The Concept of Buoyancy and Its Application to Deep Moist Convection

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Abstract

The origins of the buoyancy force and the vertical perturbation pressure gradient force are reviewed. A discussion of parcel theory and its limitations follows. The quantitative determination of updraft velocity from environmental soundings is complicated by factors such as environmental heterogeneity, hydrometeor loading, freezing, entrainment, and vertical perturbation pressure gradients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages7-15
Number of pages9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

Publication series

NameCISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures
Volume475
ISSN (Print)0254-1971
ISSN (Electronic)2309-3706

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Markowski, P. (2007). The Concept of Buoyancy and Its Application to Deep Moist Convection. In CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures (pp. 7-15). (CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures; Vol. 475). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-211-69291-2_2