Earth  ID: 3393

Convective System Simulation using the Goddard Cumulus Ensemble

This animation depicts a three-dimensional high-resolution simulation of a convective system over South America, using the Goddard Cumulus Ensemble Model. Cloud water and ice are depicted in white and rain is shown in blue-gray.


Visualization Credits

James W. Williams (GST): Lead Animator
Wei-Kuo Tao (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

Science Paper:
Lang, S., W.-K. Tao, R. Cifelli, W. Olson, J. Halverson, S. Rutledge, and J. Simpson, 2007: Improving simulations of convective systems from TRMM LBA: Easterly and westerly regimes. J. Atmos. Sci., (in press).

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GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version