Which way will the circulation shift in a changing climate? Possible nonlinearity of extratropical cloud feedbacks

Climate Dynamics, Volume 48, Issue 11, 2017, Pages 3759-3777.

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Atmospheric circulationClimate changeCloud feedbackCloud microphysics

Abstract:

In a suite of idealized experiments with the Community Atmospheric Model version 3 coupled to a slab ocean, we show that the atmospheric circulation response to CO increase is sensitive to extratropical cloud feedback that is potentially nonlinear. Doubling CO produces a poleward shift of the Southern Hemisphere (SH) midlatitude jet that ...More

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