Temperatures of Anvil Clouds and Radiative Tropopause in a Wide Array of Cloud-Resolving Simulations

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Seth Daniel Seidel, Da Yang

Abstract

We present 123 cloud-resolving simulations to study how temperatures of anvil clouds and radiative tropopause (RT) change with surface warming. Our simulation results show that the RT warms at approximately the same rate as anvil clouds. This relationship persists across a variety of modeling choices, including surface temperature, greenhouse gas concentration, and the representation of radiative transfer. We further show that the shifting ozone profile associated with climate warming may give rise to a fixed RT temperature as well as a fixed anvil temperature. This result points to the importance of faithful treatment of ozone in simulating clouds and climate change; the robust anvil-RT relationship may also provide alternative ways to understand what controls anvil temperature.

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https://doi.org/10.31223/X52904

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Physical Sciences and Mathematics

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Published: 2021-12-22 10:51

Last Updated: 2022-08-10 22:21

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CC BY Attribution 4.0 International

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