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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2000)

Document title

Clouds and climate change

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

COMBS P. ;

Abstract

Author and students investigate whether subtropical, convective clouds warm the atmosphere by trapping earth's heat or they cool it by reflecting sunshine. Study is conducted during the summer monsoon of Arizona and northwest Mexico. They found via infrared sensors that the higher clouds had a mainly warming effect. The lower clouds cooled the temperatures when they covered more than 70% of the sky and yielded precipitation. The warming effect was quite evident at night and in the mountains and appeared to be connected with global warming. - (SLD)

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Focus / ISSN 0015-5004

Editor : American Geographical Society, New York, NY - ETATS-UNIS (1950- 2001)

Millesime : 2000, vol. 46, no1 [pp. 35-36]

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

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