Cloud Feedbacks in the Climate System: A Critical Review

  title={Cloud Feedbacks in the Climate System: A Critical Review},
  author={Graeme L. Stephens},
  journal={Journal of Climate},
  • G. Stephens
  • Published 15 January 2005
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Climate
Abstract This paper offers a critical review of the topic of cloud–climate feedbacks and exposes some of the underlying reasons for the inherent lack of understanding of these feedbacks and why progress might be expected on this important climate problem in the coming decade. Although many processes and related parameters come under the influence of clouds, it is argued that atmospheric processes fundamentally govern the cloud feedbacks via the relationship between the atmospheric circulations… 
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