Turner-Norbury paper to appear in the Journal of Atmospheric Science

The paper “Non-uniqueness in a Single Column Model for Moist Convection” co-authored by Matt Turner and John Norbury (University of Oxford) has been accepted for publication in Journal of Atmospheric Science. The paper investigates moist convection in a column of atmosphere divided into a number of air parcels. When these individual air parcels become saturated with air vapour they condense the vapour into water, causing them to heat up due to the latent heat exchange. These parcels then ascend in the atmosphere to find a position of neutral buoyancy. In this paper we show that the rearrangement of such parcels is non-unique for the same initial data, depending upon the sorting algorithm used. The author final copy of the paper can be foundĀ here.