Articles | Volume 13, issue 6
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 2671–2694, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-2671-2020

Special issue: The Modular Earth Submodel System (MESSy) (ACP/GMD inter-journal...

Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 2671–2694, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-2671-2020

Model evaluation paper 18 Jun 2020

Model evaluation paper | 18 Jun 2020

Superparameterised cloud effects in the EMAC general circulation model (v2.50) – influences of model configuration

Harald Rybka and Holger Tost

Model code and software

SP-EMAC model source code Harald Rybka and Holger Tost https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3386969

SP-EMAC analysis Harald Rybka and Holger Tost https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3387004

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Short summary
Simulating cloud processes and their interactions with their environment is one of the biggest challenges in atmospheric science. This study couples a cloud-resolving model with a global climate model to improve the representation of small-scale processes for climate simulations. Unlike conventional approaches, tropical precipitation is better simulated with the new model setup. However, the diurnal cycle of precipitation and cloud amounts can be significantly influenced by the chosen setup.