Articles | Volume 17, issue 1
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-327-2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-327-2017
Research article
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06 Jan 2017
Research article |  | 06 Jan 2017

Dynamic subgrid heterogeneity of convective cloud in a global model: description and evaluation of the Convective Cloud Field Model (CCFM) in ECHAM6–HAM2

Zak Kipling, Philip Stier, Laurent Labbouz, and Till Wagner

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We present the first evaluation of the convective cloud field model (CCFM) in the context of a global climate model. CCFM attempts to address some of the shortcomings of commonly used representations of convection, in particular allowing for physically based aerosol effects on different types of convective cloud. We show that the model performs well overall in the context of the climate model and is thus well placed to study aerosol–convection–climate interactions at the global scale.
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