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Understanding Clouds Across Scales

Project description

Small-scale cloud processes and their large-scale impacts

Clouds regulate Earth’s average temperature. Some contribute to cooling, others to warming. This is why it’s important to understand clouds. Cloud microphysics, which describes the condensed water in the atmosphere, and studies aimed at understanding clouds in the climate system are critical for weather and climate. But they remain rather limited. For instance, little is known about the effects of small-scale cloud processes on large-scale properties of shallow cumuli. The EU-funded UCAS project will address this. Specifically, it will use a new modeling approach that bridges the gap between direct numerical and large eddy simulation.

Coordinator

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Net EU contribution
€ 162 806,40
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Germany

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00