Journal of Climate 2013 ; e-View
Shaocheng Xie,1 Xiaohong Liu,2 Chuanfeng Zhao,1 and Yuying Zhang1
The comparison with satellite data shows that the new scheme slightly improves low cloud simulations over most of the Arctic, but produces too many mid-level clouds. Considerable improvements are seen in the simulated low clouds and their properties when compared to Arctic ground-based measurements. Issues with the observations and the model-observation comparison in the Arctic region are discussed.