A new convective adjustment scheme. Part II: Single column tests using GATE wave, BOMEX, ATEX, and Arctic Airmass data sets.
The schemes proposed in part I are tested using single-column data sets from tropical field experiments (GATE, BOMEX, ATEX) and an arctic air-mass transformation. Both the deep and shallow schemes perform well. The sensitivity of the schemes to adjustable parameters is also studied. Preliminary global forecasts show significant improvements in the global surface fluxes and mean tropical temperature tendency over the operational Kuo convection scheme.
Note Corrigendum at end of pdf to GATE-wave phase.
Betts, A. K. and M. J. Miller, 1986: A new convective adjustment scheme. Part II: Single column tests using GATE wave, BOMEX, ATEX, and Arctic Airmass data sets. Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 112, 693 -710.