Articles | Volume 15, issue 9
Review and perspective paper
04 May 2022
Review and perspective paper |  | 04 May 2022

Empirical values and assumptions in the convection schemes of numerical models

Anahí Villalba-Pradas and Francisco J. Tapiador

Data sets

NCEP GFS 0.25 Degree Global Forecast Grids Historical Archive National Centers for Environmental Prediction/National Weather Service/NOAA/U.S. Department of Commerce

GPM IMERG Final Precipitation L3 1 day 0.1 degree x 0.1 degree V06 G. J. Huffman, E. F. Stocker, D. T. Bolvin, E. J. Nelkin, and J. Tan

Short summary
The paper provides a comprehensive review of the empirical values and assumptions used in the convection schemes of numerical models. The focus is on the values and assumptions used in the activation of convection (trigger), the transport and microphysics (commonly referred to as the cloud model), and the intensity of convection (closure). Such information can assist satellite missions focused on elucidating convective processes and the evaluation of model output uncertainties.