Clouds, Aerosols and Radiation (General Session)
Convener: Johannes Quaas  | Co-Conveners: Andrea I. Flossmann , Andreas Macke 
Oral Programme
 / Mon, 03 May, 08:30–12:00  / 13:30–17:00  / Room 14
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Mon, 03 May, 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

Invited talks:
Corinna Hoose, University of Oslo (Norway)
Xiaohong Liu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland (USA)
Alexander Marshak, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt (USA)
Pao K. Wang, University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)