The moist static energy equation is

where the *gross moist stability*

acts as an effect stability for the system in moist regions. Note that , the vertical velocity profile corresponding to the velocity profile , is given by (7).

We have specified nothing about the convective closure on moisture so far, only aspects of the closure on temperature. In convective regions, all that is needed from the convective closure for (10) is the vertical mean moisture and surface moisture (related to and the large scale circulation). Thus the essence of the model does not place any demands on the particulars of the convective closure on moisture, nor on the numerical treatment of moisture.

Wed Aug 26 16:58:31 PDT 1998