Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 4087–4101, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-4087-2021
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 4087–4101, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-4087-2021

Model evaluation paper 01 Jul 2021

Model evaluation paper | 01 Jul 2021

Vertical structure of cloud radiative heating in the tropics: confronting the EC-Earth v3.3.1/3P model with satellite observations

Erik Johansson et al.

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AR by Erik Johansson on behalf of the Authors (07 May 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (27 May 2021) by Jason Williams
AR by Erik Johansson on behalf of the Authors (01 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Understanding the coupling of clouds to large-scale circulation is a grand challenge for the climate community. Cloud radiative heating (CRH) is a key parameter in this coupling and is therefore essential to model realistically. We, therefore, evaluate a climate model against satellite observations. Our findings indicate good agreement in the seasonal pattern of CRH even if the magnitude differs. We also find that increasing the horizontal resolution in the model has little effect on the CRH.