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Boucher et al. 2013

Boucher, O., D. Randall, P. Artaxo, C. Bretherton, G. Feingold, P. Forster, V.-M. Kerminen, Y. Kondo, H. Liao, U. Lohmann, P. Rasch, S.K. Satheesh, S. Sherwood, B. Stevens, and X.Y. Zhang, 2013: Clouds and aerosols. In Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. T.F. Stocker, D. Qin, G.-K. Plattner, M. Tignor, S.K. Allen, J. Doschung, A. Nauels, Y. Xia, V. Bex, and P.M. Midgley, Eds. Cambridge University Press, pp. 571-657, doi:10.1017/CBO9781107415324.016.

Clouds and aerosols continue to contribute the largest uncertainty to estimates and interpretations of the Earth's changing energy budget. This chapter focuses on process understanding and considers observations, theory and models to assess how clouds and aerosols contribute and respond to climate change.

Many of the cloudiness and humidity changes simulated by climate models in warmer climates are now understood as responses to large-scale circulation changes that do not appear to depend strongly on sub-grid scale model processes, increasing confidence in these changes. Climate-relevant aerosol processes are better understood, and climate-relevant aerosol properties better observed, than at the time of AR4.

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@inbook{ip09000j,
  author={Boucher, O. and Randall, D. and Artaxo, P. and Bretherton, C. and Feingold, G. and Forster, P. and Kerminen, V.-M. and Kondo, Y. and Liao, H. and Lohmann, U. and Rasch, P. and Satheesh, S. K. and Sherwood, S. and Stevens, B. and Zhang, X. Y.},
  editor={Stocker, T. F. and Qin, D. and Plattner, G.-K. and Tignor, M. and Allen, S. K. and Doschung, J. and Nauels, A. and Xia, Y. and Bex, V. and Midgley, P. M.},
  title={Clouds and aerosols},
  booktitle={Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change},
  year={2013},
  pages={571--657},
  publisher={Cambridge University Press},
  address={Cambridge, UK},
  doi={10.1017/CBO9781107415324.016},
}

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AU  - Randall, D.
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AU  - Bretherton, C.
AU  - Feingold, G.
AU  - Forster, P.
AU  - Kerminen, V.-M.
AU  - Kondo, Y.
AU  - Liao, H.
AU  - Lohmann, U.
AU  - Rasch, P.
AU  - Satheesh, S. K.
AU  - Sherwood, S.
AU  - Stevens, B.
AU  - Zhang, X. Y.
ED  - Stocker, T. F.
ED  - Qin, D.
ED  - Plattner, G.-K.
ED  - Tignor, M.
ED  - Allen, S. K.
ED  - Doschung, J.
ED  - Nauels, A.
ED  - Xia, Y.
ED  - Bex, V.
ED  - Midgley, P. M.
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SP  - 571
EP  - 657
DO  - 10.1017/CBO9781107415324.016
PB  - Cambridge University Press
CY  - Cambridge, UK
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