Impact of Dynamics and Atmospheric State on Cloud Vertical Overlap

@inproceedings{Naud2008ImpactOD,
  title={Impact of Dynamics and Atmospheric State on Cloud Vertical Overlap},
  author={Catherine M. Naud},
  year={2008}
}
The observation and representation in general circulation models (GCMs) of cloud vertical overlap are the objects of active research due to their impacts on the earth’s radiative budget. Previous studies have found that vertically contiguous cloudy layers show a maximum overlap between layers up to several kilometers apart but tend toward a random overlap as separations increase. The decorrelation length scale that characterizes the progressive transition from maximum to random overlap changes… CONTINUE READING

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