Articles | Volume 10, issue 4
Development and technical paper
27 Apr 2017
Development and technical paper |  | 27 Apr 2017

An aerosol activation metamodel of v1.2.0 of the pyrcel cloud parcel model: development and offline assessment for use in an aerosol–climate model

Daniel Rothenberg and Chien Wang

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Climate models include descriptions of how cloud droplets form from particles in the atmosphere. We have developed an efficient parameterization of this process by building an emulator of a detailed model, which can accurately predict cloud droplet number concentrations and potentially include additional physics and chemistry. We further show that using different parameterizations could influence droplet number estimates in global models and their aerosol indirect effect on climate.