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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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Simulating Global Clouds

Simulating Global Clouds

Past, Present, and Future

Chapter:
20 (p.469) Simulating Global Clouds
Source:
Clouds in the Perturbed Climate System
Author(s):

William D. Collins

Masaki Satoh

Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262012874.003.0020

This chapter describes the global simulations of climate change based on traditional cloud and cumulus parameterizations and the open issues in the global simulation of perturbed clouds. It discusses the emerging approaches in global process-oriented cloud modeling, which include global cloud-resolving models (GCRMs) and the multiscale modeling framework. In addition, the chapter considers cloud responses to an idealized global warming in a GCRM.

Keywords:   climate change, cumulus, perturbed clouds, cloud-resolving models, GCRMs, multiscale modeling framework, MMF, global warming

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