|Affiliation(s)||PI||Project period||Funded by|
|DAS||Hudson, James G||01/01/2008 - 12/31/2010||National Science Foundation|
Stratocumulus clouds (Sc) off the west coast of California are studied using a combination of aircraft measurements and modeling. The objective is to improve the understanding of the physical processes that occur near Sc top, and that influence the entrainment process and boundary-layer evolution. The processes include wind shear, entrainment rate, CTEI (cloud-top entrainment instability), solar and infrared radiation, hydrometeor and CCN (cloud condensation nuclei) effects, and the formation and role played by the EIL (entrainment interface layer).