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Atmosphere Notes Clouds Clouds affect the heating of the lower atmosphere, and not all clouds are created equal when it comes to influencing temperature. High, feathery clouds (cirrus) transmit the most insolation. However, they absorb and delay losses of outgoing longwave radiation, producing a greater greenhouse forcing and a net warming of Earth Low, thick clouds (stratus) reflect most of the incoming insolation and radiate longwave radiation to space, producing greater albedo forcing and a net cooling of earth. Which is false? A. Light, feathery clouds transmit the most insolation. B. Light, feathery clouds produce a greater greenhouse forcing and a net warming of earth. C. Light, feathery clouds produce more albedo than low, thick clouds D. Low, thick clouds have a cooling effect. Earth’s Energy Balance Regionally and seasonally, Earth absorbs more energy in the tropics and less in the polar regions, establishing the imbalance that drives global circulation patterns. Between the tropics, where insolation is high and daylight is consistent, more energy is gained than lost
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