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Kawai, H., and S. Shige, 2020: Marine low clouds and their parameterization in climate models. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 98, 1097–1127. Review Articles,
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Plain Language Summary: The first part of this review paper aims to provide readers with a broad range of meteorological backgrounds with basic information on marine low clouds and their importance in climate simulations. In the latter half of the paper, the concept of cloud parameterizations that determine cloud fraction and cloud water content in global climate models is introduced.