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Observation and Simulation of Urban Weather and Climate, with an Emphasis on Urban Thunderstorm Bifurcation

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Tuesday, 13 September 2016, 10:30

Tuesday, September 13, 2016. 10:30AM. Observation and Simulation of Urban Weather and Climate, with an Emphasis on Urban Thunderstorm Bifurcation. Robert Bornstein, San Jose State University. Sponsored by Rutgers Department of Environmental Sciences. More information here.

Urban areas alter atmospheric energy and moisture balances to create unique local weather and climates. This presentation thus both reviews the processes creating urban climates and recent advances in urban planetary boundary layer modeling, with an emphasis on urban impacts on the initiation and bifurcation of summer convective thunderstorms. For the first time, Prof. Bornstein and colleagues in Beijing have simulated and explained this bifurcation with a highly urbanized version of WRF.

Location  Rm 223, Environmental & Natural Resource Sciences Bldg. 14 College Farm Road, New Brunswick, New Jersey