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ACP | Articles | Volume 20, issue 5
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 2891–2910, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-2891-2020
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 2891–2910, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-2891-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 10 Mar 2020

Research article | 10 Mar 2020

Impact of resolution on large-eddy simulation of midlatitude summertime convection

Christopher Moseley et al.

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In this paper, we analyze a climate simulation over Germany of a continuous period in May and June 2016, with resolutions of 600 m, 300 m, and 150 m. This resolution is high enough that strong convective rain events like rain showers and thunderstorms are sufficiently resolved. Our analysis shows that the tendency of convection to organize is improved at higher resolution and that the highest-resolution simulation is closest to weather radar data.
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