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Effects of Absorbing Aerosols on Cloud Absorption and Forcing

March 25th, 2008 · No Comments

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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Tags: aerosols · clouds · modeling · MTR3440 · Uncategorized

“The Role of Cloud-Top Brightness Temperatures in the Production of Heavy Precipitation”

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 will [...]

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Tags: clouds · MTR3440 · satellite · troposphere