In their experiment, Bissonette and his team beamed an infrared laser up into a wintertime, low-level cirrus cloud
PROBING THE ORIGIN OF EARTH'S CIRRUS CLOUDS AND LIFE ON MARS
Researchers had expected high-level winds to disperse its contrails, but instead, they appeared to attract more clouds that continued to grow as they were blown southwards until eventually they formed a hazy high-level blanket of cirrus cloud
across southeast England.
proposed that cirrus clouds
regulate ocean surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific (SN: 5/11/91, p.
The formation of wispy cirrus clouds
is not a simple matter.
8C, so it's likely ice crystals could have formed in high cirrus clouds
The laser sensor has an operating range of 15 kilometres and is capable of reliably detecting high cloud layers and cirrus clouds
It is well known that commercial aircraft operations impact the atmosphere by the emissions of greenhouse gases and greenhouse gas precursors, and also through the formation of contrails and cirrus clouds
These are relatively transparent clouds, like thin cirrus clouds
The information was gathered from high altitudes over fresh and aged snow surfaces, ocean surfaces in high winds, tall coastal and forest conditions, and in the presence of thin cirrus clouds
com Again, these are made from high quality 24 per cent lead crystal, and feature a cut pattern inspired by the thin, wispy forms of cirrus clouds
In particular, they were working to understand how the convective clouds -- updrafts that cause storms to build high into the sky -- contribute to the creation of cirrus clouds