A 2D Ising-like model for cloud field organization in pristine oceans
Laboratoire d’Optique Atmosphérique , LOA, CNRS, UMR 8518, Université de Lille, 59000, Lille, France
2 Laboratoire de l’Atmosphère et des Cyclones (LACy), UMR 8105, Météo France/CNRS/Université de La Réunion, St Denis de La Réunion, France
3 Mathematical Sciences, Northland College, 54806, Ashland, WI, USA
Accepted: 24 December 2022
Published online: 24 January 2023
A two-dimensional Ising model is presented in order to reproduce cloud field organization at the mesoscale (i.e., from up to ). This model takes into account different interactions between an air mass and its environment. It is shown that this novel and original approach allows to reproduce quite well satellite observations. Although created initially for pristine (i.e., natural) oceanic conditions, this model can be adapted to any other situations, mutatis mutandis.
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