Possible climate transitions from breakup of stratocumulus decks under greenhouse warming

  title={Possible climate transitions from breakup of stratocumulus decks under greenhouse warming},
  author={T. Schneider and C. Kaul and K. G. Pressel},
  journal={Nature Geoscience},
  • T. Schneider, C. Kaul, K. G. Pressel
  • Published 2019
  • Environmental Science
  • Nature Geoscience
  • Stratocumulus clouds cover 20% of the low-latitude oceans and are especially prevalent in the subtropics. They cool the Earth by shading large portions of its surface from sunlight. However, as their dynamical scales are too small to be resolvable in global climate models, predictions of their response to greenhouse warming have remained uncertain. Here we report how stratocumulus decks respond to greenhouse warming in large-eddy simulations that explicitly resolve cloud dynamics in a… CONTINUE READING
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