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Response to Comment on “Observational and Model Evidence for Positive Low-Level Cloud Feedback”

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Science  16 Jul 2010:
Vol. 329, Issue 5989, pp. 277
DOI: 10.1126/science.1187667

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Broccoli and Klein argue for additional diagnostics to better assess the simulation of cloud feedbacks in climate models. We agree, and here provide additional analysis of two climate models that reveals where model deficiencies in cloud simulation in the Northeast Pacific may occur. Cloud diagnostics from the forthcoming Climate Model Intercomparison Project 5 should make such additional analyses possible for a large number of climate models.

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