Articles | Volume 24, issue 3
Research article
05 Feb 2024
Research article |  | 05 Feb 2024

Cloud properties and their projected changes in CMIP models with low to high climate sensitivity

Lisa Bock and Axel Lauer

Model code and software

ESMValTool (v2.9.0) B. Andela

ESMValCore (v2.10.0) B. Andela

Short summary
Climate model simulations still show a large range of effective climate sensitivity (ECS) with high uncertainties. An important contribution to ECS is cloud climate feedback. We investigate the representation of cloud physical and radiative properties from Coupled Model Intercomparison Project models grouped by ECS.  We compare the simulated cloud properties of today’s climate from three ECS groups and quantify how the projected changes in cloud properties and cloud radiative effects differ.
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