detrainment


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detrainment

[dē′trān·mənt]
(meteorology)
The transfer of air from an organized air current to the surrounding atmosphere.
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While the basic aspects of penetrative convection are understood, the quantification of injection heights and multilayered detrainment processes for wildfires is typically unavailable.
Penetrative convection and smoke detrainment processes were observed during the Wragg fire on 23 July 2015 (Fig.
2008), the characteristics of these finescale detrainment features are unlikely to be resolved by spaceborne remote sensors.
Analysis of the radar data show this peak in cloudiness to be associated with detrainment from isolated cumulus congestus systems.
4, the tower culminates in a relatively wide plume head across which there is considerable detrainment.
Austin, 2013: Direct entrainment and detrainment rate distributions of individual shallow cumulus clouds in an LES.
Baker, 1991: Entrainment and detrainment in cumulus clouds.
Verifications of the entrainment/ detrainment hypothesis must, rather, be based on those high-resolution laboratory experiments, if these direct measurements are ever to be relevant for a parameterization verification.
For example, extensive diagnoses of entrainment and detrainment rates are available from these modeling results.
However, stochasticity adds extra complexity on top of the entrainment/ detrainment and closure problems that we have to deal with operationally.