Articles | Volume 18, issue 8
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-5821-2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-5821-2018
Research article
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26 Apr 2018
Research article |  | 26 Apr 2018

Aerosol midlatitude cyclone indirect effects in observations and high-resolution simulations

Daniel T. McCoy, Paul R. Field, Anja Schmidt, Daniel P. Grosvenor, Frida A.-M. Bender, Ben J. Shipway, Adrian A. Hill, Jonathan M. Wilkinson, and Gregory S. Elsaesser

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Here we use a combination of global convection-permitting models, satellite observations and the Holuhraun volcanic eruption to demonstrate that aerosol enhances the cloud liquid content and brightness of midlatitude cyclones. This is important because the strength of anthropogenic radiative forcing is uncertain, leading to uncertainty in the climate sensitivity consistent with observed temperature record.
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