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Head in a Cloud… In Chile!

November 24th, 2008 by Sean Davis · 2 Comments

As many of you have noticed, I have not posted to this blog in quite some time.  I´ve been preoccupied with travelling in South America for the past 3 months, and have not made the time to post to this blog.  For those who are interested in my personal travels, you can check out my other blog here.  I have seen some

Hopefully when I return I will get things moving with this blog, but for now it is on a bit of a hiatus.  When I get back I´ll try to post some information on some of the climatically interesting things I´ve observed while travelling (e.g., melting tropical glaciers, the driest desert in the world, etc…).

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  • 1 Hank Roberts // Nov 24, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    Happy travels. The contact link seems to be unlinked so I’ll leave this for your eventual return.

    Seems like a simple question but I couldn’t answer it with five or ten minutes of exhausting Googling so figured this was the place to ask — where can I look up studies on how much of Earth’s atmosphere is cloudy at any given time? I know about the ‘adaptive iris’ notion, not looking at that particularly, more general info about what do we look like from space.

  • 2 Sean Davis // Dec 2, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    Hank,

    the number is something around 30%. Search for a guy named Warren at U Wash. He´s done some cloud climatology work that should address your questions. Also, try looking up ISCCP (International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project). Sorry for the short answer, but I´m still travelling right now.

    Sean

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