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NWP Essentials: Precipitation and Clouds

NWP Essentials: Precipitation and Clouds

Both the processes of convection and of rainfall formation are typically subgrid scale, and require parameterisation. This lesson examines two types of precipitation parameterisation used by models:

  • Convective parameterisation
  • Microphysics

The lesson also discusses how to identify when these parameterisations are not performing well and steps to address the issues that arise.