Researchers explain how a new radiative scheme can be incorporated into global weather and climate models to better capture the effect of clouds on climate.
Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres
How Sea Surface Temperatures Affect an Atmospheric Phenomenon
New research sheds light on the complex interplay between the atmosphere and the ocean and how both affect the Madden-Julian Oscillation.
What Causes Heavy Rainfall?
Scientists investigate atmospheric conditions that correlate to heavy rainfall in the midlatitudes.
Insights into Long-Standing Bias in Cloud Property Retrieval
A new framework provides a more comprehensive view of how subpixel variations can create biases in a commonly used method of analyzing cloud properties with satellites.
When Thunderstorms Have Wings
A new study uncovers the origin of a gull wing–shaped cirrus cloud above an Argentinian thunderstorm captured in satellite images.
Adapting Weather Forecasting Techniques to Paleoclimate Studies
First results of the Last Millennium Climate Reanalysis Project demonstrate the potential of the method to improve historical climate estimates by linking proxy data with climate models.
Measuring Atmospheric Aerosols Despite the Clouds
Researchers devise ways for remote sensors to integrate aerosol content above clouds into current methods of measurement.
Chemical Boosts Ozone Production over Southern China
The presence of nitryl chloride in polluted urban air can enhance the production of ozone by up to 41%, according to a new modeling study constrained by ground-based measurements.
Toward a Reassessment of Daily Temperature Range Trends
To reduce the uncertainty associated with this important climate change index, recent studies have developed a new diurnal temperature range data set and compared the results to previous estimates.
Tropical Rainfall Intensifies While the Doldrums Narrow
Scientists show long-term changes in the Intertropical Convergence Zone's location, extent, and rainfall intensity.