Modeling, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and Andrew Majda, Courant Institute-NYU, New York, NY, United States
Lance F Bosart, University at Albany State University of New York, Albany, NY, United States and Brendan C. Wallace, University at Albany State University of New York, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, Albany, NY, United States
Andreas F Prein1, Changhai Liu2, Kyoko Ikeda2, Stanley B Trier3, Randy Bullock3, Roy Rasmussen2, Greg J Holland4 and Martyn P Clark5, (1)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Graz, Austria, (2)NCAR/RAL, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)NCAR, Boulder, CO, United States, (5)Hydrometeorological Applications Program, Research Applications Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Zhe Feng1, Po-Lun Ma2, Joseph Clinton Hardin2 and Robert Houze3, (1)Joint Global Change Research Institute, College Park, MD, United States, (2)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States, (3)University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States
Mingyang Guo1, Daniel T Dawson II1, Michael E Baldwin1 and Edward R Mansell2, (1)Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, United States, (2)NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman, OK, United States
Yunyao Li1, Kenneth E Pickering1, Mary C Barth2, Megan Bela3, Kristin Cummings4, Dale J Allen1 and Alexandre O Fierro5, (1)University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, (2)NCAR, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)NOAA Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)NASA, Titusville, FL, United States, (5)Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, Norman, OK, United States
Jian Yuan, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China and Tian Zhan, Hu Bei Meteorologic bureau, Han Nan Meteorologic Observatory, Wuhan, China; Nanjing University, School of Atmospheric Sciences, Nanjing, China
Courtney Schumacher, Texas A&M University College Station, College Station, TX, United States
Jacob Shpund1, Alexander Khain1, Barry Hugh Lynn2, Jiwen Fan3, Alexander Ryzhkov4, Jeffrey Snyder5, Jimy Dudhia6 and David Gill6, (1)Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Jerusalem, Israel, (2)The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Atmospheric Sciences, Jerusalem, Israel, (3)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States, (4)Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, Norman, OK, United States, (5)National Severe Storms Lab Norman, Norman, OK, United States, (6)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Wei-Yi Cheng1, Daehyun Kim1, Angela Rowe1 and Sungsu Park2, (1)University of Washington Seattle Campus, Atmospheric Sciences, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)Seoul National University, Atmospheric Sciences, Seoul, South Korea
Alexander Khain1, Jacob Shpund1, Alexander Ryzhkov2, Jeffrey Snyder3 and Alexander Ryzhkov, Jeffrey Snyder, (1)Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Jerusalem, Israel, (2)Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, Norman, OK, United States, (3)National Severe Storms Lab Norman, Norman, OK, United States
Young-Hee Lee, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea, Republic of (South) and Ki-Hong Min, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, South Korea
Christopher John Nowotarski, Texas A&M University College Station, Atmospheric Sciences, College Station, TX, United States
Edward J Zipser, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Mitchell W Moncrieff, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Ashley Elizabeth Payne, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States and Christiane Jablonowski, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Tammy Weckwerth, National Center for Atmospheric Research, EOL, Boulder, CO, United States and Ulrike Romatschke, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Adam Varble, University of Utah, Atmospheric Sciences, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, Hugh Morrison, NCAR, Boulder, CO, United States and Edward J Zipser, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Jiun-Dar Chern and Wei-Kuo Tao, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Shenming Fu, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Beijing, China
Lara Quitián Hernández1, Maria Luisa Martin2, Juan Jesus Gonzalez-Aleman3, Francisco Valero1 and Álvaro Vicente-Retortillo4, (1)Dpto. Astrofísica y Física de la Atmósfera. Facultad de Física. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Ciudad Universitaria s/n. 28040 Madrid. Spain., Madrid, Spain, (2)Dpto. Matemática Aplicada. E. de Ingeniería Informática. Universidad de Valladolid. Pza. Alto de los Leones, 1. 40005 Segovia. Spain., Segovia, Spain, (3)Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States, (4)University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States
Anders A Jensen, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, Jerry Y Harrington, Pennsylvania State Univ, University Park, PA, United States and Hugh Morrison, NCAR, Boulder, CO, United States
Robert Clyde Jackson1, Scott M Collis1, Alain Protat2, Valentin Louf2, Wuyin Lin3, Andrew Mark Vogelmann4, Satoshi Endo5 and Leon Majewski2, (1)Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, United States, (2)Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Australia, (3)Brookhaven National Laboratory, Environmental Sciences Division, Upton, NY, United States, (4)Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, United States, (5)Brookhaven National Laboratory, Envrionmental Sciences Division, Upton, NY, United States
Amanda Rehbein and Tercio Ambrizzi, USP University of Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
McKenna Stanford1, Adam Varble2, Hugh Morrison3, Wojciech Grabowski3, Greg M McFarquhar4 and Wei Wu5, (1)University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, (2)University of Utah, Atmospheric Sciences, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, (3)NCAR, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, United States, (5)University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Atmospheric Sciences, Urbana, IL, United States
John M Peters, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, United States
Kathleen A. Schiro, University of California Los Angeles, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, United States and J David Neelin, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States