A new convective adjustment scheme. Part I: Observational and theoretical basis.
A new convective adjustment scheme is proposed, based on the simultaneous relaxation of temperature and moisture fields towards observed quasi-equilibrium thermodynamic structures, with a relaxation time of order two hours. Separate schemes are used for deep and shallow (non-precipitating) convection.
Betts, A. K., 1986: A new convective adjustment scheme. Part I: Observational and theoretical basis. Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 112, 677 692.