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I've been looking for a good textbook about the thermodynamics of oceans, the atmosphere and how they are included into climate models, and I think I have found one:
They have a brilliant introduction with a bird's eye view of the most important processes, including the role of aerosols, e.g.:
Aerosol particles affect the Earth’s climate by inﬂuencing its radiation energy budget in two ways; i) directly by scattering and absorbing solar radiation, and ii) indirectly, by modifying the cloud microphysical properties. Aerosols can act as cloud condensation nuclei, affecting cloud optical and radiative properties (cloud albedo and optical thickness) or cloud amount, lifetime and precipitation effciency. In climate research, these are known as the ﬁrst and second indirect aerosol effects, respectively.
Modern climate models must attempt to incorporate both the direct and indirect radiative forcing effects of aerosols. However, despite signiﬁcant progress in understanding the role of aerosols in climate, it still remains a large uncertainty.
Aerosols exhibit large spatial–temporal variability and heterogeneity associated with their short atmospheric lifetime and complex interactions with clouds in terms of both their physical and chemical properties. In order to improve the aerosol parameterization schemes in climate models, and the accuracy of estimated aerosol radiative forcings, monitoring of the spatial and temporal distributions of aerosol physical, chemical, optical and radiative properties is required both on global and local scales.
Maybe we could do a blog post about aerosols and their role as the major known source of uncertainty in climate models, some day.
There is also a book
but that seems to be more basic (explaining the first and second law of thermodynamics), and does not mention climate models explicitly.
Anyway, is there a page where I should put these? I did not find any obvious best one...