Herrington, A. R. and K. A. Reed (2017) An explanation for the sensitivity of the Community Atmosphere Model to horizontal resolution on aqua-planets. Journal of Climate. doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0069.1
– Increases in horizontal resolution lead to a progressive drying of the atmosphere and large reductions in cloud coverage.
– These features are balanced by variations in resolved moisture transport, an increase in grid scale precipitation and a reduction in activity of the convection scheme.
– An explanation is formulated based on the scale dependency of the equations of motion at hydrostatic scales
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