Cloud feedbacks reading list
(This currently includes primarily papers selected by the U Washington
cloud feedbacks reading group, started in Jan. 2004, but anyone
should nominate papers they consider to be important.)
M. Zhang, 2004: Cloud-climate feedback: How much do we know?
Zhu et al., eds., World Scientific Series on Meteorology of East
Asia, Vol. 3, World Scientific Publishing Co., Singapore, 632 pp.
Deep convective cloud systems
R. D., and coauthors, 1989: Interpretation of cloud-climate feedback
as produced by 14 atmospheric general circulation
models. Science, 245, 513-516.
Senior and Mitchell, 1993: Carbon dioxide and climate. The
impact of cloud parameterization. J. Climate, 6,
393-418. (The same GCM exhibits a broad range of climate
sensitivities and cloud feedbacks when run with different cloud
and microphysical schemes.)
R. D., and coauthors, 1996: cloud-climate feedback in
atmospheric general circulation models: An
update. J. Geophys. Res., 101D, 12791-12794.
Bony, S., J.-L. Dufresne, H. Le Treut, J.-J. Morcrette, C. Senior,
2004: On dynamic and thermodynamic components of cloud
changes. J. Climate, submitted. (Tropical clouds, CRF, and
Cess+2 CRF change sorted by 'dynamical regime' as diagnosed by
monthly-mean 500 mb omega)
Norris, J., 2004: Changes in near-global cloud cover and
reconstructed radiation flux since 1952. J. Climate,
submitted. (Use of EECRA surface cloud reports to assess trends in
clouds and (with caveats) TOA radiation over the last 50 years.)
Lin, W. Y., and M. Zhang, 2004: Evaluation of clouds and their
radiative effects simulated by the NCAR Community Atmosphere
Model CAM2 against satellite observations. J. Climate,
accepted. (CAM2 cloud biases revealed by ISCCP simulator methodology)
B. J., A. J. Broccoli, and R. S. Hemler, 2004: On the use of
cloud forcing to estimate cloud feedback. J. Climate,
17, 3661-3665. (d(Cloud Feedback) larger than d(Cloud
forcing) in a climate perturbation, since even the exact same
clouds at the same pressure (d(Cloud Feedback)=0) produce less
cloud forcing when the climate is warmer and moister, because the
the clear-sky water vapor emission that high cloud is blocking
will tend to be from higher altitudes closer to that of the cloud,
making d(LWCRF) negative. )
M., and coauthors, 2005: Comparing clouds and their seasonal
variations in 10 atmospheric general circulation models with
satellite measurements. J. Geophys. Res,, accepted.
Boundary layer clouds
Model and parameterization documentation
Kiehl, J. T. 1994: On the observed near cancellation between
longwave and shortwave cloud forcing in tropical regions.
J. Climate, 7, 559-565.
Tompkins, A. M., and G. C. Craig, 1999: Sensitivity of
tropical convection to sea surface temperature in the absence of
large-scale flow. J. Climate, 12, 462-476.
Hartmann, D. L., L. Moy, and Fu, 2001: Tropical convection and
the energy balance at the top of the
atmosphere. J. Climate, 14, 4495-4511.
Del Genio and Kovari, 2002: Climatic properties of tropical
precipitating convection under varying environmental
conditions. J. Climate, 15, 2597-2615.
T. R., and S. Manabe, 1995: Time-mean response over the tropical
Pacific to increased CO2 in a coupled ocean-atmosphere
model. J. Climate, 8, 2181-2199.
R. D., M. Zhang, P.-H. Wang, and B. A. Wielicki, 2001: Cloud
structure anomalies over the tropical Pacific during the 1997/98
El Nino. Geophys. Res. Lett., 28, 4547-4550.
- GAMDT, 2004: The new GFDL global
atmosphere and land model AM2/LM2: Evaluation with prescribed SST
simulations. J. Climate, submitted and revised (85
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