83rd Annual

Wednesday, 12 February 2003: 3:30 PM
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.

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