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Clouds, Aerosols and Radiation (General Session)
Convener: Nicolas Bellouin  | Co-Conveners: Ulrike Lohmann , Philip Stier 
 / Thu, 01 May, 13:30–17:00
 / Attendance Thu, 01 May, 17:30–19:00

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:

- Ben Murray (University of Leeds)
- Susan van den Heever (Colorado State University)