The formulation of cloud electrification is introduced for the first time into the three-dimensional Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS) mesoscale forecast model. As a first step, this paper deals with the electrical development in an isolated thunderstorm. A subsequent paper will deal with the electrical development in a cloud field. As an example, for this demonstration we chose wintertime conditions off the northern coast of Israel. Simulations of the charge separation in thunderclouds and the …
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