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https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-1587-2024
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-1587-2024
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05 Feb 2024
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Cloud properties and their projected changes in CMIP models with low to high climate sensitivity

Lisa Bock and Axel Lauer

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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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