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Interaction of sea breeze and deep convection over the northeastern Adriatic coast: an analysis of sensitivity experiments using a high-resolution mesoscale model


(INRA, UMR 1391 ISPA, Villenave d’Ornon, France) Kehler-Poljak, Gabrijela; Telišman Prtenjak, Maja; Kvakić, Marko; Šariri, Kristina; Večenaj, Željko
Interaction of sea breeze and deep convection over the northeastern Adriatic coast: an analysis of sensitivity experiments using a high-resolution mesoscale model // Pure and applied geophysics, 174 (2017), 11; 4197-4224 doi:10.1007/s00024-017-1607-x (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Interaction of sea breeze and deep convection over the northeastern Adriatic coast: an analysis of sensitivity experiments using a high-resolution mesoscale model

Autori
Kehler-Poljak, Gabrijela ; Telišman Prtenjak, Maja ; Kvakić, Marko ; Šariri, Kristina ; Večenaj, Željko

Kolaboracija
INRA, UMR 1391 ISPA, Villenave d’Ornon, France

Izvornik
Pure and applied geophysics (0033-4553) 174 (2017), 11; 4197-4224

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Sea breeze, convection, SST, WRF, the image moments analysis

Sažetak
This study investigates the sensitivity of a high-resolution mesoscale atmospheric model in the model reproduction of thermally induced local wind (i.e., sea breezes, SB) on the development of deep convection (Cb). The three chosen cases are simulated by the Weather and Research Forecasting (WRF-ARW) model at three (nested) model domains, whereas the area of the interest is Istria (peninsula in the north-eastern Adriatic). The sensitivity tests are accomplished by modifying (i) the model setup, (ii) the model topography and (ii) the sea surface temperature (SST) distribution. The first set of simulations (over the three 1.5-day periods during summer) is conducted by modifying the model setup, microphysics and the boundary layer parameterizations. The same events are simulated with the modified topography where the mountain heights in Istria are reduced to 30% of their initial height. The SST distribution has two representations in the model: a constant SST field from the ECMWF skin temperature analysis and a varying SST field, which is provided by hourly geostationary satellite data. A comprehensive set of numerical experiments is statistically analyzed through several different approaches (i.e., the standard statistical measures, the spectral method and the image moment analysis). The overall model evaluation of each model setup revealed certain advantages of one model setup over the others. The numerical tests with the modified topography showed the influence of reducing the mountains heights on the pre-thunderstorm characteristics due to decrease of sensible heat flux, mid-tropospheric moisture and slope-SB wind system. They consequently affect the evolution and dimensions of SBs and the features of the thunderstorm itself: timing, location and intensity (weaker storm). The implementation of the varying SST field in the model have an impact on the characteristics and dynamics of the SB and finally on the accuracy of Cb evolution, duration and the intensity. Although SST variations this sensitivity test emphasized the importance of the phase matching in both daytime cycles of SB and Cb due to their extremely strong nonlinear relationship.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski



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Ustanove
Prirodoslovno-matematički fakultet, Zagreb

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  • Current Contents Connect (CCC)
  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXP)
  • Scopus


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