first_imgA comparison study of water cycle parameters derived from ground-based remote-sensing instruments and from the regional model REMO is presented. Observational data sets were collected during three measuring campaigns in summer/autumn 2003 and 2004 at Richard A beta mann Observatory, Lindenberg, Germany. The remote sensing instruments which were used are differential absorption lidar, Doppler lidar, ceilometer, cloud radar, and micro rain radar for the derivation of humidity profiles, ABL height, water vapour flux profiles, cloud parameters, and rain rate. Additionally, surface latent and sensible heat flux and soil moisture were measured. Error ranges and representativity of the data are discussed. For comparisons the regional model REMO was run for all measuring periods with a horizontal resolution of 18 km and 33 vertical levels. Parameter output was every hour. The measured data were transformed to the vertical model grid and averaged in time in order to better match with gridbox model values. The comparisons show that the atmospheric boundary layer is not adequately simulated, on most days it is too shallow and too moist. This is found to be caused by a wrong partitioning of energy at the surface, particularly a too large latent heat flux. The reason is obviously an overestimation of soil moisture during drying periods by the one-layer scheme in the model. The profiles of water vapour transport within the ABL appear to be realistically simulated. The comparison of cloud cover reveals an underestimation of low-level and mid-level clouds by the model, whereas the comparison of high-level clouds is hampered by the inability of the cloud radar to see cirrus clouds above 10 km. Simulated ABL clouds apparently have a too low cloud base, and the vertical extent is underestimated. The ice water content of clouds agree in model and observation whereas the liquid water content is unsufficiently derived from cloud radar reflectivity in the present study. Rain rates are similar, but the representativeness of both observations and grid box values is low.last_img read more

first_img Steven Gerrard scored twice from the penalty spot and Luis Suarez scored his 25th goal of the season to complete a 3-0 win which underlined the huge gulf in quality between the two sides. Gerrard converted from 12 yards after Rafael handled the ball and the Liverpool captain scored again from the spot when Phil Jones knocked over Joe Allen after the restart. The 11-point gap to fourth place looks insurmountable while Liverpool’s title challenge can no longer be questioned following this momentous result. With Vidic and Jones at centre-back, United were always going to be vulnerable to the pace of Suarez and Sturridge. An early warning sign came just two minutes into the game when Sturridge sprinted past Vidic but shot wide. Suarez was the next to puncture the United defence. He latched onto Jon Flanagan’s cutting pass and sprinted into the United box but he inexplicably did not go down when Marouane Fellaini clearly pulled his shorts. Reds boss Brendan Rodgers was up in arms on the touchline. Liverpool found it easy to open United up with their pace, but the hosts had no such avenue up front. It was all hit and hope from Moyes’ men. Several crosses fell into the Liverpool box but they were all cleared. Sturridge again got the better of Vidic and Jones with a burst of pace, but he fluffed his shot, and David de Gea made his first save from Allen after Sturridge picked out Suarez in the box. Flanagan went into the book for his third foul of the afternoon and Rafael soon joined him for a pointless sliding tackle by the corner flag. Moments later and Rafael handed the Reds the lead. The ball struck the Brazilian’s outstretched right hand in his own box as Suarez tried to guide the ball past him and Mark Clattenburg had no option but to award a penalty. Liverpool argued Rafael should receive a second booking, but Clattenburg did not agree. Still, the damage had been done and Gerrard made no mistake from the spot, tucking the ball inside De Gea’s left-hand post with a precise finish. United had a strong five-minute spell before the break which involved Wayne Rooney drawing a top save from Simon Mignolet. United ended the half on the up but just 30 seconds after the restart they imploded. Guest Diego Maradona and the rest of those in the directors’ box were taking their seats when Jones clattered into the back of Allen and the referee pointed to the spot. Gerrard placed the ball to De Gea’s left again before sprinting over to the jubilant Liverpool fans. United thought they should have had two penalties for a handball by Glen Johnson and a foul on Rooney by Martin Skrtel but Clattenburg disagreed. Suarez and Sturridge continued to use their pace to good effect. On one occasion the duo came up against five United defenders and they almost scored a third. United’s backline was clearly petrified by their pace. Shouts of ‘ole’ rang out as the Reds played keep ball while United tried to chase it down. Robin van Persie, the man who won United the title last year, glanced a free header feebly wide from six yards. Moyes finally made a change 15 minutes from time with Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck coming on for Adnan Januzaj and Fellaini. A nightmare afternoon plumbed new depths when Vidic was given a second yellow card for supposedly bringing down Sturridge in the box. Replays suggested the England striker had dived, and the only crumb of comfort for United was that Gerrard missed his hat-trick opportunity by hitting De Gea’s right-hand post. The fact that Gerrard’s miss prompted the biggest cheer of the afternoon from the home fans said it all. De Gea saved well from Suarez with eight minutes left but the Uruguayan did not miss moments later, latching on to Sturridge’s pass to complete a miserable day for United. The England skipper would have scored Liverpool’s first hat-trick at Old Trafford since 1936 if his third penalty had not hit a post after a foul was awarded against Nemanja Vidic for a challenge on Daniel Sturridge. Vidic was sent off for the tackle – the fourth time he has been dismissed against Liverpool – but replays appeared to show Sturridge had dived to win the spot-kick. Suarez then rounded off the rout near the end with a well-taken finish. The scoreline did not flatter Liverpool at all. They thoroughly deserved it. David Moyes’ defence had no answer to the pace of Sturridge and Suarez while their own attack looked completely blunt. Liverpool’s fans rubbed Moyes’ nose in it towards the end of the defeat, unfurling a banner that proclaimed the United boss as a ‘football genius’. And for all his public claims that he is the right man to bring the glory days back to Old Trafford, the statistics show how much United have regressed under Moyes’ stewardship. This time last year United were 29 points ahead of Liverpool. They are now 14 behind their bitter rivals with nine matches of the season left. Manchester United’s dire season sank to a new low as they gifted Liverpool their first victory at Old Trafford in five years. Press Associationlast_img read more

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first_img Associated Press Television News Fabian White Jr. and Caleb Mills scored 19 points each to help Houston rally to a 75-71 win over No. 21 Washington in the title game of the Diamond Head Classic on Wednesday. The Cougars (10-3) trailed by as many as 14 points in the first half but outscored the Huskies (10-3) 44-35 after halftime to win their fourth straight. White shot 7 of 13 from the field and hit all five of his free throws to finish with a career-high in points scored and earn the tournament’s most outstanding player honours. Mills hit three of his team’s eight 3-pointers. Houston shot 17 of 18 (94.4 per cent) as a team from the stripe, including their final six. Washington took a 35-21 lead with 6:01 left until halftime on Isaiah Stewart’s free throw, but Houston closed out the first half with a 10-1 run to get within 36-31 at the break. Stewart finished with 25 points while Nahziah Carter added 15. Quade Green had 11 points and seven assists and Jaden McDaniels added 10 points in the loss. Washington committed 15 turnovers to seven for Houston. There were five ties and 10 lead changes.Houston saw leading scorer Quentin Grimes held to 14 points by the Huskies, but the sophomore guard still managed six assists and five rebounds. Grimes entered the game averaging 22 points in the Cougars’ first two games of the tournament and 15.3 on the season. … Washington saw its three-game streak come to an end. The Huskies were seeking their ninth win in 10 games.   COMMENT LIVE TV 8 months ago SA-Y vs IN-Y Dream11 prediction, top picks, schedule and all match details 8 months ago Bucks vs 76ers: Joel Embiid outplays Giannis Antetokounmpo as 76ers win 121-109 WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 26th December, 2019 10:42 IST White Jr And Mills Help Houston Upset No. 21 Washington Fabian White Jr. and Caleb Mills scored 19 points each to help Houston rally to a 75-71 win over No. 21 Washington in the title game of the Diamond Head Classic on Wednesday. FOLLOW US WE RECOMMEND 8 months ago Shikhar Dhawan proud of being responsible after scoring Ranji Trophy hundred vs Hyderabad 8 months ago Asian shares mostly higher in quiet post-Christmas trading Written By First Published: 26th December, 2019 10:42 ISTlast_img read more