Articles | Volume 21, issue 12
Research article
30 Jun 2021
Research article |  | 30 Jun 2021

Evaluation of the CMIP6 marine subtropical stratocumulus cloud albedo and its controlling factors

Bida Jian, Jiming Li, Guoyin Wang, Yuxin Zhao, Yarong Li, Jing Wang, Min Zhang, and Jianping Huang

Data sets

Single Scanner Footprint (SSF) CERES Science Team

Index of /archive/allData/61/ MODIS Science Team

MERRA-2 Global Modeling and Assimilation Office


Short summary
We evaluate the performance of the AMIP6 model in simulating cloud albedo over marine subtropical regions and the impacts of different aerosol types and meteorological factors on the cloud albedo based on multiple satellite datasets and reanalysis data. The results show that AMIP6 demonstrates moderate improvement over AMIP5 in simulating the monthly variation in cloud albedo, and changes in different aerosol types and meteorological factors can explain ~65 % of the changes in the cloud albedo.
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