Articles | Volume 18, issue 7
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 4657–4672, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-4657-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 4657–4672, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-4657-2018
Research article
06 Apr 2018
Research article | 06 Apr 2018

Tropical convection regimes in climate models: evaluation with satellite observations

Andrea K. Steiner et al.

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We evaluate the representation of tropical convection regimes in atmospheric climate models with satellite-based observations from GPS radio occultation. We find that models have large temperature biases in the tropopause region. In moist convection regions, models underestimate moisture up to 40 % over oceans whereas in dry regions they overestimate it by 100 %. Our findings show that RO observations are a valuable data source for the evaluation and development of next generation climate models.
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