2006 Volume 2 Pages 160-163
To further understand the characteristics of the convection of medium depth (CMD) that was introduced by Zhang et al. (2006), the dynamic and thermodynamic aspects of the CMD were examined with the use of a cloud-resolving numerical model. A typical case of the CMD south of the Meiyu front over the east part of continental China, which occurred between 00 UTC and 12 UTC 22 July 2002, was simulated and analyzed.
Based on realistic simulation, results of a case study indicated that the CMD possessed the following features: 1) dominated by warm rain process, 2) rapid formation of raindrops and their rapid falling down to the surface, by comparison with those of deep convection. It is expected that the CMD south of the Meiyu front over the east part of continental China shares such characteristics.