Simulating the role of subtropical stratocumulus clouds in driving Pacific climate variability

  title={Simulating the role of subtropical stratocumulus clouds in driving Pacific climate variability},
  author={Katinka Bellomo and Amy C. Clement and Thorsten Mauritsen and Gaby R{\"a}del and Bjorn Stevens},
  journal={Journal of Climate},
AbstractThis study examines the influence of the northeast and southeast Pacific subtropical stratocumulus cloud regions on the modes of Pacific climate variability simulated by an atmospheric general circulation model (ECHAM6) coupled to a slab ocean. The sensitivity of cloud liquid water to underlying SST is changed in the radiation module of the atmospheric model to increase the strength of positive low-cloud feedback in the two regions. Enhanced low-cloud feedback increases the persistence… 

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