Some aspects of convection in meteorology

  • R. S. Lindzen
III. Observational Aspects
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 71)


Various aspects of convection in meteorology which may have some relevance for astrophysics are discussed. In particular the role of convection in determining the gross thermal structure of the atmosphere, the treatment of convective turbulence in the boundary layer, and the larger scale organization of convection are dealt with.


Mixed Layer Internal Wave Internal Gravity Wave Turbulent Heat Flux Cumulus Cloud 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. S. Lindzen
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  1. 1.Center for Earth and Planetary PhysicsHarvard UniversityCambridge

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