Histograms and composites. multimodal is always interesting. qualitative distinction! Regimes or modes (literal meaning). Buoy downwelling radiation along Pacific cold tongue as TIWs go by in the ocean.
Histograms and composites
Buoy downwelling radiation along Pacific cold tongue as TIWs go by in the ocean
Figure 3.16 – Width vs. top height of each EO for 16 June 2006 – 31 May 2008. Distribution is weighted by total number of pixels (volume) per EO to emphasize larger EOs. Bin size is 10 pixels (~ km) by 240 m. Width is the horizontal span of the EO.
in bimodal climatological mean spatial histograms
Khairoutdinov, Marat, David Randall, 2006: High-Resolution Simulation of Shallow-to-Deep Convection Transition over Land. J. Atmos. Sci., 63, 3421–3436.
High-Resolution Simulation of Shallow-to-Deep Convection Transition over Land
Marat Khairoutdinov and David Randall
Nice use of 2-dimensional histograms, and weighted histograms (= composites of multiple fields in each bin)
Clouds as connected regions (have a size)
w > 5m/s