Detailed cloud microphysics simulation for investigation into the impact of sea spray on air-sea heat flux

R. Onishi, H. Fuchigami, K. Takahashi

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Abstract

This study has developed a numerical weather simulation model incorporated with a detailed spectral-bin cloud microphysics model, which can handle sea spray with explicitly considering the droplet motion and droplet-atmosphere interactions. The sea spray, which is comprised of liquid droplets ejected from sea surface into the evaporation layer, enhances heat as well as momentum exchanges between air and sea. This study has performed idealized 3D simulations to confirm that the present model can reproduce the enhancement of the heat exchange by the spray and to confirm the potential of the present model for investigation of the impact of sea spray on extreme weather events such as tropical cyclones.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)659-662
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the International Symposium on Turbulence, Heat and Mass Transfer
Volume0
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Symposium on Turbulence, Heat and Mass Transfer, THMT 2015 - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 2015 Sep 152015 Sep 18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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