Clouds, Aerosols and Radiation (General Session)
Convener: A. Macke  | Co-Conveners: J. Quaas , A. I. Flossmann 
Oral Programme
 / Mon, 20 Apr, 08:30–12:30  / 13:30–14:15  / Room 10
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Mon, 20 Apr, 17:30–19:00  / Halls X/Y

Clouds play a key role in climate and weather related issues over a wide range of spatial and temporal scales. This session aims to link research activities in modeling and observations of cloud radiative and cloud dynamical/microphysical processes as well as aerosol interactions with warm, mixed-phase and cirrus clouds. Specific topics of the session are:
- Observations of cloud macro- and microphysical properties
- Observations of the radiative energy budget and cloud radiative forcing
- Observations of aerosol-cloud interactions
- Cloud resolving atmospheric circulation modeling
- Parameterization of cloud microphysics/dynamics/radiation in GCMs
- Aerosol, cloud and radiation interactions in the climate system
- Radiative transfer in clouds