Comparing clouds and their seasonal variations in 10 atmospheric general circulation models with satellite measurements

  title={Comparing clouds and their seasonal variations in 10 atmospheric general circulation models with satellite measurements},
  author={Minghua H. Zhang and W. Y. Lin and Stephen A. Klein and Julio Bacmeister and Sandrine Bony and Richard T. Cederwall and Anthony D. Del Genio and James J. Hack and Norman G. Loeb and Ulrike Lohmann and Patrick Minnis and I. Musat and Robert Pincus and Philip Stier and Max J. Su{\'a}rez and Mark. J. Webb and Jiang B. Wu and Stanley C Xie and M. Yao and Jingmei Zhang},
[1] To assess the current status of climate models in simulating clouds, basic cloud climatologies from ten atmospheric general circulation models are compared with satellite measurements from the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) and the Clouds and Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES) program. An ISCCP simulator is employed in all models to facilitate the comparison. Models simulated a four-fold difference in high-top clouds. There are also, however, large… CONTINUE READING
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