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A scheme for parameterizing ice cloud water content in general circulation modelsA method for specifying ice water content in GCMs is developed, based on theory and in-cloud measurements. A theoretical development of the conceptual precipitation model is given and the aircraft flights used to characterize the ice mass distribution in deep ice clouds is discussed. Ice water content values derived from the theoretical parameterization are compared with the measured values. The results demonstrate that a simple parameterization for atmospheric ice content can account for ice contents observed in several synoptic contexts.
Document ID
19900032313
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Heymsfield, Andrew J. (National Center for Atmospheric Research Boulder, CO, United States)
Donner, Leo J. (Chicago, University IL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1989
Subject Category
METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY
Meeting Information
Symposium on the Role of Clouds in Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Climate(Anaheim, CA)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG5-1056
CONTRACT_GRANT: NASA ORDER L-98100-B
Distribution Limits
Public
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