Convective cold pools : characterization and soil moisture dependence
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Convective cold pools play an important role in Earth's climate system. However, a common framework does not exist for conceptually defining and objectively identifying convective cold pools in observations and models. The first part of this thesis begins with a review of the identification methods used in previous works. This is followed by an investigation of convective cold pools within a high-resolution simulation of rainforest convection simulated using the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS), an open-source cloud-resolving model with a coupled land-surface model. Multiple variables ...