Dr Daniel Hernandez
DHernandez
Role: 
Former Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Field of Research: 
Atmospheric convection
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Daniel is investigating the dynamics of thermals (or 'bubbles') using idealized cloud resolving simulations of moist convection. Current convection parameterizations have been developed based on the idea of steady plumes, which seems to be one of the main causes for various deficiencies in representing convection realistically. Both observations and models suggest that the basic convective elements of convective clouds are not steady plumes, but rather transient, short lived thermals. Therefore, Daniel's research aims at gaining a better insight into the dynamics of these thermals so that more realistic convection parameterizations can be developed in the future.

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