Clouds in current and in a warming climate

MULLER CJ. 2020.Clouds in current and in a warming climate. In: Fundamental Aspects of Turbulent Flows in Climate Dynamics. Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School, vol. 109.

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Bouchet, Freddy; Schneider, Tapio; Venaille, Antoine; Salomon, Christophe
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Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School
Abstract
We see them in our everyday lives. They make skies and sunsets even more beautiful, inspiring painters all over the world. But what are clouds? What are the physical processes occurring within a cloud? Do they all look alike, or are there different types of clouds? Why? Beyond our small human scale, how are clouds distributed at large, planetary scales? How do they couple and interact with the large-scale circulation of the atmosphere? What do the physics of cloud formation tell us about the hydrological cycle, including mean and extreme precipitation, in our current climate and in a warming world? What role do they play in the global energetics of the planet, for instance by reflecting the incoming shortwave radiation from the Sun, and by reducing the outgoing longwave radiation to space, because of their high altitudes and thus cold temperatures? These are the questions that will be addressed in these five lectures.
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2020-03-01
Book Title
Fundamental Aspects of Turbulent Flows in Climate Dynamics
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109
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MULLER CJ. Clouds in current and in a warming climate. In: Bouchet F, Schneider T, Venaille A, Salomon C, eds. Fundamental Aspects of Turbulent Flows in Climate Dynamics. Vol 109. Oxford University Press; 2020. doi:10.1093/oso/9780198855217.003.0002
MULLER, C. J. (2020). Clouds in current and in a warming climate. In F. Bouchet, T. Schneider, A. Venaille, & C. Salomon (Eds.), Fundamental Aspects of Turbulent Flows in Climate Dynamics (Vol. 109). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198855217.003.0002
MULLER, Caroline J. “Clouds in Current and in a Warming Climate.” In Fundamental Aspects of Turbulent Flows in Climate Dynamics, edited by Freddy Bouchet, Tapio Schneider, Antoine Venaille, and Christophe Salomon, Vol. 109. Oxford University Press, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198855217.003.0002.
C. J. MULLER, “Clouds in current and in a warming climate,” in Fundamental Aspects of Turbulent Flows in Climate Dynamics, vol. 109, F. Bouchet, T. Schneider, A. Venaille, and C. Salomon, Eds. Oxford University Press, 2020.
MULLER CJ. 2020.Clouds in current and in a warming climate. In: Fundamental Aspects of Turbulent Flows in Climate Dynamics. Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School, vol. 109.
MULLER, Caroline J. “Clouds in Current and in a Warming Climate.” Fundamental Aspects of Turbulent Flows in Climate Dynamics, edited by Freddy Bouchet et al., vol. 109, Oxford University Press, 2020, doi:10.1093/oso/9780198855217.003.0002.

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