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Cloud droplets, ready for prime time

(PhysOrg.com) -- Some make the cut, some don't. Like auditions for the school play, scientists from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Goethe-University Frankfurt were looking for promising atmospheric ...

Dec 28, 2011
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The world's biggest radar laboratory

In the past year, the Department of Energy's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility deployed 18 new scanning radars at its research sites in Oklahoma, Alaska, and the tropical western Pacific. These ...

Dec 08, 2011
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The birth of a cloud droplet

(PhysOrg.com) -- Wrapped in mystery, the formation of a cloud droplet comes down to physics. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory led a research team that has helped peel away another layer of the cloud droplet ...

Oct 31, 2011
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Ice heating up cold clouds

In the Arctic, competition within clouds is hot. The small amount of heat released when water vapor condenses on ice crystals in Arctic clouds, which contain both water and ice, determines the cloud's survival, ...

Sep 21, 2011
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Whiter clouds could mean wetter land

One proposed emergency fix to halt global warming is to seed clouds over the ocean to make them more reflective, reducing the solar radiation absorbed by the Earth. But the scheme could also change global rainfall patterns, ...

Jun 28, 2010
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Cosmic meddling with the clouds by seven-day magic

Billions of tonnes of water droplets vanish from the atmosphere, as if by magic, in events that reveal in detail how the Sun and the stars control our everyday clouds. Researchers of the National Space Institute in the Technical ...

Aug 01, 2009
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