Shallowness of tropical low clouds as a predictor of climate models’ response to warming

  title={Shallowness of tropical low clouds as a predictor of climate models’ response to warming},
  author={Florent Brient and Tapio Schneider and Zhihong Tan and Sandrine Bony and Xin Qu and Alex D. Hall},
  journal={Climate Dynamics},
How tropical low clouds change with climate remains the dominant source of uncertainty in global warming projections. An analysis of an ensemble of CMIP5 climate models reveals that a significant part of the spread in the models’ climate sensitivity can be accounted by differences in the climatological shallowness of tropical low clouds in weak-subsidence regimes: models with shallower low clouds in weak-subsidence regimes tend to have a higher climate sensitivity than models with deeper low… 
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