How Models Produce Precipitation & Clouds

How Models Produce Precipitation & Clouds
NOTE: This module has been updated to 'How Models Produce Precipitation and Clouds - version 2' and can be found at http://www.meted.ucar.edu/nwp/model_precipandclouds Part of the Numerical Weather Prediction Professional Development Series, this module explores how NWP models handle precipitation and cloud processes through parameterizations and/or explicit methods, with an emphasis on how a model's treatment of these processes affects its ability to depict and forecast precipitation and other related forecast variables. The subject matter expert for this module is Dr. Ralph Petersen of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction, Environmental Modeling Center (NCEP/EMC).