Clouds are important for weather forecasting and climate prediction not only for their direct role in the hydrological cycle, but also for their interactions with radiation and the dynamics of the atmosphere. The formation and dissipation of clouds depends on the interaction of many small-scale processes, which must be parameterized in atmospheric models. General concepts of cloud parameterization and the hierarchy of approaches commonly used over the years are discussed, as well as contemporary issues for cloud scheme development.
|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences|
|Subtitle of host publication||Second Edition|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2014|
- Atmospheric models
- General circulation models
- Numerical weather prediction