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Explicitly-coupled cloud physics and radiation parameterizations and subsequent evaluation in WRF high-resolution convective forecasts
Description: This study found that the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model predicted less overall clouds than was observed, particularly in the mid‑troposphere, but that properly connecting the assumptions of particle sizes in the microphysics scheme to the radiation scheme resulted in sensible cloud-radiation indirect effects and modest improvements in simulated infrared brightness temperature, amount of solar radiation reaching the ground, and surface temperature. [Source: Atmospheric Research]
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Source: Atmospheric Research
Publish Date: 2/1/2016
Reading Level: Expert
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