IGF



Cloud Physics

Academic year: 2021/2022
Semester: winter

LECTURE DESCRIPTION

Basic information on cloud thermodynamical and microphysical processes responsible for cloud droplet formation and evolution, and interactions aerosol - cloud - precipirtation will be presented. The existing knowledge will be complemented with open questions and new challenges in cloud physics.

Description of microphysics in cloud numerical models will be also presented.

We will discuss observation and measurements techniques in cloud physics and interpretation of results.

 

     
Siebesma, A., Bony, S., Jakob, C., & Stevens, B. (Eds.). (2020). Clouds and Climate: Climate Science's Greatest Challenge. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/9781107447738  
Lamb, D., & Verlinde, J. (2011). Physics and Chemistry of Clouds. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/CBO9780511976377
  Lohmann, U., Lüönd, F., & Mahrt, F. (2016). An Introduction to Clouds: From the Microscale to Climate. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/CBO9781139087513    
         
Rogers, R.R. and M.K. Yau (1989). A Short Course in Cloud Physics. New York: Pergamon Press, 293 pp.   Pruppacher, H.R. and J.D. Klett (1997). Microphysics of Clouds and Precipitation. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 954 pp.        

 

 

 

COURSES MATERIALS
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lecture_1_introduction.pdf
Bodenschatz E., Malinowski S.P., Shaw R.A., Stratmann F., 2010: Can We Understand Clouds without Turbulence?, Science, vol. 327, pp. 970-971 , 10.1126/science.1185138
Bodesschatz_Science_2010.pdf
Stevens, B., 2005: Atmospheric Moist Convection. Annu. Rev. Earth Planet. Sci. 2005. 33:605–43.doi: 10.1146/annurev.earth.33.092203.122658
stevens.annurev.2005.pdf
Stevens B, Boucher O. Climate science: The aerosol effect. Nature. 2012 Oct 4;490(7418):40-1. doi: 10.1038/490040a. PMID: 23038459.
Stevens_Nature_2012.pdf
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lecture_2_thermodynamics.pdf
Clouds vs Fluids - chapter form Clouds and Climate book
EUCLIPSE_BOOK_Clouds_as_Fluids.pdf
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lecture_3_microphysics.pdf
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lecture_4_activation_1.pdf
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lecture_5_activation_2.pdf
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lecture_6_condensation_1.pdf
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lecture_7_condensation_2.pdf
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lecture_8_coalescence.pdf
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lecture_9_entrainment.pdf
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Physical constants used in atmospheric physics

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constants.pdf
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tutorial_1_LWC.pdf
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tutorial_3_activation.pdf
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tutorial_4_condensation.pdf
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tutorial_5_entrainment.pdf
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