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, 2013, 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, in revision.
V. T. J. Phillips, A. Khain, N. Benmoshe, E. Ilotoviz; A. Ryzhkov, 2013, 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.
M. Kumjian, A. Khain, N. Benmoshe, E. Ilotoviz, A. Ryzhkov, V. Phillips, 2013, The anatomy and physics of ZDR columns: Investigating a polarimetric radar signature with a spectral bin microphysical model, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, in revision.
Lynn, AI. Khain, J .W. Baa, Sara Michelson,T. Yaun, G. Kelman, N. Benmoshe, 2013, The Sensitivity of Forecasts of Hurricane Irene to WRF Model Configuration, Monthly Weather Review , in revision.
A. Khain, J. Spund, M. Pinsky, N. Benmoshe, E. Ilotovich , 2013, Simulation of warm fog suppression using a Eulerian-Lagrangian model with spectral bin microphysics , Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology , in revision.
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.