Articles | Volume 8, issue 10
Development and technical paper
06 Oct 2015
Development and technical paper |  | 06 Oct 2015

Assessment of valley cold pools and clouds in a very high-resolution numerical weather prediction model

J. K. Hughes, A. N. Ross, S. B. Vosper, A. P. Lock, and B. C. Jemmett-Smith


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Short summary
The formation of cold air pools in valleys under stable conditions represents an important challenge for numerical weather prediction (NWP). In this study a two-month cold pool simulation is presented using a high-resolution NWP model. Results are compared to observations and assumptions made in the cloud parametrization scheme about the sub-grid variability of humidity are shown to dominate model bias. Our results show that this is a key area for very high resolution modelling development.