12th Conference on Interactions of the Sea and Atmosphere
Observing and Understanding the Variability of Water in Weather and Climate


Cloud microphysics, atmospheric water, and air-sea interactions—a connection?

Steven Sherwood, Yale University, New Haven, CT

I will discuss possible roles of cloud physics in modulating the atmospheric water vapor cycle as well as providing mechanisms for ocean-atmosphere coupling, in the context of an overview of fundamental global-scale climate issues on intraseasonal to multidecadal time scales. This will include a discussion of recent work by various groups concerning marine, continental, and anthropogenic aerosol impacts on precipitation, temperature-dependent cloud processes, and cloud/water vapor feedbacks.

Joint Session 5, Air-Sea interaction and the water cycle (Joint with the Symposium on Observing and understanding the variability of water in weather and Climate and the 12th Conference on Interaction of the Sea and Atmosphere)
Wednesday, 12 February 2003, 3:30 PM-5:15 PM

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