Moisture distributions in tropical cold pools
Zuidema, Paquita - University of Miami
Chandra, Arunchandra S. - University of Miami
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Journal Reference:Chandra A, P Zuidema, S Krueger, A Kochanski, S de Szoeke, and J Zhang. 2018. "Moisture distributions in tropical cold pools from equatorial Indian Ocean observations and cloud-resolving simulations." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123(20), 10.1029/2018JD028634.
Rain-driven downdraughts (cold pools) occur during conditions unfavorable for deep cloud-cluster formation with a drier mid-atmosphere. Cold pools help explain why cumulus congestus is common in the tropics.