News tagged with cirrus clouds

Africa, from a CATS point of view

From Saharan dust storms to icy clouds to smoke on the opposite side of the continent, the first image from NASA's newest cloud- and aerosol-measuring instrument provides a profile of the atmosphere above Africa.

dateFeb 26, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Laser-brightened cirrus clouds

( —Intense laser light pulses increase the brightness of high cirrus clouds. Together with colleagues from Berlin and Geneva, climate researchers from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have been investigating ...

dateJun 05, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Did colossal WWII bombing raids alter weather?

On May 11, 1944, a warm and cloudless spring day, U.S. Army Air Force B-24 Liberators, B-17 Flying fortresses and their fighter escorts lifted off from airfields across southeast England. They climbed, circled, and then formed ...

dateJul 08, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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