The Modelling of Hydrological Processes in the Atmosphere

  • M. J. Miller
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 11)


The global hydrological cycle and associated energy fluxes are briefly reviewed and the role of large-scale numerical models in studying these is examined. A selective discussion of individual physical processes follows together with consideration of the parametrization problems that these processes pose. The fundamental role of physical parametrization in studying climate and climate change is emphasised particularly with regard to the complex interactions between the major processes.


Latent Heat Flux Planetary Boundary Layer Diabatic Heating Cloud Model Cumulus Parametrization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. J. Miller
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  1. 1.European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts ReadingBerkshireUSA

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