Research progress on eastword-moving cloud clusters from the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau
WANG Xiaofang1, LI Chao1, YANG Hao1, WANG Jingyu1, FU Shenming2, WANG Min3, YI Lan3
1. Hubei Key Laboratory for Heavy Rain Monitoring and Warning Research, Institute of Heavy Rain, China Meteorological Administration, Wuhan 430205;
2. International Center for Climate and Environment Sciences, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029;
3. Ganzizhou administration of Sichuan Meteorological Administration, Kangding 626000
The Eastward-Moving Tibetan Plateau convective cloud clusters frequently trigger disastrous heavy rainstorm weather within the reaches of Yangtze River, which becomes one of the forecast difficulties nowadays. It is of great significance indeed to study on the eastward propagation characteristics and the evolution mechanism of the Tibetan Plateau cloud clusters, and relevant investigation is taken, thus the reviews and conclusions associated with the Eastward-Propagated Tibetan Plateau cloud clusters is systematically presented in this paper, including the observation targeted for the heavy rainstorm within the reaches of Yangtze River triggered by the Eastward-Propagated Tibetan Plateau cloud clusters, the activity characteristics and the atmospheric circulation condition of the Eastward-Propagated Tibetan Plateau cloud clusters. Then a physical conceptual model describing the evolution mechanism of the Eastward-Propagated Tibetan Plateau cloud clusters is refined based on these review summaries. Finally, a brief overview of the classic theory that describes how the topography affects the evolution of the convective precipitation is also presented in this paper.