Evaluation of inter-annual variability and trends of cloud liquid water path in climate models using a multi-decadal record of passive microwave observations
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Long term satellite records of cloud changes have only been available for the past several decades and have just recently been used to diagnose cloud-climate feedbacks. However, due to issues with satellite drift, calibration, and other artifacts, the validity of these cloud changes has been called into question. It is therefore pertinent that we look for other observational datasets that can help to diagnose changes in variables relevant to cloud-radiation feedbacks. One such dataset is the Multisensor Advanced Climatology of Liquid Water Path (MAC-LWP), which blends cloud liquid water path ...