Articles | Volume 8, issue 12
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 3801–3821, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-8-3801-2015
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 3801–3821, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-8-3801-2015

Development and technical paper 01 Dec 2015

Development and technical paper | 01 Dec 2015

A unified parameterization of clouds and turbulence using CLUBB and subcolumns in the Community Atmosphere Model

K. Thayer-Calder et al.

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This study evaluates a unified cloud parameterization and a Monte Carlo microphysics interface that is implemented in CAM v5.3. We show mean climate and tropical variability results from global simulations. The model has a degradation in precipitation skill but improvements in shortwave cloud forcing, liquid water path, long-wave cloud forcing, precipitable water, and tropical wave simulation. We also show estimation of computational expense and sensitivity to number of subcolumns.