|GASS Boundary Layer Cloud Projects|
WelcomeThis page documents current and past projects on boundary layer clouds that come under the GASS umbrella (and formerly the GCSS (GEWEX Cloud System Study) Boundary Layer Cloud Working Group. The aims remain to improve physical parameterizations of clouds and cloud related processes, and their interactions. We conduct careful intercomparisons between observational or laboratory case studies, 3D large-eddy-simulation models, single-column-model (SCM) versions of climate and numerical weather prediction (NWP) models of cloud-topped boundary layers. Most of the leading groups modelling boundary layer clouds have participated in these projects which have been running for nearly 20 years (see the summary of past cases). GASS boundary layer cloud projects are currently coordinated by Adrian Lock of the Met Office, UK.
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|In future all announcements will appear via the GASS pages|
|22nd February 2011||Announcement of a radiation intercomparison for stratocumulus clouds|
|18th October 2010
(updated 22nd Feb)
| Announcement of the
next group meeting, which will be joint with CFMIP and the EUCLIPSE
project at the Met Office in Exeter during the week of
6th-10th June, 2011. It will include discussion of the
ongoing intercomparison cases, CGILS, the stratocumulus to cumulus transitions and the radiation intercomparison