atoc notes - Stratus(lower clouds lower altitude made of...

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Why Clouds are problematic? - Clouds reflect radiation (albedo affect) o Lower the global temp - Clouds absorb/emit radiation, so act to strengthen greenhouse effect. o Increase the surface temperature Cirrus Clouds- made of ice crystals, higher elevation
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Unformatted text preview: Stratus(lower) clouds- lower altitude, made of water droplets Cumulus- fluffy white, can develop into thunder clouds (cumulo nimbus)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2009 for the course ATOC 1060 taught by Professor Keen,richa during the Spring '07 term at Colorado.

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