Slide 14: Radiative-convective models
These models are generally 1-D or 2-D, with height always present as a dimension. They model:
Radiative transformations as energy is absorbed, emitted and scattered.
The role of convection and vertical energy transfer through atmospheric motion.
By considering surface albedo, cloud amount and atmospheric turbidity, it calculates the heat absorption in various atmospheric layers.
If the heating in a layer exceeds a certain value (the lapse rate), it will convect into the layer above, transferring heat energy.
The tropical Hadley cells models are an example of this type of model.