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Clouds in the Perturbed Climate SystemTheir Relationship to Energy Balance, Atmospheric Dynamics, and Precipitation$
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Jost Heintzenberg and Robert J. Charlson

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780262012874

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262012874.001.0001

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Cloud-controlling Factors

Cloud-controlling Factors

Chapter:
12 (p.269) Cloud-controlling Factors
Source:
Clouds in the Perturbed Climate System
Author(s):

A. Pier Siebesma Rapporteur

Jean-Louis Brenguier

Christopher S. Bretherton

Wojciech W. Grabowski

Jost Heintzenberg

Bernd Kärcher

Katrin Lehmann

Jon C. Petch

Peter Spichtinger

Bjorn Stevens

Frank Stratmann

Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262012874.003.0012

This chapter addresses the shortcomings that emerge in global climate models attributable to the interactions between resolved and parametized unresolved cloud-related processes (convection, turbulence, clouds and radiation). It also discusses alternative modeling techniques to study perturbed clouds, which include the numerical weather prediction model, large eddy simulation models, cloud-resolving models, and super-parameterized single column models.

Keywords:   global climate models, convection, turbulence, radiation, numerical weather prediction, large eddy simulation, cloud-resolving models, single column models

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