Study of the role of organized deep convection in the planet’s water and energy balance

Start date : October 1, 2021

Deadline :

Supervisor : Remy ROCA

Summary

Global warming is accompanied by a strong disruption of the planet’s water cycle and in particular the water vapor content of the atmosphere is increasing according to Clausius Clapeyron’s law. The first consequence of this modification concerns deep convection, central in the redistribution of water and energy in the Earth system, and which remains associated with open theoretical questions on climate change. The heart of this thesis work is to bring an observational perspective, using a set of satellite measurements, to these scientific questions.

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