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The fractal nature of clouds in global storm-resolving models

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Clouds in observations are fractals: they show self-similarity across scales ranging from one to 1000 km. This includes individual storms and large-scale cloud structures typical of organised convection. It is not known whether global storm-resolving models reproduce the observed fractal scaling laws for clouds and organised convection. We compute the fractal dimension of clouds using Himawari satellite data and compare this to global storm-resolving model simulations completed as part of the...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1029/2021gl095746

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
Oxford college:
Wadham College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-8244-0218
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Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-4444-7376
Publisher:
American Geophysical Union Publisher's website
Journal:
Geophysical Research Letters Journal website
Volume:
48
Issue:
23
Article number:
e2021GL095746
Publication date:
2021-11-19
Acceptance date:
2021-11-17
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EISSN:
1944-8007
ISSN:
0094-8276
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1211055
Local pid:
pubs:1211055
Deposit date:
2021-11-22

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