Philip Stier from the Department of Physics, University of Oxford is guest of Bjorn Stevens (MPI-M).
Time: 3:15 PM, Room 22/23 Bundestraße 53 (ground floor).
Observational constraints on clouds, aerosols and their interactions
Clouds, aerosols and their interactions arguably remain the single greatest uncertainty in our understanding of Earth’s climate response to anthropogenic perturbations. In particular the effects of aerosol-cloud interactions on global and regional radiation budgets and the hydrological cycle remain highly uncertain.
This presentation will critically review some of the achievements made towards quantifying aerosol-cloud interactions, with a particular focus on the role of observations in the evaluation of models across scales.
Starting from the local scale, we will explore model-data synergies in the assessment of the representativeness of observations, an assessment of the suitability of remote-sensing retrievals as well as novel Lagrangian constraints from geostationary satellites.