Articles | Volume 20, issue 17
Research article
14 Sep 2020
Research article |  | 14 Sep 2020

The incorporation of the Tripleclouds concept into the δ-Eddington two-stream radiation scheme: solver characterization and its application to shallow cumulus clouds

Nina Črnivec and Bernhard Mayer


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AR by Nina Crnivec on behalf of the Authors (13 Jul 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (24 Jul 2020) by Philip Stier
AR by Nina Crnivec on behalf of the Authors (04 Aug 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Unresolved interaction between clouds and atmospheric radiation is a source of uncertainty in weather and climate models. The present study highlights the potential of the state-of-the-art Tripleclouds radiative solver for shallow cumulus clouds, exposing the significance of properly representing subgrid cloud horizontal heterogeneity. The Tripleclouds concept was thereby incorporated in the widely employed δ-Eddington two-stream radiation scheme within the comprehensive libRadtran library.
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