cloud height


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cloud height

[′klau̇d ‚hīt]
(meteorology)
The absolute altitude of the base of a cloud.
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In a "negative feedback mechanism", lower cloud height would allow the Earth to cool to space more efficiently, reducing the surface temperature of the planet and potentially slowing the effects of global warming, the Age reported.
We don't know exactly what causes the cloud heights to lower but it must be due to a change in the circulation patterns that give rise to cloud formation at high altitude," Professor Davies said.
EPIC's images of Earth allow scientists to study daily variations over the entire globe in such features as vegetation, ozone, aerosols, and cloud height and reflectivity.
It will measure ozone and chemical droplets in the Earth's atmosphere as well as cloud height, vegetation and UV reflectivity.
So, Lufft will deliver 39 cloud height sensors to the Royal Meteorological Institute in the Netherlands.
Between the new LED runway and taxiway lights, the cloud height ceiling laser, runway visual range system and a host of other electronic frequencies and gizmos, it's no wonder it's always going off," Eugene Airport controller Ethan Abelov says.
Air New Zealand was the only airline continuing to fly, keeping its planes below the ash cloud height of 8,229 metres.
Professor Colin O'Dowd, who oversaw its design, said the model uses the best available information on emissions and cloud heights, weather patterns, dust density and size.
Scientists have developed new methods to retrieve information on cloud heights, wind, airborne particles and Earth's surface using data from the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument orbiting on NASA's Terra satellite.
It would also measure sea-surface temperatures, wind speeds, ocean heights, chemical and temperature profiles of the atmosphere, cloud heights and concentrations, ice concentrations and changes in land-vegetation patterns, and would even send back the first real-time global measurements of plate-tectonic movements near faults, says Shelby Tilford, director of NASA's division of earth science and applications in Washington, D.
Satellite-derived cloud heights allow a more accurate look at the changing weather, so pilots can avoid potential hazards.
NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite called TRMM satellite passed over Lehar and measured rainfall and cloud heights to give scientists an understanding of how the storm is behaving.