The Parameterization Component (MATERHORN-P)


This will employ high resolution simulations with novel modeling and terrain-representation methodologies as well as imaginative laboratory studies to educe and quantify processes intermingled (and hidden) in field observations. Salient processes will be analyzed theoretically and described using conceptual models. Insights so gained will be used to develop sub-grid parameterizations with improved physics. The new parameterizations will be implemented in mesoscale models, and their efficacy will be evaluated using new and archived data taken under diverse mountain weather conditions.