Sensitivity of climate simulations to radiative effects of tropical anvil structure

  title={Sensitivity of climate simulations to radiative effects of tropical anvil structure},
  author={Charles S. Zender and Jeffrey T Kiehl},
Climate sensitivity to the representation of tropical anvil is investigated in a version of the National Center for Atmospheric Research Community Climate Model. Common features of tropical anvil generation and structure, consistent with observations and cloud resolving models, are incorporated into a simple prognostic anvil parameterization. These features include anvil convective origin, vertical profile, phase, areal extent, and life span. Two numerical climate integrations are forced by… CONTINUE READING


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