Articles | Volume 16, issue 17
Methods for assessment of models
01 Sep 2023
Methods for assessment of models |  | 01 Sep 2023

Rainbows and climate change: a tutorial on climate model diagnostics and parameterization

Andrew Gettelman

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A representation of rainbows is developed for a climate model. The diagnostic raises many common issues. Simulated rainbows are evaluated against limited observations. The pattern of rainbows in the model matches observations and theory about when and where rainbows are most common. The diagnostic is used to assess the past and future state of rainbows. Changes to clouds from climate change are expected to increase rainbows as cloud cover decreases in a warmer world.