Criticality on rainfall: Statistical observational constraints for the onset of strong convection modelling

Anna Deluca, Álvaro Corral, Nicholas R. Moloney

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    Abstract

    © 2014 Springer International Publishing Switzerland. A better understanding of convection is crucial for reducing the intrinsic errors present in climate models [4]. Many atmospheric processes related to precipitation have large scale correlations in time and space, which are the result of the coupling between several non-linear mechanisms with different temporal and spatial characteristic scales. Despite the diversity of individual rain events, a recent array of statistical measures presents surprising statistical regularities giving support to the hypothesis that atmospheric convection and precipitation may be a real-world example of Self-Organised Criticality (SOC) [2, 16].
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTrends in Mathematics
    Pages9-12
    Number of pages3
    Volume2
    ISBN (Electronic)2297-024X
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

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