News tagged with cloud layers

Clouds over the southern Indian Ocean

(Phys.org) —Marine stratocumulus clouds stretched across the southern Indian Ocean in early March 2013. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite acquired this natural-color image ...

dateMar 20, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Aircraft cause precipitation, hole-punch clouds

As turboprop and jet aircraft climb or descend under certain atmospheric conditions, they can inadvertently seed mid-level clouds and cause narrow bands of snow or rain to develop and fall to the ground, new research finds. ...

dateJun 14, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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