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Clouds, Aerosols and Radiation (General Session)
Convener: Philip Stier  | Co-Conveners: Nicolas Bellouin , Ulrike Lohmann , Xiaopeng Cui 
 / Wed, 10 Apr, 08:30–12:00  / 13:30–17:00  / Room B14
 / Attendance Wed, 10 Apr, 17:30–19:00  / Yellow Posters

Clouds and aerosols 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 modelling and observations of cloud / aerosol radiative and dynamical/microphysical processes as well as aerosol-cloud interactions.

Specific topics of the session are:

- Cloud and aerosol macro- and microphysical properties

- Experimental cloud and aerosol studies

- The role of aerosols and clouds for the radiative energy budget

- Observational constraints on aerosol-cloud interactions

- Cloud resolving modelling

- Parameterization of cloud and aerosol microphysics/dynamics/radiation in GCMs

- Aerosol, cloud and radiation interactions and feedbacks in the climate system

- Use of observational simulators to constrain aerosols and clouds in models

Invited speakers:

- Graeme Stephens (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
- Heike Wex (Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research)
- Ken Carslaw (University of Leeds)