Articles | Volume 19, issue 16
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 10571–10589, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-10571-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 10571–10589, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-10571-2019

Research article 21 Aug 2019

Research article | 21 Aug 2019

Arctic clouds in ECHAM6 and their sensitivity to cloud microphysics and surface fluxes

Jan Kretzschmar et al.

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This study aims to explore Arctic cloud properties in the atmospheric circulation model ECHAM6. We compare cloud properties in the model to satellite observations using a satellite simulator and show that ECHAM6 overestimates low-level liquid-containing clouds. In sensitivity studies, we show that this bias can be related to cloud microphysics and surface fluxes.
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