It would be assumed that in the exploration of the albedo and forcing ratios of pure clouds, one would attain values equal to 1.0. This being the case, how would an observer go about explaining an albedo ranging from .7 to .8 or a cloud forcing ratio consisting of 1.5? These two aberrations have been [...]
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March 25th, 2008 · No Comments
March 19th, 2008 · No Comments
In the article “Ubiquity of Biological Ice Nucleators in Snowfall” Christner et al., it is made clear how important biological particles are as ice nucleators and how many of these particles are bacteria. One thing that I found interesting is how high of a temperature bacteria can act as an ice nucleator, -2C. It is [...]
March 7th, 2008 · 3 Comments
“The operational meteorological community is increasingly realizing the important role of cloud microphysics in the production of heavy precipitation, especially snow(e.g., Roebber et al. 2003)”. This is a direct quote from the journal article “Cloud-Top Temperatures for Precipitating Winter Clouds” by Jay W. Hanna, David M. Schultz, & Antonio R. Irving, of which I [...]
March 1st, 2008 · No Comments
I reviewed the article titled “Aerosol Effects on Clouds, Precipitation, and the Organization of Shallow Cumulus Convection” from the Journal of The Atmospheric Sciences, Volume 65, February 2008. The authors had a desire to study the aerosol effects on clouds and climate. Using large eddy simulations they investigated the effects of aerosol on clouds, precipitation, [...]
February 24th, 2008 · 2 Comments
This post is a summary of “The Cumulus, Photogrammetric In Situ, And Doppler Observations Experiment 0f 2006″ published by R. Damiani, J. Zehnder, B. Geerts, J. Demko, S. Haimov, J. Petti, G.S. Poulos, A. Razdan, J. Huh, M. Leuthold, and J. French in the January 2008 issue of Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS).