High Definiton Clouds and Precipitation for Advancing Climate Prediction HD(CP)²

I am the coordinator of the HD(CP)² project which is currently in its second funding period. While the first period of this project focused on the development of a modelling and observational infrastructure to advance current climate prediction, the second phase exploits these achievements. We use a high-resolution model (ICON) to tackle these six scientific questions:

  • How do clouds respond to pertubations in their aerosol environment?
  • What are controlling factors for boundary layer clouds?
  • What are controlling factors for anvil cloud development?
  • To what extent does land-surface heterogeneity control cloud and precipitation development?
  • To what extent is convective organization important for climate?
  • How do clouds and convection influence the development of storm tracks?

Find more information about HD(CP)² here.