The convective transition diagnostic module computes statistics that relate precipitation to measures of tropospheric temperature and moisture, as an evaluation of the interaction of parameterized convective processes with the large-scale environment. Here the basic statistics include the conditional average and probability of precipitation, PDF of column water vapor (CWV) for all events and precipitating events, evaluated over tropical oceans. The critical values at which the conditionally averaged precipitation sharply increases as CWV exceeds the critical threshold are also computed (provided the model exhibits such an increase).
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|Convective Transition Statistics||QBOi.EXP1.AMIP.001||OBS|
|Critical column water vapor (CWV)||plot||plot|