Global climate modeling of the Martian water cycle with improved microphysics and radiatively active water ice clouds

  title={Global climate modeling of the Martian water cycle with improved microphysics and radiatively active water ice clouds},
  author={T. Navarro and Jean‐Baptiste Madeleine and Françcois Forget and Aymeric Spiga and Ehouarn Millour and Frank Montmessin and Anni M{\"a}{\"a}tt{\"a}nen},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets},
  pages={1479 - 1495}
Water ice clouds play a key role in the radiative transfer of the Martian atmosphere, impacting its thermal structure, its circulation, and, in turn, the water cycle. Recent studies including the radiative effects of clouds in global climate models (GCMs) have found that the corresponding feedbacks amplify the model defaults. In particular, it prevents models with simple microphysics from reproducing even the basic characteristics of the water cycle. Within that context, we propose a new… 

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