Clouds, Aerosols and Radiation (General Session)
Convener: Andrea I. Flossmann  | Co-Conveners: Andreas Macke , Johannes Quaas , Arturo Sanchez-Lorenzo , Patrick Laux , Harrie-Jan Hendricks Franssen , Stefanie Vogl , Simone Lolli 
Oral Programme
 / Wed, 06 Apr, 08:30–12:00  / 13:30–17:00  / Room 12
 / Thu, 07 Apr, 08:30–10:00  / Room 12
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Wed, 06 Apr, 17:30–19:00  / Display Wed, 06 Apr, 08:00–19:30  / 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:
Kentaroh Suzuki, Colorado State University
Claudia Stubenrauch, LMD/IPSL Paris