Articles | Volume 14, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 11997–12022, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-14-11997-2014
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 11997–12022, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-14-11997-2014

Research article 14 Nov 2014

Research article | 14 Nov 2014

Impact of the representation of marine stratocumulus clouds on the anthropogenic aerosol effect

D. Neubauer et al.

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Several biases in the representation of clouds in the stratocumulus regime in the ECHAM6-HAM2 global climate model were found by evaluating the model in the stratocumulus cloud regime. Simulations with changes in model resolution and physics to better represent clouds and aerosol in the stratocumulus regime show that the human influence on clouds and thus climate by emission of aerosol particles is sensitive to the representation of (stratocumulus) clouds.
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