The Scientific Basis and Objectives of the U.S. Convection Subprogram for the GATE.
This paper discusses the theoretical concepts underlying the GATE Convection Subprogram. It proposes a framework for the analysis, modeling and parameterization of scale-interactions, and comments on the testing and development of parameterization theories for moist convection using the observational and diagnostic studies which will stem from the field experiment.
Betts, A. K., 1974: The Scientific Basis and Objectives of the U.S. Convection Subprogram for the GATE. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 55, pp. 304-313.