Responsive parameterization

From Glossary of Meteorology



responsive parameterization

A method to approximate the amount of turbulence by assuming that it is proportional to the amount of static or dynamic instability in the air, since turbulence responds to instabilities and reduces or removes them by causing turbulent mixing. An example of such a parameterization would be to relate the eddy viscosity to the Richardson number, or the transilient matrix to the mixing potential.