Comments on “An ensemble cumulus convection parameterization with explicit cloud treatment”
Plant, R. S. and Yano, J.-I. (2011) Comments on “An ensemble cumulus convection parameterization with explicit cloud treatment”. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 68 (7). pp. 1541-1544. ISSN 1520-0469
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Wagner and Graf (2010) derive a population evolution equation for an ensemble of convective plumes, an analogue with the Lotka–Volterra equation, from the energy equations for convective plumes provided by Arakawa and Schubert (1974). Although their proposal is interesting, as the present note shows, there are some problems with their derivation.
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