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Modeling Water Vapor and Clouds as Passive Tracers in an Idealized GCM
Description: This paper introduces an idealized general circulation model (GCM) in which water vapor and clouds are tracked as tracers, but are not allowed to affect circulation through either latent heat release or cloud radiative effects. The cloud scheme includes an explicit treatment of cloud microphysics and diagnoses cloud fraction from a prescribed subgrid distribution of total water. [Source: Journal of Climate]
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Source: Journal of Climate
Publish Date: 1/15/2018
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