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Title: Simulating Aerosol Indirect Effects with Improved Aerosol-Cloud- Precipitation Representations in a Coupled Regional Climate Model

This is a collaborative project among North Carolina State University, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego to address the critical need for an accurate representation of aerosol indirect effect in climate and Earth system models. In this project, we propose to develop and improve parameterizations of aerosol-cloud-precipitation feedbacks in climate models and apply them to study the effect of aerosols and clouds on radiation and hydrologic cycle. Our overall objective is to develop, improve, and evaluate parameterizations to enable more accurate simulations of these feedbacks in high resolution regional and global climate models.
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  1. North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States). Dept. of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  2. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States). Atmospheric Sciences and Global Change Division
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Technical Report
Research Org:
North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States)
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USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Contributing Orgs:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
58 GEOSCIENCES; Regional climate; online-coupled models; model development and improvement; model application and evaluation; aerosol direct effects; aerosol indirect effect