cirrus cloud


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cirrus cloud

[′sir·əs ¦klau̇d]
(meteorology)
A principal cloud type composed of detached cirriform elements in the form of white, delicate filaments, of white (or mostly white) patches, or narrow bands. Abbreviated Ci.
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The synergetic use of the different forecasts allowed for targeted flights into selected cirrus cloud regimes.
According to Jim Haywood, the Met Office's aerosol research manager who led the new study, "At its peak the resulting cirrus cloud covered an area of more than 20,000 square miles.
4] interactions and the formation of aviation-produced contrails and the effects of aviation soot aerosols on cirrus clouds as well as on deriving a measure of change in temperature from RF for aviation non-C[O.
Ramanathan and Collins presented satellite data suggesting that cirrus clouds helped limit ocean temperatures in 1987, when an El Nino warming brewed in the equatorial Pacific.
While cirrus clouds are composed of ice crystals and exist in the upper troposphere, mixed phase clouds are composed of both ice crystals and water droplets, and exist in the low and middle troposphere (Hartmann et al, 1992).
The formation of wispy cirrus clouds is not a simple matter.
Warmer sea temperatures in the tropics cause changes in the relative distribution of cumulus and cirrus cloud cover which allows heat to escape, helping to cool the planet.
Such elevated cirrus cloud heights are far more typical of warmer latitudes and, in many instances, associated with convective outflow, as opposed to early winter over the subarctic on a day featuring barely 4 h of local sunlight.
A sample of the high upper turbulence associated with a cold front could be seen as cirrus cloud earlier in the week.
Cirrus cloud storage is based on RAID 6 and 10, and is synced onto failover storage units, providing HA cloud storage to hypervisors as well as Vituozzo cores.