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Can reducing the incoming energy flux over the Southern Ocean in a CGCM improve its simulation of tropical climate?
Description: The authors of this journal article argue that ameliorating extratropical errors in an Atmosphere-ocean general circulation model (CGCM) can result in an improved model's performance in the tropics depending upon the success in simulating the sensitivity of stratocumulus (SCu) clouds to underlying SST. Their arguments are supported by the very different response obtained with two CGCMs to an idealized reduction of solar radiation flux incident at the top of the atmosphere over the Southern Ocean. [Source: Geophysical Research Letters]
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Source: Geophysical Research Letters
Publish Date: 10/28/2016
Reading Level: Expert
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