Stratocumulus

Stratocumulus clouds

Link to boundary layer meteorology class

http://www.atmos.washington.edu/2009Q2/547/
(see Lectures 4, 14, 15, 16)

Stratocumulus - original papers and notes

/files/Lilly_QuartJRoyMeteorSoc_1968.pdf Lilly's original paper
/files/Schubert_JAS_1976.pdf Experiments with Lilly' cloud-topped mixed layer model. J. Atmos. Sci., 33, 436-446.
/files/Schubert-Wakefield-Steiner-Cox_JAS_1979_2.pdf Marine stratocumulus convection, Part II: Horizontally inhomogeneou solutions. J. Atmos. Sci., 36, 1308-1324.
/files/Schubert-Wakefield-Steiner-Cox_JAS_1979.pdf Marine stratocumulus convection, Part I: Governing equations an horizontally homogeneous solutions. J. Atmos. Sci., 36, 1286-1307.

Notes

/files/lilly_notes1.pdf
/files/lilly_notes2.pdf

Stratocumulus - numerical code with Windows interface

/files/STRATUS.FOR code to forecast stratocumulus height and other properties based on Guinn, Schubert code
/files/stratus.pdf (TeX version of the documentation: /files/STRATUS.TEX)
/files/STRATUS.EXE Windows executables

San Diego stratocumulus forecasting

Small, I., 2006: Forecaster's Handbook for Extreme Southwestern California Based On Short Term Climatological Approximations: Part I - The Marine Layer and Its Effect On Precipitation and Heating. NOAA Technical Memorandum NWS WR-277
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/wrh/techMemos/TM-277.pdf
or get the copy from "wikidot"
/files/TM-277.pdf

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