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Research article
03 Jan 2018
Research article |  | 03 Jan 2018

Effects of model resolution and parameterizations on the simulations of clouds, precipitation, and their interactions with aerosols

Seoung Soo Lee, Zhanqing Li, Yuwei Zhang, Hyelim Yoo, Seungbum Kim, Byung-Gon Kim, Yong-Sang Choi, Jungbin Mok, Junshik Um, Kyoung Ock Choi, and Danhong Dong

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This paper compares the contribution of resolutions with that of parameterizations to errors in the simulations of clouds, precipitation, and their interactions with aerosol in numerical weather prediction (NWP) models. This comparison shows that resolutions contribute to errors to a much greater degree than microphysics parameterizations. This finding provides a useful guideline for how to develop NWP models and has not been discussed in previous studies.
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