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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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Deep Convective Clouds

Deep Convective Clouds

Chapter:
(p.197) 9 Deep Convective Clouds
Source:
Clouds in the Perturbed Climate System
Author(s):

Wojciech W. Grabowski

Jon C. Petch

Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262012874.003.0009

This chapter assesses the effects of deep convective clouds in the perturbed climate system. To understand the role of deep convection in the climate system, model simulations are required across all scales. These models include large eddy simulation models, cloud models, or cloud system-resolving models (CSRMs). The chapter discusses the limitations of current cloud simulations and observational approaches, and also offers suggestions for future research.

Keywords:   deep convective clouds, deep convection, convection, large eddy simulation, cloud models, CSRMs, cloud simulations

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