Three dimensional thunderstorm modeling
The Wiscdymm model is a three dimensional dynamical/microphysical model. It is a quasi-compressible, time-dependent, non-hydrostatic cloud model. It was developed by Jerry M. Straka (former member of this group) and Pao K. Wang (head of this group). The microphysical processes are parameterized by the bulk method with water substance categorized into six types: water vapor, cloud water, cloud ice, rain drops, snow, graupel/hail. There are a total of 38 microphysical processes included in the model. These are nucleation, condensation, evaporation, freezing, melting, sublimation, deposition, autoconversion and accretion.
Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry
††††††† Looking at a thunderstormís role in troposphere / stratosphere exchange.† Many compounds / elements are mixed through the thunderstorm process.† Read a recently published article in Science news about the work we do here.