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New model describes interactions between clouds and aerosols more accurately

New model describes interactions between clouds and aerosols more accurately

The Finnish Meteorological Institute has developed a high-resolution numerical model for examining the connection between clouds and aerosols. The model makes more accurate global climate models possible.

"Because interactions between aerosols and clouds can now been modelled more accurately, the model can be used to provide new research information. The information can be applied, for example, in global climate models to improve the description of aerosols and clouds," says Researcher Juha Tonttila.

More information:

Juha Tonttila, juha.tonttila@fmi.fi

Tonttila, J., Maalick, Z., Raatikainen, T., Kokkola, H., Kühn, T., and Romakkaniemi, S.: UCLALES–SALSA v1.0: a large-eddy model with interactive sectional microphysics for aerosol, clouds and precipitation, Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 169-188, doi:10.5194/gmd-10-169-2017, 2017.

http://www.geosci-model-dev.net/10/169/2017/


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