AOS Research Staff Profile
Senior Research Assistant
Address: 234 GFDL
Phone: (609) 987-5059
Email: benmoshe at princeton.edu
My research is in the field of cloud micro-physics. I work on improving computer models that will allow for better understanding of cloud physics. I do this with spectral bin cloud models; this gives me a way to investigate the effects of turbulence and aerosols on clouds.
Some Recent Publications:
V. T. J. Phillips, A. Khain, N. Benmoshe, E. Ilotoviz; A. Ryzhkov, 2014, Theory of Time-dependent Freezing and its Application in a Cloud Model with Spectral Bin Microphysics. II: Freezing Raindrops and Simulations, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, in revision.
Lynn, AI. Khain, J .W. Baa, Sara Michelson,T. Yaun, G. Kelman, N. Benmoshe, 2014, The Sensitivity of Forecasts of Hurricane Irene to WRF Model Configuration, Monthly Weather Review , in revision.
V. T. J. Phillips, A. Khain, N. Benmoshe, E. Ilotoviz, 2014, Theory of Time-dependent Freezing and its Application in a Cloud Model with Spectral Bin Microphysics. I: Wet Growth of Hail, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences.
N. Benmoshe , A. P. Khain, 2014: The effects of turbulence on the microphysics of mixed-phase deep convective clouds investigated with a 2D cloud model with spectral bin microphysics, J. of Geophysical Research. 119(1):15. DOI:10.1002/2013JD020118
A. Khain, T.V. Prabha, N. Benmoshe, G. Pandithurai, M. Ovchinnikov, 2013: The mechanism of first raindrops formation in deep convective clouds.Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 118, 16, 9123-9140.
Khain, A. P., Phillips V., N. Benmoshe, A. Pokrovsky, 2012: The Role of Small Soluble Aerosols in the Microphysics of Deep Maritime Clouds. J. Atmos. Sci. 69, 2787-2807.
N. Benmoshe , M. Pinsky, A. Pokrovsky, Khain, A. P., 2012: Turbulent effects on cloud microstructure and precipitation of deep convective clouds as seen from simulations with a 2-D spectral microphysics cloud model, J. Geophys. Res., 117, D06220, doi:10.1029/2011JD016603.
Khain, A. P., N. Benmoshe, A. Pokrovsky, 2008: Factors determining the impact of aerosols on surface precipitation from clouds: an attempt of classification. J. Atmos. Sci. 65, 1721-1748.