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Wood et al. 2016

Wood, R., M.P. Jensen, J. Wang, C.S. Bretherton, S.M. Burrows, A.D. Del Genio, A.M. Fridlind, S.J. Ghan, V.P. Ghate, P. Kollias, S.K. Kruger, R.L. McGraw, M.A. Miller, D. Painemal, L.M. Russell, S.E. Yuter, and P. Zuidema, 2016: Planning the next decade of coordinated research to better understand and simulate marine low clouds. Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., 97, no. 9, 1699-1702, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0160.1.

Marine low clouds have a large impact on the Earth's energy and hydrologic cycle. They strongly reflect incoming solar radiation, with little compensating impact on outgoing long wave radiation resulting in a net cooling of the climate. The representation of marine low clouds in climate models is one of the largest uncertainties in the estimation of climate sensitivity(e.g. Bony and Dufresne 2005), and marine low clouds are critical mediators of global aerosol radiative forcing (Zelinka et al. 2014). Despite the importance of these cloud systems to the Earth's climate, their parameterization continues to be challenging, due to an incomplete understanding of key processes that regulate them and insufficient resolution of these processes in models. To help define research pathways to address outstanding issues related to our understanding of marine low clouds, a workshop was held January 27-29, 2016 at Brookhaven National Laboratory. The overarching goal was to identify current gaps in knowledge or simulation capabilities and promising strategies for addressing them, with a particular emphasis on improving the representation of marine low clouds in climate models and contributions that could be made with U.S. Department of Energy Atmospheric System Research support using Atmospheric Radiation Measurement facility measurements.

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@article{wo00100k,
  author={Wood, R. and Jensen, M. P. and Wang, J. and Bretherton, C. S. and Burrows, S. M. and Del Genio, A. D. and Fridlind, A. M. and Ghan, S. J. and Ghate, V. P. and Kollias, P. and Kruger, S. K. and McGraw, R. L. and Miller, M. A. and Painemal, D. and Russell, L. M. and Yuter, S. E. and Zuidema, P.},
  title={Planning the next decade of coordinated research to better understand and simulate marine low clouds},
  year={2016},
  journal={Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc.},
  volume={97},
  number={9},
  pages={1699--1702},
  doi={10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0160.1},
}

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RIS Citation

TY  - JOUR
ID  - wo00100k
AU  - Wood, R.
AU  - Jensen, M. P.
AU  - Wang, J.
AU  - Bretherton, C. S.
AU  - Burrows, S. M.
AU  - Del Genio, A. D.
AU  - Fridlind, A. M.
AU  - Ghan, S. J.
AU  - Ghate, V. P.
AU  - Kollias, P.
AU  - Kruger, S. K.
AU  - McGraw, R. L.
AU  - Miller, M. A.
AU  - Painemal, D.
AU  - Russell, L. M.
AU  - Yuter, S. E.
AU  - Zuidema, P.
PY  - 2016
TI  - Planning the next decade of coordinated research to better understand and simulate marine low clouds
JA  - Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc.
VL  - 97
IS  - 9
SP  - 1699
EP  - 1702
DO  - 10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0160.1
ER  -

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