Articles | Volume 10, issue 2
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 945–958, 2017
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 945–958, 2017

Development and technical paper 23 Feb 2017

Development and technical paper | 23 Feb 2017

A cloud feedback emulator (CFE, version 1.0) for an intermediate complexity model

David J. Ullman and Andreas Schmittner

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Short summary
One major source of uncertainty in the prediction of climate relates to how models simulate clouds and their impact on surface temperatures. We have developed a new method for incorporating the cloud results as derived from complex climate models and applying these results to a more simplified model. The benefit with this approach is that a more simplified model is able to be run more efficiently, while still maintaining complicated cloud effects and their effect on surface temperatures.