clouds - So they cool during the day Clouds Low thick...

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Clouds High thin clouds (cirrus) let sunlight through… …but absorb IR and reradiate some of it back to the surface (kind of like a greenhouse gas) So, high thin clouds warm the Earth.
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Clouds Low thick clouds (stratocumulus) reflect much of the sunlight…
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Unformatted text preview: So, they cool during the day. Clouds Low thick clouds (stratocumulus) reflect much of the sunlight… So, they cool during the day… …but at night they trap IR and warm the Earth....
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2008 for the course ATOC 1060 taught by Professor Keen,richa during the Spring '07 term at Colorado.

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