EUREC4A—an international field study to test hypothesized cloud controlling factors influencing weather and climate

From 20 January through 20 February 2020, the EUREC4A (Elucidating the role of clouds-circulation coupling in climate) field study investigated trade wind clouds in the Tropical Atlantic. EUREC4A is a French-German initiated field study led by Prof Bjorn Stevens, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, and Dr Sandrine Bony, Director of Research at the Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique, Paris, France. EUREC4A aims at advancing understanding of the interplay between clouds, convection and circulation and their role in climate change.